Swimming Pool Blog

2012
  • Solar Pool Heaters - Pros & Cons
    Rob Cox
    Solar pool heating is such a simple set-up, I often wonder why more people don't make the move to solar heaters. Long gone are the days of expensive solar pool panels, made of glass and copper, requiring professional installation. Solar pool heaters can be installed in 1 day, and begin heating your pool immediately.
    Friday, August 03, 2012 11:51 AM
  • How to Put a Beaded Liner Back in the Track
    Rob Cox
    Why did your beaded pool liner decide to pop out of it's track? Your pool liner may have been a bit loose in that area, a bit long for the wall length. The track could be broken (hopefully not). Or, it could be the warm temps and bright sun shining on the waterline area of the liner. It could be the work of water gremlins, and no, I don't mean your kids. ;-)
    Thursday, August 02, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Kick Algae Butt - Karate Style!
    Rob Cox
    Don’t let algae make the first move. Here are some techniques you can use to defend yourself: Size up your enemy by determining the color of the pool. If your pool is a teal color, you will need to double shock it. This means using 2 pounds of shock per 10,000 gallons of water. By completing your training (reading this article), you’ve earn your green belt. Congratulations! You are now qualified to defend yourself against an algae attack.
    Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:20 PM
  • Hydrostatic Relief Plugs
    What are Hydrostatic Plugs? They allow high-pressure underground water to enter the pool, rather than allowing such force to build under the pool shell that it pops the pool out of the ground when empty.
    Thursday, July 26, 2012 5:08 PM
  • Phosphates and Nitrates in Swimming Pools
    Phosphates and Nitrates are naturally occuring combinations of Phosphorous and Nitrogen with oxygen atoms. They are also produced synthetically for various industrial and agricultural products. Phosphates and Nitrates in the water, and rougly speaking, ppb (parts per billion) is OK, but ppm (parts per million) will give you trouble with algae, if you let your chlorine regimen slip now and then.
    Monday, July 23, 2012 4:44 PM
  • Filtration, Sanitation & Circulation
    Rob Cox
    Filtration, Sanitation & Circulation. These three work together to keep pool water fresh and inviting. It's true that if you have a large DE filter, you can get by with less sanitation and less circulation.
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:18 PM
  • Adult Swim: Learn to Swim America!
    Rob Cox
    According to Swimmunity, nearly 35-50% of U.S. adults cannot swim. The number increases among minority adults to over 60%. “Each day in the United States, 10 unintentional drownings occur – 70% of them are adults.” If you're not the only non-swimmer in the house, buddy-up and make it a family affair. No time is better than mid-summer to learn how to swim. It's never too late! 
    Friday, July 13, 2012 5:02 PM
  • Myths about Salt Chlorine Generators
    Rob Cox
    Salt pool systems are a relatively new technology, but have been adopted by the largest pool builders, some of whom estimate that 25% of chlorinated swimming pools have replaced chlorine tablets with salt chlorine systems.Despite their rapid adoption, or perhaps because of it, many misconceptions have made their way into our collective knowledge base.

    Monday, July 09, 2012 12:26 PM
  • Summer Pool Party Games
    Rob Cox

    Summer pool party ideas for adults. Games for adult pool parties. Hoping all of your pool parties this summer are fun and safe! Enjoy your pools, America! Having several comfortable floating pool chairs or floating islands for your guests to lounge in also gets them, and keeps them in the pool. Hoping all of your pool parties this summer are fun and safe! Enjoy your pools, America!
     
    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 11:15 AM
  • Swimming Pool Remodel Ideas
    Have you ever thought about remodeling your pool into an absolute paradise? I know, I know, these are hard economic times. However, remodeling your pool can be cost effective. Depending on the type of pool you have it can also be relatively inexpensive
    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:45 PM
  • Pool Filter Problems: Common & Catastrophic
    Rob Cox
    Pool filter problems, common problems and catastropic problems that occur with pool filters.Here's a list of the common and catastropic types of pool filter failure that one can expect. We cover sand, de and cartridge pool filter problems.
    Saturday, June 23, 2012 5:43 PM