Swimming Pool Blog
- How to Build a Pool Plumbing Pressure Testing Stick
Want to pressure test your own pool plumbing? You can build this pressure test device to test individual plumbing lines. Fill them full of water, until the pressure rises to 10 or 20 lbs. Then close the valve and see if the pressure holds. If the pressure gauge stays put for several minutes, move on to the next length of underground plumbing to test.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:28 PM
- Swimming Pool Safety Scan
Pool Safety Scan, give your pool a Layers of Protection inspection, make corrections needed to keep your pool safe. Pool Safety scan can be done in as little as 10 minutes.
Monday, June 11, 2012 3:05 PM
- What NOT to do with your Swimming Pool in a Hurricane
Hurricane preparedness - what not to do with the pool, when a hurricane is coming. How to best prepare and recover your pool from the effects of a hurricane.
Thursday, June 07, 2012 11:27 AM
- How to Caulk your pool's expansion joint
So, the reason that pool caulk is necessary (besides it looking nice) is that it prevents water and debris from getting into the joint and causing some very common and very expensive problems for your pool wall.
Saturday, June 02, 2012 8:15 AM
- Salt Chlorine System Maintenance
Salt Chlorine Generators. Just add salt and all of your pool care maintenance issues disappear! Don't believe the hype - pool salt systems will remove the "drudgery" of having to buy, transport, store and handle chlorine. This also makes your pool more eco-friendly. But salt pool systems do require some maintenance to keep them operating properly and to prevent having to replace expensive components like the salt cell, flow sensors and control boards.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:53 AM
- Anthony Pools Bronze Pump motor replacement
To Rebuild or Replace the pump motor? That is the question - of this blog post. If you have a few hand tools, a motor and a shaft seal, you can replace your own Anthony pool pump motor. Don't just throw out the old bronze pump, just because it's old - the Anthony bronze pump is a workhorse and will never crack or split, like plastic pumps.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:09 AM
- Green Pool Opening
Could have been that the water wasn't quite clean and clear before closing. Perhaps the closing chemicals weren't strong enough or just ... enough. Maybe phosphates have contaminated the pool, providing a rich food source for algae to grow fat and happy.
Monday, May 21, 2012 4:38 PM
- Gas Pool Heater Replacement
What follows is our story of replacing an old pool heater. We detached plumbing, gas and electric, moved the old heater aside - and made new connections to our replacement heater. Gas, Electric and Plumbing work can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Please be sure to contract with licensed and insured companies to do this work.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:46 PM
- Pool Fence & Gate Inspection
I was driving through my neighborhood yesterday, and I noticed a nice pool fence surrounding a blue pool. I could see that the pool gate was left standing wide open. Two hours later, on my return trip, this pool still had an open gate. Shut the *!%#@!* Gate! *
Sunday, May 13, 2012 3:07 PM
- Spa Wall Repair on a Pool / Spa Combo pool
Attached spas are fun, even if they're not heated. Small children love their small size and when the kids are asleep, the adults can turn up the heater and enjoy a hot, bubbling spa after dark. But there is a dark side. Well, not so dark really. Many, if not most attached spas have no problems with the wall that separates the pool and spa - but some do.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 12:52 PM
- Tips for building your swimming pool
So now that you’ve made the choice to buy a swimming pool, you’ve got to make sure that you get exactly what you want. After all, this is typically a once in a lifetime expense and you want to plan it properly. A lot of thoughts will be running through your head when planning the build, and to help you along the process, here are some top tips…
Thursday, May 03, 2012 5:37 PM