Swimming Pool Blog

  • Swimming Pool Algae: Death by Chlorine
    green algae picture of algae cellThe worst thing that could ever happen to your pool just did - Algae! What are you going to do? How are you going to stop it? More importantly, how are you going to KILL it?
    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:58 AM
  • Earth Day: How to make your pool more eco-friendly
    There are also methods or practices that can do the same, reducing your pool's hungry demand for power, chemicals and water. This in turn will reduce the effect that your pool has on the environment. In honor of Earth Day 2012, let's look at some methods and products that will make your swimming pool more eco-friendly. How to make your pool more eco-friendly http://blog.poolcenter.com/make-your-pool-more-eco-friendly

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:40 PM
  • You Gotta FIGHT, for your RIGHT, to SWIIIMMM!
    "The funding isn't there. That's the reality of it," said Mike Conway, city spokesperson. It's the second year in a row that all three of Merced's city pools will remain closed to the public, officials say. That's frustrating some Merced residents, as summer is fast approaching and there's concern about what kids will do once school lets out.
    Friday, April 20, 2012 3:32 PM
  • How do I drain my pool?
    Manage a swimming pool long enough, and It's likely that at some point during your pool ownership or management years, you will need to drain the pool. Here's some information on how to safely drain a swimming pool, to avoid any kind of trouble.
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:41 PM
  • Teach your babies to swim!
    If you know of a young person that needs to know how to swim, take some time this year to get in the pool with them. Don't worry about a training regimen, just make it fun - and spend some quality time together - in the pool. Or lake, or river, or ocean!
    Friday, April 13, 2012 12:10 PM
  • How to select an automatic pool cleaner
    Pool cleaners can make the life of a pool owner much easier. If your pool was built with a pool cleaner in mind, selection of a new or replacement pool cleaner is much simpler. But what if you never had a pool cleaner? How does one wade through the seemingly hundreds of options, to find the pool cleaner that will do the best job for your pool type, shape and size?
    Monday, April 09, 2012 8:24 AM
  • Wrinkles in a vinyl liner pool
    Wrinkles in your vinyl liner. Not pretty to look at, and also causes some vinyl liner performance issues. Wrinkles in a vinyl lined pool can create some problems such as: Traps dirt up against the folds. Risk of holes from cleaners snagging a fold. Weakens the area that is folded. Read more...

    Tuesday, April 03, 2012 5:19 PM
  • Pool Salt Systems: MythBusters!
     Allow me to dispel a few myths about salt water chlorine generators. 1. Salt Systems are chlorine-free.  2. Salt Systems are maintenance-free. 3. Salt Chlorine systems are cost-free. None of these are true, read more to find out why. 
    Friday, March 30, 2012 4:44 PM
  • How to wire a 2-speed pool pump
    wiring a two speed pool pumpYour new 2-speed pool pump finally arrived, the product of your long study of energy efficient pool pumps (now required in many states). It may come as a surprise to you that your existing pool timeclock no longer seems to be suitable for a 2 speed motor. Sad, but true. 2 speed motors need to have a third wire, the low speed wire, coming from the timeclock. These types of pool and spa timeclocks are known as DPDT (Double Pole, Double Throw).
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:36 PM
  • How to keep Critters out of your Pool
    Fact is, bodies of water are a natural habitat for many animals. They prefer darker, more vegetated areas, which provides some protection from predators, but your pretty blue pool will sometimes do the job. This blog post will cover some of methods of discouraging certain animals from using your pool as their own private oasis.
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:28 PM
  • Swimming Pool Heat Pump Installation
    You may have heard that pool heat pumps operate for pennies per day - that's true! But did you know that they're also very simple to install. In this blog post, we'll discuss the finer points of pool heat pump installation, with the hope that you will find it easy enough to tackle as a DIY pool heating project.
    Monday, March 19, 2012 4:31 PM