Swimming Pool Blog

  • Winter Pool Water Chemistry
    Mark Garcia
    ahh-someWinter pool water chemistry. How to maintain proper winter water balance - for pools that are open but used very little, and for pools that are winterized. For those that are closed, mesh covered pools require particular attention to avoid algae, staining and poor water conditions in the spring.
    Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:39 PM
  • Above Ground Pool Filter Upgrade
    Mark Garcia
    Is your pool filter undersized? Many aboveground pool filter systems are. Here are the signs and symptoms of an undersized pool filter, and for worn-out filter media, along with some practical advice on selecting a new (larger) pool filter for your aboveground pool.
    Friday, September 27, 2013 12:02 PM
  • Pool Heater Parts Pictopedia
    Rob Cox
    Pool heater parts pictorial. How to identify that part on your pool heater - and how to troubleshoot your pool heater with the correct replacement parts for pool heaters. Picture gallery of pool heater parts.
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:36 AM
  • Preventing a Green Pool Opening
    Mark Garcia

    How to prevent a green pool opening, by recognizing these problems. 4 problem areas that can cause a pool to open green. Avoid these problems and avod expensive bring-back of the pool, and not to mention staining.
    Friday, September 20, 2013 4:36 PM
  • Polaris Parts Pictopedia
    Rob Cox
    Pictures of parts for polaris cleaners - a pictorial, pictogram or pictopedia learning resource. Great pictures (45 images) of common Polaris replacement parts for Polaris pool cleaners to help find the polaris cleaner part you need.
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:12 AM
  • Top 5 Safety Pool Cover Repairs
    Mark Garcia
    Top 5 most common pool safety cover repairs. Holes, broken straps, broken anchors, and more! Read how to repair it yourself, or how to send it in for repair - or, should you replace it now - can it make it one more season? 
    Friday, September 13, 2013 11:13 AM
  • Lap Swim Routines
    Rob Cox
    swim workoutsHere's 6 sample swim workouts - easy, medium and hard. Get your swim on with our swim routines, including warm up, main set and cool down. Additional tips on lap swimming.
    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:31 PM
  • Solar Pool Heater Sizing Guide
    Mark Garcia
    solar pool heater sizingHow to size a solar pool heater for your pool. Factors affecting sizing your solar pool heater system, and how to use these to gauge whether you need additional solar panels or could get by with fewer panels.
    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:09 PM
  • Heat Pump Sizing Guide
    Mark Garcia
    How to size a heat pump for your pool. Advantages of heat pumps, and how to calculate your pool square footage, for use in sizing a pool heat pump. Chart showing size ranges, and discussion of other factors to consider, such as wind speed, covering the pool, and the region the pool is located in.
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:40 PM
  • Vacation Pool Planning
    Rob Cox
    How to take care of your pool, when you're not there to take care of it! Vacation preparedness for your swimming pool - how to get ready to leave your swimming pool for 1-3 weeks, and not have it be a disaster when you return.
    Friday, August 09, 2013 2:18 PM
  • Gas Heater Sizing Guide
    Mark Garcia
    How to size a pool heater for your inground swimming pool. Should you just buy the biggest heater? Or can you save some money and put in a smaller size. Yes, Maybe, No?
    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:02 AM