Swimming Pool Blog

2013
  • Pool Skimmer Replacement
    Mark Garcia
    How to replace an inground pool skimmer - after reading this, you may not want to! Pool putty is a lot cheaper and very effective! But, if you are committed to replacing an inground pool skimmer, here's how you can do it.
    Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:40 PM
  • Decorative Decks and Beautiful Borders
    Rob Cox
    Pool renovation ideas, pictures of pool renovations - specifically, Pool Decks, Borders and Water Feature renovations of swimming pools. Over 30 pics of pool renovation ideas.
    Saturday, August 03, 2013 10:40 AM
  • Algae Eradication Guide
    Rob Cox
    Some pools never become contaminated, and other pools - have constant algae problems. This post is for those pool owners who battle algae every year, and never seem to recover for very long before another algae outbreak takes over. And also for those of you responsible for turning around a pool that has been neglected for months or years without chemicals or filtering. Here's some ways to really fight back hard, and keep algae from coming back - ever again!
    Friday, August 02, 2013 1:26 PM
  • Baby & Toddler Swim Lessons - In Your Own Pool
    Mark Garcia
    Teaching babies, or toddlers how to swim in your own pool is simple. You don't need to sign up for "Mommy & Me" classes at an indoor pool, with a professional teacher - you and your baby, and some other Moms can create your own 6 week course - starting now! Each summer, take the opportunity to give formal swim lessons to all children, age 0 - ?
    Saturday, July 27, 2013 8:21 AM
  • Reviews of Kids & Babies Pool Floats
    Rob Cox
    Baby pool floats and toddler swim helpers floatation devices. Which ones are the best? Reviews of baby floats and kids swim vests. Reviews from staff, friends and relatives with young swimmers under 5 years old that they know. Many of these were also tested at our staff picnic pool party this year.
    Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:39 PM
  • Pool Deck Painting: A How-To
    Mark Garcia
    How to paint your pool deck. Color choice advice, Preparation and Painting procedures. We like to call them pool deck 'coatings', but they are really close to underwater pool paint. And, so is the process - very similar to painting a pool. The secret, as with most things, is in the prep - make sure the pool deck is very, very clean before you apply.
    Friday, July 19, 2013 4:54 PM
  • How to Fix Swimming Pool Cracks
    Rob Cox
    Here's how to repair cracks in an inground pool, in 3 ways - the easy way, moderately difficult, and extreme crack repair. The level of difficulty for pool crack repair also tends to match the level of permanence. The more work you put into repairing a pool crack tends to correspond to the longevity and permanence of the repair.
    Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:59 PM
  • Poolscaping - Planting a Poolside Garden
    Poolscaping, or landscaping around the pool - requires some thought to plants that do well in your growing zone, but also plants that don't shed a lot of litter, attract bugs or bees, require too much maintenance, or have expansive root systems. Guest blogger Brent Pittman offers some suggestions for plantings around a swimming pool - PoolScaping!
    Thursday, July 11, 2013 4:36 PM
  • Algae Battles - Wage War!
    Mark Garcia
    How to plan a counter-insurgency attack on a well organized algae army. Fight the good fight, and never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the algae enemy - you can restore peace to your backyard, and regain blue and clear water.
    Tuesday, July 09, 2013 4:59 PM
  • Jandy Energy Filter Repair
    Mark Garcia
    Repairs to the Jandy Energy Filter Top, stripped, cracked or broken threads, causing the energy filter to leak water. Here's how to fix a leaking and broken Jandy Energy Filter system, instead of replacing it.
    Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:25 PM
  • 10 Benefits to Swimming
    Rob Cox
    pool workouts Every summer, once the water is warm, I start an exercise program in my pool. I swim. 1000 yds / 3-4 times per week. I started early this year, June 7th. I'm always amazed at how quickly swimming restores my muscle tone, and although I've not stepped on a scale, I've slimmed down by at least 5 lbs. After just a few weeks of swimming, I get very visible results. Slimmer, Tanner. :-)
    Saturday, June 29, 2013 8:36 AM