Swimming Pool Blog

  • May is Pool Safety Month!
    Rob Cox
    The most important thing you can do this month is to review pool safety tips and create a solid set of Pool Rules, and make every effort to make your pool as physically safe as possible, with as many Layers of Protection as you can make practical.

    Tuesday, May 07, 2013 1:47 PM
  • Pool Plumbing: Jandy Valves Replacement
    Rob Cox
    yo boy!How do you like the plumbing job featured left? It's the worst bit of pool plumbing I've ever seen! And to top it off - this was the finished pool pipe rehab! This DIY pool plumber has made a real mess of the pool plumbing, with unnecessary turns and twists, fittings and unions. And, what bothers me the most, is that he left the old brass ball valves on the return lines. Ugh.
    Friday, May 03, 2013 5:16 PM
  • Hot & Cool Pool Products for 2013
    Here at Poolcenter we are constantly adding the latest and greatest in pool products and equipment. This year is no different as we have a fantastic lineup of new products from your most trusted brands. Be sure to keep an eye out for these hot new products coming live on our website, soon!
    Friday, April 26, 2013 1:19 PM
  • Sagging Wood Pool Fence Gate Repair
    Rob Cox
    A pool fence gate that is sagging can be a real safety hazard - Why? Because a sagging pool gate won't self-latch as it closes, and could be left open, inviting a very unwelcome tragedy to your pool. For a new pool to pass the final pool inspections, a pool fence must be built to specific standards - and, the pool fence gate must be self-closing and self-latching.
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013 2:32 PM
  • Salt Chlorinator Installation and Start-Up
    Now you can start up your salt chlorine generator. Hand in hand with salt you are going to need to maintain your stabilizer levels. Stabilizer is especially important with salt pools outdoors so that your salt generator can keep up with chlorine loss to the sun. Finally! Your salt system is installed and your levels are balanced. Now it’s time to start enjoying that silky water that salt pools are known for.

    Friday, April 19, 2013 3:29 PM
  • Cool Pool Tile Mosaics
    Rob Cox
    Cool underwater swimming pool mosaic murals, done ini hand made and hand cut tile. Gallery of work from Robert Vogland, of Vogland.com, beautiful underwater tile murals for swimming pools.
    Monday, April 15, 2013 3:07 PM
  • Spa Filtration & Sanitation Tips
    Rob Cox
    hey nowSpa care is different than pool care - it's not just a little pool! Hot temps and High Bather loads put a burden on your spa filtration and sanitation. Here's 10 tips for spa care, to help ensure clean and clear water in your spa or hot tub.
    Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:58 AM
  • The Therapeutic Power of Water Exercise
    Rob Cox
    Water workouts with AquaJogger and Pool Noodles as water exercise equipment. Aquatic exercise is sweeping the nation as one of the best ways to strengthen your body and lose weight! Exercising in water gives you a greater range of motion to maximize your muscle toning results! 
    Monday, April 08, 2013 11:16 AM
  • Organize a Pool Safety Event in your Community
    Rob Cox
    hey nowApril Pools Day events are staged all over America, to raise awareness to water safety. Here's tips on how to organize an April Pools Day event in your community, to spread the word about Pool Safety!
    Friday, April 05, 2013 10:08 AM
  • Installing a Magna-Latch Gate on your Pool Fence
    Rob Cox
    The Magna Latch type of gate latch is brilliant. By placing the knob at least 54" off the ground, and requiring an upward pull on the knob to open the gate, you've easily removed persons of less than 3' tall from danger.
    Tuesday, April 02, 2013 12:07 PM
  • How to Test a Pool Pump Capacitor
    Rob Cox
    test a pool pump capacitor
    If your pool pump is not starting, but instead gives a 'hum' or a 'nnngh!' type of sound, you may have a capacitor problem. This sound will usually continue until the circuit breaker trips. The capacitor is kind of like a battery to start the pump motor, but what it really does is put the power out of phase on the stator thus "shading" the motor windings, causing the motor to begin to turn.

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:25 AM