Swimming Pool Blog
- Bypass: The Hidden Pool Filter Problem
When is a pool filter not a pool filter? When water is bypassing your filter, and returning to the pool unfiltered. It's a more common problem than you may think. If your pool water is hazy, cloudy or dull - or if you are plagued by frequent algae blooms, you may have such pool filter problems.
Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:03 PM
- Pool Ionizers and Swimming Pool Stains
Swimming pool ionizers are devices that introduce minerals like copper and silver into the water to fight algae and bacteria. They can be useful for the pool owner that wants to reduce reliance on chlorine, substituting a more natural method.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:04 PM
- Install an Ozonator, Save the Ozone Layer
Did you know that the hole in the Ozone layer has been shrinking? Yes! But! Since 2000, the Ozone layer has been slowly filling back in. Chlorinators caused the hole in the ozone layer, and ozonators are fixing it! Isn't that wonderful?
Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:19 PM
- ADA Pool Lift Deadline is Fast Approaching
One Year is up in One Week! All commercial pools (and spas) in operation during this time of year - must provide at least one means of entry for individuals with disabilities. This can be either a pool lift or a sloped entry, for use with an aquatic wheelchair.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:29 PM
- Pool Borax - How to Use Borates in Pools
There are two ways to use borax in your pool, you can buy a product like Proteam Supreme, Bioguard Optimizer or Natural Chemistry's Foundation. If you are using one of the boric acid products or your own borax pool treatment, you can test the levels of borates in your pool by using the AquaChek Borate Test Kit.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 6:43 PM
- Hot New Pool Toys for 2013
New Pool Toys for 2013 - top pool toys for today's pool owners. Fun new inflatables and pool noodle varieties you may have never seen!
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:28 PM
- Converting a Pool Heater from Propane to Natural Gas
Converting your gas pool heater from propane gas (LPG) to natural gas - or the other way around, is not so complicated. Pool heaters can operate on either fuel - but you can't just switch gas - without changes to the orifice sizes.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:43 PM
- 2013 Drowning Statistics
Will the toll of drownings in 2013 be less than 2012? We can hope that the trend continues - 2012 saw a decrease in the number of child drownings for the first time in several years. Nonetheless, drowning remains to be the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4, so there is more work to be done.
Friday, January 04, 2013 3:29 PM