Swimming Pool Blog

  • Swimming Pools and Water
    Rob Cox
    Rant about water restrictions affecting pool owners, and pool builders and service companies. Plus, the BIG list of Texas and California communities that currently have water restrictions.
    Tuesday, July 08, 2014 4:05 PM
  • Lifeguard Skills for Pool Owners
    Rob Cox
    Lifeguard skills for pool owners - knowing how to properly guard your pool, with active adult supervision, takes some learning. Here's some best practices for pool owners to become better lifeguards of their own pool!
    Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:07 AM
  • Help for Dark Green Algae Filled Pools
    swampy pool?What some people don't realize is that an algae filled pool can damage your pool surfaces. Stains of course, but over time, algae and poor water chemistry will begin to erode the pool plaster, with etching and deposits, and weaken vinyl liners, making them brittle and old before their time. Neglected or abandoned pools are also a problem from a health and safety standpoint. When not protected by a safety cover, they become a safety hazard for humans and animals, and the stagnant water will attract mosquitos
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:33 PM
  • Replace or Repair your Swimming Pool Filter?
    Rob Cox
    Is your pump TOO LARGE for your filter? Is your Filter TOO SMALL for your pool? Or is it not a filter problem at all, but 'thick water', or poor water chemistry? How to decide to replace a pool filter, or to renovate it
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:31 AM
  • Why is my Pool Water Cloudy?
    Cloudy water is the result of your filter and sanitizer being unable to remove very small particulate matter as fast as it's being produced.Here's a list of 30 contributing factors that are causing your filtration, sanitation and circulation to become overwhelmed.

    Friday, June 20, 2014 12:58 PM
  • Purchasing, Placing and Plumbing a Pool Heat Pump
    Rob Cox
    Install your own heat pump, and heat your pool with surrounding air - even when the air starts to get cold! Placement, Plumbing and Wiring of a pool heat pump is discussed, with some caution of hiring an electrician to do the wiring portion.
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:50 PM
  • The Problem with Water Wings or Swimmies
    Rob cox
    Water wings are dangerous and detrimental to a young child. Dangerous in that they can easily slip off or be punctured and detrimental because they hinder normal swim stroke developement. Don't use Water Wings !
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 4:18 PM
  • Taylor Test Kits vs. LaMotte Test Kits
    Rob Cox
    Battle Royale for test kit supremacy! We compare the LaMotte ColorQ Pro 7 test kit, and the Taylor K-2005 Test Kit - two well known and well loved pool and spa test kits. Which one is better - read to find out!
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 12:44 PM
  • World's Largest Swim Lesson
    World's Largest Swim Lesson takes place on June 20th, 2014 - Get Involved, by signing up your child, grandchild, or the kids next door. The WLSL is a great way to get kids involved in swimming, and a great way to find resources for teaching your child how to swim. SIng up today!
    Friday, June 06, 2014 8:15 AM
  • Cool Pool Cleaning Equipment and Accessories
    Rob Cox
    Cleaning your pool should be easy - here's some unique tools to help you in that task. Some are new, and some are old - even though you may not have seen many of these pool cleaning tools to help you clean a pool more efficiently and effectively.
    Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:05 PM
  • Pool Toys I Wish They Had When I Was a Kid
    When I was a kid, we had some pool floats, some pool toys - but they don't seem as fun or cool as the pool toys available nowadays. Here's me - revisiting my childhood, and picking out my favorite toys to play with in the pool - if I was still a kid that is!
    Friday, May 30, 2014 12:38 PM