Swimming Pool Blog

  • Cavitation & Swimming Pool Pumps
    What is cavitation and how does it happen? Swimming pool pumps cavitate when they are starved for water - here's how to avoid - with video of a cavitating pool pump.
    Wednesday, July 08, 2015 12:58 PM
  • Inground Pool Light Leak Repair
    Rob Cox
    How to troubleshoot and fix a pool light leak, and how to test to see if a pool light conduit is leaking.
    Friday, July 03, 2015 12:52 PM
  • Rube Goldberg Pool Filter System
    mark garcia
    If you thought your plumbing was confusing - take a look at this filter system! a real rube goldberg!
    Friday, June 26, 2015 2:27 PM
  • Replacing a Pool Pump Pipe Fitting
    Rob Cox
    My friend whose pool has been featured on this blog several times has again suffered pool problems, which makes for another unique teaching opportunity.This time it's the pipe that goes into the pump, it has shrunken from heat. He admitted to accidentally leaving incoming valves closed (skimmer/main drain) after cleaning the pump basket, and it seems that the pump ran all night without any water running through it to keep it cool.
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:39 AM
  • World's Largest Swim Lesson 2015
    mark garcia
    WLSL - It's this thursday, June 18, 2015The World's Largest Swim Lesson takes place this week - on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 10 am, Your Time - find a pool location near you, and be a world record holder!
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 2:27 PM
  • 21 Swimming Pool Safety Tips
    mark garcia
    21 tips for improving pool safety around your backyard swimming pool. Plus, a Printable Pool Rules sign that you can paste to the 'fridge!
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 1:40 PM
  • Preventing a Popped Pool
    Rob Cox
    Want to drain your pool, but have heard tales of pools popping out of the ground? How to drain a pool smartly so you can rest easy at night without nightmares...
    Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:24 AM
  • New York State Pools ban Breath-Holding
    mark garcia
    Shallow water blackout - what is it and how to prevent it? Shallow-water blackout occurs when a person tries to swim underwater for an extraordinarily long time, typically to build endurance. Swimmers often start by taking multiple deep breaths to go a longer distance underwater, causing their blood levels of carbon dioxide to plunge. Once underwater, carbon dioxide levels fail to rise quickly enough to signal the brain to breathe, oxygen levels fall rapidly, and the swimmer faints underwater and drowns.
    Friday, May 29, 2015 10:40 PM
  • Priming a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How to prime up an inground pool pump, and bleed the air out of the skimmer and main drain pipes. With video ~
    Friday, May 22, 2015 1:22 PM
  • Pool Leak Detection Tools
    mark garcia
    Today's post Gets Geeky on Leak Detection equipment used by professional leak detection companies. Products featured by Anderson Mfg. Co., maker of test equipment and repair supplies for leak detection
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:02 AM
  • DIY Pool Openings: A First Timer's Guide
    Rob Cox
    Time to Open the Pool, Yeah! If you've never done it before, don't worry, we put all the important stuff in this First Timer's Guide to pool opening. DIY Pool Openings: A First Timer's Guide 
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:21 AM