Swimming Pool Blog

  • Sylvan Pool Flex Pipe Skimmer Repair
    Rob Cox
    Sylvan Pools from '75 to '95 were built using flexpipe to connect the skimmer pipes, under the pool deck. This will fail eventually - here's how to make your own Sylvan Skimmer Flex Pipe Repair.
    Friday, May 08, 2015 2:52 PM
  • Pool Filter Pressure Problems
    mark garcia
    All about pool filter pressure gauges - pressure too high? too low? Pressure gauge not working? How do you know if it's working? These questions and more answered ~
    Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:09 AM
  • 6 Things your Pool Builder Didn't Tell You
    Rob Cox
    6 things your pool builder forgot to tell you - nothing nefarious, just some unmentionable future expenses and burdens that you may be able to avoid - after you read this!
    Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:18 PM
  • Is a Natural Pool Right for You?
    mark garcia
    Natural pools are those which use a natural filter of stratified media and aquatic plants to filter the water, without sanitizers, disinfectants, or anything un-natural. Would you like a natural pool in your backyard?
    Monday, April 27, 2015 8:54 AM
  • Pool Chemical Myths & Misconceptions
    mark garcia
    Myths and Misconceptions about swimming pool chemicals or pool chemistry. Here's 15 ill concieved notions about taking care of pool water balance and sanitation.
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:33 AM
  • Adding Pool Mosaics to a Plaster Pool
    Rob Cox
    It's easy to add some whimsy to your inground plaster pool, using pool mosaic designs! Made from frost-free ceramic tile, porcelain tile or from glass tiles.PHOTO GALLERY of some cool pool tile mosaics

    Thursday, April 09, 2015 9:15 AM
  • Acid and Chlorine Safety and First Aid
    First Aid for Chemical contact with pool acid or pool chlorine. What to do for eye, throat, skin and lung irritation from pool chemicals, specifically acid and chlorine.
    Friday, April 03, 2015 1:25 PM
  • Swimming Pool Renovations: 10 yrs, 20 yrs, 30 yrs
    Rob Cox
    Long term planning for pool repairs and renovations. What can you expect at 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years? Guide is a quick bullet listing of estimated equipment and accessory items
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:09 PM
  • Swimming Pool Maintenance Schedules: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual
    Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Annual pool maintenance chores - Pool Service Schedules, recommended service or maintenance intervals for inground swimming pools.
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:57 AM
  • 10 Car Crashes into Swimming Pools
    Rob Cox
    Car crashes into swimming pools! Here's 10 of the most recent cars in pools, with a moral to each story!
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:01 PM
  • Cal Hypo Tablets vs Trichlor Tablets
    Cal Hypo tablets or Trichlor tablets - or bleach? We discuss benefits of each type, and the delivery systems available for introducing the chemical into the pool.
    Monday, March 16, 2015 12:22 PM