Swimming Pool Blog

2016
  • How to Cool Your Pool
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pools can get too hot in the summers- here's 5 ways to cool a hot pool!
    Friday, August 19, 2016 12:44 PM
  • Pool Closing Supply Buyer's Guide
    Mark Garcia
    Supplies for closing a pool, here's some you may have heard of, or some not, along with tips on pool closing. Written for the first time pool closer for DIY pool winterizations.
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:44 PM
  • How to Stage a Pool to Sell a Home
    Mark Garcia
    Tips for staging a home to help sell your home. A pool that looks well maintained and safe, is easy to achieve when you apply a little work into these 9 areas. How to stage your pool for a home sale or open house.
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:30 PM
  • What type of Pool Paint Do I Have?
    Rob Cox
    What type of paint is on the pool? If you don't have records of the type of paint used the last time it was painted, you can test your paint with these 3 solvents, to determine the type of pool paint that was used.
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:05 PM
  • How Effective Are Solar Pool Covers?
    Rob Cox
    How well do solar pool blankets, solar rings and liquid solar blanket work, I mean Really? We've dug through the boring research journals and condensed it down to the hard facts. Here's how floating solar covers compare!
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    Monday, July 25, 2016 11:37 AM
  • Is it Safe to Swim in a Pool with Algae?
    Mark Garcia
    Is it SAFE to SWIM in a green pool? Is pool algae harmful? Can you get sick from swimming in an algae pool? Yes, and No...
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    Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:08 AM
  • Outdoor Water Toys for Kids
    Rob Cox
    10 of the best outdoor water toys for kids, and a few that the adults can enjoy too! Put some FUN into your pool this summer, with a few choice pool toys for kids. Having trouble deciding, show your kids this blog post, and have them tell you what looks like fun!
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    Wednesday, July 06, 2016 11:59 AM
  • Pool Algae that Keeps Coming Back!
    Mark Garcia
    How to stop algae from coming back. Take control over algae and beat it for good! IF algae keeps coming back to your pool, this may call for some drastic measures.Save
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    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:54 PM
  • In-Floor Pool Cleaner Repair FAQ
    10 questions about in-floor pool cleaner systems, or 10 common problems, and the solutions to look for while you fix your in-floor pool cleaner.
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    Friday, June 24, 2016 12:09 PM
  • Pool Caulking with Vulkem SSL
    Mark Garcia
    The second reason that caulking is important in the expansion joint around the pool is that it is an expansion joint, to allow room for the pool and deck to expand (when weather heats up), without bumping into each other. When the joint fills up with grit, sand and pebbles, the space between the two is filled and they can move as one, and guess who wins? Pool deck, every time.
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    Friday, June 17, 2016 10:52 AM
  • Simple Steps Save Lives: Teach & Learn
    Rob Cox
     Third in a series of Pool Safety blog posts, promoting the video series Simple Steps Save Lives, from PoolSafely.Gov. Let's all Pool Safely this summer!
    Tuesday, June 07, 2016 11:25 AM