Swimming Pool Blog

  • Best Pool Community Q&A
    Mark Garcia
    Top questions (according to me) that have been asked in the last year. You don't want to see the worst questions, believe me - but the good ones, are really good! Hope you find at least a few useful to you!
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 7:51 PM
  • Simple Steps Save Lives: Pool Safety Systems
    Rob Cox
    Pool Safety Product tips from ppoolsafely.gov. Second in our series of videos in the series Simple Steps Save Lives
    Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:37 AM
  • DIY Color LED Pool Lighting
    Mark Garcia
    Colored pool lights, or color changing pool lights, whatever you call them are bathing pools in pink, blue and green lighting. LED colored pool lights really make your pool glow with color. There are two ways to upgrade an inground pool lights to color changing LED lights.
    Friday, May 13, 2016 4:13 PM
  • Simple Steps Saves Lives - Part I: Supervision
    Rob Cox
    Pool Safely this summer Part I: Poolsafely.gov video series Simple Steps Save Lives is presented here, with transcript. Let's have a pool safely summer!
    Friday, May 06, 2016 12:59 PM
  • Salt Cell Pool Chlorinator Not Working
    Mark Garcia
    Salt Cell troubleshooting - how to know if the salt cell is working, and how to test salt cell voltage and amperage. Is your salt cell bad, or is it the circuit board? These questions and many more salt cell troubles discussed.
    Friday, April 29, 2016 4:27 PM
  • Pool Safety Systems & Practices
    Rob Cox
    As summer draws near and warm weather brings our backyards to life again, take the time to look objectively at your pool safety protection. No pool is completely safe from danger, but there are steps that every pool owner can take to be sure that the pool safety systems are working properly.
    Thursday, April 21, 2016 3:58 PM
  • How to Make a Pool Porta-Vac Pump
    Mark Garcia
    Portable pool vacuum pumps Portable pool vacuum pumps - How to make your own Porta-Vac, to vacuum to waste (or recirculate into the skimmer). Quick clean-up of leaf and algae filled pools, with a portable pool pump vacuum.
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:19 AM
  • On Reducing Pool Pump Energy Usage
    Rob Cox
    Pool Pumps can be energy wasters, especially when inefficient single speed pump motors are used. Or when the pool pump runs for too long each day, or when the water is not balanced and sanitized properly.
    Today's blog post is about pool pump energy usage, and how you can save pump electricity, energy and money, while making your pool more ecofriendly at the same time.

    Saturday, April 09, 2016 10:15 AM
  • New Pool Products for 2016
    Mark Garcia
    new products 2016 at poolcenter.comNew Pool Products for 2016. Now although I don't normally use the blog to directly promote products ~ the product team has been working really hard lately; adding tons of new products and new product lines that I thought our readers might like to hear about.
    Thursday, March 24, 2016 9:02 AM
  • Sunbelt Pool Opening Tips
    Rob Cox
    Today's post is how to 'open' a sunbelt pool, although it's not really a full opening, since it was never really closed fully, or winterized. A sunbelt pool opening involves inspection, deep cleaning and lubrications.
    Monday, March 14, 2016 11:58 PM
  • DE Pool Filter Comparisons
    Mark Garcia
    DE pool filter comparisons of 4 different DE pool filter grid types. Fingers, Curved, Flat and Cartridge style DE filters, which one is best? 
    Wednesday, March 09, 2016 2:57 PM