Swimming Pool Blog

2016
  • Leaky Pool Filter Multiport Valves
    Rob Cox
    Pool Filter Multiport Valve Leaks - 6 kinds of leaks that happen on pool multiport valves, and how to fix 'em!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Wednesday, March 02, 2016 10:46 AM
  • Costs of Running a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How much energy do pool pumps use? How can you calculate the amount of electricity your pool pump uses, and what are some ways to reduce your pump's amp draw? These questions and many more answered in this week's blog post!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:49 AM
  • 8 Best Aboveground Pool Filter Systems
    Mark Garcia
    Aboveground pool filter systems, pump and filter sets for above ground pools. Buy the pump and matched filter together, mounted on a skid, with a corded pump. Just fill with water and plug it in!
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:35 AM
  • How to Prep a Pool for Plaster
    Rob Cox
    How to prep your swimming pool for a replastering - you may be able to save $1000 by having your pool ready to go for the plastering crew by following these steps. Be sure to check closely with your plasterer however, to be sure that you follow a procedue that matches their prep process.
     
    Tuesday, February 02, 2016 1:14 PM
  • Pool Chemicals for Dummies
    Mark Garcia
    Since there is no "Pool Chemicals for Dummies" book - here is an online version! basic information about the hundreds of pool chemicals available - What, Why and When you might need them, or not.
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:18 AM
  • 7 Ways to Remove Chloramines
    Rob Cox
    7 ways to remove chloraminesChlorarmines aren't just a problem for pools, but for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, brewmasters, aquariums and fisheries, combined chlorine creates challenges. Just out of Geeky Chemical Curiosity, here's 7 ways to remove chloramines from water.
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:43 PM
  • Winter Pool Cover Fail
    Mark Garcia
    Pictures of pool safety cover failures during winter - because of low pool water level. Let these dramatic pics be a lesson for the rest of us!
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:52 AM
  • Painting a Fiberglass Pool
    Mark Garcia
    How to Paint a Fiberglass pool (or a fiberglass pool slide), complete the job yourself in 7 steps, and restore the luster and beauty to your fiberglass pool at a fraction of the cost of a new gelcoat.
     
     
    Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:59 PM