Swimming Pool Blog

  • How to Close a Mesh Covered Pool
    Rob Cox
    how to close a mesh covered poolMesh covers are great - beautiful, safe, low maintenance, durable. But they do have the drawback of allowing algae growth - if you let it! Completely preventable - just simply add another $20 worth of chemical, at the right time, and you'll save time and money later.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:44 AM
  • What NOT to do with Ice on the Pool Cover!
    If you have a mesh cover, solid cover or any other cover, and if the water on top has frozen, the only thing to do is wait until a thaw.  If you try to remove ice from your cover, you will damage the pool cover. Just a small sliver of ice can damage your pool cover - ruining it or causing an expensive repair job. So, if there is ice on the cover, just wait it out, Let it thaw, and then pump off the water.
    Friday, March 06, 2009 9:17 AM
  • Frozen Swimming Pool - What to do with a Frozen Pool
    Frozen swimming pools! Old man winter has set many pools a-frozen! What to do ( and what not to do ) when your pool freezes slightly, and when it freezes solid! We cover all pools, from in ground to above ground, sunbelt to snowbelt. Some tips on how to deal with a frozen pool, and when to just leave it alone!
    Monday, December 22, 2008 1:12 PM
  • Winterize your pool with the Mighty Vac!

    A lot of you have asked for help with blowing your own pool plumbing lines. In our winter guide, we give an extensive written explanation, but nothing beats a good ol’ video presentation to help crystallize methods in your mind. In this video, we re-visit Joe Coxes pool, where we shot a pool opening video. An in ground vinyl liner pool, Joe’s pool was great for demonstrating how easy it is to blow out your plumbing lines with a Mighty Vac.
    Saturday, October 18, 2008 6:05 PM