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POOL EQUIPMENT
  • Generic VS OEM Pool Equipment Parts
    Aftermarket or generic pool parts have become something of a topic lately. Importers of low quality knock-off pool parts are selling goods on Amazon and Ebay, at very low prices. This has Brick & Mortar retailers, service companies and mostly Manufacturers - up in arms.
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:08 PM
  • Pool Pump Troubleshooting Guide
    Rob Cox
    Pool pumps are usually quite reliable - but when you need it most, there may come a day when it just up and quits - or begins to struggle. Here's our pool pump troubleshooting guide to help get to the bottom of pool pump problems.
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:30 PM
  • Pool Filter Troubleshooting Guide
    Rob Cox
    Pool filter trouble can take many forms, and not all issues with filtration are filter problems. Clogged or closed pool skimmers, pump or valves can all cause pool filter problems. Check other equipment for anything that could be obstructing water flow - to and from the pool filter.
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:55 PM
  • Swimming Pool White Goods
    mark garcia
    We call them -White Goods- and here's a list of 5 White Good categories of items that you'd find on any pool service truck, and which any pool owner will need at one time or another....
     
    Thursday, January 08, 2015 5:25 PM
  • Swimming Pool Light Dangers
    Swimming pool electrocution hazards - broken light, shorted wire, bad ground, no bonding, no gfci... all can contribute to a potential electrocution in the pool water. Have your pool electrical certified by a licensed electrician.
    Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:20 AM
  • Aboveground Pool Equipment VS. Inground Pool Equipment
    Mark Garcia

    "What's the Difference between In-Ground and Above-Ground Pool Equipment?" That is a question that may have crossed your mind at one time or another - usually when it comes time to buy an expensive piece of pool equipment, you may wonder if they are interchangeable.


    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:49 PM
  • Anthony Apollo VA-52 DE Pool Filter Repairs
    Rob Cox
    Don't listen to the pool guy who tells you that you should replace this filter - rebuild it! It's the best filter ever made, IMHO. This post tells you how to replace Anthony Pools Apollo DE filter grids, and other parts in the Anthony DE filter.
    Friday, December 19, 2014 3:26 PM
  • Swimming Pool Pump Motors Deconstructed
    Mark Garcia
    How is a pool pump motor built? What makes up the different parts of a pool motor, and how does one read a motor label? Information on replacing a pool pump motor

     
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:11 PM
  • Which Filter Cartridge Brand is Best?
    Rob Cox
    Which is best - Filbur, Pleatco or Unicel - History of cartridge filtration and Is the OEM filter really better - Filter carts to avoid and much more! ~~~~
    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:21 PM
  • Understanding Pool Pump Motor Types
    Mark Garcia
    In swimming pool motors, there are several different types of motors, and several different frame types, not to mention voltage, horsepower, hertz... Here's a few ways to discern between different pool pump motor types, and find the motor you need to make a quick replacement - before the water turns green!
    Friday, October 31, 2014 2:42 PM
  • Clogged Pool Pump Impeller
    A clogged pool pump impeller will reduce your water flow by 50-80%, and needs to be fixed quickly, before your water quality suffers. Here's How to Identify, Correct and Prevent clogged impellers.
    Friday, September 05, 2014 10:22 AM