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  • 21 Causes for Swimming Pool Pump Failure
    Here's my list of 21 causes for swimming pool pump failure -or- 21 Pool Pump Pitfalls to Avoid. Follow these quick tips to make sure your pool pump lasts as long as it can, but if you need a reason to buy a new pump, the Hayward VS pumps, with 75% electrical savings on inground pools is quite an incentive!
    Friday, July 25, 2014 3:33 PM
  • Replace or Repair your Swimming Pool Filter?
    Rob Cox
    Is your pump TOO LARGE for your filter? Is your Filter TOO SMALL for your pool? Or is it not a filter problem at all, but 'thick water', or poor water chemistry? How to decide to replace a pool filter, or to renovate it
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:31 AM
  • Purchasing, Placing and Plumbing a Pool Heat Pump
    Rob Cox
    Install your own heat pump, and heat your pool with surrounding air - even when the air starts to get cold! Placement, Plumbing and Wiring of a pool heat pump is discussed, with some caution of hiring an electrician to do the wiring portion.
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:50 PM
  • Sluggish Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner
    Rob Cox
    Slow, sluggish Polaris 380 pool cleaner are the symptoms. The cause? In this case it was disconnected internal hoses, but it could be a number of other causes. With video, this post takes a look at our surprising repair inside a Polaris 380 pool cleaner. Plus, tips on tuning your Polaris 380 for maximum traction.
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:55 PM
  • Common DE Pool Filter Repairs
    Mark Garcia
    ...But D.E. filters have an ugly side - they require a little more maintenance than sand or cartridge filters. This is due to their more complicated design, with twice the number of internal parts as compared to sand or cartridge. They are also more complicated in operation, requiring the operator to maintain the 'cake' of filter powder on the grids, and flush out the grids with a hose at least once per year.
     
     
     
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:56 PM
  • Selecting The Best Automatic Pool Cleaner for Inground Pools
    Rob Cox
    We have 75 (!) automatic pool cleaners for inground pools - that's a lot to choose from! Hence the need for a deep dive into the distinct differences between inground pool automatic vacuum cleaners.
    Friday, May 16, 2014 11:13 AM
  • Install LED Pool Lights This Weekend!
    What was a new idea over 20 years ago has come of age; LED pool lights are burning brighter than ever. Now in the fifth generation, manufacturers now use ultra efficient LED's to shine brighter while consuming less energy than their predecessors.
    Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:37 PM
  • Pool Filter Parts: All You Need to Know
    Swimming Pool Filter Parts - All you Need to Know, is a quick guide of how pool filter parts interconnect, and how they can become damaged, along with a troubleshooting guide to help you spot problems, before even going inside the tank!
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:20 PM
  • Variable Speed Pool Pump Installation
    ...aside from programming your new pump, which can take the place of a time clock, a VS pump installs in the same manner as a regular pump.
    Tuesday, March 04, 2014 4:44 PM
  • How to Replace a Filter Backwash Valve
    Rob Cox
    Should you rebuild your replace your pool filter valve, aka slide valve or multiport valve? Here's some tips on finding the correct replacement valves, and avoiding problems during installation of a new backwash valve.
    Friday, February 21, 2014 2:58 PM
  • Pool Pump Parts: All You Need to Know
    Pool pump parts - anyone can understand how a pump works, the most important thing is that it must be water tight and air tight. And, of course, it does need water too!
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:42 PM