Swimming Pool Blog

  • Swimming Pool Plumbing Leak Repair
    Pool Plumbing Repair Tips; how to make your own pool plumbing fixes!
    Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:12 AM
  • Inground Pool Light Leak Repair
    Rob Cox
    How to troubleshoot and fix a pool light leak, and how to test to see if a pool light conduit is leaking.
    Friday, July 03, 2015 12:52 PM
  • Replacing a Pool Pump Pipe Fitting
    Rob Cox
    My friend whose pool has been featured on this blog several times has again suffered pool problems, which makes for another unique teaching opportunity.This time it's the pipe that goes into the pump, it has shrunken from heat. He admitted to accidentally leaving incoming valves closed (skimmer/main drain) after cleaning the pump basket, and it seems that the pump ran all night without any water running through it to keep it cool.
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:39 AM
  • Preventing a Popped Pool
    Rob Cox
    Want to drain your pool, but have heard tales of pools popping out of the ground? How to drain a pool smartly so you can rest easy at night without nightmares...
    Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:24 AM
  • Pool Leak Detection Tools
    mark garcia
    Today's post Gets Geeky on Leak Detection equipment used by professional leak detection companies. Products featured by Anderson Mfg. Co., maker of test equipment and repair supplies for leak detection
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:02 AM
  • Sylvan Pool Flex Pipe Skimmer Repair
    Rob Cox
    Sylvan Pools from '75 to '95 were built using flexpipe to connect the skimmer pipes, under the pool deck. This will fail eventually - here's how to make your own Sylvan Skimmer Flex Pipe Repair.
    Friday, May 08, 2015 2:52 PM
  • Adding Pool Mosaics to a Plaster Pool
    Rob Cox
    It's easy to add some whimsy to your inground plaster pool, using pool mosaic designs! Made from frost-free ceramic tile, porcelain tile or from glass tiles.PHOTO GALLERY of some cool pool tile mosaics

    Thursday, April 09, 2015 9:15 AM
  • Swimming Pool Renovations: 10 yrs, 20 yrs, 30 yrs
    Rob Cox
    Long term planning for pool repairs and renovations. What can you expect at 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years? Guide is a quick bullet listing of estimated equipment and accessory items
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:09 PM
  • Swimming Pool Maintenance Schedules: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual
    Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Annual pool maintenance chores - Pool Service Schedules, recommended service or maintenance intervals for inground swimming pools.
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:57 AM
  • The Commercial Pool Whitecoat Experiment
    Rob Cox
    The Experiment - why can't large commercial pools make their pool plaster last longer? They can - if they do a few things differently! I call it "Spend $1000 on chemicals and cleaning and save $10000 on plaster costs"
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:36 PM
  • Acid Burned Pool Plaster
    Rob Cox
    Acid washing can restore a bright and clean plaster finish, by removing a sixteenth of an inch of pool plaster, just enough to expose fresh plaster. If you're not careful however, you can end up etching your plaster, especially on horizontal surfaces.
    Friday, August 08, 2014 1:49 PM