Swimming Pool Blog

  • Myths about Salt Chlorine Generators
    Rob Cox
    Salt pool systems are a relatively new technology, but have been adopted by the largest pool builders, some of whom estimate that 25% of chlorinated swimming pools have replaced chlorine tablets with salt chlorine systems.Despite their rapid adoption, or perhaps because of it, many misconceptions have made their way into our collective knowledge base.

    Monday, July 09, 2012 12:26 PM
  • Salt Chlorine System Maintenance
    Salt Chlorine Generators. Just add salt and all of your pool care maintenance issues disappear! Don't believe the hype - pool salt systems will remove the "drudgery" of having to buy, transport, store and handle chlorine. This also makes your pool more eco-friendly. But salt pool systems do require some maintenance to keep them operating properly and to prevent having to replace expensive components like the salt cell, flow sensors and control boards.
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:53 AM
  • Earth Day: How to make your pool more eco-friendly
    There are also methods or practices that can do the same, reducing your pool's hungry demand for power, chemicals and water. This in turn will reduce the effect that your pool has on the environment. In honor of Earth Day 2012, let's look at some methods and products that will make your swimming pool more eco-friendly. How to make your pool more eco-friendly http://blog.poolcenter.com/make-your-pool-more-eco-friendly

    Sunday, April 22, 2012 12:40 PM
  • Pool Salt Systems: MythBusters!
     Allow me to dispel a few myths about salt water chlorine generators. 1. Salt Systems are chlorine-free.  2. Salt Systems are maintenance-free. 3. Salt Chlorine systems are cost-free. None of these are true, read more to find out why. 
    Friday, March 30, 2012 4:44 PM
  • So you want a Chlorine-Free pool?
    Rob Cox
    If you want to operate your pool without chlorine, it needn't be green, you CAN maintain a pool without chlorine and keep it blue and clear. Despite what your pool store may tell you, this IS possible - but it's also may be a bit more work, or more expensive. If you want to operate your pool without chlorine, follow these recommendations to compensate for the lack of a halogen in the water.
    Monday, February 20, 2012 12:06 PM
  • Energy Saving Pool Pumps
    When it’s time to swap out that old pool pump or you’re just fed up with paying high energy bills to operate your swimming pool, consider two-speed and variable speed pump replacement options that can save you big bucks! You will want to examine your options to most effectively reduce the power consumption from your swimming pool pump.
    Wednesday, December 07, 2011 10:32 AM
  • Evaporation is Stealing your Money: Protect your Swimming Pool
    Evaporation accounts for the largest loss of heated and treated pool water so prevent evaporation and safeguard your water. Minimizing water consumption will help you reduce your swimming pools Carbon Footprint and lower the bills!
    Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:12 AM
  • Solar Pool Heaters DeMystified

    OK, so maybe there's not really any mystique about solar pool heaters ~ or is there? ...Certainly there is to some of you, those who have thought what it must be like to harness the heat from the sun and put it into your pool. Free is a nice price for solar pool heat, and if you've ever had to pay for gas to heat your swimming pool, you know that it can cost hundreds per month.
    Monday, October 24, 2011 9:54 PM
  • Save Energy and Money with Pool Pump Energy Utility Rebates
    Many states are not only offering rebates, but have mandated requirements that all new or replacement pumps be Energy Efficient. States like California and Arizona, with rolling blackouts have been forced to look at all sources of demand on the grid, and make some smart choices to keep the cost of electricity down for everyone.
    Saturday, August 06, 2011 4:46 PM
  • The Truth About Salt Water Chlorine Generators
    Rob Cox
    There are a number of misconceptions about Salt Water Generators. Allow me to clear the air on a few of the Myths & Facts about Salt Water Chlorine Generators.
    Monday, July 18, 2011 11:08 PM
  • How to Save Money around the Swimming Pool
    Rob Cox
    Lots of ways to spend money around the pool, no doubt about it. There are also ways to economize around the pool, make better use of resources which also results in a smaller footprint or impact of owning a pool. We think that swimming pools should be affordable to maintain, and fortunately, they are! Here's some tips of reducing the cost of pool maintenance.
    Sunday, June 12, 2011 8:41 PM