Swimming Pool Blog

  • Heat Pumps: Green Heat for your swimming pool
    Rob Cox
    If you are looking for a way to heat your swimming pool that is eco-nomical and eco-friendly, and have no place to install racks of solar panels, look at our selection of pool heat pumps from 10 manufacturers. Dominant in Florida as the number one pool heating option, pool heat pumps operate effectively in all 50 states, install easily and operate at very low cost.
    Friday, May 27, 2011 10:56 AM
  • My DIY Solar Pool Heater Project in 5 Steps
    5 steps on how to create your own DIY solar pool heater for above ground pools
    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:13 AM
  • 12 principles of Green Chemistry in pools
    Rob Cox
    It's called the 12 Principles of Green Chemisty, originally the brainchild of Paul Anastas, then of the EPA, and John C. Warner and it provides a framework for what chemistry would be - without toxicity. Swimming pool chemicals, as a category of chemicals, are quite toxic to many types of life forms on this planet, it turns out. I am hopeful that manufactures will manufacture and consumers will consume - less toxic pool chemicals in our near future.
    Sunday, March 27, 2011 9:58 PM
  • How to Easily Install an Inground Pool Solar Pool Heater
    Rob Cox
    In addition to the placement and securing of solar panels for your pool, there's a good bit of plumbing that takes place to connect the solar system to the filter system, so we'll tackle that subject as well. Finally, most solar pool heaters for inground pools will incorporate a solar controller, which will manage the water temperature with sensors and a thermostat. We will show you how easy it is to install a pool solar controller.
    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:47 AM
  • Salt systems, what they are and how they work
    Hi, I’m changing from a chlorine, to a salt water pool, what do I need to do” This is a question I get a lot these days from folks trying to figure out exactly what they need for this technology to work.  A common misconception is that when switching to a salt generator, your pool will become a “salt water pool” or in other words would be like the ocean and kill bacteria based on the salinity instead of a sanitizer like chlorine. T
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:34 PM
  • Regenerative Pool Filters
    Rob Cox
    de pool filters can be bumpedIn the commercial world of waterpark management or pools containing hundreds of thousands of gallons, regenerative pool filters have gained quite a foothold. On large commercial pools of a million gallons or more, the use of traditional sand filters have their drawbacks. Backwashing a set of 6 large sand filters can require 50,000 gallons of heated and treated pool water.
    Friday, October 29, 2010 9:27 AM
  • Eco-Friendly Swimming Pool Filtration
    Rob Cox
    green pool filtersSwimming pool filters don't often come to mind when thinking of more eco friendly methods of pool operation. Pool filters do however, make quite an impact on your swimming pool's carbon footprint. In this article, we will cover the features and benefits of each filter type in this regard, but also discuss how filter size can be an important factor, discussing how bigger filters have less of an impact on the environment than small, undersized pool filters.
    Friday, October 22, 2010 1:55 PM
  • Solar Pool Heater FAQ
    Rob Cox
    Solar pool heaters are more popular than ever these days, with the rising costs of gas and electricity. Solar heat also gives the pool owner the added benefit of being "green" in the operation of their pool. Definite conversation starter. We've had a lot of questions over the years related to the purchase, installation, use, care and repair of solar pool heater panels. We've put together a bit of a summary below, in old school Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) format.
    Sunday, October 10, 2010 11:41 AM
  • Salt Chlorine Generators - Peak Performance
    Rob Cox
    One of the best things about a Chlorine Generator is that you don't have to think about it. Hook up the device, which usually involves mounting the control board and plugging it in, and plumbing in the salt cell manifold (shown above). But you do have to maintain a few things to keep your salwater generator operating at peak efficiency.
    Friday, July 16, 2010 11:25 AM
  • Aquatic Facility Carbon Footprints
    Rob Cox
    Implementing green practices at your facility can be divided into three categories—Reducing Energy Consumption, Reducing Water Consumption and Recycling. Some are considered long-termefforts and itmay take time to see direct results. The impact of other practices may show immediately; however, all efforts will help in managing your facility’s overall carbon footprint.
    Saturday, July 10, 2010 1:53 PM
  • A Chlorine Free Pool ~ is it possible?
    Rob Cox
    Many of our customers have asked - " How can I operate my swimming pool without using Chlorine?" Those that pose the question have some concerns with the environmental effects of Chlorine production, which produces harsh by-products in the manufacture of Chlorine compounds as well as the waste produced in the packaging, transport and storage of Chlorine tablets and other forms of this very effective sanitizing chemical.
    Wednesday, June 02, 2010 8:44 PM