Swimming Pool Blog

  • How to Add Pool Chemicals During Winter
    How to Add Pool Chemicals During WinterThere are many reasons one might add chemicals to a covered swimming pool during the winter months. But no matter the reason, the desired result is always the same - to keep the pool water clean for an easier spring opening!
    Monday, October 15, 2018 5:13 PM
  • Winter Pool Care Tips
     winter pool care tipsContrary to popular belief, pool maintenance doesn’t completely go away once the winter cover is on. We’ve put together a short list of simple winter pool care tips to keep your pool clean through the winter season and help make spring opening a breeze.
    Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:58 AM
  • Top Pool Closing Supplies for 2018
    top winter pool closing productsPool closing season is almost upon us, and it’s time to start stocking up on supplies! Winterizing a pool isn’t too challenging, but it’s a lot easier when you have the right chemicals, tools and equipment. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the most popular pool closing products for 2018.
    Friday, August 10, 2018 10:04 AM
  • Southern Pools Freeze Over
    Mark Garcia
    An arctic blast swept through the sunbelt, freezing pools in place. FAQ on the most common questions we have heard over the years regarding swimming pools and freezing temperatures.What to do with a frozen pool? 

    Monday, January 08, 2018 10:33 AM
  • How to Keep the Pool Open All Winter
    Rob Cox
    Can you leave the pool open all winter? Do you have to close or winterize a pool? For most people in cold regions of the US, the answer is Yes. But hold on a minute, if you really want to keep the pool open, you can - here's how to keep the pool open all winter.
    Friday, October 28, 2016 9:52 AM
  • Can I Keep my Pool Uncovered all Winter?
    Rob Cox
    Do you have to cover a pool during winter? Can a pool be left uncovered all winter long? It's recommended to cover your pool, but if you can't stand to look at a pool cover all winter long, here's the story of one customer that we set up a winter service plan for, so she wouldn't have to cover the pool during winter.
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:30 PM
  • Pool Closing Supply Buyer's Guide
    Mark Garcia
    Supplies for closing a pool, here's some you may have heard of, or some not, along with tips on pool closing. Written for the first time pool closer for DIY pool winterizations.
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:44 PM
  • Winter Pool Cover Fail
    Mark Garcia
    Pictures of pool safety cover failures during winter - because of low pool water level. Let these dramatic pics be a lesson for the rest of us!
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:52 AM
  • Inground Pool Winterization Checklist
    mark garcia
    Gather the materials and plan the step to close your own swimming pool with these two handy pool closing checklists. We've put together a list of materials, equipment and chemicals needed, plus a 10 step list for the pool closing process.
    Friday, September 04, 2015 3:39 PM
  • Removing a Pool Pump for Winter Storage
    Rob Cox
    Is it worth it to remove pumps or more specifically, pump motors, from the equipment pad during winterizaton. Pump motors can develop rust in the tiny air space between the stator and rotor, deep inside the motor, which can freeze up a motor when you try to start it in springtime.
    Friday, November 07, 2014 9:19 AM
  • Pool Skimmer Winter Protection
    How to winterize any pool skimmer type, inground or aboveground, dedicated or combination - with pictures! Ermagerd! 
    Friday, September 12, 2014 1:14 PM