Swimming Pool Blog

  • Raypak Spring Startup for Gas Pool Heaters
    Friday, May 10, 2019 1:48 PM
  • Sunbelt Pool Opening Tips
    Rob Cox
    Today's post is how to 'open' a sunbelt pool, although it's not really a full opening, since it was never really closed fully, or winterized. A sunbelt pool opening involves inspection, deep cleaning and lubrications.
    Monday, March 14, 2016 11:58 PM
  • DIY Pool Openings: A First Timer's Guide
    Rob Cox
    Time to Open the Pool, Yeah! If you've never done it before, don't worry, we put all the important stuff in this First Timer's Guide to pool opening. DIY Pool Openings: A First Timer's Guide 
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:21 AM
  • Spring Pool Opening 19-Point Inspection
    Rob Cox
    Spring 19-Point Inspection for your pool. Check under the hood, and get your pool ready for summer, with these tips for a spring pool inspection.
    Friday, April 25, 2014 4:32 PM
  • Preventing a Green Pool Opening
    Mark Garcia

    How to prevent a green pool opening, by recognizing these problems. 4 problem areas that can cause a pool to open green. Avoid these problems and avod expensive bring-back of the pool, and not to mention staining.
    Friday, September 20, 2013 4:36 PM
  • Opening a Pool Neglected for YEARS
    Rob Cox
    How to renovate a neglected, abandoned pool. To drain the pool or not to drain? We cover both schools of thought, and discuss the advantages of each, as well as the risks of each. When faced with cleaning up a neglected pool, these tips are meant to make it easier - hopefully!
    Friday, May 17, 2013 2:20 PM
  • Early Spring Pool Checkup – Preparing for Opening.
    Rob Cox
    Spring is almost upon us! While it may not be quite time to open your pool, there are 3 steps you can take to make your pool opening easier and quicker. Following these simple tips will help ensure that your pool opening will be trouble free, whether it's one or two months away from now.

    Friday, March 22, 2013 10:39 AM
  • Mesh Covered Pools Tips to Avoid Green Pool Openings
    The good news however, is that a green pool opening on a mesh covered pool is entirely preventable. With a little spring cleaning, you can ensure that your pool cover comes off to blue and clear water - even if you open a little later than usual.
    Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:23 PM
  • Green Pool Opening
    Rob Cox
    Could have been that the water wasn't quite clean and clear before closing. Perhaps the closing chemicals weren't strong enough or just ... enough. Maybe phosphates have contaminated the pool, providing a rich food source for algae to grow fat and happy.

    Monday, May 21, 2012 4:38 PM
  • Spring Pool Opening - Start-Up Tips & Tricks
    Rob Cox
    Well, it's that time of year again, time to uncover the pool, and hope nothing broke duing winter. I've opened 1000's of different pools over the years, and have some tips and tricks to share in the 4 main areas of a swimming pool opening. These areas are Cover, Cleaning, Chemicals and Start-Up of the pump and filter system.
    Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:06 PM
  • Pool Opening at the Douglas Pool
    Rob Cox
    The snow has melted, the days are warming up, and it's time to get your pool ready to use again. I always wish this step could be magically done for me, and I can go straight to sipping margaritas.  In fact, it can be done almost as easily as that, by hiring a service to do it for you. A pool service can save you a lot of time and effort. What it won't save you is money, as it can typically cost a several hundred dollars.
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 1:39 PM