Swimming Pool Blog

  • Sand Pool Filters: Top Mount vs. Side Mount
    Rob Cox
    What's the difference between side mount sand filters and top mount sand filters? Besides the fact that side mount sand filters cost about 50% more than top mounted filters - are there any advantages of side mount filters over sand filters with top mounted filter valves? Here's the deal...
    Wednesday, September 04, 2019 2:06 PM
  • Pool Heat Pump Troubleshooting
    Rob Cox
    Pool Heat Pump Troubles? Now of course, it could be a defective or faulty heat pump parts or a component, like a pressure switch, termperature sensor, or capacitor. It could even be, in some cases, a bad fan motor or compressor motor. Most modern pool heat pumps now provide indicator lights or error codes to help in diagnosing the correct repair or solution.
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:26 AM
  • Swimming Pool Slide Options
    In early August of 2018, SR Smith, a large producer of pool slide and dive equipment, quietly released a press release announcing their purchase of Inter-Fab, their main competitor in the pool deck equipment category.

    Thursday, May 09, 2019 1:04 PM
  • Pool Chemical Feed Pumps
    Liquid chlorine is a great chemical, but if you just pour it in the pool each day, it creates peaks and valleys - or inconsistent chlorination. Peristaltic pool chemical pumps provide regular metered dosage for your pool or spa.
    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:43 AM
  • Anatomy of a Swimming Pool
    Rob Cox
    RainKlor salt system pool diagramSwimming pool anatomy 101 - what are the main components of a swimming pool? Here's a text based list and a few illustrated references - for the novice pool owner, to gain a better understanding of the circulation system and other pool equipment.
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:50 PM
  • Raising Pool Equipment for Flood Protection
    Rob Cox
    How to elevate your pool equipment pad, or raise the pump, filter and heater, to avoid flooding danger. Storm surges, heavy rain and overflowing rivers can damage pool equipment and put pool owners in danger. Many people in flood prone areas are elevating the pump and filter, to avoid problems and safety hazards - but are they creating new ones? 
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:30 PM
  • An In-Depth Look at Pool Heat Pumps
    Unlike natural gas or propane pool heaters, a pool heat pump can't generate its own heat. This might sound strange at first. How else is a heat pump supposed to warm up your pool water?! Let's take a closer look, shall we?

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:34 PM
  • Simple Ways to Extend Your Pool Season
    Who wouldn't want to enjoy more time in the pool if they could! When the outside temperature begins to cool, you can count on these simple ways to warm up your pool water and extend the pool season. 
    Thursday, August 02, 2018 3:39 PM
  • How to Choose an Above Ground Pool Cleaner
    Joyce Lau
     Whether you are a pool owner buying your first above ground pool cleaner or simply upgrading to the next best thing, we understand that finding the perfect cleaner can be a time-consuming process. After all, there are so many options to choose from!
    Friday, June 01, 2018 3:14 PM
  • Optimizing Variable Speed Pump Savings
    rob cox
    Variable speed pumps save money, but can they really save 90% over a single speed pump? We follow the trials of one pool owner "Jim", as he chases the elusive 90% energy savings goal with a new Variable Speed Pump.
    Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:29 AM
  • Noisy Pool Pump Solutions
    Noisy pool pumps can destroy your peaceful pool ambiance, or wreck your relationship with neighbors. Noisy pump solutions - fix your loud pool pump noise for good with these noise abatement solutions for pool pumps.
    Monday, October 09, 2017 7:01 AM