Swimming Pool Blog

  • Vintage Motel Pool Postcards
    Rob Cox
    Vintage postcards featuring swimming pools, a dozen old postcards for hotels and resorts, from the 50's 60's and 70's. Postcards could be purchased for 5 or 10 cents back then, or you could use the free postcards in your hotel room, which of course promoted the hotel, with a sly word of mouth method.
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:56 PM
  • Swimming Pools and Skateboarding
    Rob Cox
    In recent news, Houston skateboarders trespassed onto a property, drained the pool with their own pump, and began to skate the pool - until the homeowner dropped by and caught them on tape! Is skateboarding bad for a pool? Do skaters damage pool tile, coping and plaster? What types of pools do skateboarders prefer? These questions and more, answered here..
    Monday, January 23, 2017 9:01 AM
  • How to Cool Your Pool
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pools can get too hot in the summers- here's 5 ways to cool a hot pool!
    Friday, August 19, 2016 12:44 PM
  • 10 Interesting Facts about Swimming Pools
    10 fun and interesting facts about swimming pools - maybe a few that could surprise you!
    Friday, August 14, 2015 5:15 PM
  • 10 Cool Hidden Pools
    Rob Cox
    Hidden pools, moveable pool floors, tilting or sliding pool floors - hidden pools are super cool - here's a wacky way to make your pool safer and cleaner, while giving you more open space in your bacikyard.

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:42 AM
  • Installing a Pool Side or In Pool Umbrella
    Rob Cox
    Pool umbrellas have come out from the tables and are being placed around the pool, or even in the pool. Today's blog describes installation of in pool umbrella sockets or umbrella holders for the pool deck.
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:09 PM
  • Swimming Pool Myth Busters
    What are the misconceptions about swimming pools that would keep a person from considering buying a home with a pool, or building their own pool, aboveground or inground. Here they are, all in one place for your be-musement.

    Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:45 PM
  • National Ask a Stupid Question Day
    Tomorrow is National Ask a Stupid Question Day! Go ahead ask any old question - we've  heard them all!
    Here's 15 not-stupid questions that you may have wondered about yourself!
    Monday, September 29, 2014 12:38 PM
  • Swimming Pools and Water
    Rob Cox
    Rant about water restrictions affecting pool owners, and pool builders and service companies. Plus, the BIG list of Texas and California communities that currently have water restrictions.
    Tuesday, July 08, 2014 4:05 PM
  • New! AFD-3000 Pool Diagnostic Scanner
    Rob Cox
    AFD-3000 control panelHappy April Fools' Day! The AFD-3000 is a patented electronic diagnosis tool for swimming pool and spa systems. With the handheld, weather proof-shock proof control panel, you can quickly access real time status on chemical levels, flow dynamics, pressure differential and heater combustion.Also acts as a pool alarm, and provides main drain safety.

    Monday, March 31, 2014 9:03 PM
  • Silly Swimming Pool Products

    In the product category of chemicals and cleaners especially - there have been some fun examples of pool products that remind me of some of the earliest attempt at creating a flying machine.

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:38 PM