Swimming Pool Blog

  • A Saltwater Pool IS a Chlorine Pool!
    Mark Garcia
    Today's short post is a rant about people thinking that a Saltwater pool is somehow not a Chlorine pool. And I believe it comes from pool builders, who present it as a choice of saltwater or chlorine, without offering much explanation between the two differences.
    Monday, July 24, 2017 1:33 PM
  • Earth Day Friendly Pool Equipment & Chemicals
    Mark Garcia
    Earth Day Friendly pool equipment that can reduce your reliance on chlorine, eco-friendly pool heating, and natural chemicals by Natural Chemistry and SeaKlear.
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:45 PM
  • Alternative Pool Sanitizers 2017
    Rob Cox
    Alternative Sanitizers - what's happening now. My list of 5 alternative pool sanitizers (alternative to chlorine) that have stood the test of time, and one new kid on the block - meet Hydroxy Radicals ~

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:17 PM
  • Salt Cell Pool Chlorinator Not Working
    Mark Garcia
    Salt Cell troubleshooting - how to know if the salt cell is working, and how to test salt cell voltage and amperage. Is your salt cell bad, or is it the circuit board? These questions and many more salt cell troubles discussed.
    Friday, April 29, 2016 4:27 PM
  • On Reducing Pool Pump Energy Usage
    Rob Cox
    Pool Pumps can be energy wasters, especially when inefficient single speed pump motors are used. Or when the pool pump runs for too long each day, or when the water is not balanced and sanitized properly.
    Today's blog post is about pool pump energy usage, and how you can save pump electricity, energy and money, while making your pool more ecofriendly at the same time.

    Saturday, April 09, 2016 10:15 AM
  • How to Conserve Pool Water
    Rob Cox
    Swimming Pools don't have to be water hogs! How to conserve pool water, saving pool water is easy when you take these simple steps to curtail your pool water needs.
    Monday, July 20, 2015 2:01 PM
  • Is a Natural Pool Right for You?
    mark garcia
    Natural pools are those which use a natural filter of stratified media and aquatic plants to filter the water, without sanitizers, disinfectants, or anything un-natural. Would you like a natural pool in your backyard?
    Monday, April 27, 2015 8:54 AM
  • Swimming Pools: Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
    It's Earth Day! ReDuce, ReUse and ReCycle your swimming pool! How to save energy, reduce consumption and recycle your old pool products.
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:57 AM
  • Ozone + Minerals: The One-Two Punch
    Rob Cox
    How to operate your pool without using chlorine. Use minerals and ozone, along with MPS and good filtration, and you can say goodbye to buying shock and tablets. Really!
    Friday, February 28, 2014 4:19 PM
  • 5 Myths about Solar Pool Heating
    5 myths about solar pool heating - DEBUNKED! If you've been a reader of this blog for some time, you know that we are partial to solar pool heaters. I have installed many pool solar heaters over the years, in all places both north and south. There are a few misconceptions about solar pool heaters, mostly discussed by people that have never installed or even seen a solar pool heater in action.
    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 3:37 PM
  • Alternative Sanitizers for Pools
    Rob Cox
    Alternative pool sanitizers, there is really only one complete system that replaces chlorine - completely, that is Biguanides. But, you can use two other alternate purifying technologies to reduce reliance on chlorine, reducing the amount of chlorine you use, or that you need to produce with a salt chlorinator. Helper Sanitizers, I'm calling them.
    Saturday, November 16, 2013 9:16 AM