Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Pumps
  • 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
  • How to Make a Pool Porta-Vac Pump
    Mark Garcia
    Portable pool vacuum pumps Portable pool vacuum pumps - How to make your own Porta-Vac, to vacuum to waste (or recirculate into the skimmer). Quick clean-up of leaf and algae filled pools, with a portable pool pump vacuum.
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:19 AM
  • Costs of Running a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How much energy do pool pumps use? How can you calculate the amount of electricity your pool pump uses, and what are some ways to reduce your pump's amp draw? These questions and many more answered in this week's blog post!
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:49 AM
  • My Pool Pump Won't Work!
    5 Common Pump Motor Problems, and Bullet lists of solutions to try. You can fix your own pool pump!
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:57 PM
  • Pool Pump Shaft Seal Replacement
    Rob Cox
    We answer many questions about shaft seals, including what is it?, why do they fail, how to select the correct shaft seal for your pool pump and how to install it yourself, DIY style.
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:44 AM
  • Cavitation & Swimming Pool Pumps
    What is cavitation and how does it happen? Swimming pool pumps cavitate when they are starved for water - here's how to avoid - with video of a cavitating pool pump.
    Wednesday, July 08, 2015 12:58 PM
  • Priming a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How to prime up an inground pool pump, and bleed the air out of the skimmer and main drain pipes. With video ~ And that is how we bleed in the air from an inground pool pump! See you next time!
    Friday, May 22, 2015 1:22 PM
  • Pool Pump Troubleshooting Guide
    Rob Cox
    Pool pumps are usually quite reliable - but when you need it most, there may come a day when it just up and quits - or begins to struggle. Here's our pool pump troubleshooting guide to help get to the bottom of pool pump problems.
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:30 PM
  • Swimming Pool Pump Motors Deconstructed
    Mark Garcia
    How is a pool pump motor built? What makes up the different parts of a pool motor, and how does one read a motor label? Information on replacing a pool pump motor

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:11 PM
  • Understanding Pool Pump Motor Types
    Mark Garcia
    In swimming pool motors, there are several different types of motors, and several different frame types, not to mention voltage, horsepower, hertz... Here's a few ways to discern between different pool pump motor types, and find the motor you need to make a quick replacement - before the water turns green!
    Friday, October 31, 2014 2:42 PM