Swimming Pool Blog

- Misc. Equipment
  • 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
  • Generic VS OEM Pool Equipment Parts
    Aftermarket or generic pool parts have become something of a topic lately. Importers of low quality knock-off pool parts are selling goods on Amazon and Ebay, at very low prices. This has Brick & Mortar retailers, service companies and mostly Manufacturers - up in arms.
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:08 PM
  • Swimming Pool White Goods
    mark garcia
    We call them -White Goods- and here's a list of 5 White Good categories of items that you'd find on any pool service truck, and which any pool owner will need at one time or another....
    Thursday, January 08, 2015 5:25 PM
  • Aboveground Pool Equipment VS. Inground Pool Equipment
    Mark Garcia
    "What's the Difference between In-Ground and Above-Ground Pool Equipment?" That is a question that may have crossed your mind at one time or another - usually when it comes time to buy an expensive piece of pool equipment, you may wonder if they are interchangeable.

    Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:49 PM
  • Intermatic Pool Timer Troubleshooting Tips
    ha ha ok, this intermatic timer clock - real reliable and durable, but sometimes they get ornry. here's some tips on troubleshooting an intermatic time clock, to determine what sort of repair you need to make.
    Tuesday, February 04, 2014 4:10 PM
  • Aladdin Go-Kits for Pool Equipment Repairs
    Rob Cox
    aladdin go-kitsAladdin Go-Kits can help you keep all of the important o-rings, seals, clips and pins needed for a particular piece of pool equipment. Made for pumps, filters, valves and chlorinators, a Go-Kit may be just what the doctor ordered, for a quick and correct pool equipment repair.
    Friday, January 24, 2014 1:21 PM
  • Pool Slide Maintenance & Repair
    Remember that pool slides have a weight limit of 200-275 lbs. Exceed this limit and the slide could become damaged, or the slider could become injured. For more on safe and intended use of your pool slide, please see the owner's manual.
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:50 PM
  • 10 Most Common Pool Equipment Repairs
    Rob Cox
    Here's a quick rundown of some of the more common inground pool repairs that we see on a continual basis here in the pool community. I'll name some causes for each of these problems, and some possible solutions.
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:54 PM