Swimming Pool Blog

- Misc. Equipment
  • 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
  • Pool Cover Pump Care & Maintenance
    How to maintain your pool cover pump for the longest life. Submersible pumps will last much longer if you follow these simple tips. Mark also gives some recommendations (personal opinions) on which pumps are best, and briefly discusses parts for pool cover pumps.
    Friday, November 29, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Inground Pool Skimmer Plumbing Diagrams
    rob cox

    Skimmer plumbing can be confusing underground. Here's five common scenarios for inground pool skimmer plumbing. If your main drain is connected into the skimmer, or if you have an older sylvan or anthony pool, these diagrams of skimmer plumbing should help you with a mental picture of how the pipes are connected underground. </p> <p>Skimmers that are combination skimmers, tying the main drain into the skimmer make use of a diverter or flow valve to control the amount of water coming from the drain.</p>
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:36 PM
  • Pool Slide Installation
    SWimming Pool SlideYour swimming pool may not have been originally constructed with accessories like a diving board or a pool slide, but it’s never too late to add that extra piece of deck equipment to enhance your swimming pool experience. Swimming Pool slides are becoming ever more popular because of the numerous color and design options, ease of installation, and safety factor.
    Friday, December 16, 2011 4:21 PM
  • Top 3 Pool Chlorinator Problems
    Now, let's take a look at some of the problems that a pool owner may have with chlorinators. Top 3 pool tablet feeder problems, how to fix a hayward chlorinator, and others by Pentair, Rainbow, SaniKing, CMP and other chlorinators

    Monday, October 03, 2011 10:26 AM