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  • Raypak Spring Startup for Gas Pool Heaters
    Friday, May 10, 2019 1:48 PM
  • 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
  • Cracking in Concrete Swimming Pools
    Rob Cox
    Causes of cracking in swimming pools. 11 causes as to why concrete pools may develop cracks.
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9:18 AM
  • Painting Pool Coping
    Pool Coping Painting Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid when painting pool coping on vinyl or concrete pools. How to prep and paint aluminum and steel coping used on vinyl liner pools, and when and how to paint pre-cast coping stones used on concrete pools. 
    Wednesday, April 03, 2019 5:32 PM
  • Pool Pollen Problems
    problems with pool pollenProblems with pool pollen? It's a temporary nuisance, but if you want it gone now - here are five proven methods to remove pollen from your pool. Pool pollen problems solved!
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:33 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
  • New Pool Owner - What's Next?
    Rob Cox
    Every day, thousands of new pool owners are created, when they sign on the dotted line to purchase a new home - with a swimming pool in the backyard. So the question is valid one - how do I take care of this new pool in the backyard - and how can I keep it safe for my family.
    Friday, January 25, 2019 2:33 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
  • How to Clean a Salt Cell
    how to clean salt cellThe key to keeping a salt chlorinator working efficiently is to give it some regular TLC as part of your pool maintenance regimen. A clean salt cell not only works better, but it also lasts longer than salt cells that haven’t been properly maintained.
    Monday, November 05, 2018 4:35 PM
  • How to Add Pool Chemicals During Winter
    How to Add Pool Chemicals During WinterThere are many reasons one might add chemicals to a covered swimming pool during the winter months. But no matter the reason, the desired result is always the same - to keep the pool water clean for an easier spring opening!
    Monday, October 15, 2018 5:13 PM