Swimming Pool Blog

  • How to Use Swimming Pool Antifreeze
    Here's the rules and regulations for using non-toxic pool antifreeze in a swimming pool. An FAQ for the use of pool antifreeze to winterize a swimming pool. What to do, and what not to do...
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014 3:45 PM
  • The Best Way to Close a Swimming Pool
    Rob Cox
    If you are going to close your swimming pool, you may as well do it right. How and when you add the chemicals, and other tips can help you avoid these common pool closing pitfalls. Here's the Best Way to Winterize a Swimming Pool
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014 2:16 PM
  • Winter Pool Shocking Controversy
    winter pool shockShould you shock the pool during winter? It may not be needed, except in certain situations. Shocking a pool in winter has some peculiarities, and it's a bit different than pool shocking during summer.
    Tuesday, January 07, 2014 2:03 PM
  • Mid-Winter Swimming Pool Check-Up
    Rob Cox
    What to check on your swimming pool during winter. Tips on what to look for, and how to inspect an inground swimming pool during winter
    Friday, December 27, 2013 4:04 PM
  • Salt Systems and Winter Weather
    Rob Cox
    Salt cells don't work well during winter - Specifically, at water temperatures below 60 degrees, conductivity of the salt is severely hampered. This causes the salt cell to work much harder to produce chlorine, which can shorten the lifespan of your salt cell.
    Tuesday, December 03, 2013 2:17 PM
  • Winter Pool Safety Practices
    winter pool safetyWinter pool safety during the holidays. Ways to keep your pool safe, or keep your family safe while traveling to homes with open pools. Northerners can put on a safety cover, but here in the south, and most parts of the sunbelt, winter pools are wide open, and widely ignored. Be vigilant this holiday season, to keep your pool safe!
    Friday, November 22, 2013 2:42 PM
  • The Partial Pool Closing
    Rob Cox
    The partial pool winterization - for a sunbelt pool that plans to very much not use the pool during Dec-Feb, and would like to take the winter off - no pool responsibilities, and no worries, mate! Close the sunbelt pool in three steps, with no cover, and sleep peacefully all winter long.
    Friday, November 01, 2013 4:03 PM
  • Winter Pool Water Chemistry
    Mark Garcia
    ahh-someWinter pool water chemistry. How to maintain proper winter water balance - for pools that are open but used very little, and for pools that are winterized. For those that are closed, mesh covered pools require particular attention to avoid algae, staining and poor water conditions in the spring.
    Tuesday, October 01, 2013 2:39 PM
  • Pool Winterization Tips
    Rob Cox
    Pool closing time - winterization tips for lowering the water, blowing the lines and covering the pool. 18 of our best tips on pool winterizing for pools who want to winterize, to prevent freeze damage.
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8:03 AM
  • How to Freeze Protect your Pool this Winter
    Rob Cox
    Forecasters are predicting a colder than usual winter this year, with more than usual amounts of snow and ice - even in mid-south and southern regions of the United States. For pool owners who don't winterize, the possibility of freeze damage is very real, if certain precautions are not taken.
    Wednesday, October 31, 2012 6:14 PM
  • Sunbelt Pool Winterization
    Rob Cox
    How to winterize a pool in the sunbelt? How to protect a southern pool from freeze damage, Partial closing of the southern swimming pool is easy when you know how. Rob shares tips on how to partially winterize a pool in the sunbelt, to protect it from freezing.
    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:39 AM