Swimming Pool Blog

  • Winterized Swimming Pool Maintenance
    winterized swimming pool maintenanceThe winterized swimming pool will benefit from some simple and minor maintenance. Winter upkeep can ensure the pool plumbing, the pool equipment, and even the pool cover stay in good condition and will remain undamaged for years to come. Here are some “do’s” and “don’ts” when it comes to keeping an eye on your swimming pool during the winter months that are already upon us.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 11:24 AM
  • Swimming Pool Closing A Checklist for your Pool
    Pool winterizations and closings are done for several reasons. Overall it is to prevent the pool water from freezing, expanding, and causing problems. Pool Equipment, pool plumbing, and even the structure is at risk during those freezing months if the pool is not properly closed for the winter.
    Friday, November 04, 2011 11:02 AM
  • 10 Steps for Closing Your Swimming Pool
    Winterizing your own swimming pool, or thinking about it? Sure, you can hire a local company to button things up for the season, or you can close the pool yourself. Pool closings are done in a specific order. Follow the guidelines below, and if you have specific questions, send an email to the author at the top of this page. We want to make it easy for you to close your own swimming pool this winter!
    Monday, September 05, 2011 6:48 PM
  • Sunbelt Pool Winter Pool Maintenance
    Rob Cox
    Last week, for a short time there was some snow in all 50 states. Unusual yes, but aside from keeping the pumps running, what other tips are good to know to maintain a sunbelt pool during the winter?

    Sunday, January 16, 2011 1:57 PM
  • The Dormant Pool - A Winter Check-Up
    Especially for those living farther north, it is important to take a moment and go through a brief winter checklist before Mother Nature turns your leisurely swimming pool into a makeshift hockey rink.
    Thursday, December 09, 2010 11:12 AM
  • Protect your Sunbelt pool from freezing temps
    Rob Cox
    keep your pool from freezing, how to thaw out frozen pool pumpsPool owners who watch the temperatures during the winter will do their best to keep the pumps running all night. If outside air temperatures reach 32 degrees for several hours, this could be long enough to freeze the water within the pump, filter, chlorinator or heater - often with disastrous and expensive results. Above ground PVC pipes also have little resistance to the expansive effects of freezing water.
    Sunday, October 31, 2010 10:43 AM
  • How to use an Air Compressor to Blow Out Pool Lines
    How to use an Air Compressor to blow out your pool plumbing lines. It's not as good as using a forced air blower like a Mighty Vac or Cyclone blower which has high volume and low pressure, the opposite of most air compressors.
    Monday, September 27, 2010 12:50 PM
  • How to Winterize an Inground Pool in 10 Steps
    Rob Cox
    how to winterize your in ground poolThis article will show you how to winterize your inground pool. All pools are slightly different in their configuration, so use these tips with caution. Learn how to kep your pool protected from winter's worst.
    Monday, September 27, 2010 11:13 AM
  • How to Winterize an Above Ground Pool
    Rob Cox
    how to winterize an above ground poolSave time and money this year by following these simple steps on cleaning and winterizing your own above ground swimming pool.

    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:28 AM
  • Help! My filter - pump - heater is FROZEN ~
    Rob Cox
    We have had some Cold Temperatures all through the US in the last week. Many of y'all in the south are not accustomed to winterizing your pool, or even to such cold winter temperatures. here's what to do if your pool equipment freezes or if you have had freeze damage to your pool equipment. If you have not noticed any cracked, leaking or broken pool equipment, congratulations. You must know that moving water does not freeze very easily. So keep all of your pool pumps runnning with all the plumbing open.
    Friday, January 08, 2010 12:40 PM
  • Your Pool, the Cold, and How to Protect it
    freeze sensors and freeze damageIce and plumbing don’t mix. Most plumbing on pools now a days is made of PVC plastic and is subject to cracking as the water expands as it turns to ice. This can cause major damage in the lines for the returns and suction side of your system. Most inground pool plumbing is under ground and the depth it is buried depends on the frost line in your area (see chart below) .
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 5:24 PM