Swimming Pool Blog

  • How to Close a Mesh Covered Pool
    Rob Cox
    how to close a mesh covered poolMesh covers are great - beautiful, safe, low maintenance, durable. But they do have the drawback of allowing algae growth - if you let it! Completely preventable - just simply add another $20 worth of chemical, at the right time, and you'll save time and money later.
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:44 AM
  • What NOT to do with Ice on the Pool Cover!
    snowflakeIf you have a mesh cover, solid cover or any other cover, and if the water on top has frozen, the only thing to do is wait until a thaw.  If you try to remove ice from your cover, you will damage the pool cover. Just a small sliver of ice can damage your pool cover - ruining it or causing an expensive repair job.

    Friday, March 06, 2009 9:17 AM
  • Frozen Swimming Pool - What to do with a Frozen Pool
    Rob Cox
    Frozen swimming pools! Old man winter has set many pools a-frozen! What to do ( and what not to do ) when your pool freezes slightly, and when it freezes solid! We cover all pools, from in ground to above ground, sunbelt to snowbelt. Some tips on how to deal with a frozen pool, and when to just leave it alone!
    Monday, December 22, 2008 1:12 PM
  • Winterize your pool with the Mighty Vac!

    A lot of you have asked for help with blowing your own pool plumbing lines. In our winter guide, we give an extensive written explanation, but nothing beats a good ol’ video presentation to help crystallize methods in your mind. In this video, we re-visit Joe Coxes pool, where we shot a pool opening video. An in ground vinyl liner pool, Joe’s pool was great for demonstrating how easy it is to blow out your plumbing lines with a Mighty Vac.
    Saturday, October 18, 2008 6:05 PM