Swimming Pool Blog

  • How to Use Alum Flocculant in Pools
    Rob Cox
    How to use alum or aluminum sulfate in swimming pools. Used as a flocculant, alum is very effective to clear cloudy pool water or swampy pool conditions. Alum is not for everyday pool water clarity, but used as a last resort, given the extra work in vacuuming to waste, that is required.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:27 PM
  • Is it Safe to Swim in a Pool with Algae?
    Mark Garcia
    Is it SAFE to SWIM in a green pool? Is pool algae harmful? Can you get sick from swimming in an algae pool? Yes, and No... it depends.

    Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:08 AM
  • Pool Algae that Keeps Coming Back!
    Mark Garcia
    How to stop algae from coming back. Take control over algae and beat it for good! IF algae keeps coming back to your pool, this may call for some drastic measures.
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:54 PM
  • Pool Chemicals for Dummies
    Mark Garcia
    Since there is no "Pool Chemicals for Dummies" book - here is an online version! basic information about the hundreds of pool chemicals available - What, Why and When you might need them, or not. Not a real book book what might be chapter 4 in a Pool Chemicals book for dummies, if it existed...

    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:18 AM
  • 7 Ways to Remove Chloramines
    Rob Cox
    7 ways to remove chloraminesChlorarmines aren't just a problem for pools, but for pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, brewmasters, aquariums and fisheries, combined chlorine creates challenges. Just out of Geeky Chemical Curiosity, here's 7 ways to remove chloramines from water.
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:43 PM
  • Swimming Pool Leaf Removal Tools
    Rob Cox
    How do you clean a pool when it's really full of leaves? Break out the Pool Leaf Rakes. Clean-Up short-uts for when a Leaf Disaster strikes your pool! 
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 4:41 PM
  • Do Pools Need Conditioner or Stabilizer?
    Do you need to use cyanuric acid for an outdoor pool? Probably, yes - some pools have trouble maintaining chlorine level without it - but it's more compicated than that..
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 3:53 PM
  • Green to Cloudy Blue to Clear
    Rob Cox
    PIctorial with 19 images of a pool that went from Blue to Green in 3 days, but took 3 weeks to bring back. Plus, discussion points along the way while helping a struggling pool owner!
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:31 AM
  • Lowering Pool Calcium Hardness Levels
    How Do You Lower Calcium Hardness Levels in a Swimming Pool? There are 6 different methods listed that hard water area pool owners can use to lower calcium hardness levels, to prevent staining and scaling problems.
    Friday, July 24, 2015 1:35 PM
  • Pool Chemical Myths & Misconceptions
    mark garcia
    Myths and Misconceptions about swimming pool chemicals or pool chemistry. Here's 15 ill concieved notions about taking care of pool water balance and sanitation. Is it really necessary to shock the pool every week? Does Chlorine turn hair green? These and over a dozen more pool chemical myths. De-mythified!
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:33 AM
  • Acid and Chlorine Safety and First Aid
    First Aid for Chemical contact with pool acid or pool chlorine. What to do for eye, throat, skin and lung irritation from pool chemicals, specifically acid and chlorine.
    Friday, April 03, 2015 1:25 PM