Swimming Pool Blog

  • Cal Hypo Tablets vs Trichlor Tablets
    Cal Hypo tablets or Trichlor tablets - or bleach? We discuss benefits of each type, and the delivery systems available for introducing the chemical into the pool.
    Monday, March 16, 2015 12:22 PM
  • Disinfection Byproducts in Pools
    10 ways to deal with Disinfection byproducts in swimming pools - chlorine can produce up to 600 possible combinations in water treatment for drinking and swimming. Some of these may be hazardous ~
    Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:36 PM
    Tables for knowing how much chemical, shock or salt to add to a pool of any size. Also, how to know what size pool you have, in gallons, and what the ideal pool chemical ranges should be in your pool.
    Friday, January 30, 2015 3:49 PM
  • How to Clean Your Pool - Like a Pro
    Rob Cox
    How to clean your pool like a pro - what's a pro got that you don't have? Probably more patience, but besides that - he's got process and good pool cleaning equipment.
    Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:23 PM
  • Vacuuming to Waste: A How-To
    Mark Garcia
    How to vacuum a pool to waste, even if you don't have a multiport valve on your filter! Vacuuming a swimming pool to waste, or ejecting silty, dirty water directly out of the pool waste line, bypassing the filter, straight to waste.
    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:01 PM
  • Bromine Use on Outdoor Pools?
    Rob Cox

    Q: Can I use Bromine on my Outdoor Pools? A: Yes, with exception given to the following Caveats
    ...Bromine tablets are a good option for indoor pools or outdoor pools with automatic covers or solar blankets, or heavily shaded pools.

    Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:46 PM
  • Fresh Thoughts on Cyanuric Acid
    Rob Cox
    Fresh Thinking about cyanuric acid (aka stabilizer or conditioner), in swimming pools. Experts like Neil Lowry, Richard Falk and Ben Powell have all done extensive research into the effects of using CYA to stabilize chlorine. There are a few side effects, some bad, some good...!
    Monday, August 04, 2014 7:54 PM
  • Pool Rust Stain Removal - 6 Methods
    Mark Garcia
    Removing rust stains from pool surfaces can be difficult - unless you know a few things about the stain, and your pool surface. Here's 5 Methods (Now 6) to remove rust stains (and other stains) from your pool surfaces ~

    Friday, July 18, 2014 11:01 AM
  • Neglected Swimming Pools & Mosquito Control
    Rob Cox
    West Nile Virus is a serious concern nationwide, don't let your pool or a neighbor's pool become a breeding ground for a disease which has been documented in over 40,000 cases, involving 1668 fatalities in the last 14 years.

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:18 AM
  • Help for Dark Green Algae Filled Pools
    swampy pool?What some people don't realize is that an algae filled pool can damage your pool surfaces. Stains of course, but over time, algae and poor water chemistry will begin to erode the pool plaster, with etching and deposits, and weaken vinyl liners, making them brittle and old before their time. Neglected or abandoned pools are also a problem from a health and safety standpoint. When not protected by a safety cover, they become a safety hazard for humans and animals, and the stagnant water will attract mosquitos
    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 5:33 PM
  • Why is my Pool Water Cloudy?
    Cloudy water is the result of your filter and sanitizer being unable to remove very small particulate matter as fast as it's being produced.Here's a list of 30 contributing factors that are causing your filtration, sanitation and circulation to become overwhelmed.

    Friday, June 20, 2014 12:58 PM