Swimming Pool Blog

  • Leaky Pool Filter Multiport Valves
    Rob Cox
    Pool Filter Multiport Valve Leaks - 6 kinds of leaks that happen on pool multiport valves, and how to fix 'em! When a pool filter is leaking, half the time it's actually the multiport valve that leaks. The usual multiport problem is leaking water, or water coming out from somewhere it shouldn't.
    Wednesday, March 02, 2016 10:46 AM
  • Costs of Running a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How much energy do pool pumps use? How can you calculate the amount of electricity your pool pump uses, and what are some ways to reduce your pump's amp draw? These questions and many more answered in this week's blog post!
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:49 AM
  • 8 Best Aboveground Pool Filter Systems
    Mark Garcia
    Aboveground pool filter systems, pump and filter sets for above ground pools. Buy the pump and matched filter together, mounted on a skid, with a corded pump. Just fill with water and plug it in!
    Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:35 AM
  • Best Pool Filter: Sand, DE or Cartridge?
    Which pool filter type is best? Sand, DE or Cartridge filters are all good, but one type is best for you and your pool. Pool filter comparison chart, accompanied by 1500 useful words!
    Tuesday, November 03, 2015 10:04 AM
  • Pool Filter Sand Alternatives
    Rob Cox
    Three different alternatives to regular filter sand. Filter Glass, Zeo Sand and PolyBALLS! Take a look at how you can filter your pool water more intelligently...

    Back to the Future, in 2015 the pool filters in Marty McFly's future have other options than sand. Now, sand filters can use without modification, recycled glass, zeolite and polyester balls.
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:45 PM
  • Digital Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    mark garcia
    Third in our series of pool heater troubleshooting guides, today we tackle Digital pool heaters, specifically the Laars Lite 2 LJ pool heater, produced from 2003-2009.
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:34 PM
  • My Pool Pump Won't Work!
    5 Common Pump Motor Problems, and Bullet lists of solutions to try. You can fix your own pool pump!
    Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:57 PM
  • Spark Ignition Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    Second in our Series of Teledyne Laars Jandy pool heater diagnostics and troubleshooting, we move on to the Spark Ignition generation of electronic heaters, and show YOU how to do it yourself! 
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:18 AM
  • Millivolt Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    First in a series of Gas pool heater troubleshooting guides. Do you have a Millivolt Gas Pool Heater? Here's How to Diagnose it, with great diagrams and step by step troubleshooting flow charts!
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:49 PM
  • Pool Pump Shaft Seal Replacement
    Rob Cox
    We answer many questions about shaft seals, including what is it?, why do they fail, how to select the correct shaft seal for your pool pump and how to install it yourself, DIY style.
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:44 AM
  • Cavitation & Swimming Pool Pumps
    What is cavitation and how does it happen? Swimming pool pumps cavitate when they are starved for water - here's how to avoid - with video of a cavitating pool pump.
    Wednesday, July 08, 2015 12:58 PM