Swimming Pool Blog

POOL EQUIPMENT
  • 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
  • Priming a Pool Pump
    Rob Cox
    How to prime up an inground pool pump, and bleed the air out of the skimmer and main drain pipes. With video ~ And that is how we bleed in the air from an inground pool pump! See you next time!
     
     
    Friday, May 22, 2015 1:22 PM
  • Pool Filter Pressure Problems
    mark garcia
    All about pool filter pressure gauges - pressure too high? too low? Pressure gauge not working? How do you know if it's working? These questions and more answered ~
    Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:09 AM
  • Inground Pool Heater TCO: Buy, Install, Run
    Rob Cox
    Pool Heater TCO, or Total Cost of Ownership - What does it cost to buy a pool heater - What's the cost to install a pool heater, and how much does it cost to run a pool heater? These questions, and more, answered in today's post
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:05 AM