Swimming Pool Blog

  • 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 Swimming Pool Heater Costs: Buy, Install, Run
    Rob Cox
    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
  • Pentair Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    We start with a discussion of why these pool heaters are different, and then lay down a super useful Pentair and Sta-Rite MasterTemp and Max-E-Temp pool heater troubleshooting chart, with list of error codes and tips on navigating the burner system, electrical system and water system of the Starite heater design.
    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28 PM
  • Hayward Pool Heater Troubleshooting
    Hayward pool heater troubleshooting - how to fix your hayward gas pool heater. Troubleshooting charts with error codes for Hayward pool heaters.
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:12 PM
  • Pool Cleaner Troubleshooting Guide
    Pool cleaner troubleshooting guide - common troubles with pool cleaners, suction - pressure - robotic. Tips on improving pool cleaner operation and avoiding pool cleaner problems.
    Friday, February 06, 2015 1:00 PM