Swimming Pool Blog

  • 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
  • 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
  • Generic VS OEM Pool Equipment Parts
    Aftermarket or generic pool parts have become something of a topic lately. Importers of low quality knock-off pool parts are selling goods on Amazon and Ebay, at very low prices. This has Brick & Mortar retailers, service companies and mostly Manufacturers - up in arms.
    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 4:08 PM
  • Pool Pump Troubleshooting Guide
    Rob Cox
    Pool pumps are usually quite reliable - but when you need it most, there may come a day when it just up and quits - or begins to struggle. Here's our pool pump troubleshooting guide to help get to the bottom of pool pump problems.
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:30 PM
  • Pool Filter Troubleshooting Guide
    Rob Cox
    Pool filter trouble can take many forms, and not all issues with filtration are filter problems. Clogged or closed pool skimmers, pump or valves can all cause pool filter problems. Check other equipment for anything that could be obstructing water flow - to and from the pool filter.
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:55 PM
  • Swimming Pool White Goods
    mark garcia
    We call them -White Goods- and here's a list of 5 White Good categories of items that you'd find on any pool service truck, and which any pool owner will need at one time or another....
    Thursday, January 08, 2015 5:25 PM
  • Swimming Pool Light Dangers
    Swimming pool electrocution hazards - broken light, shorted wire, bad ground, no bonding, no gfci... all can contribute to a potential electrocution in the pool water. Have your pool electrical certified by a licensed electrician.
    Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:20 AM