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  • Swimming Pool Pump Motors Deconstructed
    Mark Garcia
    How is a pool pump motor built? What makes up the different parts of a pool motor, and how does one read a motor label? Information on replacing a pool pump motor

     
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 2:11 PM
  • Which Filter Cartridge Brand is Best?
    Rob Cox
    Which is best - Filbur, Pleatco or Unicel - History of cartridge filtration and Is the OEM filter really better - Filter carts to avoid and much more! ~~~~
     
    Tuesday, December 02, 2014 2:21 PM
  • Understanding Pool Pump Motor Types
    Mark Garcia
    In swimming pool motors, there are several different types of motors, and several different frame types, not to mention voltage, horsepower, hertz... Here's a few ways to discern between different pool pump motor types, and find the motor you need to make a quick replacement - before the water turns green!
    Friday, October 31, 2014 2:42 PM
  • Clogged Pool Pump Impeller
    A clogged pool pump impeller will reduce your water flow by 50-80%, and needs to be fixed quickly, before your water quality suffers. Here's How to Identify, Correct and Prevent clogged impellers.
    Friday, September 05, 2014 10:22 AM
  • 21 Causes for Swimming Pool Pump Failure
    Here's my list of 21 causes for swimming pool pump failure -or- 21 Pool Pump Pitfalls to Avoid. Follow these quick tips to make sure your pool pump lasts as long as it can, but if you need a reason to buy a new pump, the Hayward VS pumps, with 75% electrical savings on inground pools is quite an incentive!
    Friday, July 25, 2014 3:33 PM
  • Replace or Repair your Swimming Pool Filter?
    Rob Cox
    Is your pump TOO LARGE for your filter? Is your Filter TOO SMALL for your pool? Or is it not a filter problem at all, but 'thick water', or poor water chemistry? How to decide to replace a pool filter, or to renovate it
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 10:31 AM
  • Purchasing, Placing and Plumbing a Pool Heat Pump
    Rob Cox
    Install your own heat pump, and heat your pool with surrounding air - even when the air starts to get cold! Placement, Plumbing and Wiring of a pool heat pump is discussed, with some caution of hiring an electrician to do the wiring portion.
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:50 PM
  • Sluggish Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner
    Rob Cox
    Slow, sluggish Polaris 380 pool cleaner are the symptoms. The cause? In this case it was disconnected internal hoses, but it could be a number of other causes. With video, this post takes a look at our surprising repair inside a Polaris 380 pool cleaner. Plus, tips on tuning your Polaris 380 for maximum traction.
    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:55 PM
  • Common DE Pool Filter Repairs
    Mark Garcia
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:56 PM
  • Selecting The Best Automatic Pool Cleaner for Inground Pools
    Rob Cox
    We have 75 (!) automatic pool cleaners for inground pools - that's a lot to choose from! Hence the need for a deep dive into the distinct differences between inground pool automatic vacuum cleaners.
    Friday, May 16, 2014 11:13 AM
  • Install LED Pool Lights This Weekend!
    What was a new idea over 20 years ago has come of age; LED pool lights are burning brighter than ever. Now in the fifth generation, manufacturers now use ultra efficient LED's to shine brighter while consuming less energy than their predecessors.
    Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:37 PM