Swimming Pool Blog

  • 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
  • Pool Filter Parts: All You Need to Know
    Swimming Pool Filter Parts - All you Need to Know, is a quick guide of how pool filter parts interconnect, and how they can become damaged, along with a troubleshooting guide to help you spot problems, before even going inside the tank!
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014 2:20 PM
  • Variable Speed Pool Pump Installation
    ...aside from programming your new pump, which can take the place of a time clock, a VS pump installs in the same manner as a regular pump.
    Tuesday, March 04, 2014 4:44 PM
  • How to Replace a Filter Backwash Valve
    Rob Cox
    Should you rebuild your replace your pool filter valve, aka slide valve or multiport valve? Here's some tips on finding the correct replacement valves, and avoiding problems during installation of a new backwash valve.
    Friday, February 21, 2014 2:58 PM
  • Pool Pump Parts: All You Need to Know
    Pool pump parts - anyone can understand how a pump works, the most important thing is that it must be water tight and air tight. And, of course, it does need water too!
    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:42 PM
  • Intermatic Pool Timer Troubleshooting Tips
    ha ha ok, this intermatic timer clock - real reliable and durable, but sometimes they get ornry. here's some tips on troubleshooting an intermatic time clock, to determine what sort of repair you need to make.
    Tuesday, February 04, 2014 4:10 PM
  • In Floor Pool Cleaners vs. Automatic Pool Cleaners
    It seems appropriate that they should be brought together in the forum - a cage match between two old rivals. Toe to toe, mano a mano - let's welcome the two challengers! In-Floor Pool Cleaners and On-Floor Pool Cleaners!

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:18 PM
  • Aladdin Go-Kits for Pool Equipment Repairs
    Rob Cox
    aladdin go-kitsAladdin Go-Kits can help you keep all of the important o-rings, seals, clips and pins needed for a particular piece of pool equipment. Made for pumps, filters, valves and chlorinators, a Go-Kit may be just what the doctor ordered, for a quick and correct pool equipment repair.
    Friday, January 24, 2014 1:21 PM
  • Pool Slide Maintenance & Repair
    Remember that pool slides have a weight limit of 200-275 lbs. Exceed this limit and the slide could become damaged, or the slider could become injured. For more on safe and intended use of your pool slide, please see the owner's manual.
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 3:50 PM
  • Swimming Pool Filter Safety
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pool filters can be dangerous, especially older filters installed in the 80's and 90's. The filter lid can blow off, due either to operator error or equipment failure - and has killed several people and injured hundreds of other pool owners. Be careful! How to identify an unsafe filter, and safety tips for operating pool filters.
    Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:37 AM