Swimming Pool Blog

  • 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
  • 10 Most Common Pool Equipment Repairs
    Rob Cox
    Here's a quick rundown of some of the more common inground pool repairs that we see on a continual basis here in the pool community. I'll name some causes for each of these problems, and some possible solutions.
    Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:54 PM
  • How to Replace an Underwater Pool Light
    Informational guidelines for replacing an underwater pool light. Here's how to switch to LED lighting, or replace a very old pool light. Use caution, this electrical equipment replacment, or process should be handled by a qualified, and / or licensed person.
    Friday, December 13, 2013 10:31 PM
  • Pool Cover Pump Care & Maintenance
    How to maintain your pool cover pump for the longest life. Submersible pumps will last much longer if you follow these simple tips. Mark also gives some recommendations (personal opinions) on which pumps are best, and briefly discusses parts for pool cover pumps.
    Friday, November 29, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Top Ten Hayward Pool Cleaner Parts
    Rob Cox
    Top pool cleaner parts for Hayward cleaners - they come from 3 different cleaners - Phantom, Navigator, Tiger Shark.
    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:01 PM
  • Top Ten Polaris Pool Cleaner Parts
    Rob Cox
    The most common polaris pool parts, as reported by our Pool Parts Guru, Jon Ruhe! Here's a run down of the Top Ten most popular polaris pool cleaner replacement parts. With pictures!
    Friday, October 25, 2013 8:45 AM
  • Top 10 Hayward Pool Filter Repair Parts
    Rob Cox
    Which of hayward's many pool fllter parts are the most bought and sold. Well, excluding small parts like o-rings and gaskets, here are the list of the pool filter parts which we find to be in the most demand. Why? This can tell a pool owner of a hayward filter, what parts he or she should be most careful with, and which ones may be needed in the future.
    Friday, October 25, 2013 8:39 AM