Swimming Pool Blog

POOL EQUIPMENT
  • 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
  • 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