Swimming Pool Blog

  • Painting a Fiberglass Pool
    Mark Garcia
    How to Paint a Fiberglass pool (or a fiberglass pool slide), complete the job yourself in 7 steps, and restore the luster and beauty to your fiberglass pool at a fraction of the cost of a new gelcoat.
    Tuesday, January 05, 2016 12:59 PM
  • Air Bubbles in Pool Returns
    Rob Cox
    Is air constantly blowing or bubbling back into the pool? Air in the pool returns means you have air in the pool pump. Here's the Top Ten reasons Why, and How to Fix It ~
    Tuesday, December 08, 2015 3:37 PM
  • Swimming Pool Plumbing Leak Repair
    Pool Plumbing Repair Tips; how to make your own pool plumbing fixes!
    Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:12 AM
  • Inground Pool Light Leak Repair
    Rob Cox
    How to troubleshoot and fix a pool light leak, and how to test to see if a pool light conduit is leaking.
    Friday, July 03, 2015 12:52 PM
  • Replacing a Pool Pump Pipe Fitting
    Rob Cox
    My friend whose pool has been featured on this blog several times has again suffered pool problems, which makes for another unique teaching opportunity.This time it's the pipe that goes into the pump, it has shrunken from heat. He admitted to accidentally leaving incoming valves closed (skimmer/main drain) after cleaning the pump basket, and it seems that the pump ran all night without any water running through it to keep it cool.
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:39 AM
  • Preventing a Popped Pool
    Rob Cox
    Want to drain your pool, but have heard tales of pools popping out of the ground? How to drain a pool smartly so you can rest easy at night without nightmares...
    Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:24 AM
  • Pool Leak Detection Tools
    mark garcia
    Today's post Gets Geeky on Leak Detection equipment used by professional leak detection companies. Products featured by Anderson Mfg. Co., maker of test equipment and repair supplies for leak detection
    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:02 AM
  • Sylvan Pool Flex Pipe Skimmer Repair
    Rob Cox
    Sylvan Pools from '75 to '95 were built using flexpipe to connect the skimmer pipes, under the pool deck. This will fail eventually - here's how to make your own Sylvan Skimmer Flex Pipe Repair.
    Friday, May 08, 2015 2:52 PM
  • Adding Pool Mosaics to a Plaster Pool
    Rob Cox
    It's easy to add some whimsy to your inground plaster pool, using pool mosaic designs! Made from frost-free ceramic tile, porcelain tile or from glass tiles.PHOTO GALLERY of some cool pool tile mosaics.
    Thursday, April 09, 2015 9:15 AM
  • Swimming Pool Renovations: 10 yrs, 20 yrs, 30 yrs
    Rob Cox
    Long term planning for pool repairs and renovations. What can you expect at 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 years? Guide is a quick bullet listing of estimated equipment and accessory items
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:09 PM
  • Swimming Pool Maintenance Schedules: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annual
    Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Annual pool maintenance chores - Pool Service Schedules, recommended service or maintenance intervals for inground swimming pools.
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 8:57 AM