Swimming Pool Blog

  • Winter Pool Covers vs. Safety Pool Covers
    winter pool cover vs safety pool cover If you already have a pool cover, you’re all set for pool closing season. If not, you’ll need to decide which type of cover to purchase - a winter pool cover or a safety pool cover. What's the difference between the two? Let's take a closer look.
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:35 PM
  • How To Replace Pool Cover Anchors II
    Rob Cox
    STICKERS are those pool cover anchors that won't turn up, and/or won't turn down. The cause can be pressure around the top few threads, when an anchor is pounded into a hole that is just millimeters too small. They can also fail when the hex hole becomes rounded, or stripped on the inside. Another cause is that sandy grit gets stuck in the threads, but who has time to rinse them out and lubricate every year? For stuck pool cover anchor removal however, a little lubrication helps a lot.
    Sunday, September 18, 2016 3:04 PM
  • How Effective Are Solar Pool Covers?
    Rob Cox
    How well do solar pool blankets, solar rings and liquid solar blanket work, I mean Really? We've dug through the boring research journals and condensed it down to the hard facts. Here's how floating solar covers compare!
    Monday, July 25, 2016 11:37 AM
  • Pool Safety Covers: In The Wall Install
    Today we install a replacement In-The-Wall Meyco pool safety cover on a fancy inground pool with raised spa and 50 ft rock wall...
    Thursday, November 19, 2015 2:24 PM
  • How to Replace Pool Cover Deck Anchors
    Rob Cox
    Brass Pool Cover Problems - Tips for dealing with Spinners and Stickers, and how to remove and replace safety cover deck anchors.
    Friday, September 11, 2015 1:44 PM
  • How to Patch a Safety Pool Cover
    How to patch a safety pool cover, using the Loop-Loc pool cover patches. Pictures and tips on how to successfully use these patches - and a few tips on how NOT to patch your pool cover!
    Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:48 PM
  • Poolman's Tool Box: Top 3 Winter Pool Cover Tools
    Rob Cox
    Neat winter pool cover tools that you might find on a pool service truck or in a poolman's toolbox! My top 3 favorite items for safety covers, solid covers, and above ground pool covers.
    Tuesday, October 07, 2014 6:44 AM
  • Installing an HPI Deck Lock Pool Cover
    Rob Cox
    How to install a safety cover - pictures of an HPI Deck Lock solid safety cover installation that I did this weekend. Tips and tricks with buckles and springs. Some good pics!
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 6:24 PM
  • Installing a Swimming Pool Safety Cover
    How to install a safety pool cover on an inground pool. With videos - rectangle safety cover video and freeform safety cover video - showing how easy it is to install a safety pool cover.
    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:54 AM
  • Pool Safety Cover Repair … or Replace?
    Eventually, all safety pool covers will fail. Straps begin to tear, stitching frays, wear strips and chafing dangles off the bottom. On mesh safety covers, you'll begin to notice areas where the colored tapes of the fabric are completely gone, leaving only the black tapes. Threadbare.
    Friday, August 01, 2014 3:51 PM
  • Pool Cover Damage - Repair or Replace?
    pool cover damagePool cover repairs, how to assess the damage and determine the likelihood of a successful pool cover repair. Repair materials and methods, or who to call if you want to have the cover professionally repaired.
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:03 AM