Swimming Pool Blog

  • Solar Pool Blankets
    Rob Cox
    solar blanket colorsBubble Wrap was the mother of today's swimming pool solar blankets. As the story goes, during the mid-1970s Sealed Air's researchers came up with another innovative use for the company's air cell technology. The Sealed Air Solar Pool Blanket was essentially a big sheet of Bubble Wrap that was placed on swimming pools. The Solar Pool Blanket allowed the sun's rays to heat the water and sharply reduced the evaporative loss of water and treatment chemicals.
    Monday, February 22, 2010 10:40 PM
  • Mesh Safety Pool Covers ~ Measuring, Ordering, Installing
    A safety cover is ideal for the homeowner with a swimming pool in their backyard. It adds a safety barrier and keeps debris from falling into the pool during those months when the pool is not in use. It makes spring cleanup easier and is visually more appealing than any tarp style cover that has the potential of turning into a backyard swamp. This article covers mesh cover selection, measurements, ordering and installation.
    Friday, October 02, 2009 3:50 PM
  • Mesh is Best ~ Avoid the Mess with Mesh!
    Summary of the advantages of owning a mesh safety pool cover. Saves money in the long run by savings on labor, water, supplies, all while looking good.
    Saturday, September 19, 2009 11:05 AM
  • Loop-Loc mesh pool cover repairs and replacement
    Rob Cox
    loop-locLoop-Loc is the leader in the swimming pool safety cover industry. Backed by a 12 year warranty and fabricated with impeccable craftsmanship, Loop-Loc covers have become common in the backyard. The quality of Loop-Loc safety covers are undisputable - but like all covers, are not indestructible and are known to get a hole from a fallen tree limb or a hungry rodent trying to borough its way through the cover. 
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 11:16 PM
  • Swimming Pool Covers: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    There are many types of pool covers on the market and each has a different purpose for your pool. There are year round and seasonal covers as well as covers that help heat the pool and stop evaporation. Some are safer than others. I always recommend the safety covers because of their strength - most can hold the weight of a car, so you never have to worry about kids being around them.
    Wednesday, April 08, 2009 12:17 PM