Swimming Pool Blog

  • Solar Pool Heater Sizing Guide
    Mark Garcia
    solar pool heater sizingHow to size a solar pool heater for your pool. Factors affecting sizing your solar pool heater system, and how to use these to gauge whether you need additional solar panels or could get by with fewer panels.
    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:09 PM
  • Reduce Consumption: The Environmentally Responsible Pool
    Rob Cox
    Swimming pools can consume a lot of energy in circulating, heating and lighting. They can waste a lot of water through evaporation, leaks and backwashing the filters. Waste water could be toxic to the local watershed, if discharged improperly. However - with proper methods and modern pool technology, you can reduce your swimming pool's impact on the environment.
    Tuesday, June 04, 2013 11:07 AM
  • Salt Chlorinator Installation and Start-Up
    Now you can start up your salt chlorine generator. Hand in hand with salt you are going to need to maintain your stabilizer levels. Stabilizer is especially important with salt pools outdoors so that your salt generator can keep up with chlorine loss to the sun. Finally! Your salt system is installed and your levels are balanced. Now it’s time to start enjoying that silky water that salt pools are known for.

    Friday, April 19, 2013 3:29 PM
  • Pool Pumps Earn ENERGY STAR Certification
    Rob Cox
    On February 15, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its first ENERGY STAR specification for pool pumps. Expanding into this new product category is part of the ENERGY STAR program’s overall commitment to help prevent climate change by encouraging superior energy efficiency.

    Friday, March 22, 2013 11:18 AM
  • Save Money at the Pool Pump
    A pool pump is the heart of your swimming pool. It keeps the pool water circulating so that the filter can clean and to spread chemicals around the pool. It is also one of the most costly in terms of your utility bill. It is not uncommon for a pool pump to account for up to 20% of a household utility bill. That is a great deal of money to spend circulating your pool water, but don't worry, there are steps you can take that will save your hard earned money.
    Monday, March 04, 2013 5:25 PM
  • Pool Ionizers and Swimming Pool Stains
    Swimming pool ionizers are devices that introduce minerals like copper and silver into the water to fight algae and bacteria. They can be useful for the pool owner that wants to reduce reliance on chlorine, substituting a more natural method.
    Wednesday, February 06, 2013 1:04 PM
  • Install an Ozonator, Save the Ozone Layer
    Rob Cox
    Did you know that the hole in the Ozone layer has been shrinking? Yes! But! Since 2000, the Ozone layer has been slowly filling back in. Chlorinators caused the hole in the ozone layer, and ozonators are fixing it! Isn't that wonderful?

    Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:19 PM
  • Easy Energy-Saving Tips for Your Pool and Hot Tub
    Rob Cox
    While pool and hot tub ownership will invariably come with their share of expenses, there are some easy ways that you can shave some money off those utility bills, cut down on water and energy usage, and limit the environmental impact of your pool and/or hot tub. When you’re running your equipment at peak efficiency, you can feel better about your investment and enjoy your pool or hot tub to the fullest.
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:53 PM
  • 5 Ways to Save Pool Water
    Rob Cox
    2012 will go down as one of the driest years in recent history. Drought conditions struck throughout the United States this year, prompting city and country officials to enact water restrictions and conservation efforts. Here's some tips on how to save water - before the water police come peeking over your fence!
    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:46 PM
  • Solar Pool Heaters - Pros & Cons
    Rob Cox
    Solar pool heating is such a simple set-up, I often wonder why more people don't make the move to solar heaters. Long gone are the days of expensive solar pool panels, made of glass and copper, requiring professional installation. Solar pool heaters can be installed in 1 day, and begin heating your pool immediately.
    Friday, August 03, 2012 11:51 AM
  • Myths about Salt Chlorine Generators
    Rob Cox
    Salt pool systems are a relatively new technology, but have been adopted by the largest pool builders, some of whom estimate that 25% of chlorinated swimming pools have replaced chlorine tablets with salt chlorine systems.Despite their rapid adoption, or perhaps because of it, many misconceptions have made their way into our collective knowledge base.

    Monday, July 09, 2012 12:26 PM