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  • Anatomy of a Swimming Pool
    Rob Cox
    RainKlor salt system pool diagramSwimming pool anatomy 101 - what are the main components of a swimming pool? Here's a text based list and a few illustrated references - for the novice pool owner, to gain a better understanding of the circulation system and other pool equipment.
    Thursday, January 31, 2019 3:50 PM
  • New Pool Owner - What's Next?
    Rob Cox
    Every day, thousands of new pool owners are created, when they sign on the dotted line to purchase a new home - with a swimming pool in the backyard. So the question is valid one - how do I take care of this new pool in the backyard - and how can I keep it safe for my family.
    Friday, January 25, 2019 2:33 PM
  • Raising Pool Equipment for Flood Protection
    Rob Cox
    How to elevate your pool equipment pad, or raise the pump, filter and heater, to avoid flooding danger. Storm surges, heavy rain and overflowing rivers can damage pool equipment and put pool owners in danger. Many people in flood prone areas are elevating the pump and filter, to avoid problems and safety hazards - but are they creating new ones? 
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:30 PM
  • How to Clean a Salt Cell
    how to clean salt cellThe key to keeping a salt chlorinator working efficiently is to give it some regular TLC as part of your pool maintenance regimen. A clean salt cell not only works better, but it also lasts longer than salt cells that haven’t been properly maintained.
     
    Monday, November 05, 2018 4:35 PM
  • How to Add Pool Chemicals During Winter
    How to Add Pool Chemicals During WinterThere are many reasons one might add chemicals to a covered swimming pool during the winter months. But no matter the reason, the desired result is always the same - to keep the pool water clean for an easier spring opening!
    Monday, October 15, 2018 5:13 PM
  • Winter Pool Care Tips
     winter pool care tipsContrary to popular belief, pool maintenance doesn’t completely go away once the winter cover is on. We’ve put together a short list of simple winter pool care tips to keep your pool clean through the winter season and help make spring opening a breeze.
    Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:58 AM
  • 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
  • National Pool Closing Day 2018
    Pool Center
     National Pool Closing Day for 2018 is on Thursday, September 13th. Closing a pool isn't difficult. In fact, many pool owners refer to Pool Center for tips and guidelines on how to close a pool. We've been providing expert pool advice to our online audience since 1996.
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 10:34 AM
  • An In-Depth Look at Pool Heat Pumps
    Unlike natural gas or propane pool heaters, a pool heat pump can't generate its own heat. This might sound strange at first. How else is a heat pump supposed to warm up your pool water?! Let's take a closer look, shall we?

     
    Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:34 PM
  • Top Pool Closing Supplies for 2018
    top winter pool closing productsPool closing season is almost upon us, and it’s time to start stocking up on supplies! Winterizing a pool isn’t too challenging, but it’s a lot easier when you have the right chemicals, tools and equipment. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the most popular pool closing products for 2018.
    Friday, August 10, 2018 10:04 AM
  • Simple Ways to Extend Your Pool Season
    Who wouldn't want to enjoy more time in the pool if they could! When the outside temperature begins to cool, you can count on these simple ways to warm up your pool water and extend the pool season. 
    Thursday, August 02, 2018 3:39 PM