Swimming Pool Blog

- Misc. Equipment
  • Pool Cover Pump Care & Maintenance
    How to maintain your pool cover pump for the longest life. Submersible pumps will last much longer if you follow these simple tips. Mark also gives some recommendations (personal opinions) on which pumps are best, and briefly discusses parts for pool cover pumps.
    Friday, November 29, 2013 2:28 PM
  • Inground Pool Skimmer Plumbing Diagrams
    rob cox

    Skimmer plumbing can be confusing underground. Here's five common scenarios for inground pool skimmer plumbing. If your main drain is connected into the skimmer, or if you have an older sylvan or anthony pool, these diagrams of skimmer plumbing should help you with a mental picture of how the pipes are connected underground. Skimmers that are combination skimmers, tying the main drain into the skimmer make use of a diverter or flow valve to control the amount of water coming from the drain.
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:36 PM
  • Pool Slide Installation
    SWimming Pool SlideYour swimming pool may not have been originally constructed with accessories like a diving board or a pool slide, but it’s never too late to add that extra piece of deck equipment to enhance your swimming pool experience. Swimming Pool slides are becoming ever more popular because of the numerous color and design options, ease of installation, and safety factor.
    Friday, December 16, 2011 4:21 PM
  • Top 3 Pool Chlorinator Problems
    Now, let's take a look at some of the problems that a pool owner may have with chlorinators. Top 3 pool tablet feeder problems, how to fix a hayward chlorinator, and others by Pentair, Rainbow, SaniKing, CMP and other chlorinators

    Monday, October 03, 2011 10:26 AM
  • Swimming Pool O-rings
    Rob Cox
    o-rings for poolsO-rings are used all over pool equipment. Pumps, Filters, Heaters, Valves, Chlorinators, Skimmers, Cleaners....all use small rubber rings in their manufacture. A vital piece of equipment, if it fails, your whole system could shut down. Here's some information on how to care & repair for your little rubber rings.
    Friday, January 22, 2010 12:45 PM
  • Problems at the Pool Equipment Pad
    Swimming pool equipment can present a handful of dangers that, in most cases, can be prevented with a little attention to detail. There are several possible dangers lurking around your equipment pad from chemical explosions to pump motor electrocutions. Several elements come together at your equipment including water, gas, electricity, and potentially hazardous chemicals.
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 8:53 AM