Swimming Pool Blog
- Raising Pool Equipment for Flood Protection
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
The 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
There 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
Contrary 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
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
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 2019
Pool 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 2019.
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
- Types of Inground Swimming Pools
What type of inground swimming pool should you get? There are three main types of inground pools - vinyl liner, fiberglass and concrete. What's the difference and which one is the best one? We'll explain the construction of each one and their advantages and disadvantages.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:45 PM
- What Can You Learn From a Pool Water Test?
Swimming pool test kits and test strips are essential for maintaining balanced, sanitary water in your pool. But what can you learn from a pool water test, and what should you look for when purchasing a test kit? Which factors should you pay closest attention to in your water? And more importantly, what does ideal water chemistry look like? Not to worry...we’re here to help!
Monday, July 02, 2018 12:38 PM