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  • World's First Airplane with a Swimming Pool
    rob cox
    World's first swimming pool on an airplane. Mind blowing pictures of the Airbus A385 triple decker floating palace in the sky. Not a real airplane, this fantasy was invented by Emirates for April Fool's Day, 2017.
    Friday, March 23, 2018 2:06 PM
  • So Long, Lithium Pool Shock!
    Mark Garcia
    Where can you buy Lithium Hypochlorite? You can't - at an affordable price anyway. Due to price increases on the raw material Lithium, it's become No Longer Available, or Discontinued. Instead of Lithium pool shock, you can use these other products with the same benefits. 
    Monday, March 12, 2018 4:57 PM
  • Optimizing Variable Speed Pump Savings
    rob cox
    Variable speed pumps save money, but can they really save 90% over a single speed pump? We follow the trials of one pool owner "Jim", as he chases the elusive 90% energy savings goal with a new Variable Speed Pump.
    Wednesday, March 07, 2018 9:29 AM
  • Vermiculite Pool Bottoms for Aboveground Pools
    Vermiculite pool bottom is1 bag of portland cement mixed with 2 bags of Palmetto C-3 medium Vermiculite. Trowel in place for a hard yet flexible pool base for any aboveground pool. We show you how, in todays blog post!
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 1:28 PM
  • California Pool Laws: Vol 1 - Pool Safety
    Rob Cox
    Essentially, if you are planning to sell your home, or do any extensive pool renovations that require a permit, you will need at least two of the pool safety devices mentioned above. And of course, all new pool construction must display two approved safety devices, or risk failing the final pool inspection.
    Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:14 AM
  • Pool Auto-Fill Care & Repair
    Mark Garcia
    Auto-Fill devices for pools, discussion of the types of pool water levelers available, and some basic maintenance tasks to do regularly. Also addressed is replacement of pool auto fillers, or are the new style and old style interchangeable? Pool Auto-Fill Repair and Care, that's what it's all about!
     
     
    Friday, January 19, 2018 9:40 AM
  • Southern Pools Freeze Over
    Mark Garcia
    An arctic blast swept through the sunbelt, freezing pools in place. FAQ on the most common questions we have heard over the years regarding swimming pools and freezing temperatures.What to do with a frozen pool? 

     
    Monday, January 08, 2018 10:33 AM
  • 5 Non-Stabilized Chlorine Options
    Rob Cox
    3 types of "unstabilized chlorine" or chlorine without cyanuric acid, and 2 alternative practices that can be used to help the problem with cyanuric acid build-up in pools. Non-stabilized chlorine tablets and other options to using stabilized pool tablets

    Friday, December 15, 2017 3:36 PM
  • Vintage Motel Pool Postcards
    Rob Cox
    Vintage postcards featuring swimming pools, a dozen old postcards for hotels and resorts, from the 50's 60's and 70's. Postcards could be purchased for 5 or 10 cents back then, or you could use the free postcards in your hotel room, which of course promoted the hotel, with a sly word of mouth method.
     
    Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:56 PM
  • How to Clean Anything Around A Pool
    Mark Garcia
     For pool owners - how to clean any surface around the pool, and remove smudges and stains from ladders, rails, caulk and furniture, and on the pool too.
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:27 PM
  • Common Questions about Water Testing
    Rob Cox
    Taylor Complete Water Test Kits, like t he K2005 and K2006 come with a great little booklet, called the Pool & Spa Water Chemistry Testing and Treatment Guide. Here is an excerpt from the Taylor Guide 2004B, Chapter 7: Common Questions about Water Testing.
    Monday, October 30, 2017 1:36 PM