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  • 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
  • Noisy Pool Pump Solutions
    Noisy pool pumps can destroy your peaceful pool ambiance, or wreck your relationship with neighbors. Noisy pump solutions - fix your loud pool pump noise for good with these noise abatement solutions for pool pumps.
    Monday, October 09, 2017 7:01 AM
  • Kreepy Krauly Performance Tune-Up
    Rob Cox
    Kreepy Krauly how to optimize operation for best cleaning - we start with a brief company history, and then dive head first into a FAQ about Kreepy Krauly pool cleaners, and finish with a recommendation on which is the best Kreepy pool cleaner.
    Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:48 PM
  • A Saltwater Pool IS a Chlorine Pool!
    Mark Garcia
    Today's short post is a rant about people thinking that a Saltwater pool is somehow not a Chlorine pool. And I believe it comes from pool builders, who present it as a choice of saltwater or chlorine, without offering much explanation between the two differences.
    Monday, July 24, 2017 1:33 PM
  • Chlorine Shock Vs. Non-Chlorine Shock
    Rob Cox
    What's best? Non-chlorine shock or Chlorine shock (for pools or spas). Simple question, but complicated answer. Both are oxidizers, but only one is a disinfectant. But they both have valid uses - especially now that they both cost nearly the same price.
    Monday, July 10, 2017 11:05 AM