Swimming Pool Blog
- National Pool Opening Day is April 28
National pool opening day is April 28 this year, and every year, on the last Saturday in April. It's a real US national holiday - so here's to opening the pool, and giving summer a head start!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:17 PM
- Earth Day Friendly Pool Equipment & Chemicals
Earth Day Friendly pool equipment that can reduce your reliance on chlorine, eco-friendly pool heating, and natural chemicals by Natural Chemistry and SeaKlear.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:45 PM
- How to Pressure Test Pool Lines
How to use a pressure testing stick to pressure test pool plumbing lines. In a previous post (5 years ago!), I showed you how to build a pressure testing rig for your pool lines, and at the end I promised a follow-up post on how to use the pressure testing tool. Well, here it is, better late than never! :-)
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:04 PM
- Pool Water Testing Blunders
If you want to really geek out on your pool chemistry - here's how to do it. 9 water testing errors to avoid, and a list of common pool testing problems or interference from other chemical levels affecting test results, with false high or low readings.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:49 PM
- Using Fix-A-Leak to Fix Pool Leaks
When speaking with a Marlig rep recently, he impressed on me that using Fix-A-Leak successfully to fix pool leaks requires process and procedure. "You don't just pour it in and walk away". Here then is the best way to use Fix-A-Leak to stop leaks in pools, and how to reverse water flow, or put your pipes under pressure, to force Fix-A-Leak into the cracks or voids.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 2:31 PM
- Alternative Pool Sanitizers 2017
Alternative Sanitizers - what's happening now. My list of 5 alternative pool sanitizers (alternative to chlorine) that have stood the test of time, and one new kid on the block - meet Hydroxy Radicals ~
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:17 PM
- Old Pool Water in Drought Conditions
How high TDS, High CYA, High CH and high DBP's are making your pool cloudy, unhealthy and unmanageable. What to do in a drought - water restrictions when you can't change the pool water.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:54 PM
- Swimming Pools and Skateboarding
In recent news, Houston skateboarders trespassed onto a property, drained the pool with their own pump, and began to skate the pool - until the homeowner dropped by and caught them on tape! Is skateboarding bad for a pool? Do skaters damage pool tile, coping and plaster? What types of pools do skateboarders prefer? These questions and more, answered here..
Monday, January 23, 2017 9:01 AM
- How to Use Alum Flocculant in Pools
How to use alum or aluminum sulfate in swimming pools. Used as a flocculant, alum is very effective to clear cloudy pool water or swampy pool conditions. Alum is not for everyday pool water clarity, but used as a last resort, given the extra work in vacuuming to waste, that is required.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 12:27 PM
- 5 Pool Service Scams & Flim Flams
5 ways that pool service or pool management companies can make some extra money, at your expense! 99% of pool companies don't pull these shenigans, but arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:08 PM
- Christmas Pool Party Decoration Ideas
Christmas pool party decoration ideas, or how to decorate a backyard swimming pool for the holidays. Safety tips for Christmas pool party decorating and 10 pictures to inspire you!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:23 AM