Hello and welcome above ground pool owners to the (sometimes) not-so-wonderful world of above ground pool replacement parts. I do not want to sound like a Debbie Downer but it can be hard to ID and track down parts for your beloved above ground pool. Owners of Vogue and Atlantic models will be the first to tell you that tracking down bottom rims for a 15 year old pool has the fun factor of a root canal. (more…)
A glimmering pool light will add dazzling high notes to your poolscape; but a dim or broken light can leave you in the dark as to how to fix it. When your light goes kaput it is time to roll up the shirt sleeves, pull out the test probes and go to work.
But where to start? That is a tough question, as a pool light can have a hundred or so feet of cable, circuit breakers, GFCIs, and junction boxes to contest with. I’ve learned to start with the easy and then work your way up to the hard. We will walk through some simple fixes and some not so simple. (more…)
That is a loaded question if I have ever heard one (or read, in this case). When a motor goes down, the pool’s owner has a hill of decisions to make in a short period. Depending on time of year, he/she may only have a day or two before the pool water begins to turn.
The main question an owner of a newly failed motor asks people like me is, whether they should replace the motor or have it rebuilt. Both routes have their pros and cons and I’ll walk you through my thoughts and at the end I’ll give you my general verdict on the matter. (more…)
Let’s face it, pool equipment is not cheap. That’s why pool maintenance is crucial to the longevity and overall performance of your pool system. The more maintained your pool is, the less money you spend each season, and the happier your pockets become. Many of our customers do spend the extra dollar to have a pool professional maintain and monitor their pool. Still, the majority of our customers prefer to save a dime when they can. No one wants to spend money on something they could have easily prevented.
Trust us when we say, everyone (and their neighbors) hates a loud swimming pool pump. Depending on where you place your pump, the screeching of the bearings can actually become unbearable and possibly cause a rift between you and your neighbors (we’ve seen it before). If your pump is running loud, the first thing you want to do is simply listen to it to determine if the noise is coming from the wet end of the pump or the motor.