How do I know if I need the pre-1998 or 1998-and-after tune-up kit for the Sta-Rite Dura-Glas/Max-E-Glas?

Video: Poolside Chat Episode #7 Sta-Rite Dura-Glas Pre-’98 or Post-’98 Tune Up Kits

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:
  • How do I know if I need the pre-1998 or 1998-and-after tune-up kit for the Sta-Rite Dura-Glas/Max-E-Glas?

Now here’s your host – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #7 Video

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Why Are Smaller Pools Better?

Why Are Smaller Pools Better?

When it comes to pools, most homeowners believe bigger is better (looking at you, Texas), but that is not always the case. If you only have two to three swimmers in your house, you likely do not need a 40,000-gallon pool, unless Michael Phelps is doing laps in your backyard. If you are planning to install a pool or are looking to buy a house with one, I am here to make the case that smaller is baller and more pool equals more problems.

I’ll touch on the following reasons:

  • Pool Chemical Costs
  • Operation Costs
  • Maintenance Time
  • Backyard Space
  • House Value

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Video: Poolside Chat Episode #6 Pool Pump Motor Tune Up Kits

Video: Poolside Chat Episode #6 Pool Pump Motor Tune Up Kits

This is Poolside Chat where every week we answer your questions on how to fix and maintain your swimming pool. Poolside Chat is presented by INYOPools.com, helping pool owners find the right parts since 2001. Now here’s your host – Matt and Rob.

In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question:

  • How do I choose the correct Gasket Kit for my pool pump?

Poolside Chat Episode #6 Video

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Closing Your Pool for the Winter

This week in Florida the temperature reached the 70s. Yup, the 70s. You know what that means, right? It means summer is ending, fall is near, and the pool season is coming to a close. Luckily for us Floridians, we can stretch out our pool season for at least a few more weeks. However, our northern pool owners should start thinking about beginning the process of closing and winterizing their pools. Even pool owners in the South should take precautions to protect their pool equipment. Pool owners in the South are not exempt from water freezing temperatures.

The closer we get to winter, the more calls we receive about the the winterizing process. This is great news. It means pool owners are taking the necessary precautions to protect their pools. Although not a daunting task to complete, winterizing your pool the correct way is necessary to protect your pool and pool equipment from freezing. It also saves you time and money in the spring when temperature rises again.

To help with the winterizing process, we’ve compiled a checklist that pool owners can follow to ensure their pool is closed properly. (more…)

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