3 Things I Learned From Owning a Swimming Pool

3 Things I Learned From Owning a Pool

After working in the pool business for years, my family and I finally decided to take the plunge and build our own pool. This was our first venture as pool owners. Now that I have had a pool for three years I have learned several lessons that I did not know prior to owning a pool. You could say I went from book smarts to street smarts as a pool owner. The three biggest things I have learned from pool ownership are:

  1. A lot of Evaporation occurs
  2. You add a lot of Salt
  3. You add a lot of Acid

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7 Biggest Mistakes When Replacing a Pool Motor

I talk to thousands of customers each year about replacing their pool pump motors and the vast majority of our customers install the motors themselves without a hitch. However, occasionally we do encounter mistakes which are made when replacing your motor. So I decided to poll my fellow co-workers, manufacturers and vendors to come up with a list of the seven most common mistakes when replacing a pool motor. The results are in… Drum roll please… (more…)

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Pool Maintenance Hacks

Six Pool Maintenance Hacks Using Household Items

Do you get tired of feeling like you have to buy some specialized pool formula or contraption for every problem that plagues your pool? Special pool chemicals, replacement parts and pool equipment can accumulate during the life span of your pool. Through the years we have run across some unique swimming pool hacks, using ordinary household items that will help save you money. Here are six ways to use household items to help maintain your pool. (more…)

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Above Ground Pool Rust Around Skimmer

Above Ground Pool Repair (Part 1) – Rust Around Skimmer

Above Ground Pool Rust Around Skimmer

At some point in the life of your above ground pool, odds are that you will start to see rust form around your skimmer. This occurs as moisture gets between the liner and the pool wall. Most of the time this moisture is as a result of a leakage around the skimmer or return fitting or a small leak in the liner. The good thing about rust around the skimmer is that the skimmer is located at the top of the pool wall where there is very little water pressure compared to the bottom of the pool wall. This means that this repair can be done easily at little cost. There are two ways I suggest to tackle the repair of a rusty skimmer. Either you can patch the rusted skimmer opening and cut a new skimmer hole in a good section of the pool wall or you can rebuild the rusted skimmer opening. Below we outline each method. (more…)

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16 Pools That Will blow your mind

16 Pools That Will Blow Your Mind

Today on my drive to work I had the idea of asking our staff to send me a link to there favorite pool. We see photo’s of great pools everyday but these are the best of the best. Below in no particular order are our staff pick’s of some truly amazing pools. Let us know which pool is your favorite or if you have a pool you would like to add to our list then go ahead and post a link to it in the comments section. (more…)

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