We’re here with John Kane, the National Sales Manager with Raypak, a leading manufacturer of pool heaters. Raypak’s a specialized company, meaning they work exclusively with gas heaters and heat pumps. As they our one of Inyo’s favorite brands, we ask them a few questions about the differences between copper and cupronickel, LoNOx (low emission heaters), sizing and their manufacturer warranty.
No one likes swimming in a cold pool, especially when pool heaters exist. And if you own a heater, I’m sure you especially don’t like playing the waiting game. Once thought as a luxury item, swimming pool heaters are becoming a necessity for pool owners everywhere. Pool heaters add comfort to your swimming experience and can extend your swimming season for weeks.
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from pool owners is, “How long does it take to heat a pool?” This is an important question because it helps pool owners determine what size pool heater they need to purchase for their pool and how long in advance they need to start their heater so that it is warm enough to swim.
Overall, buying a heater that is too small for your pool is counter productive. Even if only for monetary purposes, it’s a good idea to know how long it will take to heat your pool. (more…)
Sometimes, the places we grow up in can shield us from the realities of the rest of the world. We forget that our experiences can be and usually are much different than the experiences of someone else. Growing up in Florida means we can enjoy our pools all- year round. Literally. I even have fond memories of jumping into the pool on early Christmas mornings without hesitation or worries about catching pneumonia. Unfortunately, this isn’t true for most families. In fact, I’d guess that an overwhelming majority of swimming pools close before Christmas. This leaves northern pool owners asking themselves, “How can I extend MY pool season?”
Most pool seasons in the US last shorter than most people would like, especially in areas with colder climates. As a result, I figured I would give a few suggestions on ways you can extend your pool season. At the end of the day, pool owners simply want to make the most out of their pool and equipment. With the right combination of the right equipment, you can easily amaze your family and friends by extending your pool season a few weeks or even months. (more…)
The cool thing about a swimming pool is they all work in the same manner. No matter the size, shape, or added features, they all use a combination of filtration and chemical treatment to consistently keep the water clean and healthy. But really, how does a swimming pool work?
As a new pool owner, you might not have a handle of the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of your pool yet, and that is okay.
It was so nice we did it twice.
It turns out the web is still chock full of pool knowledge nuggets. 5 Online Tools Pool Owners Can’t Live Without Part 1 had some highlights but let’s see if we can top it in the second round. (more…)