Hello, pool pals and compatriots it’s your faithful friends Matt and Rob with another chapter of Inyo’s pool equipment selection series; and today’s subject is the always-illuminating topic of Pool Lighting. There are three main genres of pool light; Standard incandescent, LED and Fiberoptic. Let’s focus on the basics of each and then we’ll figure out which is the best for you and your pool. First up is the Incandescent.
Let’s get one thing out of the way, freshwater chlorine and saltwater pools are both chlorine. Though seemingly different, these two use chlorine to keep your pool nice and clean. In our following discussion, we will debate which is better: traditional chlorine (i.e. liquid chlorine and tablets) or a saltwater generator. Let’s go. (more…)
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…)
Although most pool lights don’t have a specific function, they provide something to your pool the rest of your pool equipment cannot: the mood. Sometimes, choosing the right color for your pool makes all the difference to your guests and the overall ambiance of your pool setting. We help new and existing pool owners to find replacement lights all year round. Over time, we have realized that one of the major concerns pool owners have is controlling their light. Controlling your pool light should not be a task. What good is a light if you don’t know how to control it?
Besides locating the model number and the manufacturer’s name, when it comes to pool lights, pool owners tend to have two concerns, how do you turn your pool light on/off and how do you toggle between light shows? Let’s explore the various ways pool owners can control their pool lights. (more…)