If you’re reading this then there is a good chance that your pool pump is down, the anxiety is up and the algae monster is ready to pounce on your pool. After years in the pool industry, I can tell you many a homeowner has contacted us in a panic with a dead pump. The scenario usually goes as such: they or their tech has the pump apart and they are pondering the options that lay before them. They may know what they need but want to know if it’s worth the work to get the pump up and running. One of their major questions is, “Is it worth it to get a whole new pump or should I just get a motor?” The cost between a simple motor replacement and a pump installation can be sizeable. That difference in price makes it important for you and your wallet to know when to call it quits on an old pump. (more…)
Short Answer: No
The Long Answer:
What is it?
An impeller lock screw is a left handed thread screw used to secure an impeller to the shaft of a motor. When it was introduced, it was a vital part and the only thing keeping your impeller from a Tasmanian Devil-like path of destruction through the inside your pump.
The Sandbar is open!
If you’re reading this then there may be a sand berm big enough to threaten shipping lines at the bottom of your pool. Ok, maybe that was a little dramatic, but a dusting of sand around a return line can cause a panic in any pool owner’s mind. Sadly, this is an all too common problem with sand filters but luckily there are some usual culprits that are easy fixes. (more…)
As the days cool down and summer comes to an end, that nagging feeling creeps up and a bunch of questions start to form in the back of your mind. Do I have to close my pool soon? Should I purchase a safety cover or a winter cover? What are the advantages of purchasing a safety cover over a winter cover? Do they make a cover for my pool shape? How long do custom covers take to make? Are they really worth it?
We always see an increase in calls and requests for winter pool and safety covers around this time of year. And with every call we become more aware of the questions and concerns most pool owners have regarding covers. Fret not, we are here to try and give you the ins and outs on covers that will help you choose the best one for your pool. (more…)
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…)