pool side chat new years

Video: Poolside Chat Episode #13 – New Year’s Special

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:
  • What resolution should pool owners make this New Year’s to improve their pool time?

Now here’s your hosts – Matt and Rob.

Poolside Chat Episode #13 Video

Watch the video it’s easier than reading ;)

(more…)

Read More

above ground pool rust

Above Ground Pools and Rust, Don’t Mix

In the world of above ground swimming pools, rust is a big topic. A good-quality above ground pool can last a long time, but not forever. They can be in a really poor condition and still be a good working swimming pool. I’ve seen above grounds with missing top rails, some missing uprights, old leaky liners, and poor equipment and they are still safely useable. Above grounds can be old and installed out of shape and still stand. They can have all of their coves washed away and the pool’s bottom can be a lumpy, bumpy, wrinkly mess, yet it can hold water and be ready for a party. So what kills an above ground pool? What makes a pool owner say, “This isn’t safe and it’s time for this pool to go”? In a word – rust. (more…)

Read More

How Do I Correct Low Water Pressure?

How Do I Correct Low Water Pressure?

Correcting Low Water Pressure in Your Pool System

One day you come out to look at your pool and you notice that the water flow isn’t what it used to be. Your pool is cloudy or starting to get a tinge of green; your suction cleaner has stopped; your fountains or bubblers are barely generating columns of water; or you feel less water coming out of the return port. What happened and how do you fix it?

Many people equate low water flow to low system pressure. While it is true that many causes of low water pressure are due to low system pressure, low water flow can also be caused by high pressure. Pressure is typically measured at the pressure gauge on top of the system filter. This blog post will discuss causes of low water flow due to both low and high system pressure. (more…)

Read More

Above Ground Pool Ionizers: Good or Bad?

Above Ground Pool Ionizers: Good or Bad?

Every year manufacturers come out with a ton of new products. Pool retailers get bombarded with new toys, better pumps, filters, liners, chemicals, tiles, building products, and of course, new equipment add-ons. During the twenty-nine years that I have been in the pool business I’ve seen new products promise great things, especially  the area of swimming pool water chemistry. (more…)

Read More