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June, 2009:

What Horse Power Pump Should I get for my Pool?

When I first started in the pool business in 1976 most pools had 1/2 horse power or 3/4 hp pumps. Today most pools have a 1-1/2 hp or 2 hp pumps. Arrr Arrr Arr as Tim Taylor says, but is a larger hp pool pump always better? The pump manufacturer can manipulate the pump horse […]

I am often asked, ‘should I get a pool light?’

I love my pool light, so I give an emphatic YES! to that question. For me, having a pool light is an extension of the lighting in my landscape. I enjoy having the pool lit when I am outside or when I am entertaining. When entertaining in the winter months most of the time I […]

Different Types of Pool Cleaners

There are 3 different types of pool cleaners for your swimming pool whether it is an above ground swimming pool or an in ground swimming pool. The first that I am going to mention is the manual pool cleaner. Because of having to manually use a pool vacuum head to clean your pool at least […]

Type of Salt to Use with a Salt System

It is imperative that you use only sodium chloride (NaCL) that is 99% pure. This is commonly available at most pool stores or hardware store. Do not use rock salt, salt with more than 1% yellow prussiate of soda, salt with more than 1% anti-caking additives. DO NOT USE IODIZED SALT.  To add salt turn […]

SWIMMING POOL LINER CARE

Most Pool liner problems are due to an improper use of chemicals, too much or too little. For the proper chemical balance, you can purchase a test kit to measure the chemicals in your swimming pool water. PH is the measure of acidity/basicity level in your swimming pool. A proper pH level (7.2 to 7.6) […]