What pool owners can do about the drought

May 2015 The drought is obviously of huge concern for us Californian’s. Most people are unaware that pools use half as much water as the lawn and even less if evaporation measures are taken: http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-pool-haters-20140913-story.html How you can help: – Turn off water features like waterfalls and spillways. The more water exposed to the atmosphere, […]

Swimming Pool Water Balance. No, its not as easy as you think

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: Decades ago, people in the pool industry started becoming aware that there was more to pool maintenance than just adding sanitizers to the water (to kill algae and bacteria) and filtering it (to help keep it crystal clear). Gradually, we learned that even properly sanitized and filtered […]

Water conservation

Here’s a cool phone app that is easy to use (I have it on my iphone): http://dropcountr.com It shows your home’s current water consumption and lets you compare to your neighbors, community, city, etc. You easily adjust the raduis and it shows how much water use use compered to your neighbors. My swimming pool recently […]

Another pool rebar stain (with video)

Here’s another rebar stain I repaired. The rebar was sticking THROUGH the gunite without coverage on the tips of the rebar! The tips were barely plastered over and the rebar soon began to corrode and left the stain to the left. Here is a close up video of the rebar sticking up:

Video: Cleaning a Sta-Rite Modular DE Filter

I have yet to see a video on YouTube about cleaning the Sta-Rite Modular Diatomaceous Earth Filter so I decided to make one myself. I love this filter. It is so easy to clean and it filters better than a paper cartridge filter. This filter is a dramatic improvement from the traditional DE filters with […]

Lawsuits Closing Public Swimming Pools Forever

You heard it hear. If the United States of America continues on its current litigious path, most public swimming pools will cease to exist in our lifetime. When public pools close, inner-city and non-affluent children don’t have anywhere relatively safe to swim. Kids are going to find a way to cool off so they head […]