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Swimming Pool Suction Entrapment

Swimming Pool Suction Entrapment

August 1, 2022

I am a pool geek. I can’t help myself. I LOVE swimming pools. Whenever I see a pool I have […]

Sta-Rite pool pump cracked and leaking at tank body

Sta-Rite pool pump cracked and leaking at tank body

July 21, 2022

Here’s something that I’ve unfortunately been seeing more and more of: Sta-Rite variable speed pumps leaking after they crack along […]

We have Variable Speed Pool Pumps in stock

We have Variable Speed Pool Pumps in stock

July 11, 2022

We sell so many variable speed pumps that I order them in bulk. So… when everyone else is out of […]

What is my swimming pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?

What is my swimming pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?

July 10, 2022

Here’s one of the most common questions I’m asked: “Mike, what is my pool filter gauge pressure supposed to be?” […]

Broken Pool Plaster, Calcium Nodules, Plaster Delamination, Pop-Offs

Broken Pool Plaster, Calcium Nodules, Plaster Delamination, Pop-Offs

July 4, 2022

Plaster delamination is also known as a “Pop-Off”. A Pop-off is a section of plaster that has delaminated from its […]

The best swimming pool Saturation Index calculator

The best swimming pool Saturation Index calculator

June 17, 2022

There are many pool saturation index calculators available online. Some are good, some are not so good but this one […]

Phosphates in Folsom pool water

Phosphates in Folsom pool water

June 14, 2022

Why are there phosphates in Folsom water? In 2020, many Folsom residents experienced pin-hole leaks in their copper plumbing pipes. […]

I want a heater on my pool

I want a heater on my pool

June 10, 2022

I regularly receive inquiries from people who want to “heat their pool” or “install a heater” on their pool. Rather […]

How to take & submit swimming pool photos

How to take & submit swimming pool photos

May 24, 2022

How to and how not to take & submit swimming pool photos People contact us every day asking for pool […]

What is the gas cost to run a pool heater in 2022?

What is the gas cost to run a pool heater in 2022?

February 8, 2022

What is the gas cost to run a pool/spa heater in 2022? (I first published this article in 2012 and […]

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