Pool Articles


  • Kreepy Krauly Help File - Part I

    Check to ensure that the main drain and all suction lines are closed, except for the suction line to which Kreepy Krauly is attached. Check for debris in the filter or pump basket. Check for debris in Kreepy Krauly's flapper. Debris may prevent flapper movement or restrict flow. Pool pump and filter system may be too small (incapable of providing 14 gallons per minute water flow). Consult your pool professional.
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:16 PM

  • Kreepy Krauly Help File - Part II

    Check to ensure the dive float mechanism is operating freely and the dive float restrictor is installed.  Check the automatic regulator valve for its proper installation and ensure it is not clogged with debris. Make sure the water level is at least 3 inches below the pool deck. Check to ensure your Kreepy Krauly is operating at the proper speed of between 8 and 12 feet per minute.
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:17 PM

  • Laars / Jandy - Part IV

    To heat a pool quickly after periods of intermittent shutdown, a larger gas-fired heater is needed. And in colder climates a larger than standard size heater also is recommended for "constant" heating. Maintaining pool temperature requires the same amount of fuel regardless of the heater size. For intermittent heating however, a larger heater actually saves fuel because it brings the pool to temperature more quickly.
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:17 PM

  • Laars / Jandy FAQ - Part I

    Taking into consideration the need to conserve energy and to minimize fuel consumption, any unnecessary pool heating should be avoided. You are the best judge of the kind of use you want out of your pool. Use of your pool for recreation, exercise, therapy or just general enjoyment obviously will require heating it. Your pool won’t contribute to your health or pleasure unless it’s warm enough to swim in comfortably, and when you want to swim. Actually, using your home pool can be far less wasteful of energy and cost you less in fuel than driving to distant resort and vacation areas for away-from-home recreation.
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:31 AM

  • Laars / Jandy FAQ - Part II

    A pool that is properly heated and properly used can contribute to and help safeguard health. Doctors and physical therapists regard swimming as one of the most beneficial of cardiovascular exercises. It is an exercise that nearly everyone can do safely, while running and jogging are impossible for many elderly people and those who suffer from arthritis and muscular diseases.
    Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:28 PM

  • Laars / Jandy FAQ - Part III
    Size for size, natural and propane gas-fired heaters cost the same. Prices depend on heater size, which in turn depends on the size of your pool—the gallonage of water to be heated. A good rule of thumb is 6% - 10% of the total pool cost, if yours is an in-ground pool. And for this small added cost you get considerably more use from your pool. If you have also decided on a spa, the piping to the pool is negligible in cost.
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 7:12 AM
  • Laars / Jandy FAQ - Part V

    Not with Teledyne Laars/ Jandy. Everything you need for convenient, efficient operation is part of the heater package. In our gas-fired models with pilot light, included are such features as the Visoflame pilot lighting device that puts the pilot where it can be seen for fast checkout and easy lighting. Series 2 model ESC heaters have an electronic temperature controller which provides two separate temperature settings for the pool and spa modes of operation. This model also has electronic intermittent ignition for even lower operating costs.
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:20 PM

  • Laars / Jandy FAQ - Part VI

    For the sheer enjoyment of swimming in real comfort— any time you want. Any time of the day, any day of the year. Owners of heated pools would answer this question in far more glowing terms, but what having a heated pool amounts to is the satisfaction of getting more—much more—from your pool investment in terms of year-round family fun.
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:21 PM

  • Leak Detection

    Pools are meant to be watertight but sealants will deteriorate while other parts of your pool shift and settle or just plain wear out.  Pools can leak through any of the fittings or accessories, plumbing, or even right through the shell. It is important to repair leaks, not only to save water, heat, and chemicals, but also to prevent undermining pool structural components and washing away fill dirt.
    Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:53 PM

  • Low Pressure Cleaners

    Low Pressure pool cleaners such as the Polaris 360 or the Letro Legend II operate at a lower pressure (17 - 19 psi) than does the Polaris 180 or Polaris 380, which require pressure above 30 lbs to work effectively. This is why the 180/ 380 require an additional booster pump to send higher pressure water to the unit. And of course, the booster pump requires hard-wired electric on it's own circuit breaker, with its own timer clock as well as plumbing and trenching from the booster pump to the unit. The last four feet of this run can go under the pool deck and through the wall for best results, or the installer can use an over the deck mounting kit.

    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 8:22 AM