Pool Tube


    A silvery white and ductile member of the poor metal group of chemical elements.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:10 AM
    Also known as "alum;" this product is used as a flocculent which attracts suspended particles in the water together (green or cloudy pools).  "Alum" sinks everything to the bottom  which is then vacuumed to waste.  A small amount of "alum" can also be used as a sand filter additive. 
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:10 AM
  • Amazing Japanese Fake Pool
    Imagine a layer of plexi-glass around the rim of your above-ground swimming pool...then fill it with 500-100 gallons of water...leaving room to get in and under the plexi-glass and walk around underneath...?  Whaaaa??  How did they do that???
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 9:52 AM
  • American Olympic Diver Accident
    Here is what happens when you don't push out enough on your release from the diving board...ouch!! 
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 9:57 AM
    A negatively charged ion, which has more electrons in its electron shells than it has protons in its nuclei, is known as an anion due to its attraction to anodes.
    Thursday, November 01, 2018 9:10 AM
  • AquaCheck Test Strips
    Test strips are at minimum comparable in accuracy to liquid color comparator tests. Because AquaChek test strips are more convenient, we believe they actually deliver greater accuracy. They reduce the chances of human error associated with liquid kits, which require measuring samples and counting drops of reagent.
    Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:29 AM
  • Automatic Cleaners - Pressure Side Cleaners / In-Ground
    These cleaners are those that attach to the pressure side (return) of your circulation system. The water that is being pumped or "pushed" back to the pool powers these units which have their own hydraulic power plant inside. Being on the pressure side, these units have distinct advantages. They are helpful in distributing clean, filtered water around the pool and having their own debris bag means that they don't compromise the filter system. Even with the bag full, a pressure cleaner still operates, stirring debris up. It just won't suck up any more debris until the bag is emptied.

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:39 AM
  • Automatic Cleaners - Robot Cleaners / All Pool Types
    The advantages to owning a robot cleaner include their self contained filter, which is easily cleaned. They also do quite well with their coverage. Some units are computer chip controlled, and some even have remote controls so you can steer the unit from a lounge chair! Being that they are the only cleaners not attached in any way to the pool's circulation system, they produce no resistance or back pressure on the filtering. Their cost can be more than suction or pressure side cleaners.

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 10:31 AM
  • Automatic Cleaners - Suction-Side
    The automatic pool cleaner is a device that leapt right into the hearts of pool owners and service technicians alike. In a genesis similar to that of human air flight, engineers and inventors have produced gadgets of fancy in the hopes of finding one that will fly. Several have achieved wide-spread use and acceptance by consumers and the service industry. These are described below and are broken into three categories; suction side cleaners, pressure side cleaners and robots.
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:39 PM
  • Automatic Covers

    Automatic cover manufacturers boast of water, chemical, electrical and heat savings. Even the Department of Energy has a home page devoted to the economic benefits of pool covers. Auto covers have also been attributed to drowning prevention (although the solid cover must have rain water pumped off to be considered safe). The auto cover will keep your pool free from leaves and wind blown debris, however, you'll have to clean off the cover before opening it. This is usually easier than cleaning the pool. Below are some troubleshooting tips from our help file.
    Tuesday, April 02, 2019 11:07 AM