Archive for April, 2012

What Do Pool Pumps Do?

Monday, April 30th, 2012

At the heart of your swimming pool system lies the pool pump. Pool pumps circulate pool water, which is critical to the filtration process. It is the filtration process that keeps your pool water free of bacteria and algae. Without proper water circulation your pool chemicals won’t be dispersed correctly and evenly.

How to: Avoid Pool or Spa Drain Entrapments

Friday, April 27th, 2012

One of the most overlooked swimming pool and spa dangers are faulty drains. Entrapment caused by a powerful suction from a pool or spa’s drain can trap an adult or a child. Your greatest water safety assurance comes from learning and practicing as many pool safety tips you can, including the following about how to avoid pool or spa drain entrapments:

Swimming Pool Stains: What You Should Know

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Stains on swimming pool surfaces can be visually unappealing and costly if you don’t take immediate action. Brushing can often remove recent stains if you recognize them early enough. If you leave pool stains neglected it can ultimately result in the need to drain the pool to apply an acid wash.

Above Ground Pool Benefits

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Some people believe that because above ground pools are less expensive, they are of lower quality. This simply is not the case; above ground swimming pools offer an array of advantages compared to inground pools.

Eco-Select™ Products from Pentair Water Pool and Spa®

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

PoolGear Plus® carries many eco-friendly pool products like the Eco Select™ brand from Pentair Water Pool and Spa®. Eco Select pool products save up to $1,500 a year in utility costs. Eco Select pool products include pool heaters, automatic pool cleaners, pool pumps, innovative pool controls and more that save energy, conserve water and are easy on your wallet.