Author Archives: Kara Redden

  • The Heat Pump is Not Heating!

    The air is a little chilly, but the pool looks so inviting.  You dip your toe into the water to discover it is freezing!  Why is the heat pump not heating up the water?  There are a couple of possible situations that may cause the heat pump not to work.  Check the breakers.  If the […]

  • The Heat Pump is Leaking!

    You walk out to the heat pump and … oh no!  There is water on the ground, the heat pump must be leaking!  What should you do?!  If you suspect the heat pump is leaking, start by checking the pool water to ensure you have a sanitizer reading in the pool.  If you do, great, […]

  • Tips to Extend Your Pool Season

    Enjoy your swimming pool, but finding the season too short, or want the heat to last longer so you can extend your season?  Here are a few tips to help you accomplish that… Using a Solar Blanket.  Yes, a solar blanket does help to retain the heat in your swimming pool.  We recommend having the […]

  • Hazy Pool?

    Swimming contaminants and how to avoid deal with them You go outside and take the solar blanket off the pool, ready to take a refreshing dip on a hot summer day, only to realize that the pool does not sparkle as it should.  The water is not cloudy, but you know your pool has looked […]

  • The Water Flow Back into the Pool is Low

    There are a few different reasons that you could have poor flow. 1.  If you have a Variable Speed pump it may be programmed too slow.  Increase speed to see if the issue is resolved.  2.  Check the pressure gauge on the filter, as low flow is an indication of a dirty filter.    If the […]

  • Pool Filtration Systems: What are the differences?

    When it comes to filtering the water in your pool, you have 3 options:  Sand, Cartridge or DE (diatomaceous earth).  Sand Filters Sand filters are the most popular style due to their ease of use.    The tank is filled with sand or glass filter media (the amount required will differ between sizes / manufacturers – […]

  • Safety Tips for New Pool Owners

    Welcome to pool ownership! The joys of the hot summer days relaxing by the pool are upon you and your loved ones and beautiful memories are about to be created.  Before you and your loved one’s dive headfirst into the pool to splash around, it is important to think about safety.  As a mother of […]

  • Are you having issues priming the pump?

    If you’re finding that your pump won’t prime, here are some possible issues you can check at home before placing a request for a service call: Make sure the water level in the pool is high enough so water can flow into the skimmer (about ½ – ¾ up the skimmer opening). Check the lid […]

  • Pool Foam

    You’re all ready for a lazy day by the pool, grab your towel and head to your favorite lounge chair and as you look at the once inviting water you notice it – the bubbles.  The pool is full of them, the foam is everywhere in the water.  It looks like someone took some bubble […]