Author Archives: Kara Redden

  • Why open the pool early?

    We receive a lot of questions every season about when, in the spring, is the best time to open the pool.  We recommend opening the pool by May 11th, the earlier you open, the better it is.  There are several benefits to opening your swimming pool early: Opening the pool early can help ensure the […]

  • Why is my pool pump not working properly?

    Pool pumps, at times, can be finicky and cause problems with the pool circulation system.  Although there are many reasons your pump may be causing you problems, here are a few of the more common issues you can check before calling a pool professional out to help.  (Some troubleshooting is duplicated through the various issues, […]

  • 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 – […]