In-Floor pool cleaners are a system of pop-up heads on the floor of the pool that rise and spray in sequence. A manifold or distribution device changes the flow of water across banks of jets located in the steps and floor of the pool. The succession of jet banks directs debris towards the deep end, where it can be sucked up by the drains and skimmers. They are sold as an option to the more common type of pool cleaner that rolls around the pool floor, and vacuums debris into an attached bag, or in the case of suction cleaners, sucks it into the skimmer or pump basket. [Read more…]
On average, swimming pools lose about a quarter of an inch of water each day, yet variations in wind intensity, humidity and sunlight can drastically change water loss rates.
Leaks in your pool system may be difficult to find for one of two reasons. First, if you have an autofill device, it will continue to keep the pool’s water level the same by adding water on a more frequent intermittent basis. Second, if you fill the pool yourself with a hose, you may not notice that you are adding water on a more frequent basis.
The average swimming pool will lose anywhere from 1/4″ to 1″ per week. If your water bill is higher than usual you may want to check to see if there is an on-going leak in the pool by trying the Bucket Test to determine whether the pool has a leak or is just experiencing routine water evaporation. [Read more…]
Having a pool is great but what if you had the option to add a little something more to it to make your outdoor oasis even more fun, more relaxing and more suitable for your lifestyle? Items like swim-up bars, built-in tables, and tanning ledges transform ordinary and dated pools into trendy and entertaining hotspots. Below are some of the coolest interior features for pools today that you may want to consider incorporating into your own pool:
Whether you plan to lay on the ledge directly or pull your deck chair right on in, a tanning edge is the ideal place to catch the best rays possible while staying cool. It is typically 5-8 inches deep and is situated at the perimeter of the pool. In some designs, the baja shelf (or tanning ledge) is placed near the deep end of the pool so kids can jump off it and so adults can comfortably supervise. [Read more…]