The Pump Basket on a Swimming Pool

Swimming pool maintenance in Phoenix can be challenging. With so much dust in the air, the pool cleaning and filtering equipment can get a real workout. The pump basket is the last line of defense to keep your pump and filter from getting clogging, or worse, burning out. The pump basket is also the most.. read more →

Vacuuming your swimming pool manually

As the end of Monsoon season approaches, the weather will get wilder for a few weeks. And that means lots more debris in the swimming pools of Phoenix residents. This could mean you need to step up your swimming pool maintenance and vacuum your pool manually to get all the crud out. In point of.. read more →

What is a Diverter Valve in a Swimming Pool

A little known fact of swimming pool maintenance is a tiny little part called a diverter valve. The valve fits under the basket of the skimmer. Its purpose is to divert where the water come from that is being pulled into the filter — the top or the bottom of your pool. Years ago, before.. read more →

Sun tan lotions and swimming pools

Have you ever wondered why public swimming pools require guests to shower before getting into the pool? It is in the hopes that a shower will help remove much of natural and sun tan oils from your skin before you jump in. Sun tan lotions are oil based and that oil is very unfriendly to.. read more →

Which Swimming Pool Filter is Best for My Pool?

The choice of a swimming pool filter is one that will affect your pocketbook, so it is important to make the choice that is right for you. There are three types of filter systems to consider — sand, diatomaceous earth, or cartridge filters. Sand Filter A sand filter is basically a tank filled with silica.. read more →

Things to Consider When Buying a Swimming Pool

Purchasing a swimming pool for your home can be a large financial investment. There are many issues to explore and think about before making such a major purchase. Pool People has a few suggestions that making swimming pool maintenance easier and less expensive, that help extend the life of your swimming pool pump and filtration.. read more →

Do I need an Aerator for my Swimming Pool?

An aerator is a water feature that sprays water out over a swimming pool. The thought is that aerators helps oxygenate the water lower the water temperature of the pool, although there are a wide variety of opinions that this is actually effective. A secondary purpose is to prevent the pool from becoming stagnant and.. read more →

Swimming Pool Suction Cleaners

Swimming pool maintenance in Phoenix become critical during the summer months. Monsoon storms can wash tons of debris, dust and dirt into pools, providing the ideal breeding ground for algae. Suction cleaners are probably the most common form of swimming pool cleaners, and there are three types — rollers, walkers and self-propelled models. Rollers have.. read more →

Swimming Pool Pumps and Motors

Swimming pool maintenance and proper water filtration become even more important in the summer months in Phoenix. As the pool water heats up, the algae, which is ever present, begins to multiply. Remember, algae grows “exponentially” not one-to-one. Keeping the pool well filtered helps keep down the particles in the water that the algae feeds.. read more →

Checking Chemical Levels in Your Swimming Pool

Swimming pool maintenance in Phoenix, Arizona, has a unique set of challenges. Unlike many parts of the country, it never really gets that cold, which means algae can flourish. In addition, Phoenix is blessed with 340+ days of sunshine per year. Those burning rays can be harsh on the water in your pool, not to.. read more →