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Cartridge Filters - Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down?

I am doing an analysis of filters and am seeking feedback from the members on Cartridge Filters. Specifics such as if you use them, your bu…

Started by Steve WiencekLatest Reply

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Installing and Operating an Efficient Swimming Pool Pump

Hi, The larger the pump, the greater your pumping and maintenance costs. Therefore, you want to use the smallest size pump possible for you…

Started by robinsenny

1 Jul 22, 2018
Reply by Kevin Misley

Cartridge Filters - Thumbs Up Or Thumbs Down?

I am doing an analysis of filters and am seeking feedback from the members on Cartridge Filters. Specifics such as if you use them, your bu…

Started by Steve Wiencek

125 Jan 19, 2017
Reply by Jory

Pool surface coatings

Anyone using more energy efficient easy to maintain interior surface finishes such as epoxies,fiberglass ,EcoFinish or polyureas ? Any othe…

Started by California Fiberglass pools

0 Jun 18, 2014

Liquid pool cover ( Isopropyl or silicone? )

Hello, everyone. Here an issue I try to get around. I am using solar liquid pool cover with isopropyl alcohol base . The product works very…

Started by Philippe Seguin

9 Mar 14, 2014
Reply by Aaron Heiss

Most Energy Efficient Pool Pump

I am a big fan of the intelliflo VS and XF.  Are the other makers Hayward and Jandy more efficient?  Your thoughts.  

Started by Randy Blackburn

5 Jun 21, 2013
Reply by John

Vacuum Tube Solar System

I recently built a pool and spa in one of the foggiest, coolest environments in California.  This pool, high on a bluff in Elk, is not heat…

Started by Lee Rider

14 Oct 31, 2012
Reply by Lee Rider

multi-speed vs. two-speed

Which is better for the average pool owner that has a pool with attached spa, a multi-speed pump like the Intelliflo or a two-speed pump wi…

Started by Clint Combs

31 Jun 14, 2012
Reply by Clint Combs

Solar Powered Pool Pumps

Does anyone have much experience with residential and/or commercial solar pumps? Any input would be helpful. I have limited exposure to pum…

Started by Scott Tarr

1 Jun 28, 2011
Reply by David Penton

The Importance of Pool Covers

I am sure most of you know that about 70% of a pool's total heat loss is due to evaporation. It makes sense, then, that using a pool cover…

Started by Monique Nelson

12 Mar 17, 2011
Reply by Monique Nelson

"If harnessing the sun's rays to generate heat for pools is nothing new, then why are so few builders embracing it?"

This is taken from an article in the Pool & Spa News called, "Solar 101: Grasping the Basics" "If harnessing the sun's rays to generate…

Started by Scott Tarr

30 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Don Parish

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