Pool Chlorine Levels: The Key to Fun & Safe Swimming Do you remember the kid on your block who had a pool? His house was always the most popular one, full of kids in swimsuits and trunks scurrying around the backyard so long as it was sunny. Everyone – mom, dad, the neighbors, even the … Continue reading How To Balance Chlorine in Your Pool
When most folks imagine the life of a pool-owner, they think of summer barbecues: kids splashing around as they play Marco Polo, parents sipping soda pop (or maybe a beer or two) while hot dogs and burgers sizzle on the nearby grill. It’s an idyllic picture, and one that’s certainly a reality for pool-owners… maybe … Continue reading Swimming Pool Chemistry for Dummies: How to Balance Pool Chemicals
Floating Pool Skimmer: What Is It? Anyone who has read our article about pool skimmers and why you need one knows how important it is to have a fully functioning suction line to circulate pool water and help pick up all the floating leaves, bugs, and other crud from the surface of your pool. The … Continue reading Save Time and Money on Pool Maintenance with a Floating Pool Skimmer
by Mandy Ellis While we prepare for a relaxing holiday, we here at SkimKing are reminded that a Labor Day pool party doesn’t just need to be fun, it needs to be safe. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that each day 10 people (two of which are kids under 14) die from unintentional … Continue reading How to Have an Awesome, Safe Labor Day Pool Party
Get the skinny on your pool skimmer Whether you just started flirting with the idea of installing a pool or have had one for years, the pool skimmer can be a bit of a mystery. Swimming pools have tons of parts and the skimmer is undoubtedly one of the most important. Today we will talk … Continue reading Pool Skimmer: What is it and why do I need one?
Across the globe humans love taking haven from the grueling grind of work and the ravaging rays of the sun by taking a refreshing dip in the backyard swimming pool. But we aren’t the only ones. Below are five videos of other animals escaping the doldrums of their daily lives – or maybe they just … Continue reading 5 Animals that love your pool just as much as you do
Some ways to save energy at home For pool owners, just like any other consumer, lower prices at the gas pump result in more spending money in their pockets. However how much of a victory is this truly if the money we are saving goes from one energy bill to another? While the cost of … Continue reading Swimming Pool Energy Saving Tips
Keeping your pool clean is a drag… Have you ever been ready to jump in the pool on a hot, sunny day when you noticed a collage of brown leaves scattered across the pool floor? Or maybe you were unable to see these unsightly stains due to cloudy water? The old-fashioned way of keeping a pool … Continue reading Surprise! They’re Doing It Wrong. This Is The Right Way To Keep A Pool Clean.
This time better than ever Last year more than 11,000 professionals from the Pool and Spa industry gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2014 Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo to show off their new product offerings, check out what cool products others in the biz were working on – mixed in with visiting some old … Continue reading The King Returns to the Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo
Swimming pool owners live for warm days of soaking up the sun – savoring their chance to escape into nature and bathe in the backyard experience. These moments provide relief from the stresses of modern life and the constant connectivity many of us feel each day. Throughout history, technology and nature have been portrayed as … Continue reading Nature and Technology Team Up to go Below the Surface