Solar Pool Heater For Above Ground Pools

​Solar heating an above ground pool has become quite a popular practice in recent years. And it seems as though more and more people are wanting to heat up the pool water to either make it more comfortable or to extend their swim season. Answering this call, manufacturers have responded to the demand by offering more options for the swimming pool owner searching for ways to warm up pool water.

Making The Most Of It

It is important to note that these solar heating systems will work with varying results on each pool. Pool size, location, and air temperature are just a few of the variables that make each application different. However you can make the most of your solar pool heating system by taking a few important steps first. (more…)

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Feb. 6, 2014

1972 V8 Vega GT

Viva Lost Vegas!!!

These few pics below pay homage to an often forgotten piece of automotive Americana, the V8 Vega. Pictured here is a classic 1972 Chevrolet Vega GT. This car is powered by an original 1970 LT-1 350/370hp small block V8, while the remainder of the drive train is comprised of a GM TH350 transmission mated to a Chevrolet 12 bolt rear differential with 4.10 gears.

The body of this Vega GT is in great shape and still wears it’s original code 75 Red paint and original black deluxe interior. Other “Day 2″ features include 5 lug spindle conversion with 15” Cragar s/s rims and Good Year Polyglas GT tires. Rounding out the mods are vintage Stewart Warner Green Line gauges and a Hurst Auto Stick II shifter. (more…)

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Jan. 28, 2014

Rusty Swimming Pool Top Ledges Or Top Rails

Rusted or corroded swimming pool top rails and parts often become a problem for many pool owners eventually. The rust is caused by nature’s elements like moisture and sun, or from corrosive chemicals like chlorine, salt, acid etc. Over time the effects take their toll on the coatings protecting the metal parts of the average above ground pool. But there are a few things you can do to fight back and prolong the life of your pool.

Assess The Damage

Anytime is a good time to perform maintenance on your pool. However during a liner change or during your initial Spring start up is often the most appropriate. (more…)

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Jan. 27, 2014

Above Ground Pool Liner Installation Tips

Whether you are putting a pool liner in a brand new swimming pool or replacing an old liner, it is a good idea to make the most of your investment. Installing your new pool liner correctly will add to the longevity of both the new pool liner as well as the pool itself. Follow along as we briefly discuss the common mistakes made when installing an above ground pool liner and how to avoid them.

Prevention

It likely goes without saying but unwanted moisture is the primary cause of premature corrosion of the pool wall and frame. And the majority of the problem can be prevented or stopped with a few simple steps. Fortunately for those of you about to install or replace the liner in your above ground pool, this is the perfect time to ensure your pool will deliver fun and relaxation for years to come. (more…)

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Jan. 26, 2014

Rusty Pool Walls

In all, an above ground pool is a very worthy investment. Where else can you have decades of fun for such a small amount of money. However, eventually your investment may need may need some additional help to keep delivering the good times. It would likely last forever if it did not eventually succumb to corrosion, this includes aluminum pools and pool walls too.
Regardless of the type of metal your pool is constructed of, it going to happen to most every above ground pool owner sooner or later. I am referring to the discovery you find when it comes time to replace the liner in your above ground pool.  You dig and and upon the liner’s removal you discover rust on the inside of the pool wall. Your heart sinks at the thought of not being able to use your pool again or the possibility of having to spend money to replace it. (more…)

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Jan. 25, 2014