December 8th, 2015 by Jacqui Blanton

Pool Safety Cam

Many dog owners enjoy having a dog because it makes them feel ‘safe.’ Dogs have a great of sensing danger or harm, so they are able to alert us whenever they feel like something bad is coming our way. So how great would it be to have a ‘watch dog’ for your pool?

Now, you can have just that! Your Pool WatchDog Swimming Pool Safety Cam can help you keep an eye on your pool when you’re not sitting beside it. The ‘Dog’ even gives you a ‘bark’ via text or email to get your attention and alert you to potential danger. Even more exciting, the ‘Dog’ actually shows you when someone is near your pool or opening your pool cover via the live streaming video! It can be seen through your SmartPhone, Tablet, or PC! Total features include:

  • Streaming video 24-7.
  • Pool WatchDog Cam Alarm alerts you via text and email when it senses potential danger.
  • Video is Available through smartphone, pc, or most wifi enabled devices.
  • Weatherproof
  • Wifi enabled camera with built-in CPU
  • Works with ANY manufacturer’s automatic swimming pool cover.
  • Night Vision Technology.
  • Motion Detection Technology.
  • Able to link multiple cameras to your user interface.

For more information on Pool Safety or the Watchdog Pool Safety Cam, contact the pros at poguepoolspa.com.

 

 

December 9th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Taking Care of Your Swimsuit After you Swim

What do you do with your swim suit after you go for a swim? Wring it out? Let it try out in the sun? Turns out none of those are a good way to care for your swimsuit.

Did you know they shouldn’t even go in the washing machine? Much less the dryer??

The first thing you should do is to rinse your bathing suit in cold water once you’re done using it especially if you’re not washing it right away.

When it is time to wash it, it is recommended to hand wash, in cold water. And to use a mild hand soap, specialized swimsuit detergent, or a mild detergent, but never a regular detergent. They’re too harsh.

Once you’re done washing your swimsuit, DO NOT WRING IT OUT! It can damage the fibers in your swimsuit. It’s also not recommended to hang it since that can stretch it out. Instead, place it flat over a towel and let it dry. Or you can roll up the towel and squeeze gently then lay the swimsuit out to dry.

It’s also recommended to not wear it for at least 24 hours so the swimsuit can go back to its original shape.

 

August 22nd, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Amerlite Incandescent Pool Light

You may not be able to buy a 60 Watt Incandescent light bulb for your lamp at home, but you can still buy incandescent pool lights like Pentair’s Amerlite.

The light is white, but you can purchase several snap-on lens covers in blue, red, green and amber. Whichever colors fits your mood or the ambiance.

Other features of the Amerlite include:

  • World standard of reliability
  • Stainless steel face ring with uni-tension clamp
  • Superior light diffusion
  • Prismatic tempered lens
  • Gold diffused low water cutoff
  • Heat-sensing cutoff for low water protection
  • Plastic snap-on face rings available for s/s lights

The prismatic tempered glass lens measure 8 1/8.”

Additionally, this is a big one, the bulb can be changed without the need to lower your water level.

To find out more, contact the pros at PoguePoolSpa.com.

Amerlite

 

August 15th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Pentair FNS Plus D.E. Pool Filter

Here at PoguePoolSpa we sell all kinds of pool equipment. From filters, to heaters, to pool chemicals. One of the most popular filters we carry is Pentair’s FNS Plus D.E. Pool Filter.

Pentair is one of the “Big 3″ in the pool industry, so it’s no wonder their FNS Plus filter is so popular!

Some of it’s features include:

  • Superior strength
  • Service-Ease grid pack
  • Continuous High Flow internal air relief*
  • 100% factory tested
  • Top-to-bottom backwash
  • High Flow manual air relief valve
  • Tension Control clamp
  • Black valves and plumbing
  • 1-1/2 in. bottom clean out port
  • 7-1/2 in. centerline bulkhead fittings

Additionally, the filters are made of fiberglass reinforced polypropylene making them stronger and more reliable. The top manifold design, also makes it easier to service the grids one at a time.

The FNS Plus D.E. Pool Filter is available in 3 sizes (36 sq ft, 4 sq ft, & 60 sq ft), so you can be sure it will fit your specific needs.

For more information, contact the pros at PoguePoolSpa.com.

Pentair FNS Plus D.E. Pool Filter

August 8th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

E-Command 4 Automation Control

Automating your pool and/or spa is an option you might want to consider if you travel a lot, or are just forgetful like me. One of the options you have to automate your pool is Hayward’s E-Command 4.

At PoguePoolSpa, we carry the HPC-4-ACT-RC E-Command 4. This means that you get:

  • The E-Command 4 
  • 2 actuators
  • A 6-function remote
  • Wireless Antenna

The E-Command 4 can manage both 2-speed and VSP pumps and is simple to use. It’s perfect for people like me who forget to do stuff without alarms. With this, you just program it and go!

The E-Command 4  can control up to 4 devices and includes a breaker subpanel. It can also control 3 valves.

It can control both incandescent and LED lights. An external salt chlorinator and it is capable of solar control.

Check out PoguePoolSpa.com for more information.

E-Command 4 Automation Control

August 1st, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Polaris 280 Pressure Cleaner

If you have a swimming pool, you should spend more time enjoying it than cleaning it. The Polaris 280 Pressure Cleaner helps you do just that. It can clean most pools in 3 hours or less!

It is powered by a separate booster pump, which means you don’t need to detract any power from your regular pool operations.

Other features of the Polaris 280 Pressure Cleaner include:

  • Being powered by double jets (it’s what allows it to clean so fast!)
  • The ability to work in ALL in-ground pools regardless of the size and shape
  • A chamber filter bag that captures large debris so your pump and filter won’t have to

Additionally, the Polaris 280 Pressure Cleaner is available in black for anyone who would rather have one that blends in with their darker pool bottom.

For more information on the Polaris 280 Pressure Cleaner and the Black Max version, head on over to PoguePoolSpa.com!

Polaris 280 Pressure Cleaner

July 2nd, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

+Pool

We all know swimming in a dirty river is a bad idea and can cause health problems. But what about swimming in a pool ON the polluted river???

The designers and team behind +Pool saw that no one swam in New York waters, so they decided to do something about it. They came up with +Pool. A pool designed to filter the river it floats in through its walls.

How cool is that?!

According to the website, “+ POOL is designed to filter the very river that it floats in through the walls of the pool, making it possible for New Yorkers to swim in clean river water for the first time in 100 years. The layered filtration system incrementally removes bacteria and contaminants to ensure nothing but clean, swimmable water that meets both city and state standards. No chemicals, no additives, just natural river water. ”

The team is still working out the kinks, but they have a mini version out on the river right now! It’s going to be on the water for 6 months so the team can observe the pool working in real conditions.

Another cool thing about this pool, is that you can have your name on it! The team raised money, by allowing people to personalize tiles. You can do so here.

I can’t cover the complete awesomess of the +Pool because I could literally go on for pages and pages, so just check out their website for more information.

Plus Pool

June 26th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Loop Loc Pool Covers

When you aren’t using your pool or when pool season is over, it is best to cover your pool with a durable pool cover. However, finding the right one is a hard decision with so many different types and brands on the market. What seems like a simple choice can quickly be turned into a tough choice when the researching begins. Check out Loop Loc Pool Covers.

Loop-Loc has been making pool covers that have been flying off shelves because of their promises to the customers. Their covers are strong enough to support an elephant! Elephants can weigh up to 15,000 lbs. 15,000 lbs!!That’s a LOT of weight, which is why Loop-Loc is known as the ‘one and only intelligent choice’ in pool covers. They have been producing covers for 35 years, and continue to grow strong. No other cover is proven to be as safe and as strong as Loop-Loc and no other manufacturer has a bigger commitment to delivering a superior product with exceptional service. When searching for a pool cover, make the smart choice—and the only choice: Loop-Loc.

For more information about Loop-Loc Pool Covers, contact the pros at PoguePoolSpa.com.

June 19th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Tomorrow is the World's Largest Swimming Lesson

Breaking a world record is a HUGE deal. It’s an even bigger deal when the record being set is for the World’s LArgest Swimming Lesson!

That means that thousands of people will be learning to swim at the same time everywhere in the world! There are over 20 countries signed up to participate in this incredible event!

The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson will take place at  11am EST (3pm GMT), and I don’t know about you, but I would love to be a part of it.

There’s at least 5 different places here in Dallas that will be participating. But no matter where you are, you can be a part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. To view a list of participating locations click here.

Now let’s go break a world record for such a good cause!

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

June 5th, 2014 by Jacqui Blanton

Leisure Time Boost Non-chlorine Shock Oxidizer

Leisure Time has come up with the Free Sanitizing system, it sanitizes without the use of chlorine or bromine. The second step in the system is Boost, a non-chlorine shock oxidizer.

Boost is specially formulated to break down oils, lotions, and other organic materials floating around in your spa. It is 7.5% hydrogen peroxide.

This product, improves filtration, while it helps keep your spa water looking clean and clear!

When you first use Boost:

  1. Add 3 oz per 150 gallons, make sure to wipe any excess product off the bottle
  2. Circulate water with the jets on  a minimum of 15 minutes before adding another product

For the weekly maintenance dose you do the same thing, but you can add between 1.5-3 oz depends on how much the spa is used.

Check out PoguePoolSpa.com for more Leisure Time products!

 

Leisure Time Boost™ non-chlorine shock oxidizer