How do I test and treat my pool water?

Tips & Tricks   Question: How do I test and treat my pool water? Testing your pool or spa water regularly is probably the most important action that you can take to keep your pool operating properly. At Sutro we’re working on the next generation of water testing - highly accurate and automatic testing - the Sutro Pool Monitor will do all...

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Is There an Alternative to Chlorine?

Tips & Tricks   Question: Is there an alternative to Chlorine? Chlorine is by far the most commonly used product to sanitize your pool.  It is a powerful and effective tool for keeping your water clean of bacteria and microorganisms.  Chlorine may not work for everyone though - some people are allergic to chlorine, some have skin sensitivities, and some...

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Accessories to Enhance Your Yard

Pool Life   Accessories to enhance your yard   Your backyard is the oasis of your home.  It’s a place to relax or have some fun with family and friends. Here are some cool items to enhance your backyard experience. Outdoor String Lights Enhance the mood in your yard with some outdoor lights.  These lights provide a nice ambiance to...

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How can I lower my pool heating costs?

Tips & Tricks   Question: How can I lower my pool heating costs?   In a previous article - we talked about how you can save money and make your pool more efficient by switching to a variable speed pool pump.  There are other ways that you can trim more off of your utility bills while making your pool greener..in...

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Huge and Interesting Pools Around The World

Pool Life   Huge Pools Around the World   There are many beautiful and impressive swimming pools around the world - some have breathtaking views in exotic locations, some have a peaceful and relaxing environment, and some are just huge. Ok, some are a combination of these things too - so let’s take a look at some interesting ginormous pools...

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How Can I Lower my Pool Operating Costs?

Tips & Tricks   Question: How can I lower my energy bill?   If you have owned a pool for any amount of time, you may have found out the hard way that your electric bill can take a big hit when you run your pool equipment. Equipment has become more energy efficient over the years, so maybe it’s a...

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