Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
In this video, Potomac Pool Service demonstrates the mesh cover installation.
Tags:cover placement for a pool during winter,monkey see,antifreeze winter swimming pool,monkeysee,potomac pool service,swimming pool maintenance,swimming pool repair,winterizing swimming pool
Grab video code:
Hi! I am Jonathan Broga with Potomac Pools and today I am showing you how to winterize the swimming pool. Right now we are going to be putting the cover on. To put the cover on, requires a couple of special tools. A) It requires an iron wrench to either remove, raise or lower your grommets which will hold the safety cover on. Additionally you'll need, what we call a cover popper which is a special tool used to leverage the springs to the grommets. As I pull this cover out, it's worth noting that this is generally a one person job. Often times people remark it, they are surprised that I am here by myself to do the job. But if you just take it, one piece at a time, unfolding it gently, don't try and drag it or yank it, you will be able to do this quickly and easily by yourself. I am going to look for specific characteristics that this pool may have that I can use as a starting point. This particular pool has a spa spillover that will have a special treatment within the cover that will be easy to find. I will align the two of those up and that's how I know where to start.
This particular pool has a special treatment for the spa spillover area made up of a cable and hooks that will support this. That's what we are going to start with, by attaching the cable and then the hooks to the cable. Always start with any special areas rather than trying to attach them last when there is significant tension on the cover. At first when placing the cover, you'll be able to place the springs over the grommets by hand. It's not that difficult. But at a certain point the tension will increase, that you will need to use this cover popper tool to leverage the springs onto the grommets.
So my recommendation that when you get to that point, you move along the long axis of the pool to support the weight of this cover incrementally over 15 to 20 grommets rather than doing that over the longest direction and supporting that way with only four or five grommets, which is harder on your back and on the springs. To use this tool, you simply insert it into the opened end of the spring. Pulling as much tension as is reasonable with your body. Stretch it through, put the tool over the grommet and use the leverage provided by the tool to pull the cover tight. Then step on the spring, pull the tool back, you will attach it to the cover. Now to remove in the spring simply put it over the grommet, rotate it and you will be able to take it back off. Should you need to check the water during the winter, or should you make a mistake and put the wrong spring on the wrong grommet.
So that's it. The water levels lowered, the lines are blown out, the filter systems drained, chemicals are in the water and the skimmers are protected, and the cover is on. Again with the mesh cover all you need to do over the winter is check the water level occasionally, make sure that the water doesn't get up on to the tiles and freeze. Check the water clearly to make sure it stays clear especially in the spring months as it gets warmer. You have got a solid cover; maintain a working cover pump to prevent that cover from getting swamped.
Again what we did here today works for this pool, your pool maybe different, winterization techniques in your area of the country maybe slightly different. Use common sense and call a certified professional, if you have any questions about how to winterize your pool. Other than that, this job is done. Thank you for watching the video on, how to winterize a swimming pool.