Cleaning An S/W Rated Micro Fiber Couch

Sofa

Cleaning a micro fiber upholstered couch is bit different than cleaning a couch with the older, standard type, upholstery fabrics. Not to reinvent the wheel here, but microfiber comes in various codes. If your couch has a S/W code, that means you can use water based cleaners and solvent based cleaners to remove stains and [...]

Cleaning Micro Fiber Couches Code W

Microfiber Sofa

All microfiber couches need cleaning, but depending on the code they must be cleaned differently. Microfiber couches with a code designation of W must be cleaned with water based solutions or water and a mild detergent. Solvents (which are used on S coded couches) should not be used to clean microfiber couches with a W [...]

Cleaning Micro Fiber Couches: Code S

Microfiber Couch

Microfiber products are specially designed to last longer. The fine threads used in the manufacturing of microfiber cushions are 200 times finer and thinner than human hair. Due to the extreme art involved in microfiber products, they last much longer than ordinary fiber products. Microfiber products are dyed in solutions and are resistant to fading. [...]

My Hayward Critter is Slowing Down

Before

The Haywood vacuum critters are a lifesaver. I wrote in an earlier post that I purchased Wanda the Whale and have been extremely happy with her since. She saved me countless hours of standing out in the hot sun vacuuming the pool. Satiated Wanda What I have found, however, is that when Wanda is satiated [...]

Wanda the Pool Cleaning Whale

Wanda the Whale

I received Wanda the Whale and I’ve got to tell you, it’s one of the best pool-related purchases I’ve ever made. Actually it’s the second best right behind my Hayward DE pool filter. When I received the box I realized that Wanda was manufactured by Hayward. Once I saw the brand name I expected nothing [...]

Opening the Above Ground Pool for the Summer

Wanda the Whale

This weekend I’m sure most folks in America have opened their pool. This post is for folks like me who did a less than perfect job of closing their pool last year. If you read my last post, you’d know that I didn’t follow the “recommended procedure” for closing a pool. I had good intentions. [...]

Finding the Leak: Part 3

Main Drain

Feeling rather confident that I had found the source of the leak, I sprung out of bed the following morning to check on the pool. Fully expecting to see the area behind the pool dry and the pool water at the same level as when I went to bed, I confidently walked around the pool. [...]

Finding Pool Leak – Part 2

Pool

Talk about your cliffhanger.  I can’t believe that my last post occurred so many months ago and I did not finish my saga about the hole in the pool. To pick up where I left off, I was able to narrow the general area of where I believed the hole to be. There were 24 [...]

Tips on Purchasing and Cleaning Microfiber Couches

Microfiber Sofa

The furniture industry has been revolutionized with the use of microfiber material. Microfiber is a man-made material made up of tiny synthetic fibers. The mix and match of the fibers (the microfiber material could contain polyester, silk, nylon and more) will result in different texture in microfiber furniture. Ultimately, the furniture is durable, comfortable and [...]

First Step to Finding My Pool Leak

Puddle of Water

My first step in finding the leak was ruling out the obvious. I made sure all of my pool hose connections were tight, and that the filter wasn’t leaking water. I made sure the skimmer was securely affixed to the wall (it was leaking earlier in the year because I had replaced it and hadn’t [...]