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Fiber optic pool light upgrade

Fiber optic pool light upgrade

September 26, 2022

Do you have a fiber optic light in your pool that no longer works? Are you unsure if you have […]

Is your Sta Rite pool pump struggling?

Is your Sta Rite pool pump struggling?

September 10, 2022

Is your Sta Rite swimming pool pumps struggling to prime and pump water? I’ve found that a common reason is […]

What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

August 26, 2022

Do you have a vertical bar in your skimmer opening that looks like one of the photos below? If so, […]

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

Do you have a Sta-Rite Sunlite light fixture in your pool or spa? If so, I’m guessing it doesn’t work […]

Polaris PB4sq booster pump cracks

Polaris PB4sq booster pump cracks

August 21, 2022

I’ve seen three Polaris PB4sq booster pumps in the last year with cracks in the housing. They are all in […]

Do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?

Do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?

August 19, 2022

Another common question I get: “Mike, do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?” My answer is, “as long as […]

Turning up the solar set temperature does NOT heat your pool faster!

Turning up the solar set temperature does NOT heat your pool faster!

August 5, 2022

Here’s one I see ALL the time: pool owners set the solar set temp in the 90’s because they think […]

Thinking of becoming a pool guy?

Thinking of becoming a pool guy?

Are you thinking of becoming a pool guy? Great! There is a HUGE demand for pool technician’s in the swimming […]

Swimming Pool Suction Entrapment

Swimming Pool Suction Entrapment

August 1, 2022

I am a pool geek. I can’t help myself. I LOVE swimming pools. Whenever I see a pool I have […]

Sta-Rite pool pump cracked at tank body

Sta-Rite pool pump cracked at tank body

July 21, 2022

Here’s something that I’ve unfortunately been seeing more and more of: Sta-Rite variable speed pumps cracked along the seal plate […]

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