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The Bucket Test

The Bucket Test

September 6, 2021

Please note: we are NOT leak detectors. We provide this information because we are asked all the time about how […]

Why You Don’t Drain Your Pool

Why You Don’t Drain Your Pool

February 8, 2021

Save Water, Save Time, Save Money Use Your Brain before You Drain! Draining a swimming pool can result in financial […]

Is your pool service company cheating you?

Is your pool service company cheating you?

December 17, 2020

Do you know if your pool service company is cheating you? Do you know what drives me crazy? Pool service […]

Dolphin Safe Pool Service

Dolphin Safe Pool Service

August 29, 2020

We are proud to announce that our board of directors has unanimously voted to comply with all Dolphin Safe regulations. […]

Why Colored Pool Plaster Turns White

Why Colored Pool Plaster Turns White

August 12, 2020

This is an EXCELLENT article on why colored pool plaster turns white, reprinted with permission from onBalance August 2020. Having a […]

The sound of water in a gas line

The sound of water in a gas line

August 4, 2020

If you are a pool technician you may be interested to know what the sound of water in a gas […]

Why colored pool plaster fades

Why colored pool plaster fades

July 29, 2020

Why colored pool plaster fades By OnBalance (Reprinted with permission from onBalance July 2020) Having a beautiful pool with a […]

The gas cost to run a pool heater

The gas cost to run a pool heater

June 26, 2020

What is the gas cost to run a pool/spa heater in 2020? I last published this article in 2012. Gas […]

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

May 30, 2020

Suction Side Pool Cleaners. Let’s be very clear: I am not a fan. Why? Because in our area they don’t […]

FloVerter pool solar valve

FloVerter pool solar valve

May 16, 2020

Ever wonder what the FloVerter pool solar looks like and how it works? So do a lot of people! I […]

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