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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 […]

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

Sta-Rite SunLite conversion to LED color light

August 26, 2022

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pool light bulb replacement (and why it’s difficult to find anyone to replace a bulb)

Pool light bulb replacement (and why it’s difficult to find anyone to replace a bulb)

July 31, 2018

Have you ever tried to hire a pool professional to change the pool light bulb in your pool? Have you […]

Contractors State License Board “Pool Rules”

Contractors State License Board “Pool Rules”

January 15, 2018

Reprinted from CSLB:  The “Pool Rules” Say Energy Efficiency is a Must Contractors should know about requirements for residential pool pumps […]

The Bicarb Pool Start-up

The Bicarb Pool Start-up

November 23, 2017

(reprinted with approval from the OnBalance) The beginning of the Bicarb Startup: In 1974, Kim Skinner (a member of the […]

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