Mike the Poolman

Equipment Repair

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Week Left- Pentair $100 rebate ends September 30, 2017

One Week Left- Pentair $100 rebate ends September 30, 2017

September 21, 2017

Pentair Pool Products  $100 rebate on select variable speed pool pumps ENDS September 30th. Contact me now to get it […]

Burnt Relay from Pool Controller

Burnt Relay from Pool Controller

April 22, 2017

Photos of burnt relay A few weeks ago I got a call to troubleshoot a pump that wasn’t working. I […]

SunTouch Controller Replacement?

SunTouch Controller Replacement?

April 11, 2017

The SunTouch Controller is a lemon! Pentair has a well-earned reputation for designing and manufacturing the finest swimming pool products […]

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