Mike the Poolman

Equipment Repair

Cracked Sta-Rite135TXR Pool Filter Base

Cracked Sta-Rite135TXR Pool Filter Base

September 24, 2014

Last week I replaced a pool filter base for the Sta-Rite Posiflo 135TXR filter. I thought I’d post some photos […]

Clogged Pool Cleaner Line- I found the cat!

Clogged Pool Cleaner Line- I found the cat!

August 14, 2014

I’ve got to share this one- this is certainly a first when it comes to a clogged pool cleaner line. […]

Pool pump struggling to prime? It might be Air Lock…

Pool pump struggling to prime? It might be Air Lock…

September 21, 2013

Is your swimming pool pump struggling to prime? It might be “Air Lock”. Air lock exists when the pool and […]

Horizontal cracks on gunite pool & spa steps- aka Rebound Cracks  (with photos & video)

Horizontal cracks on gunite pool & spa steps- aka Rebound Cracks (with photos & video)

August 26, 2013

  I have been seeing more and more swimming pool & spa rebound cracking in (gunite) pools and have been […]

Cracked Sta-Rite System 3 Pool Filter (w video)

Cracked Sta-Rite System 3 Pool Filter (w video)

June 17, 2013

On this beautiful California Monday I was asked to examine a swimming pool filter with a leak. Typically I find […]

News Flash- March 29, 2013: SMUD to offer $100 rebates for variable speed pump installations (while funds last)

News Flash- March 29, 2013: SMUD to offer $100 rebates for variable speed pump installations (while funds last)

March 29, 2013

March 27, 2013 SMUD is pleased to announce the return of Residential Variable-Speed Pool Pump rebates!  The rebates will be […]

Another Hayward H400 pool heater issue

Another Hayward H400 pool heater issue

September 6, 2012

If you see this heater working you are a blessed person! The Hayward H400 (H Series) is no longer made […]

Warm pool water?

Warm pool water?

August 31, 2012

Warm pool water? Unlikely with swim season is coming to and end. Unless you have a gas or solar heater […]

Pool and Spa Drain Cover Recall

Pool and Spa Drain Cover Recall

June 2, 2011

The following manufacturers, in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have announced a voluntary recall of the […]

How Variable Speed Pool Pumps Save Energy

How Variable Speed Pool Pumps Save Energy

February 27, 2011

  When we talk about pool renovations, repairs and retrofits that reduce a pool’s energy consumption, the focus typically turns […]

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