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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 […]

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 […]

MikeThePoolman.com recognized as one of The Best Pool Owners Websites For 2020

MikeThePoolman.com recognized as one of The Best Pool Owners Websites For 2020

March 7, 2020

Once again our blog has received positive feedback from a fellow member of the swimming pool industry. The Pool Review.com […]

When is it time to turn on/ open pool solar?

When is it time to turn on/ open pool solar?

April 9, 2019

When is it time to open the swimming pool solar system for the swim season? I’m asked this question every […]

The History of Pool Plaster Problems: Pool Builders, Service Techs, Pool Owners Undermined

The History of Pool Plaster Problems: Pool Builders, Service Techs, Pool Owners Undermined

November 15, 2018

(reprinted with permission from onBalance Oct 2018)  Pool Builders, Service Techs, Pool Owners Undermined  Many industry people probably think that the controversy […]

How will SMUD’s 2019 rate change affect my pool pump operating costs?

How will SMUD’s 2019 rate change affect my pool pump operating costs?

October 15, 2018

Sacramento, your summer electricity bill is about to jump. Here’s what to do about it BY TONY BIZJAK AND SHARON […]

Pool Care Tips – Secrets & Tips from a Pool Pro, part 2

Pool Care Tips – Secrets & Tips from a Pool Pro, part 2

February 25, 2018

part 1 of this 2 part article can be found here  Pool Service is all about consistency Every one of […]

Pool Service Help- Secrets & Tips (from a Pool Pro), part 1

Pool Service Help- Secrets & Tips (from a Pool Pro), part 1

January 29, 2018

There are few things more rewarding than sitting by your pool on a hot summer day… and few things more aggravating […]

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