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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 […]

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 […]

SMUD pool pump rebate program ending May 31, 2020

SMUD pool pump rebate program ending May 31, 2020

May 1, 2020

If you are thinking about installing a variable speed pool pump and SMUD is your electricity provider, do so before […]

Corona Virus/ COVID-19 Swimming Pool Updates

Corona Virus/ COVID-19 Swimming Pool Updates

March 20, 2020

For Corona Virus/ COVID-19 updates regarding swimming pools and service, please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MikeThePoolman We can post […]

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 […]

Is pH 8.0 to 8.5 Okay for Swimming Pools?

Is pH 8.0 to 8.5 Okay for Swimming Pools?

January 23, 2020

Reprinted with permission from onBalance January 2020 There should NOT be a mandate to close down swimming pools when the […]

SMUD Updates Contractor Rebate Program Qualifications

SMUD Updates Contractor Rebate Program Qualifications

January 16, 2020

News Flash: SMUD has updated its requirements for variable speed pool pump installation contractors: SMUD Pool Pump Instant Rebate Program […]

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