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Polaris PB4sq booster pump cracks

Polaris PB4sq booster pump cracks

August 21, 2022

I’ve seen three Polaris PB4sq booster pumps in the last year with cracks in the housing. They are all in […]

Thinking of becoming a pool guy?

Thinking of becoming a pool guy?

August 5, 2022

Are you thinking of becoming a pool guy? Great! There is a HUGE demand for pool technician’s in the swimming […]

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 […]

Phosphates in Folsom pool water

Phosphates in Folsom pool water

June 14, 2022

Why are there phosphates in Folsom water? In 2020, many Folsom residents experienced pin-hole leaks in their copper plumbing pipes. […]

What is the gas cost to run a pool heater in 2022?

What is the gas cost to run a pool heater in 2022?

February 8, 2022

What is the gas cost to run a pool/spa heater in 2022? (I first published this article in 2012 and […]

Why Are Wintertime Crystals Forming in Pools?

Why Are Wintertime Crystals Forming in Pools?

January 14, 2022

(Reprinted w permission from OnBalance) In recent years, calcium crystals have been forming during the winter at a higher rate […]

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- 2021

The gas cost to run a pool heater- 2021

June 26, 2020

What is the gas cost to run a pool/spa heater in 2021? I last published this article in 2012. Gas […]

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