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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 […]

Does High CYA Cause Pool Discolorations?

Does High CYA Cause Pool Discolorations?

October 6, 2021

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: Several studies have shown that high cyanuric acid (stabilizer/conditioner) levels in pool water […]

Pool Leak? Try the The Bucket Test

Pool Leak? Try the 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why colored pool plaster fades

Why colored pool plaster fades

July 29, 2020

Why colored pool plaster fades By OnBalance (Reprinted with permission from onBalance July 2020) Having a beautiful pool with a […]

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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