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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 […]

Voted Best Pool Service in Folsom & El Dorado Hills

Voted Best Pool Service in Folsom & El Dorado Hills

November 30, 2019

We are honored to announce that once again Mike the Poolman has been voted the Best Pool Service in Folsom […]

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 Art of Good Swimming Pool Plaster Color

The Art of Good Swimming Pool Plaster Color

November 27, 2018

(reprinted with permission from onBalance Nov 2018) The Art of Good Swimming Pool Plaster Color An attractive plaster color (other than white) […]

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 light bulb replacement (and why it’s difficult to find anyone to replace a bulb)

Pool light bulb replacement (and why it’s difficult to find anyone to replace a bulb)

July 31, 2018

Have you ever tried to hire a pool professional to change the pool light bulb in your pool? Have you […]

NEWS FLASH: SMUD to reduce variable speed pool pump rebate from $350 to $250 effective September 1, 2018

NEWS FLASH: SMUD to reduce variable speed pool pump rebate from $350 to $250 effective September 1, 2018

July 30, 2018

I just found out SMUD is reducing their variable speed pool rebate from $350 to $250 on September 1. I […]

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 […]

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