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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 […]

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 […]

Contractors State License Board “Pool Rules”

Contractors State License Board “Pool Rules”

January 15, 2018

Reprinted from CSLB:  The “Pool Rules” Say Energy Efficiency is a Must Contractors should know about requirements for residential pool pumps […]

PG&E ends pool pump rebate program December 31, 2017

PG&E ends pool pump rebate program December 31, 2017

December 6, 2017

NOTE: Effective January 1, 2018, PG&E is no longer offering a $100 rebate to consumers for variable speed pump installation due to an […]

Pool Bicarb Startup Example

Pool Bicarb Startup Example

November 23, 2017

(reprinted with approval from the OnBalance) A Bicarb Startup Example An Interesting Example: This pool/spa combo, featuring black plaster, was […]

Mechanics of the Pool Bicarb Startup

Mechanics of the Pool Bicarb Startup

(reprinted with approval from OnBalance) The onBalance BiCarb Method of Starting Up New Plaster Pools With More Durable Surfaces and Without Plaster Dust […]

The Bicarb Pool Start-up

The Bicarb Pool Start-up

(reprinted with approval from the OnBalance) The beginning of the Bicarb Startup: In 1974, Kim Skinner (a member of the […]

Rain? How to drain excess water from your pool

Rain? How to drain excess water from your pool

November 16, 2017

Its that time of year again so here’s a reminder on how to drain water from your swimming pool when […]

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