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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 […]

Swimming pool care & maintenance basics

Swimming pool care & maintenance basics

November 2, 2017

Pool Care- consistency is the key  Swimming pool care & maintenance isn’t difficult- it’s all about water chemistry and consistency. […]

Salt water pool, is it right for you?

Salt water pool, is it right for you?

September 26, 2017

What is a Salt Water Pool? *Kindly reprinted with permission from Jason Broswell of Pool Service by Jason You’ve heard […]

One Week Left- Pentair $100 rebate ends September 30, 2017

One Week Left- Pentair $100 rebate ends September 30, 2017

September 21, 2017

Pentair Pool Products  $100 rebate on select variable speed pool pumps ENDS September 30th. Contact me now to get it […]

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