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SMUD pool pump rebate increased to $350 on January 3, 2017

SMUD pool pump rebate increased to $350 on January 3, 2017

December 15, 2016

NEWS FLASH: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has increased its pool pump homeowner rebate to $350. Effective January 3, 2017 […]

Chlorine tablets are terrible for your pool and (California) if they are the sole source of chlorine

Chlorine tablets are terrible for your pool and (California) if they are the sole source of chlorine

May 26, 2016

Chlorine tablets (Trichloro–s–triazinetrione aka Trichlor) are an effective method for sanitizing your swimming pool water if used as a secondary […]

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 2

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 2

May 24, 2016

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: In balanced swimming pool water, why does the pH eventually rise after […]

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 1

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 1

May 21, 2016

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: While service techs go about their business taking care of various swimming […]

Does Zinc Anode reduce corrosion in swimming pools?

Does Zinc Anode reduce corrosion in swimming pools?

May 5, 2016

First of all, what is a zinc anode ? Any time you have different metals (copper, stainless steel, etc.) in […]

Swimming Pool Service Position

Swimming Pool Service Position

March 30, 2016

Have you considered a job in the swimming pool service industry? Pool Service employment is a wonderful life. You work […]

Lowering PH in swimming pool water with various products

Lowering PH in swimming pool water with various products

March 28, 2016

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: There are some differences between muriatic acid (HCl), dry acid (sodium bisulfate, […]

Gluten Free Pool Service !

Gluten Free Pool Service !

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year. We are proud to announce that beginning January 1st, 2016 we now offer Gluten Free Pool Service […]

Swimming pool construction help – suggestions when building a pool

Swimming pool construction help – suggestions when building a pool

December 31, 2015

Building a swimming pool? I’ve been repairing swimming pools since 1992. I’ve seen a lot of great pools and a […]

Pool Service Techs: Don’t Get Conned (about bad plaster)

Pool Service Techs: Don’t Get Conned (about bad plaster)

October 21, 2015

Written and Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: Imagine, service techs: from day one, you maintain the pool […]

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