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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 […]

SMUD pool pump rebate increases to $150 for remainder of 2015

SMUD pool pump rebate increases to $150 for remainder of 2015

September 10, 2015

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has raised the bar – again. Effective August 10, 2015 and for the remainder of […]

Colored Pool Plaster Defects

Colored Pool Plaster Defects

September 1, 2015

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: If NPC (National Plasters Council) leaders would just acknowledge what improper plastering […]

What pool owners can do about the drought

What pool owners can do about the drought

May 19, 2015

May 2015 The drought is obviously of huge concern for us Californian’s. Most people are unaware that pools use half […]

Homemade pool solar rings, part II

Homemade pool solar rings, part II

May 4, 2015

One of my customers made his own solar rings with irrigation tube, a coupler, zip ties and cut out pieces […]

Swimming Pool Water Balance. No, its not as easy as you think

Swimming Pool Water Balance. No, its not as easy as you think

April 27, 2015

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: Decades ago, people in the pool industry started becoming aware that there […]

Homemade pool solar rings/ squares for reducing water evaporation

Homemade pool solar rings/ squares for reducing water evaporation

April 12, 2015

Solar rings, solar blankets and solar squares are in great demand to save pool water evaporation as the drought pushes […]

Swimming pool salt generator cell- Pentair IC40 with calcium buildup

Swimming pool salt generator cell- Pentair IC40 with calcium buildup

February 26, 2015

Have you ever wondered what calcium build up looks like in a swimming pool salt generator cell? Most of you […]

The Sta-Rite Modular DE Filter is awesome!

The Sta-Rite Modular DE Filter is awesome!

February 18, 2015

My favorite filter in the world is the Sta-Rite Modular Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) Filter. This thing is awesome. Here’s another […]

Pool water conservation

Pool water conservation

February 10, 2015

Pool water conservation is critical with the California drought upon us. Here’s a cool phone app that is easy to […]

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