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Another pool rebar stain (with video)

Another pool rebar stain (with video)

November 24, 2014

Here’s another swimming pool rebar stain I repaired. The rebar was sticking THROUGH the gunite without coverage on the tips […]

Video: Cleaning a DE Filter (The Sta-Rite Modular DE)

November 12, 2014

I have yet to see a video on YouTube about cleaning the Sta-Rite Modular Diatomaceous Earth DE Filter so I […]

Lawsuits Closing Public Swimming Pools Forever

Lawsuits Closing Public Swimming Pools Forever

October 25, 2014

You heard it hear. If the United States of America continues on its current litigious path, most public swimming pools […]

Pool Filter Crack & Rupture

Pool Filter Crack & Rupture

October 10, 2014

I don’t see a pool filter crack very often and I don’t think I’ve ever seen one rupture like the […]

National Plasterers Council’s start-up certification program raises questions

National Plasterers Council’s start-up certification program raises questions

October 6, 2014

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: It is confusing and alarming that the NPC’s (new plaster pool) start-up […]

Cracked Sta-Rite135TXR Pool Filter Base

Cracked Sta-Rite135TXR Pool Filter Base

September 24, 2014

Last week I replaced a pool filter base for the Sta-Rite Posiflo 135TXR filter. I thought I’d post some photos […]

Dedicated cleaner line pipe on swimming pool in-floor system is a must !

Dedicated cleaner line pipe on swimming pool in-floor system is a must !

September 17, 2014

I’ve never met an in-floor system I liked. Homeowners preparing to build a pool call me regularly to ask for […]

Clogged Pool Cleaner Line- I found the cat!

Clogged Pool Cleaner Line- I found the cat!

August 14, 2014

I’ve got to share this one- this is certainly a first when it comes to a clogged pool cleaner line. […]

What happens in the California legislature when the association is absent

What happens in the California legislature when the association is absent

January 20, 2014

In our efforts to broaden and expand the membership of The California Pool and Spa Association, formerly SPEC, we regularly […]

High Cyanuric Acid (CYA) issues with plaster

High Cyanuric Acid (CYA) issues with plaster

January 9, 2014

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of On Balance: Contrary to some misinformation that has lately been floating around, high […]

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