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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 […]

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 […]

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