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Another Hayward H400 pool heater issue

Another Hayward H400 pool heater issue

September 6, 2012

If you see this heater working you are a blessed person! The Hayward H400 (H Series) is no longer made […]

Warm pool water?

Warm pool water?

August 31, 2012

Warm pool water? Unlikely with swim season is coming to and end. Unless you have a gas or solar heater […]

Why the BiCarb Pool Start-up is Best

Why the BiCarb Pool Start-up is Best

December 5, 2011

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of On Balance: The following information on chemical start-ups is applicable to all newly […]

Identifying Plastering Defects on New Pool Plaster

Identifying Plastering Defects on New Pool Plaster

June 23, 2011

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of On Balance: Identifying Plastering Defects on New Pool Plaster Discolorations – New pool […]

Pool and Spa Drain Cover Recall

Pool and Spa Drain Cover Recall

June 2, 2011

The following manufacturers, in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have announced a voluntary recall of the […]

Mud in the Pool

Mud in the Pool

March 18, 2011

4:15pm Friday afternoon, March 18, 2011: It has been raining hard and steady for hours now in Folsom. If mud […]

How Variable Speed Pool Pumps Save Energy

How Variable Speed Pool Pumps Save Energy

February 27, 2011

  When we talk about pool renovations, repairs and retrofits that reduce a pool’s energy consumption, the focus typically turns […]

Brushing your pool is important!

Brushing your pool is important!

February 11, 2011

Brushing your swimming pool on a consistent basis is essential to keeping your pool’s finish looking great. Ever have a […]

Plastering- Science vs. Pointing Fingers

Plastering- Science vs. Pointing Fingers

February 5, 2011

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: If you aren’t aware, Mitch Brooks, the Executive Director of the National […]

Ten Steps to Quality Chemical Service

Ten Steps to Quality Chemical Service

February 3, 2011

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: onBalance – Que Hales, Doug Latta and Kim Skinner We recently authored […]

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