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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 […]

Pool pump struggling to prime? It might be Air Lock…

Pool pump struggling to prime? It might be Air Lock…

September 21, 2013

Is your swimming pool pump struggling to prime? It might be “Air Lock”. Air lock exists when the pool and […]

Horizontal cracks on gunite pool & spa steps- aka Rebound Cracks  (with photos & video)

Horizontal cracks on gunite pool & spa steps- aka Rebound Cracks (with photos & video)

August 26, 2013

  I have been seeing more and more swimming pool & spa rebound cracking in (gunite) pools and have been […]

Is your pool water TOO hot? Here are a couple tricks to cool it off…

Is your pool water TOO hot? Here are a couple tricks to cool it off…

June 30, 2013

Here’s a common email I receive during heat waves: “Mike, my pool is too hot. How do I cool it […]

Cracked Sta-Rite System 3 Pool Filter (w video)

Cracked Sta-Rite System 3 Pool Filter (w video)

June 17, 2013

On this beautiful California Monday I was asked to examine a swimming pool filter with a leak. Typically I find […]

Swimming pool cartridge filter cleaning

Swimming pool cartridge filter cleaning

April 12, 2013

I run across this one all the time: “Mike, I’m having issues with water clarity. My filters get really clean […]

News Flash- March 29, 2013: SMUD to offer $100 rebates for variable speed pump installations (while funds last)

News Flash- March 29, 2013: SMUD to offer $100 rebates for variable speed pump installations (while funds last)

March 29, 2013

March 27, 2013 SMUD is pleased to announce the return of Residential Variable-Speed Pool Pump rebates!  The rebates will be […]

Epoxy Pool Painting and Repair as alternative to replaster

Epoxy Pool Painting and Repair as alternative to replaster

March 5, 2013

Guest blog by Glacier Industrial Painting Your pool is most likely a beloved addition to your home. It is a […]

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