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What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

What is the bar in my swimming pool skimmer?

August 26, 2022

Do you have a vertical bar in your skimmer opening that looks like one of the photos below? If so, […]

Do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?

Do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?

August 19, 2022

Another common question I get: “Mike, do in-floor cleaning systems on swimming pools work?” My answer is, “as long as […]

Is your pool service company cheating you?

Is your pool service company cheating you?

December 17, 2020

Do you know if your pool service company is cheating you? Do you know what drives me crazy? Pool service […]

Pool Service Help- Secrets & Tips (from a Pool Pro), part 1

Pool Service Help- Secrets & Tips (from a Pool Pro), part 1

January 29, 2018

There are few things more rewarding than sitting by your pool on a hot summer day… and few things more aggravating […]

Swimming pool care & maintenance basics

Swimming pool care & maintenance basics

November 2, 2017

Pool Care- consistency is the key  Swimming pool care & maintenance isn’t difficult- it’s all about water chemistry and consistency. […]

Does your Pool Service show up when it Rains?

Does your Pool Service show up when it Rains?

February 8, 2017

Pool Service when its Raining We provide pool service and maintenance in Folsom and El Dorado Hills year around- yes, […]

Chlorine tablets are terrible for your pool and (California) if they are the sole source of chlorine

Chlorine tablets are terrible for your pool and (California) if they are the sole source of chlorine

May 26, 2016

Chlorine tablets (Trichloro–s–triazinetrione aka Trichlor) are an effective method for sanitizing your swimming pool water if used as a secondary […]

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 2

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 2

May 24, 2016

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: In balanced swimming pool water, why does the pH eventually rise after […]

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 1

The Role of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Swimming Pool Water, part 1

May 21, 2016

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: While service techs go about their business taking care of various swimming […]

Swimming Pool Service Position

Swimming Pool Service Position

March 30, 2016

Have you considered a job in the swimming pool service industry? Pool Service employment is a wonderful life. You work […]

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