Mike the Poolman

Water Chemistry/ Plaster Issues

Why Colored Pool Plaster Turns White

Why Colored Pool Plaster Turns White

August 12, 2020

This is an EXCELLENT article on why colored pool plaster turns white, reprinted with permission from onBalance August 2020. Having a […]

Why colored pool plaster fades

Why colored pool plaster fades

July 29, 2020

Why colored pool plaster fades By OnBalance (Reprinted with permission from onBalance July 2020) Having a beautiful pool with a […]

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

May 30, 2020

Suction Side Pool Cleaners. Let’s be very clear: I am not a fan. Why? Because in our area they don’t […]

Is pH 8.0 to 8.5 Okay for Swimming Pools?

Is pH 8.0 to 8.5 Okay for Swimming Pools?

January 23, 2020

Reprinted with permission from onBalance January 2020 There should NOT be a mandate to close down swimming pools when the […]

When is it time to turn on/ open pool solar?

When is it time to turn on/ open pool solar?

April 9, 2019

When is it time to open the swimming pool solar system for the swim season? I’m asked this question every […]

The Art of Good Swimming Pool Plaster Color

The Art of Good Swimming Pool Plaster Color

November 27, 2018

(reprinted with permission from onBalance Nov 2018) The Art of Good Swimming Pool Plaster Color An attractive plaster color (other than white) […]

The History of Pool Plaster Problems: Pool Builders, Service Techs, Pool Owners Undermined

The History of Pool Plaster Problems: Pool Builders, Service Techs, Pool Owners Undermined

November 15, 2018

(reprinted with permission from onBalance Oct 2018)  Pool Builders, Service Techs, Pool Owners Undermined  Many industry people probably think that the controversy […]

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 […]

Pool Bicarb Startup Example

Pool Bicarb Startup Example

November 23, 2017

(reprinted with approval from the OnBalance) A Bicarb Startup Example An Interesting Example: This pool/spa combo, featuring black plaster, was […]

Mechanics of the Pool Bicarb Startup

Mechanics of the Pool Bicarb Startup

(reprinted with approval from OnBalance) The onBalance BiCarb Method of Starting Up New Plaster Pools With More Durable Surfaces and Without Plaster Dust […]

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