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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 […]

The Bicarb Pool Start-up

The Bicarb Pool Start-up

(reprinted with approval from the OnBalance) The beginning of the Bicarb Startup: In 1974, Kim Skinner (a member of the […]

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. […]

Salt water pool, is it right for you?

Salt water pool, is it right for you?

September 26, 2017

What is a Salt Water Pool? *Kindly reprinted with permission from Jason Broswell of Pool Service by Jason You’ve heard […]

Beware of high Cyanuric Acid when using Trichlor tablets in your swimming pool

Beware of high Cyanuric Acid when using Trichlor tablets in your swimming pool

February 21, 2017

This is an excellent post I found the web. Thanks to Majestic Pool Service for granting permission for the reprint. […]

Protect Your Swimming Pool from the Top Step Pool Stain

Protect Your Swimming Pool from the Top Step Pool Stain

January 26, 2017

Top Step Swimming Pool Stain Protection Do you want to preserve the beauty of your swimming pool? Sometimes a peculiar […]

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 […]

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