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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 […]

Lowering PH in swimming pool water with various products

Lowering PH in swimming pool water with various products

March 28, 2016

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: There are some differences between muriatic acid (HCl), dry acid (sodium bisulfate, […]

Pool Service Techs: Don’t Get Conned (about bad plaster)

Pool Service Techs: Don’t Get Conned (about bad plaster)

October 21, 2015

Written and Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: Imagine, service techs: from day one, you maintain the pool […]

Colored Pool Plaster Defects

Colored Pool Plaster Defects

September 1, 2015

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: If NPC (National Plasters Council) leaders would just acknowledge what improper plastering […]

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

Suction side pool cleaners- Why they don’t work

May 30, 2015

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

Swimming Pool Water Balance. No, its not as easy as you think

Swimming Pool Water Balance. No, its not as easy as you think

April 27, 2015

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: Decades ago, people in the pool industry started becoming aware that there […]

National Plasterers Council’s start-up certification program raises questions

National Plasterers Council’s start-up certification program raises questions

October 6, 2014

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: It is confusing and alarming that the NPC’s (new plaster pool) start-up […]

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 […]

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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