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Phosphates in Folsom pool water

Phosphates in Folsom pool water

June 14, 2022

Why are there phosphates in Folsom water? In 2020, many Folsom residents experienced pin-hole leaks in their copper plumbing pipes. […]

What is the gas cost to run a pool heater in 2022?

What is the gas cost to run a pool heater in 2022?

February 8, 2022

What is the gas cost to run a pool/spa heater in 2022? (I first published this article in 2012 and […]

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. […]

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 […]

Want to lower swimming pool chlorine demand AND evaporation?

Want to lower swimming pool chlorine demand AND evaporation?

September 6, 2013

Want to lower swimming pool chlorine demand AND evaporation? Expose less water to the sun by valving off those water […]

Brushing your pool is important!

Brushing your pool is important!

February 11, 2011

Brushing your swimming pool on a consistent basis is essential to keeping your pool’s finish looking great. Ever have a […]

Ten Steps to Quality Chemical Service

Ten Steps to Quality Chemical Service

February 3, 2011

Reprinted with permission from Kim Skinner of OnBalance: onBalance – Que Hales, Doug Latta and Kim Skinner We recently authored […]

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