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When is it time to open the swimming pool solar system for the swim season? I’m asked this question every spring when the weather gets warm. I always wait until May but is it worthwhile to open the solar and turn it on in March/ April? My answer: If you are going to swim in […]
(reprinted with permission from onBalance Oct 2018) Pool Builders, Service Techs, Pool Owners Undermined Many industry people probably think that the controversy surrounding certain pool plaster problems and whether they are caused by “aggressive pool water versus poor plastering workmanship” is a “he said/she said” situation and that the science is unsettled. Not so. Back in the […]
Sacramento, your summer electricity bill is about to jump. Here’s what to do about it BY TONY BIZJAK AND SHARON OKADA of the Sacramento Bee (original article can be found here) Sacramento County residents are about to be hit with an electric shock. The average electricity bill likely will jump next summer – 16 percent […]
part 1 of this 2 part article can be found here Pool Service is all about consistency Every one of our weekly pool service customers’ in Folsom & El Dorado Hills are smart enough to care for their own pool. Do you know why they hire us? Time. 98% of our customers don’t have time […]
There are few things more rewarding than sitting by your pool on a hot summer day… and few things more aggravating than getting your towel, lotion, and drinks together only to walk out and find your pool an unhealthy green color. Caring for your pool can be a frustrating necessity that comes with having your own […]
(reprinted with approval from the OnBalance) A Bicarb Startup Example An Interesting Example: This pool/spa combo, featuring black plaster, was set up to be bicarb-started. You can see the barrel and hoses in the background. You may also notice the pole suspended across the deep end, with the pH probes… we were documenting the chemistry […]
(reprinted with approval from OnBalance) The onBalance BiCarb Method of Starting Up New Plaster Pools With More Durable Surfaces and Without Plaster Dust Step 1 – Pre-testing the Water We Test the chemistry of the tap water that will be used to fill the pool. The key characteristics we observe are pH, Alkalinity, Hardness, Copper and Iron. Step […]
Its that time of year again so here’s a reminder on how to drain water from your swimming pool when it rains (or when you accidentally overfill it).
Pool Care- consistency is the key Swimming pool care & maintenance isn’t difficult- it’s all about water chemistry and consistency. If you can learn to test your water accurately at least once a week you will master the basics in no time. If your schedule doesn’t allow 15 minutes every week, trouble is likely brewing […]