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So far Steve Kenny has created 61 blog entries.

Stitches and Tiles in Time

It’s only human nature to put off today what can be done tomorrow. That’s especially true when procrastinating saves money in the short run. As we all know, the problem with that approach is that it can result in much bigger problems and exponentially larger costs over time. Bandages on bullet wounds only stop [...]

By | 2019-06-11T17:23:43+00:00 June 13th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools|0 Comments

Consistent Artisan Water Quality Year after Year: A Costa Rican Case Study

Bringing happiness into people’s lives is the greatest reward we experience in this business. We often develop great relationships with our clients as we get to know them and understand their aquatic wants and needs. Delivering the perfect pool can be a deeply personal process, and it’s common that we stay in touch with [...]

By | 2019-05-14T13:22:40+00:00 May 15th, 2019|Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Consistent Artisan Water Quality Year after Year: A Costa Rican Case Study

Keeping an Open Mind when Managing Water Quality

New information can open your eyes and sometimes even present fresh opportunities. That’s why keeping an open mind is so important and why curiosity is such a powerful mental tool. We miss stuff when we’re not paying attention. However, I was not feeling that way as I made the four-hour drive to Newark, New [...]

By | 2019-04-17T15:30:34+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Health, Service, Water|Comments Off on Keeping an Open Mind when Managing Water Quality

The Safe Use of Ozone

I’ve long thought that ozone is arguably the pool industry’s most underused technology, primarily because of the perception that it’s difficult to control and potentially dangerous. One of the biggest hurdles of using ozone in a commercial pool is that, in most situations, you can’t run it 24 hours a day. The reason is [...]

By | 2019-04-10T16:42:01+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Safe Use of Ozone

HydroZone 3™ Treatment Comparisons

Both consumers and fellow professionals often ask me what’s so special about the HydroZone 3 treatment system? It’s a valid question. After all, the market is flush with chemistry solutions that claim they are the best way to treat pool and spa water. What differentiates HydroZone 3 water from other solutions? For starters, HydroZone [...]

By | 2019-04-03T11:44:25+00:00 April 5th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on HydroZone 3™ Treatment Comparisons

Meet the Water Quality Professional

For the past several years, a number of people in my life have told me that I should write a book about my approach to water quality management. It always seemed like a good idea given how much I talk about the subject and the passion it stirs in me. For the past 20-plus [...]

By | 2019-03-20T13:50:37+00:00 March 15th, 2019|Water|Comments Off on Meet the Water Quality Professional

Safety Always

Whether in a swimming pool, the ocean or even a bathtub, immersing your body in water always comes with an inherent set of risks. In swimming pools, those risks include not only drowning but also diving accidents, suction entrapment, slipping and falling, electrical shock, and waterborne illnesses. That’s quite a list and, unfortunately, every [...]

By | 2019-03-13T14:35:13+00:00 March 7th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Safety Always

Pool Your Senses

Humans are the ultimate water sensors. We may not be able to precisely measure pH, oxidation reduction potential (ORP), or calcium hardness without testing technology, but when it comes to overall water quality, there is no better measure than the subjective sensory data we otherwise know as experience. The key to tapping into our [...]

By | 2019-03-20T13:46:54+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Pool Your Senses

Advancing the Pool and Spa Industry Through Opportunity

I’ve always believed that within almost every problem, shortcoming or even failure, there lies opportunity. That’s certainly the way I see things when it comes to the state of water treatment in the pool and spa industry. From our own company’s perspective, the water quality we’re able to achieve by combining ozone, UV, and [...]

By | 2019-03-21T09:57:23+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Advancing the Pool and Spa Industry Through Opportunity

Staying Steps Ahead

Ultimately, pool service is all about anticipating trouble before it strikes. If we can anticipate what’s going to happen with a body of water, then we can take steps to minimize the negative effects. It’s all about staying steps ahead of the inevitable. We know, for example, if it’s going to rain and there [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:56:48+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Staying Steps Ahead