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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

The Future Generation of Water Quality Management

Legendary TV personality Art Linkletter was famous for his catch phrase “Kids say the darndest things.” As most any parent will confirm, truer words have never been spoken. For my part, the things that come out of my kids’ mouths do frequently amaze me, as evidenced by some of the quips from my awesome [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:56:08+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Future Generation of Water Quality Management

A New Approach to Water Quality Management: SRK HydroZone 3

As an aquatic designer, builder, and service technician, I’ve put in much time and effort to really know and understand the aquatic business. I’ve spent countless hours studying water chemistry and bather experience—so much so that it has become my life. My approach to water treatment is embodied in a set of synergistic technologies [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:55:38+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on A New Approach to Water Quality Management: SRK HydroZone 3

The Value of Camaraderie

The great 17th-century British poet and writer, John Donne, was probably most famous for his quote, “No man is an island.” As is true of many challenging endeavors, that statement is entirely applicable in the world of aquatic design, engineering, construction, service, and ultimately, water quality management. Indeed, no one person can do it [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:55:11+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Service, Water|Comments Off on The Value of Camaraderie

Your Pool’s Basic Structure: Asking the Right Questions Upfront to Get the Best Solution for Your Project

Taking the plunge and deciding to build a pool on your property is a huge decision, and, yes, that decision will require a large investment. When hiring a builder, ask questions and seek to understand in great detail what exactly it is that you’re buying. The more you know about what it takes to [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:54:43+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Your Pool’s Basic Structure: Asking the Right Questions Upfront to Get the Best Solution for Your Project

The Advantages of Automatic Pool Covers

A number of features can add tremendous value to a swimming pool. For example, anyone who’s been reading these discussions should know by now that I’m a huge proponent of modern water treatment technology and equally passionate about proper hydraulics, circulation, filtration, and automated controls. I love LED lights and durable polished aggregate finishes, [...]

By | 2019-03-21T15:54:18+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Advantages of Automatic Pool Covers