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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 | 2019-10-25T16:42:10+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 | 2019-10-25T16:41:31+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 | 2019-11-11T10:51:38+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 | 2019-10-25T14:22:08+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 | 2019-10-25T14:21:20+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 | 2019-10-25T14:19:25+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on The Advantages of Automatic Pool Covers

Effective Water Quality Management through Preventing Future Problems (Not Reacting to Them)

One of the key distinctions of professional water quality management is that it’s based on preventive planning instead of reactive crisis response. When applied correctly, the science and the art of water quality management are ultimately about avoiding problems before they happen, not after the fact. Or at least they should be. Sounds simple [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:18:31+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Effective Water Quality Management through Preventing Future Problems (Not Reacting to Them)

Water Quality Management Costs: Change Your Mindset

One of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of widespread acceptance of advanced water treatment technology — and indeed the entire approach to water quality management — is price. It’s a familiar refrain heard for as long as I can remember in this industry, and many other types of businesses: too many property [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:17:31+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Commercial Pools, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Water Quality Management Costs: Change Your Mindset

Pool Equipment: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, and Into the Bunker

Designing and building aquatic environments is always a matter of balancing aesthetics and function. Part of that challenge is simply deciding where to place the equipment. Fact is, pool equipment—with all the pipes, valves, conduits, and industrial-looking components—is not pleasing to the eye. Unless you’re fond of the appearance of machinery, equipment sets are [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:16:16+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Service|Comments Off on Pool Equipment: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, and Into the Bunker

The Role of Skimmers

There’s a yin and a yang to the art of building and maintaining pools and spas. On one hand, the water chemistry can be fairly complex. I realize that there are many people who make the case that water quality maintenance is not rocket science, which of course is true, but that should not [...]

By | 2019-10-25T14:15:36+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Water|Comments Off on The Role of Skimmers