Troubled Waters: Part II – Building the Solution

…continued from part I   Previously, I described one of the most disastrous installations imaginable: a six-figure residential pool installed in sand on a bluff overlooking the ocean, with no soils report, no foundational structure of any kind, and a system that was basically unconscionable.    Now, we’ll leave all that bad stuff behind and talk about what we [...]

By | 2019-08-21T10:24:17+00:00 August 22nd, 2019|Residential Pools, Service, Water|0 Comments

Troubled Waters: Part I

It’s a sad fact, but there’s no denying that the pool and spa industry has a questionable if not outright bad reputation. Ever since I can remember, fly-by-night companies have tainted the industry and, all too often, have left homeowners with serious to severe unresolved problems.   The following story is one of those situations, maybe the worst I’ve ever seen. Fortunately, it does have [...]

By | 2019-07-24T11:14:10+00:00 July 29th, 2019|Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Troubled Waters: Part I

Embrace the Future Today

There’s something terribly exciting about being ahead of the curve, out of the box, or on the cutting edge. Whichever adage you prefer, the idea is the same: thinking and acting differently from the status quo brings both thrills and risks. At Modern Pool Solutions, we wouldn’t want it any other way.    The thrills for us come with the advent [...]

By | 2019-07-10T17:13:38+00:00 July 19th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Embrace the Future Today

Shutting Down the Sh*t Show

On June 28, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a comprehensive report on the rise of Cryptosporidium (crypto) outbreaks. It stated that from 2009–2017, 444 cryptosporidiosis outbreaks, resulting in 7,465 cases were reported by 40 states and Puerto Rico.   “Exposure to treated recreational water (e.g., in pools and water playgrounds) was associated with 156 (35.1%) outbreaks resulting in 4,232 (56.7%) cases. Other [...]

By | 2019-07-10T17:49:12+00:00 July 12th, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on Shutting Down the Sh*t Show

What is a HydroZone 3™ Pool?

It’s a fair question that deserves a straight answer. When we talk to homeowners, businesses owners, architects, and builders, we tell them we don’t build swimming pools, we create HydroZone 3™ Pools. That statement invariably leads to any number of reasonable questions: How is it different from a regular swimming pool? What makes it [...]

By | 2019-06-28T15:28:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2019|Commercial Pools, Health, Residential Pools, Service, Water|Comments Off on What is a HydroZone 3™ Pool?

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|Comments Off on Stitches and Tiles in Time

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

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

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