Steve Straehley is the senior editor - technical for Pool & Spa News and Aquatics International. Before that, he worked in newspapers -- mostly in sports -- for several years. Steve grew up in Santa Barbara, Calif., and has a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He is also a certified Aquatics Facility Operator.
A professional opinion is indispensable when it comes to pool inspections.
Installing a solar pool-heating system
Fiberglass projects get more elaborate as pools get smaller.
A bill that would have required licensing for every pool service technician in Florida came close to passage before going down in defeat.
Do-it-yourself YouTube videos are increasing jobs for some pool service pros
Applications are being accepted for FSPA's scholarship program
Whiteflies are making their way up through Florida and infesting pools in the central part of the state.
IPSSA is working with NSPF to develop pool licensing courses.
As pool sales climb, more buyers are having cleaning systems installed. Here, a look at the different types of automatic pool cleaners.
After months of falling membership, IPSSA has seen its numbers increase after a change in requirements
Pool techs are reminded to be on the lookout for suspicious chemical sales or missing chemicals.
Favoring one equipment supplier over the others as fine, as long as the customer wins out in the end.
Techs go the extra mile to make sure the job’s done right.
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