More stories about Service/Technical

  • Preparing to Open Pools for the Season

    For pool service technicians who work in the frost belt, the change of seasons brings new chores. In the spring, that means opening pools. The level of difficulty involved in that job has a lot to do with how well the previous fall’s pool closing was performed. If it was completed properly, the...

  • The 411 on Apps

    Walking back to a customer’s pool with a net, multitool and chemicals isn’t enough for some pool service technicians.

  • A Route to Success

    Leland Stith was a newcomer to the pool industry six and a half years ago when he decided to take the plunge and purchase a 50-pool route.

  • How to Smoothly Transfer a Pool Route

    It’s not always easy being the new guy.

  • Finding the Right Tool for the Job

    Maintaining a safe water balance can be a daunting task.

  • Social Gathering

    Since 1960, the success mantra for marketing has been about the five Ps (originally four Ps by E.J. McCarthy).

  • Making It Clear

    Turbidity is one of the most predominant water quality issues in the pool industry.

  • Lighting Up

    Any pool built more than a few years ago is probably equipped with either incandescent or fiberoptic lighting.

  • Quality Control

    There are a lot of misunderstood concepts and myths in the aquatics industry.

  • Setting Up the Barricade

    There’s nothing glamorous about waterproofing.