More stories about Service/Technical

  • Sweeps for Keeps

    Pool & Spa News takes a close look at automatic cleaners.

  • Sizing Salt Chlorinators

    While electrolytic chlorine generators (ECGs) for residential pools have traditionally been sized by pool volume, ECGs for commercial pools take bather load into account.

  • Saturation Calculation

    Whether the job involves starting up a brand-new plaster pool or maintaining chemistry in an old fiberglass vessel, pool professionals know that a proper understanding of water balance is essential.

  • The Long Haul

    Gary Gripp’s story begins like so many others.

  • All About Enzymes

    The traditional pool care routine consists of a sanitizer to kill harmful bacteria, oxidizer to break down contaminants, algaecide to control algae, and products to adjust pH and maintain water balance

  • Stain-Free Salt Chlorination

    Staining of cementitious surfaces is a problem in traditional and salt water pools

  • Rough & Ready

    The pool service business uses specialized tools from custom wrenches to unique plumbing parts.

  • Facing the Future

    The rise of online retail leaves Todd Joyce with mixed feelings

  • Extending a Hand

    When I realized how many more accounts I could be getting if I worked with the Internet retailers, I decided to take the initiative and try networking with some of them.

  • Feed Needs

    For much of the pool industry’s history, chemicals have been added to the water in two basic ways: By pouring solutions into the pool, or by placing tablets in a feeder of some sort.