More stories about Cleaning

  • For What It’s Worth

    In any service profession, the goal is to gain new customers and win the job.

  • Opposites Attract

    In this year’s Masters of Design Issue, I noticed a trend that, when looked at one way, is a little unsettling

  • The State of Salt

    Get a group of pool servicepeople together in a room, and the subject of salt chlorination will come up sooner or later

  • Proper Performance

    Just because salt chlorination is largely an automated process doesn’t mean it is maintenance-free.

  • Working Together

    As helpful as new technologies might be, a foolproof, all-in-one pool sanitation solution still hasn’t been invented yet.

  • Tracing Cleaner Issues

    Though it would be nice if customers always had specific, accurate reasons for service calls, that isn’t always the case.

  • Robot Regimen

    Many robotic cleaners are more energy-efficient than their suction-side or pressure-side cousins — but even the most cutting-edge efficiency can sometimes be hampered by mechanical and electrical problems.

  • Clear as Glass

    A growing trend in swimming pool filtration uses recycled glass in lieu of quartz silica sand in conventional pool sand filters.

  • A Flamingo in the Pelican State

    “Retail Raves” asks one retailer to specify a product that’s making a difference in his or her business.

  • State of the Market

    As long as there are pools and spas, there will be chemicals to help treat them.