More stories about Cleaning

  • Sweeps for Keeps

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

  • No Longer Master of His Domain

    Remember 1999?

  • Take Me Out to the Brawl-game

    Devotees to the Stop may be aware that I immigrated to California in early 2002; what you may not know is that I spent those first 14 months in Bakersfield.

  • Let it Rain

    There is a painting I love by Howard Hodgkin that hung in my office for years.

  • 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

  • Talking the Talk

    Every salesperson learns to personalize his or her pitches; to craft a relatable story for the customer from his or her unique experiences and knowledge.

  • Know Your Stains

    Protected by special additives and coatings, vinyl pool liners can withstand the extremes of sunshine, heat, cold and constant exposure to chemically treated water.

  • Funding Lapse Taints Florida’s Solar Rebate Program

    Thousands of Florida residents are awaiting rebate checks from the state under a program promoting solar equipment installation.

  • It’s Cleanup Time

    Keeping the pool clean is a dirty job, which is why to clear dirt and debris effectively, pool filters need periodic cleanings themselves.