More stories about Cleaning

  • Stain Detection

    The sudden appearance of a stain or other surface discoloration often brings a barrage of questions, both from the homeowner and the service professional: What caused it? Can it be removed? Can it be prevented from returning? And of course, the ever-popul

  • Strange Stains

    Though many stains fall into similar categories, some are so odd that they almost seem to have come from another dimension

  • Preventing Saltwater Problems

    Scale, stains and cloudy water are the most common challenges with saltwater pools — but only if they are not maintained correctly.

  • A Center for Attention

  • 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