Pools

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    Spa-side Switches

    When selecting automation components, some companies choose to shave a little off the cost by installing switches for waterfeatures on the side of the spa.

     
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    Clever Cleaning:One

    Every pool needs to be cleaned regularly, and for most pools, that means bringing in an automatic cleaner.

     
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    Caught Red-handed

    As told to Ben Thomas by Bryan Chrissan, owner of Clear Valley Pool and Spa Service & Repair,  Temecula, Calif

     
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    Solving Stains

    Salt chlorine pools have become popular over the past few years.

     
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    Breaking Point

    The practice of overapplying chlorine is a serious problem that’s resulted in negative media coverage for commercial pools. Many techs assume so-called breakpoint chlorination eliminates chloramines, but actually it can exacerbate the problem.

     
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    Basic Pool Tools

    Service techs turn to these trusty tools time and again when on their routes:

     
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    Vinyl Basics

    If you have spent most of your career working exclusively on concrete pools, it’s crucial to learn about the distinct differences between vinyl and concrete before accepting maintenance jobs that involve package pools.

     
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    Diagnosing Spa Problems

    One of the toughest things about fixing a portable spa is diagnosing the problem.

     
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    Filter Sizing

    A good filtration system for a pool or spa depends on your ability to properly size and select the filter.

     
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    Basic Pool Water Tests

    Service techs can use three methods to measure chlorine residuals in pools:

     
  • Heater Sizing Techniques

    Replacing a defunct pool or spa heater for a customer on your route?

     
 
 
 
 

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