Back in the old days, leak detection hinged on a good eye and a syringe of dye.Read More
Ask a pool service technician to list common on-site safety hazards, and the answers likely will include diving boards, unlocked gates, and blockable main drains.Read More
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-populRead More
Though many stains fall into similar categories, some are so odd that they almost seem to have come from another dimensionRead More
Scale, stains and cloudy water are the most common challenges with saltwater pools — but only if they are not maintained correctly.Read More
Between the rising costs of electricity and growing consumer demand for “green” water treatment solutions, ultraviolet (UV) radiation is becoming an increasingly popular tool for disinfecting pools and spas.Read More
One additional application of ultraviolet radiation (UV) — and a potential complement to a UV system — is ozoneRead More
Water clarity is a crucial aspect of pool maintenance, whether a job site involves a small family pool or a huge commercial vesselRead More
The quest to create a filtration system that handles high flow rates and bather loads, filters the finest particles possible and stays unclogged with minimal maintenance has led to the development of some promising new technologies.Read More
Though calcium phosphate scale is a newly discovered problem for the swimming pool industry, it has long been recognized in the boiler industry, where the practice of using polyphosphonates to control calcium carbonate scale is often used.Read More
Brandon Schroader, New Water Solutions Inc.
Even if a pool’s suction outlet cover is properly certified, it’s still crucial to ensure that it operates within parameters that preclude entrapment. Understanding concepts such as flow rate, open area and velocity will make this process much easier.Read More
When a pool’s sanitation goes out-of-whack, some of the most obvious signs are those all-too-familiar green, yellow or black blooms that begin to creep across walls, steps and other surfaces.Read More
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most widespread offerings.Read More
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