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How the Pool Stores compete with the Online World

During my visits to the Pool Stores, talking to Pool Store Owners & Store Managers, it is easy to perceive their concern around Online Sites competition. In a social media world and with the accelerated growth of…

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Posted by HAROLDO J LEVEL, on February 5, 2018 at 10:21am

Cloudy Pool Water

To have crystal clear water is the ultimate desire of any swimming pool owner.

When your pool water becomes cloudy, not only does it looks less inviting but you could run the risk of…

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Posted by HAROLDO J LEVEL, on February 5, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Cal Poly Plaster Study Conclusions Shown to be Incorrect

Beginning in 2004, a series of plaster research studies were released by the National Plasterers Council (NPC), which they instigated and financially supported, and which were undertaken by the California Polytechnic State University in San Louis…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on December 6, 2017 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

The Future for pH and Chlorine Standards

It appears that the pool industry’s long-time recommended parameters for chlorine and pH levels will be changing in the near future.

The current range of 1 to 4 ppm for chlorine will likely be raised when pool water contains cyanuric acid…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on December 4, 2017 at 12:28pm — 7 Comments

Announcement of Pool Plaster Study

The research and consulting group onBalance has decided to conduct new plaster research studies to generate additional evidence regarding the cause of unsightly plaster discolorations and defects. The plaster issues of concern are gray mottling…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on March 23, 2017 at 3:29pm

Residential Water Quality Standard

After a few months of beating my head against the wall, I could not stand it anymore. So I wrote a letter to anyone that would listen. Not many did, but a big thanks to Service Industry News. Maybe we can get some answers, maybe…

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Posted by Ken Scott on November 30, 2016 at 6:10pm — 2 Comments

The Reality of Pool Chemical Treatment

For at least 40 years, many pool service companies have been successfully maintaining their residential pools on a once-a-week visitation basis. Empirical evidence has shown that pool water can be kept safe and properly sanitized without harmful…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on November 29, 2016 at 1:34pm — 4 Comments

Register To Exhibit Today - Pool Spa Patio Expo

Posted by PGN Admin on September 15, 2016 at 9:40am

What Alkalinity is Best for Pools?

It is amazing how incorrect information gets started, and gains traction despite being wrong, and not based on science. For example, contrary to some pool literature and manuals, it has been shown that a pH of 8.0 to 8.4 is workable, and…

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Posted by Kim Skinner on September 13, 2016 at 3:33pm

Just starting out-any advice would be great

My husband and I are in our infancy of getting a pool cleaning business up and running. We live in Central Florida where I'd say 85-90 percent of the pools are screen enclosed. What is a decent mid range pool vacuum for us to use? We don't want to… Continue

Posted by Tamara Tamblyn on August 27, 2016 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

 
 
 

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