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My Story

Become Famous... Become a featured story in a published book!

Location: Submit to: pgnstories@gmail.com
Members: 77
Latest Activity: May 10, 2014

Your Chance To Become Famous!

Do You Have a Pool Business Success Story?
Make the entire “Aquasphere” Smile, Cry, or Rejoice!

Why Participate in "My Pool Biz?"

Be published
Be famous
Inspire others and
Gain new customers

What is "My Pool Biz?"


We all know the AquaShere is a crazy place. Stories of humor, skill, happiness and riches abound. Everyone seems to have a Pool story! Do you? Only YOU know... and this is YOUR opportunity to make YOUR story known.

Interesting stories are happening around the world and right in your back yard. All weaved together, they cover the broad spectrum of ideas, wisdom, and emotions. Join together with me as we laugh, cry, succeed, and endure the struggles that get us through the day... one little story at a time.

But…, it's YOUR story that we seek. A short story between 300 and 1200 words.

Guidelines for Your Pool Story

  Tell an exciting, sad or humorous story about something that has happened to you or someone you know surrounding your experience in the Pool Industry. Make sure that you introduce your character(s).

Tell your Pool story in a way that will make the reader cry, shout hurray, or roll on the floor in laughter. Don't leave anything out — what did you do, what exactly happened, how did you feel?

The story should center around something you did or experienced; it should include a problem, issue or situation. It should include dialogue and the character should express their feelings though the conflict or situation. It should end in a result, such as a lesson learned, a positive change or pay-off, more customers, you made a million bucks, you got married, you saved a pet or helped a child.

If you want to include a web page, an image, photo, video or audio; just include the web address (URL) with your story. If it's really relevant, we might include your link in the book!

Above all, let your story come from your HEART! You may be destined for fame.

Before SUBMITTING, please make a copy of your story and save (perhaps in an email or Word Doc). Do NOT resubmit the same story twice.
 
By SUBMITTING, you agree that all rights to publish or republish your submission in any media online or offline including: Complete or edited story, Story Author Name, City/State/Country, and business URL is granted.
 
You confirm you have full ownership rights to submit this story and no copyright laws have been violated. If your story mentions another person by name, you have either confirmed that person's agreement to use their name OR you have substituted a pseudo-name. Stories including objectionable material will be disqualified.
 
You also understand that this book will be 100% Pool Biz related and can be humorous in nature, yet will include substantive stories in many categories. Got that? OK... SUBMIT!

Submit stories to: pgnstories@gmail.com



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Comment by Karen Falcon on May 10, 2014 at 7:16pm

Thanks for the further clarification, fab! Yup, drought-stricken indeed, Las Vegas :-) Owners have Sta-Rite filter system (2 filters in Lrg drum) & Pentair automated system. Today I pulled both filters and pressure washed. Both were completely maxed with sediment, slime, calc/lime, debris, sand & dirt. I over-filled the pool with as much fresh water I could hose in the pool and ran the clean filters. After a couple hours, could already see a diff. Am running pump/filter & booster pump 24/7 for a couple days. Am going to check up on it 2mrw a.m. to see progress - and check the filters again to see if they need a quick pressure/rinse. Me, owning my own pool biz, you must think I'm a bit behind the 8ball - but my biz is new & I'm learning. Going to CPO soon. THANKS AGAIN. You Rock!

Comment by PGN Admin on May 10, 2014 at 4:47pm

You are welcome Karen! You should test the water for calcium hardness and Total Dissolved Solids.  If these are too high hen indeed it would be wise to either drain and refill the pool, or if you are in a drouth stricken area the water can be filtered and recycled using Reverse Osmosis and De-Ionization methods.  

Best to you!

Comment by Karen Falcon on May 10, 2014 at 12:40pm

@PGN Admin, thank you for the quick tutorial, much appreciated! Today I am going to simply pull the filter and clean it. After more research, I believe much of the cloudy water is due to bad filter and/or combo of owners not running pump/filter long enough each day. Initially thought to drain, because I put solvent in pool for calc/lime, but maybe going that far is not necessary just yet.  - Great advice on sump pump, thank you!

Comment by PGN Admin on May 10, 2014 at 10:57am

Hi Karen, if the pool / spa share the same filter and pump then the valves between the two need to isolate the pool.  Also, while it is likely you can drain the spa, you can not drain the pool using the filter pump.  You need to use a submergible sump pump.  They are generally rentable from Home Depot.  Once the pool drops below the skimmer the pump will draw air and lose prime.  If you block the skimmer port you may also be blocking the drain line depending upon whether or not it is plumbed separately.  If it is plumbed separately most pumps are rated at around 18-24 inches of suction lift.  trying to drain the pool would hurt the pump even if possible because of pipe routing.  So... get a sump pump.  That is how it's done.

Comment by Karen Falcon on May 10, 2014 at 8:23am

I'm off to fix a picadillo of a situation now, with a pool/spa, a mess I created. I can't wait to type about it when I get back. Sometimes we learn by our own mistakes. (too much calc/lime solvent, cloudy-green water, start from scratch, clean filter) This is what brought me here today, as a matter of fact. I am going to try and find a discussion thread and pick brains as to why when I set the system to 'drain', only the spa is draining and not the pool. I am hesitant to keep the pump running too long with the spa empty - so I filled it back up last night and am doing research today.

Comment by Scott Tarr on March 6, 2011 at 10:27am
Boy, where to start...I bet we all have some crazy stories to tell whether it be humorous or down right scary...
Comment by Rex Richard on June 10, 2009 at 11:19am
Can't wait to see them!
Comment by Angela M Gilreath on June 10, 2009 at 10:59am
Hey Rex:
I have a few stories that will make you laugh and cry...
as soon as I get a few minutes I will send them over...
Hope you are having a great summer!
Cheers,
Angela
Comment by Rex Richard on April 27, 2009 at 12:10pm
Thanks James!
Comment by James Kantorowicz on April 27, 2009 at 12:09pm
Rex I will get our story soon we are extremely busy so soon as I can take a breath I will forward it to you.
 

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