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February 2010 Blog Posts (7)

World's Largest Swimming Pool

I was just cruising the internet looking for interesting things about pools and came across this, the World's Largest Swimming Pool!

It is 3,324 ft. long and has an area of 19.77 acres!! It is located in…

Added by Jennifer Dorn on February 18, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Are You Giving Away The Store?

In these challenging economic times, our industry needs to rethink where our emphasis has been in the past and look at what other professionals do to create some new income streams for ourselves we have not considered. Notice I refer to us as “professionals”. We may not all have PhD degrees or the same kind of formal training other professions require, but many of us are every bit as knowledgeable in our areas of expertise as the doctors and lawyers and Indian chief “experts”.… Continue

Added by Merry Wise on February 17, 2010 at 7:54pm — 2 Comments

"The Checklist Manifesto"

I recently watched an interview with the author of a book called “The Checklist Manifesto” . More than a “to do” list, the checklist identifies all the steps and variables in a process to be checked.



Added by PoolDraw on February 15, 2010 at 7:12am — 2 Comments

Presentation, Presentation, Presentation

In real estate it's all about location, location, location.

In pool sales it's all about presentation, presentation, presentation.

Presentation is EVERYTHING.

It is the difference between winning or loosing and staying relevant in this tough economy.

What presentation tools are you using to tell your story and promote your business or service? Do you use a photo album, presentation book, marketing slicks, powerpoint presentation or have you created a custom laptop…

Added by Mark Richter on February 5, 2010 at 7:05am — No Comments

Salt Pools and the dismantling of chemicals in a COMMERCIAL chlorine generation cell? I would appreciate any feedback.

Chemicals present in the pool water can breakdown when exposed to the harsh climate inside the generator cell. At some point inside a cell the chlorine can reach 50ppm and most chemicals (Algaecide, Scale Inhibitor) can only withstand about 10ppm.

Example: Phosphorous based HEDP, or phosphonic acid, works pretty well as a anti scaling or sequestering agent for traditional pools or spas, but in a salt pool with the extreme conditions of the cell this products tends to break down into… Continue

Added by Kirk Gilmore on February 3, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Comments on the NPC Technical Manual

As we have mentioned in previous communications, we are concerned about the continued trend in the industry to micromanage some parts of the industry while rejecting even reasonable management of other, equally critical parts.

As we meet with pool owners at the water’s edge we are frequently concerned about the unreasonable standards some representatives of the pool plastering community expect of the water chemistry – and the lack of any standard relative to some plastering… Continue

Added by Que Hales on February 1, 2010 at 2:01pm — 3 Comments

Extensive calcium build up on pool surfaces

I am visitng in Costa Rica and have found extensive calcium build up on all pool surfaces. floors walls overflows it is everywhere

Any ideas on how to get this off?

Added by Bob Mueller on February 1, 2010 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

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