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May 2013 Blog Posts (7)

It's Baaack!

Pool Season, that is. At least here in Florida--and it's  coming soon worldwide to the northern hemisphere. Hurricane season starts here in F-L-A in a week and three words come to mind: West equine virus. Every little toy, every pool float with a drink receptacle; any and everything that can hold water is a potential mosquito farm. If only they could be sold at the local farmers market. Regrettably,  mosquitos are…


Added by Tal Millican on May 23, 2013 at 4:53am — No Comments

I Don't Need a Website

Back in the day if you were to ask a business owner why they were putting an ad in The Yellow Pages, the typical response one might get is “because all of my competitors are so why shouldn’t I?” 

People looking for specific businesses or services are, more than ever, going to the internet and searching online to find what they are looking for to meet their needs.  They will find what they need.  The internet has everything.  Your competition will be found…but will you?



Added by Rex Richard on May 21, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

IPSSA Member Victimized for $6,000

A CPO and IPSSA member had contracted with a pool plasterer to re-plaster a swimming pool near Los Angeles.  Within a week after plastering, the IPSSA member notified the plasterer that he could see some long cracks in several locations.  The plasterer told the IPSSA member that the cracks would close and disappear in time. Two years later, the IPSSA member took these pictures of the quartz aggregate pool.…


Added by Kim Skinner on May 15, 2013 at 10:46am — 8 Comments

How to incorporate social media into your overall marketing

Social media, like Facebook and Twitter, can be a great communication tool for businesses. It will help you to spread the word about your product or service and build relationships with your customers and the community you serve.

You know you should connect with your customer base through multiple channels, including social media, but how do you really stand out?…


Added by Rex Richard on May 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

10 Business Start Up Strategies For Succes

Enterpreneurship is taking the country by storm and if you’re considering dipping your toe into the waters of being your own boss, here are some of my steps toward growing a small business into a thriving endeavor:

  1. Know yourself. Why do you want to be in business? Freedom? More money? To give yourself a job? Your inner motivation will drive your determination and ultimately impact your bottom line. 
  2. What are you passionate about?…

Added by Rex Richard on May 10, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Salt Pool Blamed for Plaster Cracking and Nodules

When a new white quartz pool in San Diego developed numerous shrinkage cracks and very rough and sharp calcium nodules everywhere, the plasterer drained the pool and sanded it, charging the pool owner one thousand dollars for the work. The crystalline nodules began to form again soon afterwards, so the plasterer told the pool owner that a pool plastering expert and consultant would perform an inspection to determine the cause.  The plaster inspector was also a long-time National Plasterers…


Added by Kim Skinner on May 9, 2013 at 3:10pm — 12 Comments

3 Ways To Get More Done

Regardless of where you live or what you do for a living, we all have the same 24 hours in a day. The great equalizer is how we spend those hours. There are days when we walk away from our desk and look at a to-do list that is all done! On other days we walk away at quitting time and haven’t made it through the list and know that tomorrow morning we have to finish that list in addition to a new one!

How can you get more done in a day when you only have 24 hours to work with? Here are…


Added by Rex Richard on May 7, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments

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