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June 2013 Blog Posts (6)

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Added by Matthew Giovanisci on June 25, 2013 at 10:45am — 8 Comments

Self Confidence-Building Steps

To be successful, both in your personal life and your business life, one needs to have a healthy measure of self confidence. Whether you were born with  full serving of self confidence or whether you need to work on it, there are several steps you can take to boost your self confidence and your self esteem, including:

  • Understand what your weaknesses are and then work to strengthen them. Do you have a hard time with…
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Added by Rex Richard on June 24, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

What Pool Plaster Needs before Start-up

In order to ensure a long-lasting and stain resistance finish, new quality pool plaster (including quartz and pebble) requires at least six to eight hours of proper curing (humidity) before filling with water, and requires the fill water to have a positive Saturation Index (LSI) of about +0.5.

If new pool plaster is submerged in water too early, or the fill water is low in calcium hardness and alkalinity (negative LSI), some plaster material will dissolve from the surface, creating…

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Added by Kim Skinner on June 20, 2013 at 7:50am — 3 Comments

Making Team Members Feel Valued

Even as a solopreneur there is a chance you will work with contractors and you may grow your business large enough that you will need to hire staff. When that time arises, as the business owner you may be asked to provide feedback to a team member on a project he or she is involved in. As with all communications, the words as well as the tone influence how the feedback is received and digested by the person to whom…

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Added by Rex Richard on June 17, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Is there a Generation Gap in the Pool Industry?

First of all, I would like to admit that it has been way too long since I have really participated here at the PGN and I am SORRY! I miss you all very much, but my focus has been laser targeted lately, and I simply haven't had the opportunity to join you in discussion. I hope that will be changing now, and I am really looking forward to spending more time here again. 

Next, I recently wrote a blog post that I thought would go over well here. So, I am sharing it. I hope you…

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Added by Monique Nelson on June 13, 2013 at 10:32am — 3 Comments

Other Plaster Discoloration Issues

The first picture shows white streaking on dark colored plaster caused by excessive and inappropriate water troweling, and the addition of calcium chloride to color pigmented plaster. In time, the color pigment is dissolved and lost from the plaster finish due to the porosity caused by the above issues. This shows that “white streaking” can sometimes occur as opposed to “white spotting.”…

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Added by Kim Skinner on June 4, 2013 at 6:17pm — No Comments

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