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August 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Bond Coating before a replaster

Greetings all,

I have a very new man on my plaster crew but I use him everywhere. Multi-talented, he ties steel, decent plumber and does magic tricks with a Bobcat, AND legit papers.

On to the topic.

He was lead man on a plaster crew and they ALWAYS on a replaster that was not a chip-out,after acid wash and neutralizing and pressure wash, mix a batch of modified thinset to about a milkshake consistency and rolled it on with a regular 3/8 knap roller, finished their…

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Added by Bill Conant on August 31, 2011 at 4:28pm — 7 Comments

Are you credible?

The prospect standing in front of you may genuinely not have ever heard of your store or the brands you carry which is why you need to establish right off the bat that you are a credible business with a history.

 

I recently tried to hire a moving company and was amazed by the difference in telephone presentations from the various companies I called. A few of them stood out with their poor presentations because they never established credibility.

 

I sent several…

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Added by Marco Longley on August 24, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Delayed relay

I'm looking for a timed delayed relay that can be activated after about 1 minute. This relay needs to be 220 volts and 40 amps. It's going into a Aqualink system.

Added by Anthony Harp on August 22, 2011 at 8:05pm — 8 Comments

Plaster Mottling

I wonder if there's a correlation between new pool plaster & saltwater chlorine generator use which causes plaster to have mottling?

Added by Brian Lane on August 19, 2011 at 2:39pm — 10 Comments

How to Build Incredible Value into your Presentation

 

 

In the absence of value, every single selling situation degenerates to one thing…PRICE.

 

The more value you build into your presentation, the more valuable your product becomes to your prospect.

 

Features + Advantages + Benefits = Value

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Added by Marco Longley on August 19, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

How to Build Incredible Value into your Presentation

 

 

In the absence of value, every single selling situation degenerates to one thing…PRICE.

 

The more value you build into your presentation, the more valuable your product becomes to your prospect.

 

Features + Advantages + Benefits = Value

 …

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Added by Marco Longley on August 19, 2011 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Variable speed pump with X-10 controls

We installed a Eco-Star on a X-10 controlled system, After install, all X-10 went dead.  XPF noise reducers have not solved the problem.  Anyone had issues w/ X-10 & Variable speed?  Client is not interested (budgetary) in moving to a control system at this time.

Thanks.

Added by Michael J. Dennis on August 16, 2011 at 4:05pm — 5 Comments

Another GREAT PooL TooL

Aqua-Combwww.miwayinc.com

Wed. Aug. 10

Tampa, Fla.

 

-waiting out the rain, I thought I might turn all of my pool service sisters and brothers on to a handy little tool for all of those of you who service cartridge filters. I was at one of my distributors coupla weeks ago and the branch mgr says: "Tal, you gotta see this"

So, he throws this DVD into a little flat screen TV up by the sales counter and 2…

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Added by Tal Millican on August 15, 2011 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Getting Ranked On Google in 2011

Getting ranked on Google is an ever moving and expanding subject... thus the time qualifier in the tittle.  Indeed as time passes so pass the strategies of yesterday that were once effective.

 

Today there are three schools of thought... actually four if you consider the combination of the three as a separate strategy.

 

1)  Traditional SEO:  By "traditional" I refer to "on page" SEO.  This is modification to specific elements relative to your website that improve…

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Added by Rex Richard on August 15, 2011 at 8:10am — No Comments

Gray Mottling Plaster Discoloration #5

Gray Mottling Plaster Discoloration #5

This fifth article provides additional evidence that gray (or grey) mottling discoloration (which often takes several months to develop) is caused by improper plaster workmanship.

In 2003, the National Plasterers Council (NPC) commissioned the National Pool Industry Research Center (NPIRC) at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo to conduct research experiments on plaster degradation, discoloration, and other durability issues. The second…

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Added by Kim Skinner on August 13, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

92 year old woman teaches generation of swimmers to swim

Here' s terrific story that will really warm your heart. Not only that, but this woman is a model for all of as to how to age beautifully! And all because she's in the water, and giving a great foundation of water safety to families for over 50 years.

 

Enjoy this video, and share it around! Let's go viral fast and wide, great stuff.

 

http://ow.ly/60PgQ

Added by Laurie Batter on August 11, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

National Swimming Pool Foundation helps 15 students with higher education costs

In these challenging times, any little bit helps to fund higher education. Here's a great news story about NSPF's Scholarship/Fellowship program. Let's give a real big congratulation to the students who have been awarded., If you or a family member are CPO certification graduate you can qualify to apply for next year. LB

 

National Swimming Pool Foundation®

Awards $20,000 in Scholarships & Fellowships to…

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Added by Laurie Batter on August 4, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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