We appreciate the industry members who emailed us some comments and questions regarding gray (or grey) mottling discoloration in plaster swimming pools. This is written to provide further details and clarification.…Continue
Added by Kim Skinner on September 30, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments
In Kim’s blog post on plaster mottling, Mitch Brooks, the Executive Director of the National Plasterers Council, made the comment “We solve issues...not point fingers which is what you guys love to do!” For those of you who have been on the short end of the NPC’s collective…Continue
By now, your store is set up to capitalize on all sorts of Niche Products, right? Green products, new products, safety products...you've got it covered!
There is one final niche that I am going to talk about that you may not have considered marketing for and that may encompass any of the previous three ideas.…
Have you ever noticed that, when you are watching television, you quite often really despise commercial
breaks? Have you ever noticed that, some days, the commercials actually seem to call out your name and get you really excited?
This is my experience, if you care to hear about it. Let's say I am watching an evening sitcom like,…Continue
Added by Monique Nelson on September 27, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments
In my last post, I talked about focusing on Green products and capitalizing on their “hot” reputation.
When you think of the pool industry in the media right now, what is the first thing that you can think of that is being talked about?
For me, it is without a doubt safety.…Continue
You may not keep up on Paris Hilton's daily life, but I would be astonished if there is a single person left in North America who does not know who she is. She has made the term “hot,” hot.
I would like to discuss “Niche” marketing with you. Paris Hilton is a Niche entertainer. She has found a way to capitalize on her targeted market. I want to…Continue
Added by Monique Nelson on September 21, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Gray (or grey) mottling discoloration which occasionally occurs in plaster swimming pools may also occasionally occur on other cement flatwork, including things like driveways and sidewalks. According to the American Concrete Institute and the Portland Cement Association, adding calcium chloride and troweling concrete too late…Continue
As discussed in our previous write-up (#1), NPC representatives Greg Garrett and Randy Dukes (incorrectly) claim that improper chemistry startups or aggressive water causes gray (or grey) mottling discolorations in new white plaster swimming pools. We (onBalance) put their theory to some tests. The following is an abbreviated summary from a series of our experiments, and we thank IPSSA for…Continue
Added by Rex Richard on September 11, 2010 at 8:38am — No Comments
Gray mottling discolorations occasionally occur in new white plaster swimming pools, and cause of this plaster defect is being incorrectly assigned.
Gray (also spelled “grey”) or darkened blotchy discoloration of…Continue
This article was originally posted in the September 15, 2010 issue of Pool and Spa News.
The Authors are Jeff Lloyd, Vice President of research & Development at Nisus Corporation and Mark Manning Technical Manager for US Borax / Rio Trinto Minerals.
This is the best article ive seen on this topic. If someone has seen a better one, let me know.Continue