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November 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Why Bicarb Start-up is Best

The following information is applicable to all newly plastered swimming pools, including quartz and pebble aggregate finishes.
The first step for a superior start-up is to wait at least six hours before turning on the water to fill the pool. This was common practice in the old days. If filled too early, some plaster material dissolves from the surface, mainly in the deep end, leaving it porous and susceptible to further erosion and staining.
The second step is to fill…
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Added by Kim Skinner on November 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 18 Comments

Is there a chemical way to lower cyaneric acid (stabilizer) in a pool ? with out draining them

Is there a chemical way to lower cyaneric acid (stabilizer) in a pool ? I remember seeing an add in a pool publication for a chemical to reduce cyaneric acid in pools. Does any know where it can be found and what is it?

 

 

Added by John Szymanski on November 28, 2011 at 2:37pm — 9 Comments

Information request

Hi, I am looking for some average prices for the installation of heat pump, gaz heater and propane heater in these states: CA, TX, OK, FL, MN, OR, MA, VA. I also need to know if the propane and gaz tank are normally rented or sold with the propane and gaz heater. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

Added by Stephanie Dube on November 28, 2011 at 5:13am — 2 Comments

A real Thanksgiving message





Are you thankful? Really thankful? Good, because I have a real Thanksgiving experience and story you should read and remember. . .
An inspiring meeting. . .
My oldest son and I were on a combined hunting and relaxation trip in Northern Arizona just a few days ago. We decided to stop in one of the most popular book and record stores in Flagstaff; just to unwind and look…
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Added by Mario D. Rossetti on November 24, 2011 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Clear Slime? Staining??

I have a salt pool that is having some issues, I hope someone can point me in the right direction.  Here are the specs;

- new plaster in December 2010, dont know start up procedure or type of salt added.

- chronic low Alkalinity (suspect acid start up)

- salt pool / water balanced and readings in line / waiting for metals test results

- phosphate levels low, under 200.

 

There is slimy feeling on the plaster, no visual signs of algae and pool is…

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Added by Jenny on November 11, 2011 at 3:43pm — 4 Comments

Evaluating Your Business - Are you as good as you think you are?

Over the next 3 blogs I will provide you with a set of 3 showroom evaluation forms. The evaluation criteria on these forms includes items relevant to both the interior and exterior of your business; yourself or your staff, and will help you focus on identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.…

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Added by Marco Longley on November 10, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

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