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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 only good for sucking blood and infecting animals and humans with diseases that can cause serious, long-term health problems and, in some cases, death. It's up to us to gently remind our pool owners of the health risks not only IN their pool, but AROUND it. Send them a tweet; include it in your seasonal newsletter; or that monthly infomercial  with your email billing. It's our responsibility to remind them of the importance of draining rainwater from anything on, in or around their pools and turn them upside down or cover them. This is for their health, their children's health and most importantly, YOUR health. On a personal note, the skin Doc has now removed a 2nd cancerous growth from this old pool tech's sun-battered hide. I've got a new attitude on self-preservation. It has taken me 50 years to realize suntans are NOT cool. Keep yourself protected head to toe--literally. Invest in UV clothing, a broad-brimmed hat; no flip-flops: water-proof shoes with soles that support your weight. Get a pair of high-quality shades. Did you know you can get skin cancer in your eyes!? ...and wear sunscreen. Work safe, pool brothers and sisters.


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Check out the latest gadgets, tools and parts at the POOL SVC PRODUCTS booth # 1326 Jan.29-31 in Atlantic City. I'll  be hangin' with 'Frankenfilter' and doing live demos with Multi-Tork clamp sockets. They'll be 'show-special' priced, too. 

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Another GREAT PooL TooL


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 minutes later, I'm hooked and I gotta have it. I wear a web belt with all the acroutements any self-respecting pooler hauls around: channellocks, long-handled screwdriver, service tags, phone, ad nauseum. It used to carry a hose nozzle, too. Not any more. This little critter called Aqua-Comb has taken its place. All I gotta say, boys and girls,(and I did not invent this one and I am not being compensated for this non-solicited testimonial) is if you have not seen this product, go to the website. If you don't think it's worth every penny you'll pay for it once you get your hands on it and use it, you shouldn't be in the pool cleaning business. 


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Filter Part Needed

To: All Service Techs, Reps and Parts Suppliers


I am looking for a salvage or used clamp band and 3-prong grip off a Purex-Triton "Mytilus" series cartridge filter. As a handful of you may know, I manufacture a filter tool and put together what I call a 'Frankenfilter' to help demo it. Feb09FrnknfltrColorImage.jpg  As seen in the image, I attach a sample of all the applications of my product to a Sta-Rite 'Posi-Flow tank body and it does a pretty good job of showing the versatility of the product to prospective buyers at trade shows(to see when and where: multi-tork.com).


If you're a tech, scrounge through your parts bin or box. If you sell (especially used) parts to the trade, see if you have the clamp. If you're a rep or distributor, ask around. The following link may be printed and placed on sales counters if applicable. Part%20Needed.pdf I live in Tampa, Fla. so, the closer you are, the cheaper it will be to ship it and I will pay the shipping. Time is a factor; I need the part in the next couple of weeks to complete work on a Frankenfilter IV for an upcoming show.


Regards and thanks,


Tal Millican 

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