APCs: Cleaning Up In The Backyard

2019-08-09T22:25:24+00:00August 9th, 2019|Automatic Pool Cleaners, Pool Sanitization|

Most companies offer a standard level of service that includes cleaning the pool, checking the water chemistry and ensuring all the pool equipment is working properly. Generally, the number of pools signed up for this basic package is proportional to revenues, and most companies try cluster as many of them together as possible in order

Sanitizing Choices

2019-08-09T22:23:51+00:00August 9th, 2019|Pool Sanitization|

The Southwest drought has focused our attention on the practice of draining pools. In some California counties it's flat-out illegal; in the rest of America, it's merely expensive. Just to recap the situation in bone-dry California, a growing list of municipalities have banned the practice of draining and refilling pools. Even where it remains legal,

Pool Scene Investigation

2019-08-09T22:26:09+00:00August 9th, 2019|News, Pool Leak Detection Services, Pool Scene Investigation|

Beyond Virginia Graeme Baker Act There’s no end to the work a diver can do. From leak detection to replacing rebar, those who can work underwater will always be in demand. Steve White, owner of West Boylston, Mass.-based Underwater Pool Masters, found his niche as a “Pool Scene Investigator.” As a PSI, he offers three

The Case of the Mysterious Pool Deposits

2019-08-09T22:27:09+00:00August 9th, 2019|News, Pool Chemicals, Pool Sanitization|

The 80,000-gallon resort pool, which had been operating flawlessly for years, had suddenly developed a very expensive, very troubling problem. For some unknown reason, large deposits of a dull white material were collecting on the heat exchanger, blocking flow and necessitating a $900 repair bill. Even a novice service person would suspect calcium carbonate scale,

Legal Requirements for Pool Safety

2019-08-09T22:27:25+00:00August 9th, 2019|News, Pool Safety|

Steve White has a photograph, taken from a rooftop, looking down on 186 pool drain covers laid out in rows on a parking lot. Those were covers his West Boylston, Mass.-based firm replaced in 2008, the year commercial facilities scrambled to meet the deadline set by the Virginia Graeme Baker Act. The snapshot is a