Maintenance - Service

From keeping water balanced and equipment running smoothly to managing rates and routes, a service professional has a lot on his or her mind at any given time. Wondering how to be a better service pro? Dig in.


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Lower the Risk of Legionellosis

Legionella, an airborne bacteria, can pose a serious risk to swimmers. Here’s how to prevent it.

Understanding Energy-Efficient Filtration

How filter sizing and selection influences hydraulic efficiency — it’s trickier than you might think.

An Experiment in Energy Efficiency

A study demonstrating the additional savings and benefits you can obtain by combining variable-speed pumps with enhanced hydraulic efficiency.

LEDs: The New Direction of Pool Lighting

LED lighting fixtures are transforming swimming pool lighting design.

How to Manage a Challenging Hire

Take a look at some of the frustrating scenarios you might encounter when managing new hires, and what to do about them.

The Right Way to Approach Hot Water Care

An industry pro explains what service techs should keep in mind when managing hot tub water.

Disciplining Your Employees: What to Keep in Mind

Allow room for employees to explain extenuating circumstances and be as understanding and accommodating as you can.

What Would You Do? Non-Compete Agreements

Is a non-compete agreement necessary? Industry pros share their insights.

Consider the Skimmer

Skimmers may be commonplace, but understanding how they work is key to maintaining water quality and ease of service.

Elevating Installations

Installing swimming pools in elevated settings, such as high-rise buildings and rooftops, is a challenge that can be aided by turning to concrete alternatives.

What Would You Do? Save Your Knees

Pool service can be demanding, particularly on the knees. Is there a way to get the job done while also being kind to your body?

Big Goals, Small Goals

Help your business reach new heights by setting goals the right way.

Building an Email List in 2019

An industry marketing expert explains how to upload an email list to Facebook for dirt-cheap conversions.

The Secret Life of Biofilm

Although most people in the industry have heard of it, few know the risks and mysteries of biofilm.

Real Estate Pool Inspections

Pool inspections for real estate transactions offer opportunities and challenges for professionals with a discerning eye.

Creating a Sound Experience

Take a look at the basics of setting up outdoor audio systems.

Pool Care and Repair After Wildfires

Here are some tips for dealing with customers in fire-prone areas.

How to Calculate Pool Volume Using Only Chemistry

When you encounter a pool that falls outside of the normal array of pool shapes, turn to a chemical method to measure volume.

15 Lessons All Service Techs Learn in the Field

To better prepare up-and-coming service techs for the wild adventure that is pool service, Steve Goodale shares some things techs will come to learn on their route.

Learning for Leaders

Continual education is imperative for success in pools/spas — and that includes management and company leadership.

Total Dissolved Solids: The Facts

The rising use of chlorine generators means pool technicians should be on alert for high TDS levels.

How to Raise Service Prices

Don’t undervalue yourself by keeping your prices the same year after year. Try this courteous approach to boosting rates.

What Would You Do: Storage Solutions

Commercial property can be expensive, which leads some industry professionals to run their business out of their home. What is the best storage solution?

What Makes a Good Distributor?

While competitive pricing is important, it almost always comes down to the relationship.

Ozone Generating Systems: The Facts

Learn about the creation of the molecule and its place in pool and spa sanitizing.

Customize Your Customer's Cleaner

Focus on personalization to make more cleaner sales.

Getting the Gunk Out

How does flow rate factor into the development of biofilm?

Chemistry Automation: Always in Command

Innovations in chemical control and automation support water quality, efficient service, effective management and a positive consumer experience.

Leak Detection & Home Inspection

A conversation with leak-detection icon Lance Anderson about finding leaks during inspections for homebuyers.

What Would You Do: Time-Off Requests

How do you manage time-off requests and your own vacations during the busy season? Industry pros share their insights.

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