Busting Water Maintenance Myths

Busting Water Maintenance Myths

There are plenty of misconceptions about water chemistry and testing floating around. Aside from the one about a dye that will detect people peeing in the pool, which can be helpful if swimmers believe it, they all impede our ability to manage water quality. So let’s do some myth busting. Myth 1: Experienced pool/spa operators can tell if there are … Read More

The Ins and Outs of Job Costing

The Ins and Outs of Job Costing

For many in the pool and spa business, money is looked upon as a taboo topic not to be openly discussed. It is true that in any form of business, competitors are restricted by laws from getting specific when discussing pricing, overhead and profit margins with one another. However, understanding these factors in broad, general terms (which are legally discussable) … Read More

Using Mobile Technology to Increase Productivity

Using Mobile Technology to Increase Productivity

Today, one can go beyond using their smartphone for socializing, texting and e-mailing. With the mobile industry growing at an outstanding pace, the widespread use of these devices has provided a new age of increased productivity and flexibility for pool and spa professionals in the field. ‘Mobile app’ is a term used to describe Internet applications that run on smartphones, … Read More

Not All Heat Exchangers Are Created Equal

Not All Heat Exchangers Are Created Equal

Energy efficient heating systems are here to stay. Condensing boiler units as well as geothermal and solar thermal heating systems can produce considerable savings in their operation. However, they may not operate at maximum efficiency if the systems they serve are not designed to use less energy. As a designer, one must consider any limiting steps that could impede a … Read More