Keeping Filters Working Efficiently: Best Practices for Service Pros

Filters are often overlooked and water clarity problems are treated ineffectively as the filtration system should be addressed first and foremost.

Everyone in the industry agrees filtration is the key to clean water. That said, filters are often overlooked and water clarity problems are treated ineffectively because the filter should have been addressed first and foremost. This article will review a number of service and maintenance tips for different filter types, the most common mistakes when servicing and installing filters, as … Read More

UV and Ozone: Companions in Managing Pool Water Contamination

While chlorination tends to be the primary method in which homeowners manage pool water contamination, other advanced water treatment methods exist which are also very effective.

Properly maintained pools can be a great source of fun and relaxation for inground pool owners across the United States. As open bodies of water, however, pools are subject to contamination, not only from active bathers but also from the natural environment in which they reside. While chlorination tends to be the primary method by which homeowners manage swimming pool … Read More

Understanding the Effects Natural Disasters Can Have On Pools

Water is an amazing, mysterious, and powerful element. To understand the capabilities of water and its effect on pools it is vital to understand how it travels throughout the world. The water cycle is a continuous loop of the various ways it transforms and renews itself. Water can exist in three forms: vapor, solid, or liquid. For example, fog is a … Read More

Save Energy and Extend Equipment Life with Variable-Frequency Drives

A key feature of variable-frequency drives (VFDs) is their ability to regulate the power going to the pump, which helps to extend the equipment life.

Over the past few years, pool professionals have learned that going ‘green’ can significantly lower a pool’s operating costs. Pumps and filters are among the items most scrutinized due to the vast amount of energy they consume. To reduce costs associated with water circulation and filtration it is important to understand why pumps and filters consume large amounts of energy … Read More

Aquatics Industry Opens Arms to E-Learning

Pool and spa/hot tub professionals now have options, and self-paced online learning has become an attractive proposition.

The pool and spa industry has been slow to embrace online learning. However, an increasing number of professionals are recognizing the value it brings to the table, or in this case, to the computer. In an increasingly busy world, time is of the essence. Many industry professionals know they need the training and will benefit from it; however, finding the … Read More