Today’s Pool Heaters Reduce Costs Using ‘Green’ Technology

Replacing pool heaters is the perfect place to start in the effort to lower facility operating costs.

The buzz words today are all about saving costs and being ‘green’ or energy-efficient. With pool heaters, it is easy to go green. Older heaters, between seven and 10 years old, may have initially been approximately 78 percent efficient, but over time, they are now probably only 60 percent. This degradation typically occurs as heat exchanger tubes become clogged with … Read More

Using Audio and Visual Equipment to Investigate Pool Water Loss Issues

Pool leak detection can be a matter of inspecting each line internally via a camera—from the pool to the pump—looking for any obvious problems.

Sometimes, homeowners suspect (or even know) their pool is leaking prior to closing it for the season, but in many cases, they wait until spring to confirm it. Some pool owners think the leak will fix itself, and sometimes it does—temporarily. This rarely happens though. In fact, it usually becomes worse before they decide to take action, whether doing something … Read More

Advice on How to Handle Off-Season Water Quality Issues

When opening a pool, there are a few universal steps that should always be taken; however, before worrying about the water, it is important to make sure the equipment is working properly first.

Editor’s note: Due to the seasonality of the pool and spa industry and the transient nature of the business, the water treatment information provided in this article can be shared with service technicians who are new to the job. Spring can be an exciting time for pool owners. Everyone looks forward to opening the pool and another season of making many family … Read More

Why Smart People Can Make Bad Business Decisions

Every organization consists not only of individuals, but a hierarchy of power among those individuals. No matter how noble the group’s goal, there is often a struggle for power beneath the surface.

Companies in the pool and spa industry are facing an ironic problem. Success depends on the quality of everyday decisions made by people in the company. However, people have hardwired flaws in their thinking that are reinforced by a multi-tasking, time-constrained environment. In fact, many companies are doing little to help improve their employees’ quality of thinking and instead, in … Read More