Understanding Water Treatment Technologies

Understanding Pool Water Treatment Technologies

All water treatment technologies involve a physical change to the water that they are processing. The nature of the change truly defines the technology. Subtractive treatment The most commonly understood and frequently used type of water treatment technology is subtractive; something is removed from water for health or aesthetic reasons. Contaminants are physically removed from the water using a physical separation or adsorptive process. Within the … Read More

Water Matters: A New Standard for Pool Chemicals

ASAPP Resources: A New Standard for Pool Chemicals

Everyone is familiar with chlorination of swimming pools. This is a long-standing practice that has been used for many years to help improve the safety of swimming pools and reduce the incidence of communicable diseases associated with swimming in them. In recent years, however, there has been a proliferation of new techniques to disinfect and treat swimming pool water to … Read More

Troubleshooting Automatic Cleaners

Learn how to troubleshoot automatic pool cleaners.

With so many automatic cleaners in the market, pool professionals must know how to troubleshoot common problems and user-mistakes. This article provides troubleshooting solutions for pool professionals and retailers when automatic pool cleaners aren’t working properly. What causes automatic pool cleaners to flip or do wheelies? The water level in a pool is one of the most common causes for … Read More

Mind the Gap: Strong Teams Are Built Through Communication and Understanding

Mind the Gap: Strong Teams Are Built Through Communication and Understanding

While they have been around for years, millennials seem to be all the buzz in the workplace these days. What do millennials want in the workplace? What do they want from work in general? How are they different from other generations? And, the most common question this author has heard, how does one even communicate with millennials? To answer these … Read More

What to Do When Cloudy Water Strikes

What to do when you notice cloudy water in your pool.

Every pool owner dreams of having an inviting swimming pool with crystal-clear water. The reality, however, may be a pool that is hazy, cloudy, and flat looking. The following are some things service professionals should check when their customer’s pool water gets cloudy this summer. Equipment First, check the filter and circulation system to make sure everything is operating properly. … Read More

Reviving a Troublesome Heater

Reviving a Troublesome Heater

Crystal clear, perfectly heated water has an appeal all its own. Lounging by a tepid, community pool offers bathers a great way to relax and unwind after a long day. However, it is very unpleasant to anticipate this relaxation only to dip a toe in and find the water is frigid. This unpleasantness can easily spiral into frustration when maintenance … Read More

Off-Season Water Care: Managing Pool Water Balance and Controlling Organics

In some parts of the U.S., pools are typically treated only once as the cover prevents outside debris and waste materials from entering the water.

Whether one calls it winterizing, closing, off-season, or end-of-season pool care—how pool professionals handle water care once there is not much pool activity, all boils down to what part of the country the pool is located. In all cases, the two variables that need to be addressed are (a) managing water balance, and (b) controlling organics. This article will focus … Read More

Hot Tub Water Care Made Easy

People do not want to check their hot tub water regularly; they want to enjoy it in a manner that provides predictable and satisfying results.

As a pool industry professional, you have probably heard a plethora of customer complaints regarding hot tub water care. Some say their water is cloudy all the time and they cannot figure out why. Others are frustrated from having to battle the up and down pH ladder with levels climbing or dropping off the charts. On top of that, they … Read More