The Intricacies of Automated Chemical Controllers

Proper water balance in commercial pools and spas can be the difference between a safe, attractive facility and a disastrous one. Advances in chemical automation, disinfection methods, and better education on the problems associated with water chemistry have made the aquatic facility operator’s job easier when ensuring pool and spa water is safe for bathers. Oxidation reduction potential (ORP)/pH controllers … Read More

Embracing Green Technologies Can Make a Difference

Embracing Green Technologies Can Make a Difference in Pool Care

Adopting a socially responsible approach to green initiatives can help take the pool and spa industry to the next level. By committing to sustainability strategies and embracing newer technologies, pool and spa professionals can pledge to change their attitudes toward waste reduction and develop an energy conservation plan, opening the doors to new revenue opportunities and a positive, “green” public image. … Read More

Educating Outdoor Workers on the Dangers of Sun Exposure

Educating Outdoor Workers on the Dangers of Sun Exposure

A new infographic released by Deb Group underlines the risk of skin cancer for outdoor workers, particularly those in construction, and offers best practices for protection. The company, which works to establish skincare regimens for all types of workplace and public environments, made the infographic available as part of its annual ‘Sun Protection for Outdoor Workers Campaign.’ The graphic explores … Read More

How to Train and Hire Temporary Employees

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Certain things are inherent to the role of operating a business: meeting with vendors, picking out a POS system and, of course, hiring that all-important staff. But before an employee is deemed fit for face-to-face customer contact, or even to spend days logging inventory in the stock room, he or she must be trained in the ways of the store. … Read More

Improving Pool Maintenance Department Efficiencies with Smart Service Routes

Improving Pool Maintenance Department Efficiencies with Smart Service Routes

Service is the backbone of the aquatics industry. Once a pool and/or spa/hot tub is installed, it needs to be serviced so homeowners continue to enjoy their backyard investment. In most cases, the service technician is the face of the business and is the customer’s regular contact; therefore, they should be punctual and exemplify professionalism on all levels. For some … Read More

Prevention is the Best Strategy Against Pool Stains

Getting the Stains Out The key is to take action before problems appear The causes of pool stains are no mystery: organic material, such as algae and tannins from plants, or inorganic material, such as metals, has become attached to the pool surface. Additionally, plaster pools can have grayish staining caused by occluded water (sometimes called hydration staining). But while … Read More

Pool and Spa Push-Button Control

Pool and Spa Push-Button Control

Technology Makes Backyard Operation and Maintenance Easy Swimming pool and backyard automation systems have come a long way in the last 10 years not to mention what they once were-basic timers similar to what homeowners used to turn a lamp on/off when they were away on vacation. Fast forward to today and now there are various systems on the market—from entry-level … Read More

Another Way to Sanitize Pool Water Without Using More Chemicals

Another way to sanitize pool water without using more chemicals

Today, industry professionals face a number of questions from clients on how they can use fewer chemicals (i.e.chlorine [Cl] and/or bromine [Br]) in their pool, what alternatives are available to reduce chemical odors in and around the water, and what options do they have in cases where children may have sensitive skin and develop rashes or hives in pools using … Read More

Selling the Idea of Less Work and More Fun

Many easy-to-use/easy-to-install smart control options are available to pool owners.

There has been a revolution in home technology gradually gathering momentum over the past 10 years. What started out as gadgetry for only the wealthiest or most technology-obsessed early adopters has steadily transformed into normal expectations for convenient living and peace of mind. Broadband penetration with lightning-fast speeds has now reached the majority of North American homes, meaning consumers can … Read More