The Pool Guy Podcast Show

The Pool Guy Podcast Show

In this podcast I cover everything swimming pool care-related from chemistry to automatic cleaners and equipment. I focus on the pool service side of things and also offer tips to homeowners. There are also some great interviews with guests from inside the industry.

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May 6, 2021 16 min

Have you ever had a pool where the water color looked a bit off but it wasn’t for lack of chlorine nor are there metals in the water? It could be Color Bodies. These are colors introduced into the pool from pollen and flowers around your pool. Bob Lowry touches on Color Bodies in this episode and more.

Other Podcasts in this series:
All About Swimming Pool Algaecides and Ways to Prevent Algae with Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry https://...

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No one in the industry talks much about TDS. But TDS or Total Dissolved Solids should not be a reading that you totally ignore. There is only one way to test for it and that is with a digital meter and Bob Lowry goes over the acceptable TDS level for your swimming pool.

Other Podcasts in this series:
All About Swimming Pool Algaecides and Ways to Prevent Algae with Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/8417575
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A pool with a leak can be a lot of work. Bob Lowry goes over some tell tail signs that your pool may have a leak. Listen to learn what to look for chemistry wise to determine if your pool has a leak.

Bob Lowry is the author of over 23 books but this has to be one of his most relevant and shortest books coming in at just 19 pages thick. But it is packed with so many essentials on residential pool chemistry that you will want a copy t...

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I think many are under the impression that once you add borates to your pool you are done with your pool care. Borates do make things much easier but you still need to maintain your pool. We also go over the different ways to add borates to your pool.

Other Podcasts in this series:
All About Swimming Pool Algaecides and Ways to Prevent Algae with Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/8417575
Signs a Swimming Poo...

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So what is an algaecide and do you even need one to treat algae in your pool? What are some ways to prevent algae in the first place? Chemistry expert Bob Lowry goes over this and more in today’s podcast.

Other Podcasts in this series:
Are Adding Borates an End All Cure-All? With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry=
https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/8417625
Signs a Swimming Pool Has a Leak with Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:
https://www.buzzspr...

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Polaris has always been the leader in the Robotic Pool Cleaner category since they broke into the market several years ago. They now have 12 different models to choose from and their latest? Epic cleaner is sure to be a winner in the mid-price range category. Skye Svenningsen goes over the Polaris models for you in today's podcast.

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I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases. In this episode, we go over the liquid returnable cases in detail and cover safe transport and storage and all of the other aspects of the iconic yellow and orange cases. 

 Switching From Tri-Chlor to Liquid Chlorine and Using a Liquid...

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I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases.

In this episode, we go over the best method to use when you are going from Tri-Chlor tablets to liquid chlorine as your primary sanitizer. We also touch on Cal Hypo and Dichlor and why they are not a great alternative to Tri-Chlor.

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I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases. In this podcast, Terry puts on his CPO Instructor hat and goes over what exactly is a primary sanitizer for your pool? He also touches on why liquid chlorine is the best sanitizer choice for your pool.

Switching From Tri-Chlor to Liqui...

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I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases. With the price of Tri-Chlor tablets on the rise and also with them being in short supply, now is a great time to switch to an alternate Sanitizer. We talk about moving from Tri-Chlor tablets to a liquid chlorine feeder in today’s epis...

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Here are some things that the pool store salesman probably won’t tell you when you switch from another type of cleaner to a robotic cleaner. There are several differences between the cleaner types and I will go over some of the ins and outs of owning a robotic pool cleaner.

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One of my pet peeves is when I call or email and get zero response. Well, that company or person is off the list. One simple thing that can really take your pool service to the next level is being responsive.  It is a must-have skill to be successful as a pool service company. 

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When you do any type of bid for equipment install or for service, chances are you are not thinking that you will lose money on either at the end of the day. But if you make one of these mistakes you more than likely can lose money on a job. I offer some tips on preventing losing money when you do a bid.

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The last thing you want is to get sued on your pool route. There are two very common errors or oversights that can get you in trouble out there. If you get a handle on these two common errors you will have next to zero chance of ever getting a general liability claim against you or your company. Listen to find out what they are in today’s podcast.

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In this episode, I sat down with Brian Agnew and Chad Christensen who heads up the Wholesale Department over at Leslie’s Pool Supplies. You may not know but Leslie’s has a Wholesale department and if you are a pool pro you can get wholesale pricing as well as referrals to customers wanting weekly pool service through their Leslie’s Pro program. Listen to learn more and see how you can partner with Leslie’s Pool Supplies.

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Poor water flow can be caused by a number of different things. It could be simply a dirty pump basket or a dirty filter. I go over some ways to identify why a pool has poor water flow.

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This may sound like a simple suggestion but it is often overlooked by many pool service pros, which is doubling up on your pool service equipment. I go over some of the key equipment to double up on and touch on real experiences that I have encountered on my service route.

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When you take over a service account from a DIY homeowner, most of the time they are doing a pretty good job. I do notice a common pattern and here are three of the most common things I find that a homeowner is doing wrong.

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There is no real rule of thumb of when a pool needs to be drained. But there are some obvious chemical indicators like high CYA and of course staining on the pool surface. I go over some of the more common reasons to drain your pool and offer some cautions on the process of draining a pool.

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When you are young or relatively young and starting out you don’t think about getting old or really think about the next step in your pool business. I will be turning 50 this year so I can tell you that you do in fact get old. You can’t do weekly pool service forever and your body suffers a lot of wear and tear out there so what is your End Game? Listen to learn more about planning for the future.

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