The Pool Guy Podcast Show

The Pool Guy Podcast Show

In this podcast I cover everything swimming pool related, including answering your questions, interviews and general information about everything pool care.... Show More

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September 22, 2020 11 min

If you have an older Power Vac and you are tired of lugging it around with the 30 lbs. battery pack then the Power Vac Conversion Kit is for you! This kit will transform your old Power Vac into a Bottom Feeder type cleaner! Listen to learn more about this amazing conversion.

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I am often asked is it better to manually vacuum every pool or use a Vacuum System. I go over the pros and cons of both methods here for you and cover some of the reasons you may want to manually vacuum a pool or use a Vacuum System. 

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September 20, 2020 22 min

Since the Bio-Lab factory explosion in Louisiana last month 3” Tri-Chlor Tablets have become harder to find and the price has jumped a good 25% already. The Bio-Lab factory produced over 2 million pounds of Tri-Chlor each year. With that now gone I predict going into next season 3” Tablets will be harder to find and much more expensive. So how can you maintain your pool or the pools on your route with less Tri-Chlor Tablets or none...

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It may seem like a good marketing strategy to offer say, “1st month Free!” or other free services to get accounts. But discounts can come back to hurt you later and in this podcast, I go over some of the reasons you may want to rethink free services. 

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Including an automatic pool cleaner as part of your service is not a bad idea. It may be costly upfront but there are some great benefits of having a cleaner in a pool. I go over some of the pros and cons of this idea in today’s podcast.

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September 15, 2020 13 min

Bad weather be it extremely hot temperatures, rainstorms, or wind storms as a pool service pro you have to deal with it. I go over some basic tips for dealing with hot days, rainy days, and those dreaded windy days out on your service route.

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September 14, 2020 11 min

Dichlor is not a well-known sanitizer in the pool industry and I go over some of the pros and cons of using Dichlor in your swimming pool. I will compare it to other forms of chlorines and give you my take on using Dichlor as a sanitizer in this podcast.

Benefits of Using Dichlor in your pool

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September 13, 2020 24 min

I am often asked how long your pool equipment will last. I will be breaking this down for you in separate podcasts and today I will start with how long a pool pump and motor should last. Like in every area the quality in manufacturing has dropped over the years and this is a factor in pump lifespan among other factors which I discuss here. 

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Pentair was the first out on the market with their cartridge type D.E. filter about 8 years ago and now there are more choices on the market today. You have of course the Pentair Quad D.E. Filter, the Hayward DEP 500 Series Pleated Element D.E. Filter, the Jacuzzi J-DEQ80 80 sq. ft. D.E. Cartridge and the Sta-Rite SMD Series Filters. Are these cartridge type D.E. filters better than the old Grid Type D.E. Filters?

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September 9, 2020 14 min

If you are thinking about upgrading your pool filter in the near future, I go over some of the things to think about when moving from one filter type to another. I also offer what I think is the best filter choice for your upcoming upgrade and go over some pros and cons of each filter type for you.

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It is easy to make the mistake of taking on work you shouldn’t have. How do you know that you are doing something that you shouldn’t be doing? You will know because you will be frustrated and questioning your own judgment. I have done this and of course with experience, you can avoid taking on jobs you shouldn’t have taken on. I go over the basics of this skill for you so you can avoid some of the mistakes I have made over the year...

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September 7, 2020 11 min

Fire season has started early here in California and already this year more acres have burned than at any other time in the history of the state. With fire comes the wind and the ash. A lethal one-two punch for your pool and the pools on your service route. Listen to learn more about how ash affects your pool.

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Dry Acid is a solid choice when it comes to lowering the pH and Alkalinity in your pool or spa. It as long shelf life, is easy to use, has no toxic smell, and is safe to handle. I go over the pros and cons of using dry acid to lower the pH and Alkalinity in your pool. I go over dosage amounts and compare them to Muriatic Acid in this podcast for you.

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Over the years I have come up with some creative ways to get through my day faster without sacrificing the quality of my service. It is a combination of time-saving tricks as well as some basic things you can do to get through your day quicker out on your pool route. Listen and learn some practical ways to save some time out in the field.

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Over the years I have picked up some tools that have really helped save me time out in the field. From the very simple and affordable Multi-Tork Socket sets to a full-size vacuum system, getting the right tools will save you time and effort out on your pool route.

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If you are like me hate to empty pump baskets then this podcast is for you. Maybe you have one of those giant pumps with the huge wet end (pump pot) and it is hard to get the lid back on each time. Or your pump sits below the pool’s water level and each time you have to empty it you have to close off all of the pool valves and ball valve. Listen and learn how you can set up your pool so you never need to empty it again! 

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From a combination of things starting with the COVID-19 virus and a Tri-Chlor factory shutdown earlier this year, Tri-Chlor Tablets are in high demand and were getting hard to get. Now with Hurricane Laura wiping out the BioLab factory in Louisiana which produced 115,000 million pounds of trichloroisocyanuric acid each year, a real 3” Tablet crisis is upon us. I go over some ways that you can use less tablets in a pool now that you...

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The Riptide Vacuum System has been around now for the better part of four years and it has really made a mark in the pool industry. I don’t think it would have been anywhere near as successful without the two great owners, David Sargent and Matt Lopez who take customer care and customer service to a new level. Learn about the Riptide Vacuum System and also about some new things they are working on.

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August 27, 2020 12 min

I cover several aspects of dogs and your backyard swimming pool. From dogs swimming in the pool to dog waste in the pool and aggressive dogs, if you have a dog this episode is for you. 

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August 26, 2020 13 min

Having the pH rise in your pool is perfectly normal, but there are certain pools where the pH constantly rises and will rise to very high levels. I go over some reasons why your pool’s pH may be constantly rising as well as some tips and ways to minimize the pH bounce you are experiencing. 

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