When I started the Pool Guy Podcast Show back in August of 2017 I didn’t think I would be doing it for very long. A few guests here and there and that is it. Fast forward to 4 years later and I have hit episode 700!
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In this episode, I focus on some things I would tell myself if I could go back and talk to my younger self. The first thing I would tell myself is to learn more about why things happen to a pool instead of trying to just treat the symptom. What effect does very high Cyanuric Acid have on the pool chemistry? What effect the filtration has on pool chemistry and clarity? These are things I really never thought about and I just went about my day treating algae and spending more time and energy struggling to keep the pool blue. Thankfully now there are many resources available including Bob Lowry’s 20-page handbook which is essential in
knowing the “why” out in the field.
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Another thing I would have done would be to get a vacuum system. I wasted a lot of time out there before I got my Riptide and Bottom Feeder. A Vacuum system just makes cleaning a pool that much easier and if you haven’t picked up one yet you have to put it on your must-have list.
I think this is one that made a big difference and that is I would tell myself not to worry so much about everything. I spent too much time worrying about a customer’s pool or something I did or may have done wrong. In the big picture, it really is not a big deal. I spend needless hours worrying when the customer didn’t even notice most of what I was worried about.
To hear more of the things I would have told myself you can listen to the podcast and hopefully you will learn some things that I wish the younger me knew when I first got started.
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Nine Useful Tips For Home Owners Interested In Concrete Swimming Pools
Many home owners enjoy a swimming pool in their backyard. Those who switch homes and their new property is lacking a pool, may decide to have one installed. They will hire a company specializing in concrete swimming pools construction to complete the job.Swimming Pools in a Variety of Climates
Those living in warmer climates will be able to enjoy a longer pool season. If you live in a colder or wetter climate, consider an enclosure or pool heater so that you can use your pool for a longer period of time each year. Your local weather may make these features virtual necessities if you plan to use your pool for more than a month or two each year.Aspects to Consider When Planning Swimming Pools
Have your pool created by a custom designer for the ideal pool for your needs and lifestyle. Your pool builder will ask you plenty of questions to design the perfect pool for your yard. Come prepared with your ideas and thoughts, and listen to the pool builder’s professional input to determine whether the pool you want will work in your yard. If you can’t have the pool you want, are you willing to settle for a smaller or differently-shaped or constructed pool than the one you had originally envisioned?Do Pool Safety Laws Work?
Pool safety inspectors’ main role and function is to inspect pools to establish whether or not they comply with the pool safety standards. At the inspection, the inspector will issue a pool safety certificate or nonconformity document, depending on the result of the inspection.The Correct Way To Install A Swimming Pool Ladder
Chances are if you have a swimming pool – whether above ground or in-ground, you will want to have steps or a ladder to make getting in and out of the pool easier. When installing a ladder, you need to be extremely careful because it’s quite possible that you could damage the pool liner itself if any sharp edges come in contact with it.