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The Pool Guy Podcast Show

The Pool Guy Podcast Show

Author: David Van Brunt

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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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I got my hands on a new updated Bottom Feeder for 2024, and there are some minor changes, but a significant change in the battery. I will go over these changes in detail for you here. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll  Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
 I recently did a podcast with Skimmer, and we discussed their in-depth “Stare of the Industry 2024 Report.” I go over the nine top takeaways from the report.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7 days a week. Becoming a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider is fast and easy. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll  Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Is it Worth You Time?

Is it Worth You Time?

2024-02-2816:47

 Many times you are actually better off passing on a job because at the end you really won’t make any money on it. What should be the main focus of your pool service business? I go over this and more for you. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Time is, of course, money, and I offer many time-saving tips for you here. Speed up your day by implementing these easy-to-do things.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spllVisit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
 What is my go-to water tester? I have several, actually, and depending on the situation, one or the other will be that pool’s go-to water tester.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Everyone has heard the term backwashing a filter, but what does that mean, and what is the process exactly? I go over backwashing and offer some tips to help you, especially if you are new to the industry. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
I review some noises you don’t want to hear on your pool route. It's a humorous but honest take on some unpleasant noises. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open seven days a week. Becoming a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider is fast and easy. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spllVisit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
If you are thinking about doing some commercial pools I go over some of the negatives as well as the positives for you here. That way you will make an informed decision.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spllVisit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Most of the chemicals we use in pool service can be very hazardous. Here are some ways to stay safe out there on your pool route. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll  Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Rain and More Rain!

Rain and More Rain!

2024-02-1923:32

Rain is becoming an emerging problem in my area of California. We never really thought of it much since we have been in a drought for several years. But it is affect us now more than ever and other regions of the country as well. Leslie's Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Pool Pro and Taxes

Pool Pro and Taxes

2024-02-1618:26

 When it comes to taxes there can be many layers you need to be aware of and I touch on many of the tax issues that I am often asked about. A good CPA is of course a must. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
 I answer some more of the tough questions I get on YouTube, and I think you can benefit from some of these answers.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7 days a week. Becoming a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider is fast and easy. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
The Polaris 360 is one of the most underrated cleaners on the market today. I go over why you may want to use one instead of a suction side cleaner. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll  Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Pool Guy and the Law

Pool Guy and the Law

2024-02-1319:45

When I was doing this episode, the “Cops” song kept popping up in my mind. But it’s not that kind of issue you will be having, at least not for most of us; it is more like code violations and other things that you will run into out in the field. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. Becoming a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider is fast and easy. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spllVisit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
I sat down with Jack Nelson and Niki Acosta, and we went in-depth into the report Skimmer produced on the state of the pool service industry in 2024. You will benefit from the information in this report, and we will unpack some of the more significant takeaways from the report.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open seven days a week. Becoming Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider is fast and easy. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spllVisit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
 Having low filter PSI can be caused by a number of reasons. Here I continue going through the list of some common causes and I touch on some bizarre ones as well.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
 Having a very low pool filter PSI is a common problem that you will encounter on your pool service route. While there are some prevalent causes there are also many uncommon ones. I will go over some here today for you and continue in part two as well.   Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Micron ratings are a bit confusing, and they are used for everything from pool filtration to robotic pool cleaners to vacuum bags. What exactly is a micron, and which micron ratings are the best? Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
Some pool pros think automatic cleaners will replace them, so they don’t sell them to customers. On the contrary, they not only speed up your day but leave the pools to swim-ready every day. Enhancing your pool service more rather than replacing you.  Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
I sat down with Glen Heffernan the owner and creator of the Bottom Feeder who talked openly about some of the issues that have plagued the Vacuum System over the past year and why this upcoming version of the Bottom Feeder will be the best one yet! Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Care Provider. https://lesliespool.com/commercial-services.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Visit Leslie's Pro to learn more: https://lesliespool.com/lesliespro.html/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=spll&utm_campaign=spll Get a 30-Day FREE trial of Skimmer Pool Service Software: https://www.getskimmer.com/poolguyThanks for listening and I hope you find the Podcast helpful! For other free resources to further help you:Visit my Website: https://www.swimmingpoollearning.comWatch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@SPLPodcast Site: https://the-pool-guy-podcast-show.onpodium.com/
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