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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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The term PPM is thrown around so much in the swimming pool industry that you may not even think about what it even means. But it is a standard measurement used industry-wide and Bob Lowry explains why we use it and how big of a measurement it actually is. Bob Lowry has been in the industry for over 47 years and is the Lead Consultant at Lowry Consulting Group, leads the Pool Chemistry Training Institute, and has created the Certified Residential Pool & Spa Certification Program. Learn more at  https://pcti.online/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
With the looming Tri-Chlor shortage, it may be tempting to switch over to Cal Hypo tablets which is actually a great idea. There are some cautions though when you go from Tri-Chlor to Cal Hypo tablets and we go over those in today's podcast. Bob Lowry has been in the industry for over 47 years and is the Lead Consultant at Lowry Consulting Group, leads the Pool Chemistry Training Institute, and has created the Certified Residential Pool & Spa Certification Program. Learn more at  https://pcti.online/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
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 to carry in your service truck. Bob Lowry has been in the industry for over 47 years and is the Lead Consultant at Lowry Consulting Group, leads the Pool Chemistry Training Institute, and has created the Certified Residential Pool & Spa Certification Program. Learn more at  https://pcti.online/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
Besides balancing your pool water, the pool filtration system is another key factor in preventing poor water quality. I go over the different filter types, pool run times, and cloudy pool water with chemistry expert Bob Lowry. He has been in the industry for over 47 years and is the Lead Consultant at Lowry Consulting Group, leads the Pool Chemistry Training Institute, and has created the Certified Residential Pool & Spa Certification Program. Learn more at  https://pcti.online/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
Are saltwater pools as hands-off or hands-free as some claim? You may be surprised to learn that having a salt pool is actually more work than when you didn’t have one. I go over the things you need to know about maintaining your system in today’s podcast.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
Ever wonder how an attached spa gets those air bubbles? There are basically 3 ways that this takes place and in this podcast, I will cover each in detail for you. Each is a little different and you will find one of these 3 methods used to get air into your spa jets.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
The Pool Caddy I Use

The Pool Caddy I Use

2021-02-2413:52

The blue caddy you see in a lot of my  videos is the TK Pool Products “Original Caddy.” I go over the usefulness of my caddy and also touch on the Val Pak caddy for pool service use. I find the caddy essential in my business. 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
In this podcast, I go over what test factors or water parameters as we used to call it in my day to test for each week. You really don’t need to do a battery of tests each week at the poolside and I go over which tests you should run and when.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
I have been doing pool service since the first VS pumps hit the market and there has been a wide range of best practices over the years. I have established a rule of thumb runtime formula and I share that with the listeners in this podcast. Setting your Variable Speed pump run times does not have to be overly complicated.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
Recharging a saltwater pool is something that is necessary but there is no set rule of thumb as to how much salt a pool will need. I go over the factors that will determine how much salt a pool will need at the beginning of the swim season.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
The recent deep freeze that most of the country experienced has wreaked havoc on swimming pools.  The standard procedure of setting the pool pump to run 24/7 was smart but when power was lost to millions of homes, the pools turned off. Listen to some of the fallout from a pool freezing with insight that I gathered from Harold Evans of Orenda Technologies who has gone through a similar event with his pool router in 1987. 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
If you are thinking about using test strips on your pool service routes, there are some pros and cons that you need to know about. There are some good reasons to use test strips on your route, but as you will hear I don’t think you can use them exclusively.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
The simple answer to all of your pool care problems, “add more chlorine.” While most of the problems with your pool water quality will be from having zero to low chlorine in your pool, simply adding more chlorine is not the complete solution. Learn the ins and outs of adding chlorine to your pool.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
Cal Hypo tablets have been around for some time and one of the major drawbacks is that they dissolve in one day. But Poolife has created a Cal Hypo Tablet that is a Slow-Release or slow dissolving which takes about a week to fully dissolve. Listen to Michael Villegas go over some reasons to switch from Tri-Chlor Tablets to the Poolife NST Cal Hypo tablets.Michael can be reached at:Cell: (860) 280-7310 michael.villegas@sigurawater.comLeslie’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
Covers can be the bane of a pool pros life and there is nothing worse than solar pool blankets and safety nets. I go over some standards you can apply to your pool service when dealing with different pool covers.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
This saying goes way back to the 1800s and it is just as relevant in 2021. Going cheap on your pool equipment and pool service can cost you more later. I go over some things to keep in mind when you are focusing too much on the price point.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
If you are building up your pool service route and have extra time on your hands, pressure washing your customer's cement deck is a great way to earn extra money. I go over adding pressure washing to your pool service and some of the benefits of this extra service. 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
With all of these different experts on the chemistry that I have featured from Bob Lowry to Harold Evans, I think sometimes my thoughts on chemistry get lost in the shuffle. First, I agree with these experts 95-98% of the time, but not on everything. Listen to hear my thoughts on pool water chemistry. 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 
This is something new that I thought I would try. The recording is longer than usual because I think the content is really applicable for those who are starting out and anyone who wants to make their pool service better. Listen to Karl from Sacramento CA, Lance from Tucson AZ, Dean from Phoenix AZ, Chris from Tamp FL, Brennen from San Diego CA, and John from the Coachella Valley CA talk about their successes, failures, and best business practices. 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 
Saltwater pools are becoming more and more popular every year. I talk in-depth with Bob Lowry about all aspects of a saltwater pool. Tune in to learn all about saltwater generators and their benefits and drawbacks.I recorded a 2nd series of podcasts with renowned chemistry expert Bob Lowry. Bob Lowry has created over 100 chemicals used in today’s Pool & Spa Industry and has written over 20 books on pool & spa chemistry.  He has been in the industry for over 47 years and is the Lead Consultant at Lowry Consulting Group, leads the Pool Chemistry Training Institute, and has created the Certified Residential Pool & Spa Certification Program. Learn more at  https://pcti.online/ 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
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