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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 related, including answering your questions, interviews and general information about everything pool care.
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I recently put a Hayward pHin in my pool and in this podcast I go over some of the things I like about the pHin. I was able to verify the reading with my other testers and monitors and I will share the results of that testing here also. Overall I was impressed with this little device and think that a certain segment will really like having the pHin in their pool. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
When you are starting out in the business you will struggle in many areas as you are learning the ropes. I go over some common issues you may experience as a new pool guy or gal. I start with the common one of, “why is it taking me so long to clean a pool?” and cover a few more in this podcast.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
If you have a pool route one thing that is often overlooked is a Service Agreement. This is not a legal and binding contract but a simple form that lets the customer know what you will be doing each week at their pool and what they are responsible for on their end. I go over my simple service agreement template in this podcastLeslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
Ideal pH Range

Ideal pH Range

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I go over why most charts set the ideal pH at 7.4-7.8 and why this may be something that is not set in stone with new evidence and also when you apply the LSI to your test results. A lower pH may actually be bad for your pool in some cases and I go over my reasoning here.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
There are a number of reasons why your pool may be struggling to hold chlorine each day and I touch on the more common issues. These range from not running your pool long enough to having high levels of Phosphates in the water. If your pool is struggling to hold chlorine one or many of these factors may be present in your pool.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
In this podcast, I go over the time-honored Free Chlorine chart that you see everywhere online. The old 1 ppm to 3pmm recommendation and I touch on what I think is the ideal level and how you should approach your pool when it comes to setting your chlorine/sanitizer level.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
I conclude my interview with Joe Wilmot who is the creator of the Pool Trader app and we discuss how using the APP can save you time and money. We also touch on how Joe can offer this app for free of charge to you. I hope you enjoyed the series with Joe Wilmot and encourage you to install the app today. Learn more at Pooltrader.netLeslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
In this podcast, I continue my discussion with Joe Wilmot the creator of the Pool Trader app. This app allows you to buy and sell your pools as a private party, much like the corkboard at the local distributor where you see pools for sale listed. We continue in this part and touch on some of the things you need to be aware of when you purchase a pool route. Learn more at Pooltrader.netLeslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
In this podcast I interview Joe Wilmot who is the creator of the Pool Trader App. This app is a revolutionary way of putting pool pros in contact with each other much like the Auto Trader site where you can buy and sell pools as a private party. Tune in to part one as we discuss how the app originated and how it can really help you. Learn more at Pooltrader.netLeslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
Industrial Test Systems (ITS) makes some of the best photometer test kits and digital water testers on the market today. With their innovative eXact® Strip Micro test strips you can get all of your pool and spa water test factors and rest assured that they are spot on and accurate. NSF certified and perfect for both the Pool Po and DIY homeowners alike. Listen as George Bailey the VP of Sales and Marketing at ITS goes over these great testers in detail. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
The Pool & Spa industry is rife with confusion and nothing is more perplexing than which company owns or makes which product. There is a lot of industry cross-over and if you ever wondered why when you call Jandy tech support you get a welcome from Fluidra, this podcast will clear it up for you. Maybe.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
You may notice that even if you are using 3” Tri-Chlor Tablets you are still adding chlorine to your pool each week. Or if you do pool service you may feel you are going through an incredible amount of chlorine in the summer. Even if you prescribe to the BBB Method and keep your CYA at 30-50ppm you will find ourselves adding chlorine every few days. Is this normal? I go over all of this in today's podcast for you.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
The new ColorQ 2x Pro7 is LaMotte’s latest update to the ColorQ Pro7 photometer and it is a significant upgrade. Now the ColorQ 2x is Bluetooth compatible and you can send the test results to the Waterlink Solutions app and then directly to yourself or a client on your route. It is also more accurate and still very simple to use. Learn more in this podcast.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
So your saltwater generator appears to not be working. You have cleaned the cell, and all of the lights indicate that it should be producing chlorine but it is not. What is the best way to check to see if the salt cell is actually good or bad? I’ve come up with a 24-hour test that has proven to be very effective.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
If you are in the Industry or a savvy homeowner with a pool you probably have come across the ideal chemistry chart online or in a pool care book. Chlorine 1-3 ppm, pH 7.4-7.8, and so on. But is it possible to achieve a perfectly balanced pool? And what exactly are you balancing the water for anyway? Learn this and more in today’s podcast.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
I think you will be surprised by the basic equipment list I go over to start a pool service business. This is also good for the homeowner taking care of their own pool. I go over just the basic equipment to get you started on pool care.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
If you have a specific budget for a robotic pool cleaner I can help you narrow down the price point of a good cleaner based on the features. The more bells and whistles the higher the price, it is basically that simple. So no matter what your budget there is a robotic cleaner for you.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
In this podcast, I cover the basic care of a robotic pool cleaner. Here are some things to be aware of and I answer the typical questions like, “can I leave the cleaner in the pool all week long?” Find out more about the proper care of your robotic cleaner in this podcastLeslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
Having a General Liability Policy is a must for the pool service pro. This will protect you from any errors or omissions, basically, those oops out there that can cost you a lot of money. In a perfect world, everything would be covered but then the premium would be crazy high. Listen to learn about the common things not covered by your policy, known as exclusions. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
The use of Enzymes in pools and spa is really catching on and it is becoming an Industry-wide accepted treatment for pools and spas. Not only are pool pros using enzymes but the typical DIY homeowner has discovered this great chlorine enhancer too. I go over what enzymes are and how they can help you with your pool care.Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.
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