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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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Pool routing and invoicing software is something underused in the service industry. It is a great way to prevent things from falling through the cracks like small part installs and appointments. This is also a way to simplify invoicing since the parts and charges you enter in the app automatically go into the customer’s invoice. Listen to my interview with Gustavo Velez of PSS to learn more.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. 
Part of your business should be connecting with other pool guys and gal in your area and building up some goodwill. This means that you begin to share knowledge and to help each other out regardless of the competitive nature of the area you are working in. Goodwill can go a long way in making your business that much better.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 is a variety of vacuum bags on the market for your pool vacuum system. Each manufacturer makes OEM bags for each system but there are two after-market companies to note and I go over both here in the podcast as well as the micron choices of a vacuum system bag.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 ever did a bid for a new service account chances are one of the issues that the customer has had in the past with their other pool company is that they didn’t show up consistently. Or they may have shown up on a different day or time each week. Showing up at a service account each week goes a long way in making you a reputable company. I unpack this 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. 
If you own a pool with 2 skimmers you are familiar with the benefits and drawbacks of this type of setup. For the pool service pro, you may not have run into too many pools with two skimmers. I go over some tips on connecting an automatic cleaner, manually vacuuming, and regulating the suction on a pool with 2 skimmers. 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 SweepEase Sting Ray pool brush has been around for several years now and this is a truly revolutionary pool brush for many reasons. Of course, the main reason is that it is designed to generate force against the pool surface without much effort from the user. Lee goes over 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.
This is one I hear all the time out there and that is, “I have a Salt Pool and it is great because I don’t need to use chlorine.” But what is a saltwater pool and does it in fact use chlorine? Rudy unpacks this myth in today’s podcast.Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5751997Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752189Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752291Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752342Part 5: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752378To learn more about the courses Rudy offers: https://cpoclass.com/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. 
Chlorine Lock is another term that is thrown around out their in pool forums and other groups but is it something that can really happen with really high CYA levels? Listen to Rudy explain how CYA works and the effects of very high CYA in the pool water.Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5751997Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752189Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752291Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752342Part 5: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752378To learn more about the courses Rudy offers: https://cpoclass.com/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.
What is Rudy’s take on Borates? I personally love adding borates to a pool to bring the level to 30-50 ppm and it is always good to hear other opinions in the Industry about borates. Rudy also touches on other aspects of adding enhancers and copper to a pool.Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5751997Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752189Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752291Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752342Part 5: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752378To learn more about the courses Rudy offers: https://cpoclass.com/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 been in the industry long enough you have heard that if you pour a large amount of acid into the deep end it will lower the pH without lowering the Alkalinity. This is something that has been around for decades but is it really true? Listen and hear Rudy unpack this myth. Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5751997Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752189Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752291Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752342Part 5: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752378To learn more about the courses Rudy offers: https://cpoclass.com/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 part 1 of this 5 part recording with pool Industry Legend Rudy Stankowitz we introduce you to the CPO course and also Rudy’s method to lower down a pool’s Cyanuric Acid level (CYA) using Aluminum Sulphate (Alum/Floc). It is by no means a proven method, but it seems to hold some real promise from some early results in the field. Listen to learn how to do a no drain CYA reduction.Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5751997Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752189Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752291Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752342Part 5: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5752378To learn more about the courses Rudy offers: https://cpoclass.com/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.
Since Pentair has a new leaf canister in there Pentair Leaf Trap 360476 (2.2 Liter Capacity) I thought it would be a good time to recap the different leaf canister models. I go over the pros and cons of the well-known canisters from Hayward and Pentair plus some others. 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 series, I discuss various aspects of Swimming Pool Start-Ups with a panel of experts. In Part 4 we discuss what a good pool finish looks like.David Penton is a local pool builder in Southern California and the owner and operator of Fluid Dynamics. He is also the host of the Ask The Masters Podcast https://www.askthemasters.org/podcast-1David Rockwell is a pool Start-Up expert and the owner of Liquid Paradise. He is also the Co-Host of the Pool Pro Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pool-pro-podcast/id1502306522Chip Blough of Cal Plastering Co, Inc. a member of the National Plasterers CouncilOther Parts in the seriesPart 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641609Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641690 Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641738Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641804 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 series, I discuss various aspects of Swimming Pool Start-Ups with a panel of experts. In Part 3 we talk about some Warranty Issues when it comes to your pool surface.David Penton is a local pool builder in Southern California and the owner and operator of Fluid Dynamics. He is also the host of the Ask The Masters Podcast https://www.askthemasters.org/podcast-1David Rockwell is a pool Start-Up expert and the owner of Liquid Paradise. He is also the Co-Host of the Pool Pro Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pool-pro-podcast/id1502306522Chip Blough of Cal Plastering Co, Inc. a member of the National Plasterers CouncilOther Parts in the seriesPart 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641609Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641690 Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641738Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641804 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 series, I discuss various aspects of Swimming Pool Start-Ups with a panel of experts. In Part 2 we discuss some bad Start-Ups and also talk about Sequestering Agents.David Penton is a local pool builder in Southern California and the owner and operator of Fluid Dynamics. He is also the host of the Ask The Masters Podcast https://www.askthemasters.org/podcast-1David Rockwell is a pool Start-Up expert and the owner of Liquid Paradise. He is also the Co-Host of the Pool Pro Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pool-pro-podcast/id1502306522Chip Blough of Cal Plastering Co, Inc. a member of the National Plasterers CouncilOther Parts in the seriesPart 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641609Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641690 Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641738Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641804 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.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 series, I discuss various aspects of Swimming Pool Start-Ups with a panel of experts. In Part 1 we go over the various Start-Up Methods and some issues with a Start-Up. We discuss the most common Start-Up methods and some issues you can run into.David Penton is a local pool builder in Southern California and the owner and operator of Fluid Dynamics. He is also the host of the Ask The Masters Podcast https://www.askthemasters.org/podcast-1David Rockwell is a pool Start-Up expert and the owner of Liquid Paradise. He is also the Co-Host of the Pool Pro Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pool-pro-podcast/id1502306522Chip Blough of Cal Plastering Co, Inc. a member of the National Plasterers CouncilOther Parts in the seriesPart 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641609Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641690 Part 3: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641738Part 4: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/5641804 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.Barrel Start-Up Video by David Penton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_J436kmosU&ab_channel=VarxMarketing 
Working outdoors in the blazing sun all day can be very damaging to your body and let’s not even talk about skin cancer. I go over some ways I protect myself out on the route and go over the gear I wear from head to foot. Learn how I protect myself out there each day on my service route.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.
Putting money back into your business is something a lot of companies fail to do. It is easy to just feel that everything is fine as it is but there is one sure-fire way to expand your business and to take it to the next level. And that is by having the best equipment money can buy.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 go to manually vacuum a pool, you can run into loads of issues like having too little suction from the pump and filter to having too much suction. I spend some time going over some manual vacuuming woes and issues.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 some tried and true methods of manually vacuuming a swimming pool. For example, I address what to do with pools with heavy debris and cover when you should vacuum a pool and when it would be counterproductive. 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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