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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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Selling products to customers takes a bit of strategy sometimes. I think when it comes to selling your clients on new D.E. grids or a set of new cartridges for their cartridge filter, there is a certain way t o do this effectively. Listen as I offer some sales tips 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 
I don’t mean that you should set a stopwatch and try to finish a pool in a set amount of time. Rather there are things that take up your time on your pool route that you need to be aware of. You also need to set time boundaries with your customers and having a mental stopwatch is a great way to do these 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=spll
Cal Hypo tablets have been on the market for several years now. One clear benefit is that they do not contain any Cyanuric Acid. But there are some other things to be aware of when you are thinking of making the switch to Cal Hypo tablets. See the pros and cons of Cal Hypo tablets.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 had many trucks over the years and when asked which truck size do I prefer I come down on the smaller compact truck size. Not for gas milage per say but there are a number of reasons why a smaller truck is more ideal for pool service. Listen as I go over my case for a compact truck.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 recorded a 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://www.lowrycg.com/ orhttps://poolchemistrytraininginstitute.com/ In this episode we go over the benefits of adding borates to your swimming pool.Other Episodes in this Series:“Why is Balancing Your Pool Important Anyway?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6680642 “Is High CYA Really a Problem?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6681473 “Is Cyanuric Acid Testing Accurate?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6682265 “Preventing Algae in Your Pool” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683519 “Swimming Pool Metal Staining 101” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683558 “Borates, Are They for Real?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683579Leslie’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 recorded a 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://www.lowrycg.com/ orhttps://poolchemistrytraininginstitute.com/In this episode, we cover metal stains and ways to remove them.Other Episodes in this Series:“Why is Balancing Your Pool Important Anyway?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6680642 “Is High CYA Really a Problem?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6681473 “Is Cyanuric Acid Testing Accurate?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6682265 “Preventing Algae in Your Pool” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683519 “Swimming Pool Metal Staining 101” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683558 “Borates, Are They for Real?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683579 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 recorded a 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://www.lowrycg.com/ orhttps://poolchemistrytraininginstitute.com/ In this episode, we cover ways to prevent algae from forming in a pool.Other Episodes in this Series:“Why is Balancing Your Pool Important Anyway?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6680642 “Is High CYA Really a Problem?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6681473 “Is Cyanuric Acid Testing Accurate?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6682265 “Preventing Algae in Your Pool” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683519 “Swimming Pool Metal Staining 101” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683558 “Borates, Are They for Real?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683579Leslie’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 recorded a 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://www.lowrycg.com/ orhttps://poolchemistrytraininginstitute.com/In this episode we cover if Cyanuric Testing is accurate, does CYA stay in the pool surface after a drain and refill, and which is better, liquid or granular Cyanuric Acid. Other Episodes in this Series:“Why is Balancing Your Pool Important Anyway?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6680642 “Is High CYA Really a Problem?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6681473 “Is Cyanuric Acid Testing Accurate?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6682265 “Preventing Algae in Your Pool” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683519 “Swimming Pool Metal Staining 101” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683558 “Borates, Are They for Real?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683579Leslie’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 recorded a 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://www.lowrycg.com/ orhttps://poolchemistrytraininginstitute.com/ In this episode, we cover the negative effects of a pool with a very high CYA level. Other Episodes in this Series:“Why is Balancing Your Pool Important Anyway?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6680642 “Is High CYA Really a Problem?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6681473 “Is Cyanuric Acid Testing Accurate?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6682265 “Preventing Algae in Your Pool” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683519 “Swimming Pool Metal Staining 101” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683558 “Borates, Are They for Real?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683579 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 recorded a 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://www.lowrycg.com/ orhttps://poolchemistrytraininginstitute.com/ In this episode, we cover why it is important to test and balance your pool water. Other Episodes in this Series:“Why is Balancing Your Pool Important Anyway?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6680642 “Is High CYA Really a Problem?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6681473 “Is Cyanuric Acid Testing Accurate?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6682265 “Preventing Algae in Your Pool” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683519 “Swimming Pool Metal Staining 101” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683558 “Borates, Are They for Real?” With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry:https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/6683579 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
You may not have heard of Residential Pool Certification and it is not as familiar as the CPO course but it is something that I highly think you should consider. The course is offered by Bob Lowry who is a chemist with a huge pedigree in the pool and spa industry. Learn the difference between his course and the CPO course.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
There are many reasons why you may want to consider taking on some above ground pools in your service area. You may have heard the stories that they are hard to maintain and that they are a waste of time. But if you set them up correctly they can be a great addition to 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
What are the best speeds and runtimes to set for your variable speed pump? This is a question I am often asked and I go over some rpm or pump speed percentages as well as run times. Each pool will be slightly different due to size but you will get a general idea.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
When upgrading your existing single-speed pump it can sometimes be challenging to decide on which Variable Speed Pump to upgrade to. Specifically which hp rating should you upgrade to. There are a lot of different factors when deciding and I go over them here for you so that you can make the correct choice.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
It is good to know what you are putting into your pool each week. Typically you can find the chemical ingredients listed in the MSDS sheet that the manufacturer puts out. Not only does this data sheet list the safety of the product but it also gives you the ingredients in most cases. Take Clorox 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 recently recorded a podcast on how showing up is half the battle. But what if the customers don’t know that you showed up or accuses you of not showing up? I offer some tried and true ways to help you “prove” you were at their pool that week.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
Coldwater can offer some challenges to water testing especially if you use a Reagent Test Kit. I go over some things to look for when testing in cold water and also offer some cold water treatments you can implement. 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 the gross or darker side of pool service. Finding a dead critter in a customer’s pool. What do you do with the dead critter and how do you make the pool safe again. I go over some disposal tips and give you some gruesome examples of dead critters on my 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
Is your pool service business making money? How would you know unless you did a year-end audit? I focus on three areas to look at, your income, your expenses, and your personal expenses. Which category needs to move up or down? Do you need more income or are you not watching your business costs? Or are you spending too much on your personal expense side?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 July 19th, 2021 as the end date for sales of single-speed pumps for in-ground pools of more than 1- horsepower, it looks like Variable Speed Pumps will be the king. In other words, you will have no option except to sell them to your customers when their pump motors burn out. I go over some sales tips for you going forward in 2021. 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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