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  2. I had a similar one like this but a picnic table & umbrella were in it. Almost like an In n out patio table. Even a bag of cement. I actually don’t do these kinds of swamps anymore
  3. Two big game changers for me were the Pool Rx & a PowerVac. 15 years in the biz & 2018 was first year for PowerVac & about 3-4 years ago started using the Pool Rx.
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  5. It's so funny how they don't realize the relationship between to two. I had some interesting responses on the YT video I did about CYA. That's a nice recommendation with the adapter. With the Riptide, I bought an extra net/brush adapter so I could put one both on my net and brush. It makes changing them so easy. I think you'll like the Riptide.
  6. For me it has to be the Taylor test kits. I spent a good 10 years using OTO tests and my pools always managed to get algae. Now with the 2006C, I am able to do proper titration tests that give me the exact chlorine level. You would also be very surprised how many pool services there are that have no concept of the FC and CYA relationship. I get guys that tell me, they keep their CYA at 100 but still keep their chlorine at the county standard, which is 1-3 PPM. So they are constantly buying algae kill which adds copper to the pool, over and over again, which leads to staining. I can't tell you how many times I have said, if your CYA is 100 you need a FC level of 10ppm or higher. I get a lot of weird looks. I plan on getting a riptide soon, so I'll definitely be finding out for my self just how much of a game changer it is. Also. As a pool tech, I would often get frustrated with exchanging my brush and net all the time due to having to re-adjust my pole. So I bought a pole adapter that eliminated having to adjust the pole every time. A small recommendation but a big one for me. You could also use one to mount the riptide pole coupler to it as well, so you can detach it when ever you want. You can find them on ebay for pretty cheap.
  7. I agree with both of those. The riptide basically carries everything I need for one trip (huge time saver along with huge muscle saver) along with less time spent cleaning each pool. You're right about the truck wrap. I did mine as well and have gotten business from it. A pic of my truck is below. I think to add on to your post, I think a reporting system is huge. It's a great CYA tool for your company and the clients appreciate it.
  8. I want to hear about some things in other pool business that would be considered game changers or maybe little hacks that make our lives easier as pool professionals. Something you recently have changed in your business and said to yourself "Why didn't I do that earlier?". For me personally, I purchased a Riptide vacuum and vinyl wrapped my truck recently. The Riptide knocks off a significant amount of time at each stop and the truck wrap is literally a rolling billboard that is seen by thousands on a normal day of pool truck driving. Let's hear your "wish I'd have done that sooner" moments!
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  11. ali30

    Swimming Pool Pump

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  12. Great information Ali! Thanks for taking the time to post this!
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  14. ali30

    Swimming Pool Pump

    If you are looking to build a swimming pool the most important part of it is "Pool Pump" is the heart of the pool. Types of Pool Pumps In recent years (and years to come), pool pump manufacturers have improved its capabilities. Pumps used to be a single-speed motor that pumped water from your pool through your filter system and back in. Now, pumps come in three types. All improvements on the motor: single-speed, dual-speed, and variable speed. 1. Single Speed Pumps Single-speed pumps are the most common pumps available. The motor spins the impeller at only one speed according to the horsepower of the motor. There is nothing wrong with a single speed pump, but improvements in variable speeds have made for more economical and environmental impacts to the energy your pool uses in a single day. 2. Dual Speed Pumps As the name implies, these pumps have 2 speeds: low and high. The high speed of the pump would be the same as a single speed pump. The low setting allows the pump to run at a lower speed than normal. 3. Variable Speed Pumps While these pumps are extremely popular, they are also more expensive than normal pumps, and rightfully so. Instead of a single or dual speed pump (which use induction motors), variable speed pumps use a permanent magnet motor (which are used in electric cars). This is so you can set the flow rate at any speed that best fits your pool. Less motor friction equals more efficiency. What Pool Pump is Best For My Existing Filter? There are three factors when it comes to choosing the right pump for your pool – seems to be a theme of three here in this post. The most important is the horsepower, but before we get to that, you need to know the type of housing mount and voltage you’ll need. 1. Pump Housing Mount You can choose between a top-mount or a side-mount pump. The difference is where the output of your pump is located for your filter. If the intake to your filter is located above ground pump, then you want a top-mount. Otherwise, if your filter intake is located at the same level next to your pump, you’ll opt for a side-mount. 2. Pump Motor Voltage Pumps can either be hard-wired into your electricity or require an outline, which you can plug into. It’s important to know which style your pool’s system is. You’ll also need to determine if the power going to your pump is 110 volt or 220 volts. 3. Horsepower This is the most important factor when shopping for a pool pump. You want to find the right horsepower to fit both the size of your swimming pool and your filter system. However, it’s more important that you find the right size pump to turn over the water in your swimming pool rather than try to match it to your filter.
  15. APPLY CLARIFIER. The water might be shady in the wake of treating the pool for green growth. This is ordinary and ought to leave by running the channel and cleaning it after the pool has been running for 24 hours. On the off chance that darkness still holds on, keep running your channel and apply a clarifier, for example, Ultra Bright. Dark green growth is maybe the hardest green growth to dispose of. It has profound roots that can develop into the side of mortar or solid pools. It additionally has numerous layers that shield it from ordinary chlorine levels. ... A typical path for you pool to be contaminated by dark green growth is by a swimsuit that has once been in the sea. On the off chance that there isn't sufficient chlorine to murder the green growth, there is unquestionably insufficient chlorine to eliminate microscopic organisms, infections, parasites and different pathogens, which could perhaps at the same time be in the water. These can enter the body of a swimmer by means of a little skin cut, or through eyes, ears, nose and throat. Summer waves above ground pool
  16. So got to a repair yesterday and noticed this. It's the ONLY suction line coming to the pad, it has concrete around it, partially in a brick wall and has a fernco fitting there. On top of that whoever installed the fitting put the bolt heads in between the brick wall and pipe. DOH
  17. If you found something that is unique or a safety issue, post the pics here!
  18. Did you roll up to a job and couldn't believe what you saw? If you're fixing it, take some pics and let all of us see! Yes, that is tin foil!
  19. If you service some awesome pools please post them here
  20. If you have some cool pics of a pool build or renovation, please post them here!
  21. This is a sample question for this forum, but to answer the question it's going to be circulation or phosphates. Examples of circulation would be things like a dirty filter or too short of a run time. Phosphates should be less than 200ppb (parts per billion). I hope this helps!
  22. Here are the recommended ranges for both pools and spas. These recommendations are made from the National Swimming Pool Foundation.
  23. If you have some pics of an acid wash post them here! If you found something funny or weird (something that doesn't belong in a pool) then mention that too! This particular pool we found a lawn chair set, but the table was missing...
  24. This is a sample question that you can ask in this forum. To answer the question, most people think that there is not any chlorine in the pool, but it's quite the opposite. If you have a sample turn pink when you put the drops in, and THEN it turns clear, then that means that there is a lot of chlorine in that sample and it's bleaching out. You can verify this by doing a dilution test (half fresh water/half pool water) and see if you get a chlorine reading then. If you do, multiply by two and that's your real chlorine reading. Different test kits bleach out at different readings. I hope this helps!
  25. Hey everyone! I'm excited to be here and be able to share this forum with all of you. My name is Erik and I own Chlorine King Pool Service, based out of Seminole Florida. We are a Certified Licensed Pool Contractor company so we can handle things like repairs, installations, renovations, etc. If you need anything don't hesitate to give a shout and we'll help in the best way that we can.
  26. This thread is for the worst of the worst. What have you seen? Duct tape much?
  27. If you found something technically wrong (whether it's against code or manufacturer specs) then post them here! Bonding wire should never be braided together (as seen here). It should always be adjoined by a copper split bolt!
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