Part 3 of 5: Caring for finishes depends on materialBy Andrew Lisa It’s not an exaggeration to say great pools demand a lot from their finishes. Pumps and plumbing have to work well but don’t have to look good. Aesthetic amenities have to look good — and not much else.
Texas pool business pushes past hiring fears to build booming companyBy Michelle L. CramerPhotography by Thao Nguyen Patriot Pool & Spa in Austin, Texas, services nearly 800 pools a week and has more than 35 employees — but owner Hal Denbar still remembers how hard it was to hire the
BroadHead H2O water conditioner uses magnetic technology to prevent calcium depositsBy Keith Loria Matt Trissel was a designer for Georgetown, Texas-based Cody Pools for eight years, and saw firsthand the issues calcium causes on pools and spas. In 2013, he left Cody, and along with friend Dusty Renfro, started an
Pros’ methods vary when writing estimates By Kim Patterson Not everyone provides service quotes to customers in the same way. Some go through a checklist with the customer over the phone, while others send a technician to do a visual inspection. No matter the method, there’s no denying that some
Preventing accidental bather exposureBy Rudy Stankowitz If you go into your search engine and type “pool accident chlorine gas” in the news tab, you will see nearly 3,000 results within seconds — headlines such as “At least 35 people at San Jose swimming pool exposed to dangerous chemical mix.” Chlorine