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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.

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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United States

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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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English

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9099386126


Episodes

High CYA and the Best Way to Lower It

1/17/2020
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Does your swimming pool have a very high CYA (Cyanuric Acid -Conditioner) level? Do those products that lower down the CYA really work? What is the best way to lower my pool’s high CYA level? These are the questions I answer 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.

Duration:00:13:25

What to Test for in Your Swimming Pool Each Week?

1/16/2020
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Testing your swimming pool water weekly is highly recommended by those in the pool industry. But what exactly do you need to test for each week? What can you test for bi-monthly or monthly? What should you test for quarterly? I go over all of this for you in this podcast for you and explain what to test for and when. 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...

Duration:00:12:20

When to Add Salt to my New Saltwater Pool?

1/15/2020
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If you have just had a pool built or remodeled and there is a Salt Water Generator, when do you add the salt? This is a common question and I think my answer will surprise you. It is important to wait the appropriate time before adding salt to prevent problems with your new pool. Listen to the time table that I suggest in this episode. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make...

Duration:00:12:51

No more 1099-Pool Service Employees in California

1/14/2020
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With the passage of AB 5, the 1099-employee will be completely eliminated in California. If it proofs successful, this year other states will soon be adopting these strict restrictions in Independent Contractors. Just about every current 1099 pool service worker will fail to meet the state's new strict requirements and will need to be classified as an employee going forward. But there is one workaround that I discuss in this episode. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and...

Duration:00:13:56

New Plaster Pool Start Up Issues

1/13/2020
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Starting up a plaster pool is loaded with potential problems that could cause staining, discoloration and damage to the new pool surface. There are some things that you should never do and other things that you should do. Knowing what to do can prevent scaling and staining of a new plaster pool. I go over these dos and don’ts in this podcast episode. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and...

Duration:00:22:33

Health Hazards and Swimming Pool Chemicals

1/10/2020
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If you work in the industry long enough or have taken care of your backyard pool for years, you are aware of the health hazards of many of the chemicals we use for pool care. I go over some of the more toxic chemicals and ways to avoid getting hurt, burned and poisoned around your swimming 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...

Duration:00:13:06

Rookie Pool Guy & Gal Mistakes Series - Part 2: Not Having a Routine

1/9/2020
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Like any job after awhile you put things on cruise control and are often not aware of if you did something or forgot to do something. A pool route can be very complex in that it becomes hard to remember if you actually did something week in and week out since you see the same pools every week all year round. Having a set routine is critical to prevent oversites and error. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing...

Duration:00:13:55

SweepEase Pool Brush is now the StingRay Brush

1/8/2020
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I really like the SweepEase pool brush and use it as my go to pool brush. It is specially designed to create more force as you brush the pool walls and force. Recently SweepEase has undergone a color change and a complete name change to the StrinRay Brush by SweepEase. I will go over some of the great features of this brush 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...

Duration:00:10:47

Effective Ways to Sell Products to Your Customers

1/7/2020
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Everyone knows how easy it is to check prices online. Often the price online will be close to the actual wholesale price that we will pay for an item. But there are some effective ways to sell products to customers and there is also a new realistic expectation for profit from sales of parts and equipment. Listen to learn more about selling effectively to your customers. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing...

Duration:00:12:46

Why is my Pool Water a Green Tint?

1/6/2020
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One thing that can happen is that metals can enter your swimming pool water. Copper is the most common metal and it can enter through the fill water, the equipment or by using copper-based algaecides. A green tint to the water is one of the first signs that you have metal in your pool water. Listen to learn more and to learn how to remove the metals. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and...

Duration:00:19:31

Buying a Pool Route Part 6: Buying a Partial Route

1/3/2020
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Does it make sense to purchase 10 to 15 pools to quickly expand your current pool route? It may or may not depending on your market and if you are able to grow organically through advertising and word of mouth. But in some cases buying a small pool route may the answer you need to expand quickly. 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...

Duration:00:12:56

My Review of the Skim Doctor 2.0

1/2/2020
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I like any product that will enhance your pool skimming ability. But does the Skim doctor 2.0 really work? I think it does what it is supposed to do and is well worth the $40.00 investment. I also answer the negative reviews in this podcast and go over the benefits of the Skim Doctor 2.0 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...

Duration:00:11:55

Get Educated or Get Left Behind – Resources for 2020

1/1/2020
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Whether you are a pool service professional or a DIY homeowner 2020 is probably the best time ever to own and service pools. There is just so much great information out there on pool care plus manufacturer seminars and training on pool equipment making this the Golden Age of pool ownership and pool service. 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...

Duration:00:13:17

Using a Robotic Pool Cleaner for Commercial Service Accounts

12/31/2019
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The robotic pool cleaner is huge for the residential sector of the market. But when it comes to Commercial pools that market is flat. Part of it is the Health Department regulation prohibiting cleaners in a pool when it is open and in use. Another part is the high cost of the units themselves. But with these drawbacks a Robotic Cleaner for your Commercial Service Accounts may still be a great time saving idea. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals...

Duration:00:11:55

Investing in Quality Pool Cleaning Equipment

12/30/2019
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Servicing pools requires high-quality equipment and there are many manufacturers who make Professional Grade Pool tools. As a homeowner using these Pro-grade tools will make your pool care a less frustrating experience. As a pool pro, you need the best equipment to get you through the day successfully. Listen to some of the top choices of 2020. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services...

Duration:00:22:43

Rookie Mistakes Series - Part 1: Under Bidding Service Accounts

12/27/2019
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It is tough to know how much to bid for pool service even when you have some experience. Imagine how tough it is when you are just starting out and know little about the bidding process. I go over some tips to avoid underbidding potential service accounts. This is part 1 on a series on Rookie Pool Guy & Gal Mistakes 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...

Duration:00:13:44

Effective Strategies for Selling Automatic Pool Cleaners

12/26/2019
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I am a big fan of automatic pool cleaners. Here are some of the tactics I use to sell automatic pool cleaners to my customers. Whether you are a pool service company or a pool store employee these methods are proven and effective in closing the sale on an automatic pool cleaner. 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.

Duration:00:14:15

Best Replacement for my Pressure Side Cleaner

12/25/2019
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Tired of your Pressure Side Pool Cleaner? But what should you replace it with? I go over the benefits of replacing it with a suction side cleaner and a robotic pool cleaner and give you the pros and cons of each so that you can make the right choice. 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.

Duration:00:11:44

How to Effectively Refer a Pool Job Out

12/24/2019
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You can’t do it all in your pool service business. What is the best way to refer work out on your pool route? Do you hire someone and pay them directly or do you refer them to the customer? Listen to find out what I think is the most effective way to do this. 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.

Duration:00:13:14

Bad Pool Product or User Error?

12/23/2019
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There are bad pool products out there, that is for sure. There are also defective pool products on the market. But user error is also a big part of why an automatic cleaner or Variable Speed Pump doesn’t work effectively. Do you have a bad product or maybe it is installed or set up wrong? Find out 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...

Duration:00:22:43