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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.

Language:

English

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9099386126


Episodes

Safe D.E. Alternatives for your D.E. (Diatomaceous Earth) Filter

2/14/2020
The dust from D.E. - Diatomaceous Earth is a known health hazard and is classified as an Industrial Carcinogen. It is the Silica in the powder that is the hazard, and even though it is just in a trace amount of less than 15 it is a hazard in dust form. There are tow good products on the market today that will prevent you from breathing the dust, one is EP Mineral Cela Pool and the other is called Aqua-Cel. I unpack both of these in this podcast episode. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been...

Duration:00:11:39

Using PoolRx on your Service Route: Sizing the Unit, Troubleshooting and More (Part 4 of 4)

2/13/2020
In this last part of the four-part series on PoolRx Fred Schweer the VP of Sales at PoolRx goes over the dosage size of the different PoolRx units as well as some cautions and troubleshooting. After listening to all four episodes in this series you will have a firm grasp about the product and why you should be using it on your pool route. Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/2653264-poolrx-faq-with-fred-schweer-vp-of-sales-at-poolrx-part-1-of-4 Part 2:...

Duration:00:16:35

How to Effectively Sell PoolRx to your Pool Service Customers (Part 3 of 4)

2/12/2020
I continue my interview with Fred Schweer the VP of Sales at PoolRx and we change gears a little in this podcast as we talk about how to effectively sell PoolRx to the customers on your pool route. We also touch in detail on the benefits of using PoolRx on your pool service route. Here is the other episode in this podcast series for you: Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/2653264-poolrx-faq-with-fred-schweer-vp-of-sales-at-poolrx-part-1-of-4 Part 2:...

Duration:00:16:17

PoolRx and Pools with High CYA & Green Pool Clean Up with PoolRx (Part 2 of 4)

2/11/2020
I continue my interview with Fred Schweer of the VP of Sales at PoolRx as we touch on using PoolrX in pools with very high Cyanuric Acid levels (high CYA). We also touch on using PoolRx for a green pool clean up as well as on black algae. Part 1: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/2653264-poolrx-faq-with-fred-schweer-vp-of-sales-at-poolrx-part-1-of-4 Part 2: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/2653291-poolrx-and-pools-with-high-cya-green-pool-clean-up-with-poolrx-part-2-of-4 Part 3:...

Duration:00:13:13

PoolRx FAQ with Fred Schweer VP of Sales at PoolRx (Part 1 of 4)

2/10/2020
I interview Fred Schweer the Vice President of Sales at PoolRx and we go over the product in great detail in this episode. PoolRx is the premier chlorine enhancer on the market. It is an EPA approved algaecide and there are just so many benefits of using the product in your pool. This is part 1 of a 4 part series and in this podcast, you get one of the best overviews of the product so you can make an educated decision on purchasing the PoolRx. Part 1:...

Duration:00:29:12

The One for One Rule for Your Pool Service Route

2/7/2020
Once your pool route gets large enough to start turning a profit, the one for one rule is a very effective way to fine-tune and expand your business profitability. This is a very sound strategy to make your route quicker, tighter and easier. Basically, when you get a new account and it is a good account, you will drop a bad account or outlying service account. Listen to learn more about the one for one strategy. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals...

Duration:00:12:17

Homeowner Rookie Mistakes Part 3: Water Testing Errors

2/6/2020
Testing your swimming pool water is essential but there are some factors that can cause user error. When you test the water, where the water sample comes from, reading the results and other variables can give you false chemistry readings. I go over some of the more common user errors in testing your pool water. 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:00:13:40

Polaris Quattro Sport (P40): The Best Pressure Cleaner of 2020

2/5/2020
The Polaris Quattro Sport was released in 2019 and has quickly become the premiere pressure side pool cleaner on the market today. It doesn’t look like your typical pressure cleaner and it incorporates some of the best aspects of a robotic cleaner like the front scrubbing brush, internal debris canister, and wall climbing ability. Listen to learn more about the Polaris Quattro Sport. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963,...

Duration:00:13:34

Letting Pool Service Customers Clean their Own Pool Filter

2/4/2020
Whether you are just starting out in the pool service business or been around a while, you will soon encounter a customer who balks at the filter cleaning charge and insists on cleaning and maintaining their own pool filter. There are many pitfalls to this, and I strongly discourage allowing a customer to clean their own filter. Find out why I think this is a really bad idea. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing...

Duration:00:13:17

Saltwater Pool Facts & Myths

2/3/2020
Saltwater pools known by their saltwater generators (SWG) have now been around for well over 20 years. But there is still a lot of mystery surrounding how they actually work. In this podcast, I debunk some popular myths and share the truth about a saltwater 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 to do it right.

Duration:00:24:24

Robotic Cleaners are Your Best Choice for a Pool Cleaner

1/31/2020
I know I didn’t preface the title with a why making the title more of a statement of fact. Between the 3 swimming pool cleaner types, I personally think Robotic Pool Cleaners are the best. I have filmed nearly 50 different models from all different manufacturers and believe in the next 5 years these will be the dominant cleaner. They are already the top choice in Europe and parts of the East Coast here and it is only a matter of time for these cleaners to dominate the market. Listen to learn...

Duration:00:13:42

Why You Need a Pool Vacuum System Now!

1/30/2020
I don’t sell any products directly so I can speak to you from an unbiased position. The one cleaning tool that you need for service is a Pool Vacuum system. There are four to choose from, the Riptide, The Power Vac the Bottom Feeder and the Hammer-Head Vacuum. I will be the first to tell you they are expensive, but at the same time they will pay for themselves over the course of the year. Listen to how it pays off to buy one of these now rather than later. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been...

Duration:00:12:31

All About the Quad D.E. or Cartridge Type D.E. Filters

1/29/2020
If I had to choose the best D.E. filter for a pool I would put the cartridge type D.E filters like the Pentair Quad D.E. Filter, the Hayward DEP 500 Series Pleated Element D.E. Filter and the Jacuzzi J-DEQ80 right at the top of the list. These filters are so easy to clean and run more like a cartridge filter than a D.E. Filter. Plus they come in larger sizes and use up less space than your standard D.E. filter. Listen to this podcast to learn more about them. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been...

Duration:00:12:26

Homeowner Rookie Mistakes Part 2: Pump Basket Fails

1/28/2020
Emptying your swimming pool’s pump basket seems simple enough, but it really is not. There are many things that can go wrong if you empty it improperly and of course there are many thing that can wrong if you fail to empty it when it is full of debris. I go over some of the common mistakes in regards to emptying your pump basket. 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...

Duration:00:13:12

Aquabot is Now Two Different Companies

1/27/2020
When Fluidra and Zodiac Pool Systems merged the Aqaubot brand was split into two separate companies at the request of the European Commission. They didn't want Zodiac Fluidra to have a monopoly of sorts in the robotic cleaner market. So Aqau Products and AquaTron which were both owned by Fluidra were split off. Fluidra still kept the Aqau Products portion but now AquaTron is a separate company. Between the two they manufacture over 400 different robotic cleaners. I try to shed some light on...

Duration:00:22:51

Dolphin Proteus Line of Robotic Pool Cleaners

1/24/2020
The Dolphin brand of robotic pool cleaners by Maytronics is always in the top tier of reviews. You know when you purchase a Dolphin cleaner you are getting a fine machine. The Proteus lineup features three different categories of their robotic cleaners. Whether you are looking for an entry-level cleaner or the top of the line version there are three Proteus versions available. I touch on the details of all three in this podcast. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool...

Duration:00:13:38

Rookie Pool Guy & Gal Mistakes Series - Part 3: Not Going the Extra Mile

1/23/2020
There are many common things that you can do as a new service provider for your clients that will make your efforts stand out. I am not talking about discounts or free services but little things that will make the client think you are really on the ball. These simple little added things that I talk about in this podcast can make your client a lifelong service account. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality...

Duration:00:12:13

Generic Automatic Cleaner Parts – Are They Any Good?

1/22/2020
If you have an automatic pool cleaner chances are you had to order replacement parts. One thing that can be shocking is how expensive these OEM – Original Manufacture Parts cost. If you search online you will find a lot of parts by off-brand manufacturers for 50%-75% less in price. Are these generic parts any good? Listen to hear my take on generic cleaner parts. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality...

Duration:00:12:18

Homeowner Rookie Mistakes Part 1: Not Adding Water to the Pool

1/21/2020
In this new series, I will cover the most common errors that new pool owners make. A pool can be complicated to take care of, and mistakes can easily be made. The number one mistake that I often see is not adding the correct amount of water. It sounds simple enough and I offer some helpful tips on maintaining the proper water level in your pool. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services...

Duration:00:13:03

Traditional Method of Pool Care & Chlorine Enhancers

1/20/2020
I call this the Traditional Method of pool care because it has been the industry standard for a few decades now. It is a combination of a sanitizer like liquid chlorine and 3” Tri-Chlor tablets. The more modern version also adds a chlorine enhancer and I will cover four of the top enhancers in this podcast as well. I go over the benefits and drawbacks of using the traditional method of pool care. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner...

Duration:00:23:03