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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

In this podcast I cover everything swimming pool related, including answering your questions, interviews and general information about everything pool care.

Language:

English

Contact:

9099386126


Episodes

High Pool Filter PSI: Causes and Cures

2/24/2020
A common issue that you will run into at one time or another is a very high pool filter PSI. The gauge on top of your pool filter is designed to indicate the pressure inside of the filter. The higher the PSI goes, the less effective it will be your pool's circulation. There are a number of causes for high filter PSI and I will cover these here and offer you solutions for all three pool filter types. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted...

Duration:00:22:48

Pool Guy and Gal Rookie Mistakes Part 4: Underbidding Services

2/21/2020
When you are starting out or adding new services to your pool service, it can be hard to know what to charge for services. How much do you charge for a Green Pool Clean-up? Or for an Acid Wash? This is somewhat area specific but I will break it down for you so that you are not losing money and working essentially for free. Underbidding is a surefire way to go out of business and in this podcast, I will help you from making some costly mistakes. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been...

Duration:00:12:47

What to Charge for on Your Pool Service Route

2/20/2020
Often times it can be unclear on what to charge the customer for outside of the monthly service charge. Do you charge for salt cell cleaning? Or 3” Tri-Chlor Tablets? I go over some of the things you should be charging for on your pool route and give you some pricing examples 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...

Duration:00:13:26

Ways to Speed Up your Day on your Pool Route

2/19/2020
Whether you are just starting out or have been cleaning pools for some time, we are always looking for ways to speed up our day on our pool routes. Some things will slow us down and every few minutes you add at one-stop makes your day that much longer. In this podcast, I offer some tips on how to speed up your day out there without cutting corners. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and...

Duration:00:13:29

Waterway Power Defender Variable Speed Pumps

2/18/2020
With the new laws in California and other states soon to follow, a Variable Speed Pump may be your only option when you go to upgrade your existing pool pump. There are many different models on the market today and the big three manufacturers all make several models. There are also what are considered off-brand or generic models and the Waterway Power Defender is one of the best in this category. Listen to learn about some of the great features of this VS Pump. Leslie’s Pool Supplies has...

Duration:00:14:43

Ways to Cure Cloudy Pool Water

2/17/2020
Cloudy pool water is caused by just a handful of things and I go down the list in the first half of the podcast. I then go over the steps to clear up a cloudy pool and sometimes it takes some work to turn a cloudy pool around. This is also episode 300 and I want to thank all of the listeners here and on YouTube for listening each day. The podcast is in the top 20% of the podcast with over 200,000 downloads to date and over 130,000 YouTube Views! Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been...

Duration:00:21:42

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