In a world where clients are rarely prepared to pay the full retail price for anything, it's difficult for the little guy to get ahead. By targeting clients at the top end of town, one pool tech turned a struggling service business into a success. He tells us how he made it happen.
Pooltrackr is a business management app designed by, and for, mobile pool technicians. The app has a simple workflow, including a library of in-built job templates to help business owners get started quickly. Users can import existing contacts and pool information.
The Slapband Bottle has an extendable 'slap band' that enables the customer to collect a water sample at the appropriate depth without putting their hands in the pool or spa water. When displayed at the front counter with information on how to use the bottle, it helps educate consumers and ensures they receive the most accurate analysis of their pool or spa water.
There most certainly is a place for winterising a pool: it cuts costs, cuts maintenance and cuts down on having to worry about the pool during the colder months. However, times are changing, seasons are changing and people’s lifestyles are changing.
We recently assisted one of our retailers in solving a dosing problem by examining the very fundamental issue of correct pool volume calculation. The rectangular 48,000 L pool was measured incorrectly, with each error compounding the problem, leading to a large volume miscalculation as highlighted below.
Researchers have developed an easy-to-use, affordable test for cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). The developers, from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and the University of Turku, are now seeking a commercialiser for the device.
Automation is such a complex topic that if you were to ask five different people about it, you'd get five very different responses. So to give you a broader take on automation following our Industry Roundtable on the topic, we talked with some more experts to get their opinions on the matter.
In this article — the first in a series — John McKenny from Macquatics Training outlines the basics of chlorine: what's what, and what to do with it. This is the first of several non-technical articles containing helpful information and hints on how to properly operate any swimming pool.
Pool techs, don’t worry — Ian Thorpe isn’t setting up in competition with you. After releasing a video ad for what appeared to be a pool cleaning service, Thorpedo Pool Cleaning has been revealed as an elaborate marketing ploy by Optus.