Service Industry News

For more than 29 years, Service Industry News has served as the voice of the pool and spa service professional. A twice monthly newspaper, the staff covers featured stories on equipment installation, trouble-shooting and repair; water chemistry and business issues facing the industry; and news pertaining to the interests of the pool and spa technician.

In addition to the newspaper, we have produced three technical books used throughout the industry as training and reference guides. The Professional Pool Technicians' Guide to ChlorineGuide to Alternative Sanitizers and the Guide to pH, Alkalinity, Water Testing and Water Balance are compiled from articles that originally appeared in our newspaper.

We've also updated and republished an industry classic on pool care, Charlie Taylor's Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Pool Care. This light, easy-to understand and illustrated book has long been a part of any complete library on pool care. Now, it's also available in Spanish!

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From good to great using specialty chemicals

By Marcelle Dibrell

While it is possible to chemically maintain a pool with just chlorine, cyanuric acid, calcium chloride, bicarbonate and acid, it is not easy. Weekly service calls include cleaning, checking equipment, testing water chemistry, and make adjustments. But without the use of specialty chemicals as a form of insurance, keeping the water chemistry stable and the water clear, let alone safe, can be a difficult. 

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