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!

Call 949-916-0292 to order a subscription or purchase any of our products.

Special Safety Issue for Pool Owners

In our May 15, 2016 edition of Service Industry News, we published our first-ever special insert on pool safety, written and designed specially for pool professionals to share with their homeowners. Now we have made the special edition available to all our readers below. Just click on the page to see it now.

Best practice: Test twice, balance once

By Marcelle Dibrell

Service professionals are a little like the police of the pool, and could easily adopt the same motto: to protect and serve.

They serve the public by protecting swimmers from contaminated water. They serve pool owners by protecting pool and equipment from damage. They accomplish both of these goals through chemistry, a science that requires testing. 

Customers expect, and good service professionals deliver, two critical services that make them invaluable: water sanitation and water balance. They do this by monitoring essential parameters that keep the water both swim safe and surface safe.

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