Service Industry News

For more than 27 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.

Trade shows featured in Dec. 31 issue

Pool industry trade shows large and small will crisscross the country over the first few months of 2015 — and service professionals can once again count on their favorite trade publication to highlight shows with a special eye on those that offer a little something extra for service technicians.

The yearly Service Industry News issue exclusively devoted to Trade Shows will be featured in our Dec. 31, 2014 issue.

Everything from regional trade shows sponsored by affiliates of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals to small table tops offered by local chapters of service associations will be featured.

Show exhibits typically display the latest gadgets and innovative equipment available to the industry, experts ready to answer any questions about installation, trouble-shooting and repair techniques and an opportunity to see demonstrations of new products and technologies.

Trade shows are also great gathering places for manufacturer-sponsor seminars that in a more in-depth manner detail how products work, water chemistry is applied and how problems are fixed.

And these shows offer service professionals ample opportunities for networking with colleagues as well as industry movers and shakers. Without a doubt, trade shows represent an ideal opportunity for education all in one convenient setting.

If your group is sponsoring a show this season, we will be happy to feature it in our issue. The deadline to be included is Dec. 1. 

Email information to Service Indusry News at serviceindustrynewscd@yahoo.com.

NPC invites onbalance to settle debate

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware of the decade’s long debate between the National Plasterers Council and the consulting group, onBalance, concerning defective plasters surfaces.

The two groups, who represent the interests of plasterers and pool service professionals respectively, seem to disagree about everything.

Now, a challenge has been presented to settle the dispute "in the pool,"

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