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.

Removing the mystery from basic leak detection

By Lance Anderson

Virtually everyone involved in the pool and spa industry has strong feelings on the subject of leaks, pervasive problems that will at some time or another affect every pool. It is no wonder: this is an industry that is dedicated to keeping water in attractive and functioning enclosures.

Leaks raise their ugly heads at the wrong times in a whole variety of ways and for a whole host of reasons. They can hide in fittings or cracks in the shell of the pool, behind tiles, anywhere in intricately patterned liners or in the hundreds of feet of underground plumbing snaking around the pool. With this energized and complex foundation, it’s not surprising that the task and sub-specialty of leak detection generates interest and intrigue.

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Challenge yourself: Attend the 2017 trade shows

Smart service professionals have long been aware of the benefits of attending regional trade shows. It is because these events present invaluable networking opportunities, providing the opportunity to strengthen existing relationships and forge new ones. It is because these events feature hands-on equipment training, where service technicians can interact with new technologies and ask direct questions of equipment manufacturers. It’s also because of helpful seminars, where both rookies and veterans can brush up on basic water chemistry, delve into complex equipment installation and repair, or gain important business insights.

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