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.

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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Pool Industry Expo 2014, Sept. 25-27, Monterey, Calif.

Beautiful Monterey is once again calling.

The West Coast industry’s annual education vacation — Pool Industry Expo — is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-27, at the Monterey Conference Center.

The pristine setting and resort heaven along the Northern California coast is one great reason to make this service show a must-see destination for professionals winding down after a busy summer schedule. Yearly attenders know that few venues can match the quality and variety of environment, scenery, recreation, entertainment, lodging and dining that you'll find in Monterey.

But add to that the opportunity to learn pool and spa service and repair tricks aplenty in just three days and it’s little wonder that P.I.E. has a 28-year history of success.

While the seminar schedule offers 96 hours of educational and hands-on training, all specifically tailored to the needs of the service professional.

In addition to classroom training, the show features exhibits from leading manufacturers and suppliers to the Northern California pool and spa service market and the opportunity to talk shop with a number of experts in the field.

While touring the exhibits, show-goers will find hundreds of manufacturer-sponsored promotional giveaways, and show organizers will once again offer a drawing for a total of $2,000 in cash prizes and a one-week Hawaiian vacation for two.

The host hotel for the event is the Marriott Monterey, connected to the Monterey Conference Center, where the exhibits will be on display. Both are located in the heart of historic downtown and just steps away from the Monterey Peninsula. A special group rate of $194 per night plus tax for a deluxe single or double room is available.  Reservations can be made online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/poolindustryexpo2014.

A number of other hotel and motel accommodations are available at varying prices, many within walking distance of the Monterey Conference Center.

For information, or to register for the show, visit the PIE website at www.poolindustryexpo.com.