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.

Southwest P&S Show Looking For Speakers

Pool & spa service professionals are invited to contribute to the industry and share their technical knowledge and business expertise with other industry professionals during the 2014 Southwest Pool & Spa Show. 

The show will be held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center from Jan. 15 to 19. 

Those who are chosen to speak would do so during the conference dates, which are slated for Jan.16, 17 and 18. 

The show’s education committee is looking for speakers who have technical and/or business knowledge on current topics that are relevant in the pool and spa industry today. 

The fast-approaching application deadline is Aug.8. Candidates may apply online at the show’s website: 

Applicants may also contact Tom Blumenkamp, the education chairman for the show, to receive the application in word format or to get more information: Email Blumenkamp at or call 281-455-5567. 

The application requires candidates to provide a brief description of their topic, the desired learning objectives, the length of time needed and the content level. 

Speakers may use audio/visual equipment, but those who plan to speak on any technical subjects are asked to avoid product-specific discussions. 

If selected, the show’s education committee will ask speakers to electronically submit their attendee handout and presentation one month prior to the show.