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!

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I'm Anthony Archer - Willis & I build pools!

There’s a hot new show on Animal Planet for those interested in getting a first-hand look at natural-looking swimming pools construction called “The Pool Master,” which premiered this June. 

The series, which began Friday, June 20, follows the exuberant and charming British swimming pool designer Anthony Archer-Willis as he envisions and executes pools that look like they were formed by the hand of nature. Built on rocky slopes, arid deserts and cliffs, the natural-looking pools pay homage to the environment by supporting a wide array of aquatic plants, creating lush backyard sanctuaries.

With wild abandon, the show is introduced by a senior and spritely Anthony shouting out to the world, “I’m Anthony Archer-Willis, and I build swimming pools!” 

The “Pool Master” will also feature the construction of BioNova’s first California natural swimming pool in Ojai, which was filmed for the show, and the finished product is a stunning sight to behold.

That pool is completely chemical free, using biological filtration instead of chlorine through a U.S. patented system designed by BioNova Natural Pools, a global network of landscape professionals, contractors and pool builders. 

“The Pool Master” follows Anthony and his two right-hand men, contractor Dave Duensing and excavator Ed Kading as they bring people’s backyard alive with natural wonder. 

In each episode, Anthony begins the show having a quiet moment to himself, sketching his surroundings. Once the client signs off, with more exuberance than seems possible, Anthony and his team get started creating great works of landscape architecture.