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CAN YOU TOP THIS? - Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry

Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry Check out our latest ‘Horror File’ entry


Welcome to the latest edition of our popular “Can You Top This?” column, featuring the newest entry in the Service Industry News “Horror File. ”

This issue’s entry comes to us from Steve Kay, of Caribbean Pools, in Northridge, California.

“...things you find in a skimmer...I named her Elly May,” writes Steve.

“Just one of those days; do I make an extra service stop today or wait?

“When I got there the filter pressure was too high. So I backwashed it. Next I went to add DE to the skimmer and surprise! There she was. Soaked, suffering, hanging on second by second: a baby skunk.

“No time to think I grabbed her by the scuff of the neck and gently pulled ‘Elly May’ to safety. Got the customer to call animal regulation. Elly May was cooing two minutes later safe and happy.”

Wow! What a morning you had Steve. Lucky for Elly May, you know when something is off.

Other publications like to print lots of pretty pictures of beautiful pools, spas and well engineered installations. At Service Industry News, we would rather go behind the scenes and take a closer look at the type of stuff our readers encounter everyday — cracked tiles, spaghetti plumbing, rats in heaters, cars in the pool and more!

When you are out in the field and you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email along with a picture and a brief description: Attention Horror File, [email protected]

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