31 January 2021

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California pushes ban on natural gas

California pushes ban on natural gas


California Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) is tackling the climate change issue with a package of bills focused on decarbonization. These new introductions present yet another challenge for CPSA/PHTA and other organizations pushing back against state and local bans on natural gas. Introduced December 2020, the package includes three decarbonization bills: SB 30, SB 31 and SB 32. SB 30,

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Puzzled by CYA? Keep chlorine proportional

Puzzled by CYA? Keep chlorine proportional


By Marcelle Dibrell Perhaps the most important and simultaneously most misunderstood topic in the pool industry is the relationship between chlorine and cyanuric acid. Cyanuric acid matters a lot, regardless of concentration. It is not an exaggeration to say that it controls the oxidation and disinfection chemistry of chlorine. And that’s because when cyanuric acid is present in a chlorinated

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Hayward now offering virtual training

Hayward now offering virtual training


Hayward Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer and global brand of residential and commercial pool equipment, has introduced a weekly series of virtual training webinars, replacing its in-person seminars. The goal is to offer pool professionals valuable technical education while ensuring the safety of all individuals during this social distancing environment; therefore all in-person training

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Need a change? Consider a pool partner

Need a change? Consider a pool partner


Pool Troopers, a pool service company headquartered in Tampa, Florida, is looking for partners across the sunbelt region of the United States. In October, 2020, Pool Troopers, a swimming pool and repair company, partnered with private equity group, Shoreline Equity Partners, to accelerate their growth plans to become bigger and better. They currently service 15,000 pools across Florida, Arizona

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Pool Reflections …

Pool Reflections …


By Lauren Broom Cyanuric acid (CYA) is a topic frequently misunderstood by pool service techs. There is a lack of understanding of what CYA is, how much should be used, and what happens to pool water when it has too much or too little. Service techs also need to understand how to test, regulate and safely remove it from their pools. In Florida, CYA levels should not exceed 100 ppm in public

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In Memoriam, Mike Ramey

In Memoriam, Mike Ramey


Mike Ramey, a respected pool industry member, passed away on January 9, 2021, at the age of 64. Ramey began his career in the swimming pool and spa industry in 1982 working for Polaris Vac Sweep. It was here that he met Bob Blake and John Grucky, both of whom worked at Polaris. After a brief stint in new construction retail sales, Blake hired him as a salesman for Anzen, a newly acquired company

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In Memoriam, Richard Neil Chapman

In Memoriam, Richard Neil Chapman


Richard Neil Chapman of South Padre Island, Texas passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, in Brownsville, Texas at the age of 68. Chapman was born on March 22, 1952, in Detroit, Michigan to Goldie and Alice (Moore) Chapman. He was raised at a young age by his uncle and aunt, Gerald and Patricia McMillan, after both his mother and father passed away. After high school, he moved to California where