A trucker shortage and a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline are expected to impact the availability and price of gasoline. According to AAA, during the first week of May, the National average of gasoline jumped by 6 cents per gallon, averaging $2.96 a gallon. If this trend continues, it would make the national gas average the most expensive since November, 2014. Until the closure of the Colonial
14 May 2021
Could outdoor pools eliminate cyanuric acid? The chemists at Dryden Aqua say yes, and their answer is Active Catalytic Oxidation, or ACO, a relatively new chemical for the pool and spa industry. According to the company’s website, ACO is a chemical product consisting of metal oxides and poly silicates that converts short-wavelength, energyintensive ultraviolet rays from the sun into longer wavelengths.
By Terry Arko All the pool trades and social media have been buzzing with blogs and articles on the current chlorine shortage. Some of these articles make it look as if every pool in the U.S. is threatened to become an algae cesspool—and the service trade is due to dry up and blow away like a tumbleweed. I have news for the pool service trade to offset the gloom prophecies. The fact is that there
The Pool & Hot TubAlliance (PHTA) Board of Directors recently committed to donating $500,000 to Step Into Swim, PHTA's drowning prevention initiative. One hundred percent of these funds will go straight to learn-to-swim programs who have applied for Step Into Swim grants in recent years. The Board of Directors unanimously agreed to make this donation, as part of PHTA's broader commitment
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 Rod Hansen of Pine Ridge Pool Care in Auberry, California. “This is a picture of a 2” suction line in a beach entry about 8” deep. We got a call from a current service client (who was getting ready
If you’ve been active in the pool and spa industry for a length of time, you’ve probably met or heard of Terry Arko. Perhaps you’ve attended one of the hundreds of seminars that he’s given at nationwide tradeshows over the course of his 40-year career in the pool industry. Maybe you’ve read one of dozens of articles he’s written on water chemistry. You might have even obtained your CPO