28 February 2021

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Record freezing storm ravages southern US

Record freezing storm ravages southern US


Following the mid-February freezing winter storm that left more than 5 million Americans without power, the majority of whom were in Texas, there is an estimated $1 billion worth of agricultural and property damage. At least 14 states imposed rolling blackouts to ease the burden on power grids straining to meet extreme demand for heat and electricity. Temperatures dropped to minus 30 degrees in

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Keep pool water balanced using LSI

Keep pool water balanced using LSI


By Marcelle Dibrell The onset of spring on March 20 generally marks the time to open up pools in preparation for the swim season. After this year’s unprecedented winter storms, it may become a practice performed by service techs over a much greater regional area. In temperate climates, many pools are not closed for the winter and for those that experience occasional freezes, in times past,

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Storm: Texas pool repairs extensive

Storm: Texas pool repairs extensive


There’s a saying in many states that goes, “if you don’t like the weather here, wait a minute.” You hear it all the time in Texas, and it’s only a slight exaggeration. As temperatures climbed from subzero to the high seventies in six days, residents were cleaning up the damages from the massive winter storm that froze many parts of the U.S. and the entire state of Texas. And

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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 Marty Fowler of Mike Fowler’s Pool Service, in Jamul, California. “Mike was just leaving the property when his phoned rang,” writes Marty. “So, instead of pulling up the extra three feet to

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