For retailers, the pool cleaner can basically sell itself using a video display or interactive display—the ideal product for busy summer store hours. Before finalizing sales plans for the 2019 season, retailers should be sure pool cleaners are incorporated into their retail and service plans.
As more and more consumers request these products, some pool professionals—new and old—could use a refresher course on why automatic covers can be somewhat scary to those who do not understand them, and profitable to those who do.
Pool professionals and consumers are embracing salt chlorine generators and reaping the benefits of this technology. These devices eliminate the handling of chemicals, allowing homeowners and other operators into add salt into the generator at the beginning of the season rather than put chlorine to the feeder weekly.
Preventive maintenance refers to routine upkeep to ensure pool equipment continues to operate efficiently, whereby preventing any unanticipated downtime and the associated costs from equipment failure.
Aquatic facility managers operating indoor pools this winter need to make sure the water remains nice and warm. Unfortunately, if the heater stops working, the pool water gets cold, very fast. There are, in fact, several best practices to follow to avoid the common causes of heater failure.
Whether one calls it winterizing, closing, off-season, or end-of-season pool care—how pool professionals handle water care once there is not much pool activity, all boils down to what part of the country the pool is located. In all cases, the two variables that need to be addressed are (a) managing water balance, and (b) controlling organics.
The biggest fear of any aquatic facility manager is a pool shutdown. Unfortunate events such as a fecal incident are impossible to control; however, a pump or filter should never be the cause of a facility closure.