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The Pool Guy Podcast Show

By David Van Brunt

In this podcast I cover everything swimming pool care-related from chemistry to automatic cleaners and equipment. I focus on the pool service side of things and also offer tips to homeowners. There are also some great interviews with guests from inside the industry.

  1. 1.
    Best Gear Type Suction Cleaner for Your Pool11/27/2020
    16:36
  2. 2.
    State of the Pool Industry and Looking Towards the Future11/26/2020
    13:46
  3. 3.
    The Polaris 280 is Still the King of Pressure Cleaners11/25/2020
    14:13
  4. 4.
    Can You Afford to Bring on an Employee at This Time?11/24/2020
    15:12
  5. 5.
    Podcast Episode 500! A Brief Recap About Me & What I Do 11/23/2020
    25:59
  6. 6.
    Selling Chlorine Enhancers to your Customers11/20/2020
    15:28
  7. 7.
    Salt Water Generators and the Winter Months11/19/2020
    14:24
  8. 8.
    Buying a Robotic Cleaner Based on the Type of Debris Canister 11/18/2020
    12:54
  1. 9.
    Why Full Service is Always the Best Service Tier11/17/2020
    14:13
  2. 10.
    All About the Nature2 Mineral Sanitizer with Mara McCartney of Fluidra11/16/2020
    20:46
  3. 11.
    When is the Best Time to Start a Pool Service Business?11/13/2020
    14:37
  4. 12.
    How to Use Fewer Tablets During the Season11/12/2020
    14:52
  5. 13.
    Vacuum System Hacks and Tips11/11/2020
    15:05
  6. 14.
    When to Replace my Cartridges, Grids or Sand in my Filter?11/10/2020
    14:33
  7. 15.
    Backwash Valve 101 and Backwashing Tips11/09/2020
    21:42
  8. 16.
    Basic Business Skills Part 10: Analyzing Your Profit Margin11/06/2020
    15:04
  9. 17.
    Pool Vacuum Systems 10111/05/2020
    13:27
  10. 18.
    Suction Cleaner Troubleshooting and Tips11/04/2020
    15:11
  11. 19.
    Choosing the Best Automatic Cleaner for your Pool11/03/2020
    14:35
  12. 20.
    Aqua Magazine and the Current Issues Facing the Pool Trade with Scott Webb, Executive Editor11/02/2020
    27:48
  13. 21.
    Basic Business Skills Part 9: Providing Awesome Customer Service10/30/2020
    14:44
  14. 22.
    How Many Pools Can You Service Each Day?10/29/2020
    15:49
  15. 23.
    Common Pool Surface Types 10/28/2020
    14:43
  16. 24.
    Major Wind Event10/27/2020
    15:55
  17. 25.
    Introducing Pool Service Software (PSS) A Great Routing and Invoicing Software! Interview with Gustavo Velez of PSS10/26/2020
    23:14
  18. 26.
    Basic Business Skills Part 8: Building Goodwill 10/23/2020
    15:04
  19. 27.
    Vacuum System Bags 101: OEM and Aftermarket Bags10/22/2020
    14:01
  20. 28.
    Showing Up Each Week is Half the Battle10/21/2020
    13:11
  21. 29.
    Tips on Dealing with a Pool That Have 2 Skimmers10/20/2020
    12:30
  22. 30.
    SweepEase Pool Brush, Interview with Lee Lyons the Owner and Creator10/19/2020
    27:45
  23. 31.
    Truth Or Myth: "A Salt Water Pool is Not a Chlorine Pool" with Rudy Stankowitz10/16/2020
    15:27
  24. 32.
    Truth or Myth: "Chlorine Lock" with Rudy Stankowitz10/15/2020
    13:52
  25. 33.
    Using Borates in your Pool & Acceptable Chemical Levels with Rudy Stankowitz10/14/2020
    11:22
  26. 34.
    Truth or Myth: "Can you Lower your pH without Lowering Total Alkalinity" with Rudy Stankowitz10/13/2020
    12:30
  27. 35.
    Lowering Your Pool’s CYA Level with Aluminum Sulphate Interview with Rudy Stankowitz10/12/2020
    25:20
  28. 36.
    Pool Leaf Canisters 10110/09/2020
    16:44
  29. 37.
    Pool Start-Up Panel Part 4 of 4: What a Good Pool Finish Looks Like with David Penton, David Rockwell & Chip Blough10/08/2020
    21:27
  30. 38.
    Pool Start-Up Panel Part 3 of 4: Warranty Issues with David Penton, David Rockwell & Chip Blough10/07/2020
    15:53
  31. 39.
    Pool Start-Up Panel Part 2 of 4: Start Up Methods & Issues with David Penton, David Rockwell & Chip Blough10/06/2020
    14:12
  32. 40.
    Pool Start-Up Panel Part 1 of 4: Start Up Methods with David Penton, David Rockwell & Chip Blough10/05/2020
    28:09
  33. 41.
    Protect Yourself Out on Your Pool Route – My Gear from Head to Toe10/02/2020
    16:23
  34. 42.
    Reinvest in Your Pool Service Business10/01/2020
    15:01
  35. 43.
    Manually Vacuuming a Pool Troubleshooting & Issues09/30/2020
    14:41
  36. 44.
    Some Tips for Manually Vacuuming a Pool09/29/2020
    14:00
  37. 45.
    Using Liquid Chlorine in Place of 3” Tri-Chlor Tablets & the HASA Liquidator Chlorine Feeder: Interview with Terry Arko of HASA09/28/2020
    40:36
  38. 46.
    Basic Business Skills 7: Bringing Balance to Your Business09/25/2020
    14:25
  39. 47.
    Avoid Damaging or Staining Your Pool Surface09/24/2020
    13:53
  40. 48.
    Using a Vacuum System to Vacuum Up Ash in a Pool09/23/2020
    10:55
  41. 49.
    Manually Vacuuming a Pool VS Using a Vacuum System09/22/2020
    13:21
  42. 50.
    The Looming 3” Tri-Chlor Tablet Crisis09/21/2020
    22:27
  43. 51.
    Offering Discounts and Free Services in Your Pool Service Business09/18/2020
    14:44
  44. 52.
    Should You Include a Suction Side Cleaner as Part of Your Pool Service?09/17/2020
    13:39
  45. 53.
    Bad Weather & Your Pool Service Route09/16/2020
    13:10
  46. 54.
    Using Dichlor in Your Swimming Pool09/15/2020
    11:46
  47. 55.
    Pool Pump Lifespan and Replacement Cost09/14/2020
    24:27
  48. 56.
    Cartridge Type D.E. Filters VS Grid Type D.E Filters09/11/2020
    14:15
  49. 57.
    Swimming Pool Filter Upgrade Choices09/10/2020
    14:03
  50. 58.
    Basic Business Skills 6: Knowing if "Is This Worth my Time and Effort?"09/09/2020
    12:31
  51. 59.
    Ash in a Pool After a Fire09/08/2020
    12:20
  52. 60.
    All About Using Dry Acid to Lower the pH in Your Pool09/07/2020
    21:37
  53. 61.
    Pool Route Tips to Get you Home Sooner Each Day09/04/2020
    14:00
  54. 62.
    Tools that Speed Up Your Day Out on Your Pool Service Route09/03/2020
    14:45
  55. 63.
    Never Empty Your Pool’s Pump Basket Again!09/02/2020
    11:34
  56. 64.
    Tri-Chlor Tablet Shortage Crisis: How to Manage a Pool Without 3” Tablets09/01/2020
    15:56
  57. 65.
    Riptide Pool Vacuum System: Interview with the Owners David Sargent & Matt Lopez08/31/2020
    37:44
  58. 66.
    Dogs and Your Swimming Pool08/28/2020
    12:59
  59. 67.
    The pH is Constantly Rising in my Pool!08/27/2020
    13:00
  60. 68.
    Commercial Pool Service Series Part 4: County Health Department08/26/2020
    12:17
  61. 69.
    Basic Business Skills Part 5: Capturing Leads08/25/2020
    13:11
  62. 70.
    Best Way to Lower pH in Your Pool08/24/2020
    21:29
  63. 71.
    Pool Pole Sizing, Which Pole is Right for You?08/21/2020
    13:00
  64. 72.
    Basic Business Skills Part 4: Marketing Yourself08/20/2020
    16:12
  65. 73.
    Above Ground Pool Hach: Change Out that Filter!08/19/2020
    12:11
  66. 74.
    Precision 2.0Li Revised Edition by Water Tech08/18/2020
    14:00
  67. 75.
    Borates Area a True Game-Changer!08/17/2020
    21:38
  68. 76.
    Best Way to Raise Your Pool’s pH08/14/2020
    13:01
  69. 77.
    Buying Pools to Grow Your Pool Route Part 3 of 3 “Customer Relations”: Interview with Fernando Encarnacion of Five Star Pro Pools08/13/2020
    19:03
  70. 78.
    Buying Pools to Grow Your Pool Route Part 2 of 3 “Handling Employees”: Interview with Fernando Encarnacion of Five Star Pro Pools08/12/2020
    19:23
  71. 79.
    Buying Pools to Grow Your Pool Route Part 1 of 3 “The Method Explained”: Interview with Fernando Encarnacion of Five Star Pro Pools08/11/2020
    17:43
  72. 80.
    Pool Robotic Cleaners Explained 08/10/2020
    24:56
  73. 81.
    Commercial Pool Service Series Part 3: Bidding and Pricing08/07/2020
    15:04
  74. 82.
    Upgrading from a Suction Cleaner to a Polaris 360 Non-Booster Pump Pressure Cleaner08/06/2020
    12:59
  75. 83.
    Fighting a Losing Battle with Your Pool08/05/2020
    13:37
  76. 84.
    Basic Business Skills Series Part 3: Paperwork and Billing08/04/2020
    14:33
  77. 85.
    All About Bio-Dex Laboratories - Interview with Lori Brumagin08/03/2020
    21:13
  78. 86.
    Commercial Pool Service Series Part 2: Heavy Use Pools07/31/2020
    14:11
  79. 87.
    DE Filter Issues and Troubleshooting07/30/2020
    13:58
  80. 88.
    Basic Business Skills Series Part 2: Communication Skills07/29/2020
    15:18
  81. 89.
    Basic Business Skills Series Part 1: Income and Expenses07/28/2020
    13:30
  82. 90.
    Help With Swimming Pool Stains07/27/2020
    21:42
  83. 91.
    Gardner Relations: How to Avoid a Trashed Pool Each Week07/24/2020
    13:14
  84. 92.
    Best Two Demo Cleaners for Your Pool Route07/23/2020
    13:09
  85. 93.
    Swimming Pool Side ports/Vacuum Ports 10107/22/2020
    14:05
  86. 94.
    Commercial Pool Service Part 1: Introduction and Overview of Commercial Service Accounts07/21/2020
    13:57
  87. 95.
    Is This Swimming Pool Product for Real or Just Hype?07/20/2020
    23:38
  88. 96.
    Swimming Pool Surface Color Choices – Which is the Best07/17/2020
    12:54
  89. 97.
    When to Drain Your Swimming Pool07/16/2020
    13:35
  90. 98.
    Pentair Rebel Vs Hayward PoolCleaner07/15/2020
    14:39
  91. 99.
    Which Salt Level Reading to Trust: Digital Meter or System Display?07/14/2020
    14:07
  92. 100.
    How to Keep Your Pool Blue all Year Round07/13/2020
    24:35
  93. 101.
    Tips on Handling a Swimming Pool Transaction – Getting Paid for the Job07/10/2020
    13:16
  94. 102.
    When to Refer Work Out to a Pro07/09/2020
    13:07
  95. 103.
    D.E. Filter Backwash Tips07/08/2020
    15:22
  96. 104.
    Explaining the Green Pool Clean Up Process to the Customer07/07/2020
    14:49
  97. 105.
    The #1 Thing to Focus on in Swimming Pool Care07/06/2020
    26:19
  98. 106.
    Hayward pHin Overview and Review07/03/2020
    14:54
  99. 107.
    New Pool Guy & Gal Common Frustrations07/02/2020
    13:19
  100. 108.
    Pool Route Service Agreement Overview07/01/2020
    12:44
  101. 109.
    Ideal pH Range06/30/2020
    13:18
  102. 110.
    Reasons Your Pool is Not Holding Chlorine06/29/2020
    22:23
  103. 111.
    Ideal Free Chlorine Level for Your Pool06/26/2020
    14:05
  104. 112.
    Benefits of Having a Tight Pool Route: Pool Trader App Part 3 of 306/25/2020
    17:06
  105. 113.
    Some Tips on Buying a Pool Route with the Pool Trader App Part 2 of 306/24/2020
    15:07
  106. 114.
    Pool Trader App: The Easy Way to Buy and Sell Pools on Your Route Part 1 of 306/23/2020
    15:45
  107. 115.
    ITS Digital Water Test Kits: Interview with George Bailey of ITS06/22/2020
    28:25
  108. 116.
    Pool Industry Confusion: Who Makes That and Who Owns Whom?06/19/2020
    13:44
  109. 117.
    Adding Chlorine to My Pool Each Week, is That Normal?06/18/2020
    13:28
  110. 118.
    ColorQ 2x Pro7 the NEW! ColorQ Version!06/17/2020
    16:21
  111. 119.
    Salt Cell Not Working: Try the 24-Hour Test06/16/2020
    13:28
  112. 120.
    Perfectly Balanced Pool – Can It Be Done?06/15/2020
    23:23
  113. 121.
    Equipment You Need to Start a Pool Service or Clean Your Own Pool06/12/2020
    12:20
  114. 122.
    How to Price a Robotic Cleaner for Your Budget: What Features Can you Live Without06/11/2020
    13:29
  115. 123.
    Proper Care of Your Robotic Cleaner06/10/2020
    14:28
  116. 124.
    General Liability Insurance: What is Not Covered & Common Exclusions06/09/2020
    14:17
  117. 125.
    All About Pool & Spa Enzyme Treatment06/08/2020
    21:00
  118. 126.
    Polaris Quattro Tips and Troubleshooting06/05/2020
    14:25
  119. 127.
    Use a Chlorine Enhancer on Your Pool Route06/04/2020
    15:12
  120. 128.
    D.E. Filter Cleaning Tips06/03/2020
    15:26
  121. 129.
    Ducks in Your Pool & How to Get Rid of Them06/02/2020
    11:53
  122. 130.
    Best “Bouncing Type” Suction Side Pool Cleaner06/01/2020
    21:48
  123. 131.
    Rookie Pool Guy & Gal Mistakes Part 9: Not Treating Algae Aggressively 05/29/2020
    11:36
  124. 132.
    PAL EvenGlow Retrofit Lights for your Pool & Spa05/28/2020
    13:36
  125. 133.
    What is That Purple Dust Staining in my Pool?05/27/2020
    11:10
  126. 134.
    A look at the Jandy VS Pump Line-up with Steve Jones of Fluidra05/26/2020
    24:42
  127. 135.
    Department of Energy New Pool Pump Regulations & How Jandy Can Help You05/25/2020
    29:07
  128. 136.
    Choosing a Cleaner Based on Your Pool Debris05/22/2020
    14:38
  129. 137.
    The Importance of Matching Pool Equipment05/21/2020
    11:44
  130. 138.
    Document Everything on Your Next Pool Service Bid05/20/2020
    13:10
  131. 139.
    White Flakes in my Pool From my Salt System05/19/2020
    12:40
  132. 140.
    How to Adjust Your Salt System Output05/18/2020
    20:17
  133. 141.
    3” Tri-Chlor Tablets Overview and Use05/15/2020
    14:04
  134. 142.
    Granular Tri-Chlor 10105/14/2020
    12:16
  135. 143.
    A New Rule of Thumb for Setting Your Pump Run Time05/13/2020
    13:18
  136. 144.
    Most Innovative Robotic Cleaner Yet! Polaris ALPHA IQ+05/12/2020
    14:39
  137. 145.
    Salt Water Pool Pros and Cons05/11/2020
    18:55
  138. 146.
    Bug Bro: Those Pool Service Customers that Bug You05/08/2020
    10:54
  139. 147.
    Converting you Pool to a Saltwater Pool05/07/2020
    15:07
  140. 148.
    Best Way to Heat Your Swimming Pool05/06/2020
    13:09
  141. 149.
    Upgrading or Having a Pool Heater or Heat Pump Installed05/05/2020
    12:09
  142. 150.
    The Bottom Feeder Professional Battery Powered Vacuum System: Interview with Glen Heffernan Owner/Creator05/04/2020
    31:53
  143. 151.
    False Low Salt Level Reading in your Saltwater Pool05/01/2020
    11:32
  144. 152.
    Vacuum Systems vs Manual Vacuuming04/30/2020
    12:57
  145. 153.
    Bringing Balance to Your Pool Service Route04/29/2020
    12:47
  146. 154.
    When to Call in a Pool Pro for Help04/28/2020
    12:39
  147. 155.
    All About Liquid Chlorine with Terry Arko of HASA04/27/2020
    35:33
  148. 156.
    Buying a Pool Route Part 7: Inheriting Existing Issues04/24/2020
    13:52
  149. 157.
    Solar-Powered Swimming Pool Surface Skimmers Overview04/23/2020
    11:50
  150. 158.
    Acid Magic “The User Friendly Muriatic Acid”04/22/2020
    15:57
  151. 159.
    Swimming Pool Industry Facebook Groups04/21/2020
    11:38
  152. 160.
    Should I Rebuild my Cleaner or Buy a New One?04/20/2020
    24:54
  153. 161.
    Chemical Only Service for Your Pool Route04/17/2020
    12:20
  154. 162.
    The Test Strip Only Guy04/16/2020
    13:39
  155. 163.
    Pool School – The Four Pillars of Orenda Technologies04/15/2020
    15:23
  156. 164.
    What is the Ideal pH Range? Discussion with Eric Knight of Orenda Technologies04/14/2020
    14:39
  157. 165.
    Chlorine Kill Factor, pH and the CYA Factor: Discussion with Eric Knight of Orenda Technologies 04/13/2020
    23:33
  158. 166.
    Rookie Pool Guy & Gal Mistakes Part 8: Signing in at Your Accounts04/10/2020
    13:24
  159. 167.
    Suction Side Cleaners 10104/09/2020
    15:47
  160. 168.
    Above Ground Pool Cleaners Hack – Using Them in In-Ground Pools04/08/2020
    11:13
  161. 169.
    Losing Money is Part of Owning a Business04/07/2020
    14:58
  162. 170.
    Pool Pro Magazine: Pool Service Business 10104/06/2020
    21:25
  163. 171.
    Pool Guy and Gal Rookie Mistakes Part 7: Running Out Of Chemicals04/03/2020
    12:12
  164. 172.
    When to Replace your D.E. Filter Grids04/02/2020
    13:28
  165. 173.
    When to Replace your Cartridge Filter – Cartridge04/01/2020
    11:07
  166. 174.
    Navigating the COVID-19 Recession: Tips for Pool Service Companies03/31/2020
    15:57
  167. 175.
    Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 6 of 6: Scaling & Etching03/30/2020
    29:30
  168. 176.
    Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 5 of 6: Balancing the LSI03/27/2020
    15:28
  169. 177.
    Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 4 of 6: High CYA03/26/2020
    17:30
  170. 178.
    Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 3 of 6: Enzyme Treatment03/25/2020
    16:10
  171. 179.
    Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 2 of 6: Phosphates03/24/2020
    16:59
  172. 180.
    Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 1 of 6: Virtual Classroom and App03/23/2020
    25:58
  173. 181.
    Navigating the Confusion of Pool Valves03/20/2020
    14:33
  174. 182.
    The Problem with Both Low and High CYA Levels03/19/2020
    10:47
  175. 183.
    Rookie Pool Guy & Gal Mistakes Part 6: Troubleshooting Problems03/18/2020
    14:25
  176. 184.
    What is Better? Liquid or Granular Conditioner?03/17/2020
    13:44
  177. 185.
    Choosing the Right Sanitizer for your Pool03/16/2020
    24:46
  178. 186.
    Your Pool Filter Sucks! 03/13/2020
    13:30
  179. 187.
    Portable Pool Clean Up Pumps03/12/2020
    13:03
  180. 188.
    Basic Homeowner Cleaning Equipment03/11/2020
    14:42
  181. 189.
    How an Economic Slow Down Affects Your Pool Service Business03/10/2020
    13:45
  182. 190.
    Getting Your Pool Ready for the Season03/09/2020
    24:15
  183. 191.
    Did you know Leslie’s Sells Wholesale? 03/06/2020
    13:38
  184. 192.
    Overview of the Water Tech Battery Powered Vacuums03/05/2020
    13:33
  185. 193.
    Q&A about the Taylor Test Kits with Wayne Ivusich of Taylor Technologies Interview Part 3 of 303/04/2020
    19:25
  186. 194.
    Free Chlorine Levels, Phosphates, Nitrates & K2000 Series NSF Certified Kits: Wayne Ivusich of Taylor Technologies Interview Part 2 of 303/03/2020
    18:08
  187. 195.
    High CYA in your Pool, Adjusted Alkalinity and the LSI Index: Wayne Ivusich of Taylor Technologies Interview Part 1 of 303/02/2020
    24:53
  188. 196.
    Tips on Selling Variable Speed Pumps to Your Customers02/28/2020
    13:31
  189. 197.
    Pool Guy and Gal Rookie Mistakes Part 5: Not Thinking About Liability02/27/2020
    14:33
  190. 198.
    Taylor Test Kits are now NSF Certified for Commercial Use02/26/2020
    12:48
  191. 199.
    Low Filter PSI the Causes and Cures02/25/2020
    14:19
  192. 200.
    High Pool Filter PSI: Causes and Cures02/24/2020
    22:48

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