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Next Chapter
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August 1, 2018
 
VFW Hall
8990 Kruitof Way
Fair Oaks, 95628
 
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Meeting
 
 
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Sept 5 - David Hawes, IPSSA President and
Region 1 Director
 
SSGA - September 14-16
 
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President's Message - July 2018

 
The heat has now come once again to cause us to change how we service our pools and how we should try and protect ourselves from the heat. I always bring a cooler full of ice and bottled water, and drink ten to twelve bottles a day. Another thing you can do is start your route earlier in the morning. If you call your customers ahead, I don’t think they would mind if you started their service at 6:00 am or 6:30 am to beat the heat. Wearing a good sun hat will help keep you cool as well. Try to finish your route by 2:00 pm. The hottest part of the day is around 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Try to do your phone calls or office work in the afternoon.
 
As for the pool, there are 7 things I would recommend checking during the heat this summer.
1. Run the pool filter timer at least 8 hours a day for single speed pumps and 10 to 12 hours for VS pumps at low RPM. Start the run cycle around 6:00am or earlier.
2. Make sure the filter stays clean or replace it if needed. (This saves you money on chemical usage).
3. Keep at least 3 chlorine tabs in the floater or chlorinator.
4. Keep the chlorine level around 4.0 or leave your customer some extra chlorine to use during the end of the week.
5. Make sure the conditioner level is high enough to hold the chlorine. Some pools need a higher level than others. For example, salt pools need to be 60ppm to 80ppm.
6. Keep the pH at 7.4. Chlorine is more active at 7.4 than at 7.8.
7. Check the phosphate numbers and keep them in the recommended range. High levels will cause algae growth and more chemical usage.
 
‘Til next time, keep it clear.
 
Scott Houseman,
President
 
scott@leisuretimepool.com
 
 

 

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