Welcome to Capital Valley IPSSA
Home Page

Greater Sacramento's Founding
IPSSA Chapter

Hot Topics:

Capital Valley Independent Pool & SPA Service Association (CVIPSSA)


Click here to view Thank You letter from Sacramento Sheriff to CVIPSSA for donation to the Sheriff's Toy Project!

Search for pool service by CVIPSSA members in specific zip code area (Member Search)

Visit the Members Only area to view the CVIPSSA Resource Manual

Mark your calendar!
Next Chapter
August 5, 2020
VFW Hall
8990 Kruitof Way
Fair Oaks, 95628
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Meeting
Meetings & Events:
July - Dark
September 11-13th
Santa’s Summer Get Away
December 18th
Christmas Party




President’s Message - July 2020
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 2 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,


Email for Newsletter
Got something you'd like included in the newsletter?
Please email our Newsletter Editor: mike@rivercitypoolcare.com


Email your webmaster
Email your webmaster

Last updated: June 29, 2020