Grounding and Bonding – What’s the difference?

Halloween will soon be here, and Betty Davis, the Accounts Receivable Manager at PoolCorp’s SCP store in Riverside, is always ready.  She has a tradition of decorating her office to the max before Halloween! Tombstones, mummies, rats, vultures, ghosts, skeletons and all kinds of spooky stuff can be found in there. You might even find a few body parts — could it be some of Betty’s […]

Grounding and Bonding - What's the difference?

How Much D.E. Do You Put In That Filter?

In our CPO class, when we talk about D.E. filters, we stress that it’s the Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.), NOT the grids, which is the filter media.  We have a D.E. grid as a classroom prop — and we show the students that it is designed only to hold wet D.E.  It’s an unusual concept to grasp at first, but the D.E. IS the filter media […]

How Much D.E. Do You Put In That Filter?

High Chlorine will Bleach Out DPD Test

We left Las Vegas on Wednesday and drove down to Riverside into 100 degree temperatures (yikes! a record temp for Riverside in November!) for our CPO class this past Thursday and Friday, November 4-5.  The  drive took longer than we thought, so we couldn’t complete the set up until the first class day on Thursday morning.  Elise was running around like a crazy person trying […]

High Chlorine will Bleach Out DPD Test

BTUs – How Long will Take to Heat the Pool?

We had a lot going on the past few weeks.  We held a CPO class in San Diego on July 8 – 9 (Thursday – Friday).  Then on Saturday, July 10, Steve traveled to Omaha Nebraska to attend his niece’s wedding. — He had a great time, seeing and visiting with his family and meeting the family of the groom — great people from Wisconsin. The […]

BTUs - How Long will Take to Heat the Pool?

What Exactly is pH?

Ever seen Palm trees in front of snow-covered mountains!–well, we did! As we drove to SCP-Riverside for our CPO class, this past Thursday and Friday, April 8-9 the view was gorgeous… snow-covered San Bernadino Mountains on one side and green-covered hills on the other.  Yes, we are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place! This Riverside class ended up at full capacity, too!  We had […]

What Exactly is pH?

What Exactly is PPM (Parts Per Million)?

The rains just keep on coming here in Southern California…but no complaints here! — its all needed and welcomed! Speaking of welcome —  E.J Wamsley and crew gave us a huge welcome back to open up our first CPO class in Riverside for 2010 this past Thursday and Friday, February 4-5.  Thanks guys! Our class again was as diverse as ever – new guys, seasoned […]

What Exactly is PPM (Parts Per Million)?