My client forwarded me photos of the pool equipment at prospective new account. Notice that the heater is installed under a wooden deck and only three feet from a bedroom window. There is no stack, allowing carbon monoxide to freely waft into the house through the nearby bedroom window.
I recommend that pool techs avoid adding water to swimming pools whenever possible. It is too easy to forget to close the hose bib, overfill the pool and flood the customer’s home. Sometimes, though, a pool tech needs to add water when the water level is below the skimmer and … Continue reading →
A claim reported this month is a dramatic reminder that pool chemicals should be properly segregated in the pickup truck bed. A plastic scoop that was used for cal-hypo apparently came into contact with other chemicals in the back of the pool service truck and caught fire. The truck bed … Continue reading →
Our client forwarded this photo showing damage to the pump and plumbing after a fire started at the equipment pad. It appears that the origin was the pump, given the extreme charring. Any ideas regarding the cause of this fire?… Continue reading →
Sometimes recognition is due. John Huber, an IPSSA member and owner of Sparkling Pools in Brentwood, California went to a residence for what he thought was a routine pump repair today. As he approached the equipment pad he saw a old wood shed housing the pool equipment. Inside was a … Continue reading →