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Author Archives: Charmaine Coimbra
Summertime Swimming Pool Video Humor
As the pool and spa master takes a little vacation, enjoy these summertime in the pool videos.
Evaporation Biggest Cause of Swimming Pool Energy Loss
An uncovered swimming pool will cost you big bucks.
Flex PVC Leaks. Wrong Glue?
Flex pipe in spa keeps leaking.
Cloudy Spa Water Is Like a Cloudy Day-Depressing
Cloudy spa water is unhealthy water. To determine the cause, start with disinfection measurements to checking the spa’s cartridge filter condition.
Sam Swims In Salt. Now Sam Wants a Pet Dolphin.
Are salt-water pools really chlorine free?
Leaky Spa Warranty. Is A Smile the Fix?
When Ellen of New York sprung a leak in her spa, her warranty claim was denied. Why?
EWWWW, That Smell. That Chlorine Smell.
Roseanne from Kansas City, Mo, was apparently appalled by my last post–the one about peeing in the pool. She emailed the following question: Dear Pool Master. Your post about urinating in public swimming pools was disgusting. Who does this? If you didn’t have the scientific proof noted, I would have screamed, “BALDERDASH!” Every Thursday withContinue reading “EWWWW, That Smell. That Chlorine Smell.”
Peeing in the Swimming Pool & Bladder Cancer! My Worst Nightmare.
Let it be known that I DO NOT SWIM IN PUBLIC POOLS. The following news piece recently crossed my desk and ripped open my nightmare of being tossed into a public swimming pool that’s not blue, but a golden urine-yellow. That’s right, folks, good, old-fashioned pee in the pool. That combined with everyone else’sContinue reading “Peeing in the Swimming Pool & Bladder Cancer! My Worst Nightmare.”
Scale Build-Up On Pool Tiles–A Case of Mini-Stalagmites & Elbow Grease
Dateline Brian. Please, help! I’ve tried everything to remove hard water build-up from the tile around my pool. I’ve had no luck, and I’m at a loss. Thought you might have an answer for me. Well Brian, the Pool and Spa Master does have an answer–actually several answers. Sadly, they all involve the age old cureContinue reading “Scale Build-Up On Pool Tiles–A Case of Mini-Stalagmites & Elbow Grease”