The Pool Man Podcast
Episode 10 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Pull on the Pool Cover and Shut it Down for Winter”

Episode 10 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Pull on the Pool Cover and Shut it Down for Winter”

May 14, 2020

Winter means cold. It's time to lock your pools down into winter-mode. Call your local pool technicial and ask the to do a winter maintenance service and grab some good quality copper-based algicide to protect the water in the cooler months. BUT DON'T TURN IT OFF ALL TOGETHER!!

Episode 9 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Extreme Weather Pool Cleaning”

Episode 9 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Extreme Weather Pool Cleaning”

February 25, 2020

Episode 9 - “Extreme Weather Pool Cleaning”

Now, in Sydney in the past few weeks we’ve had the weather go from one extreme to the other from near on 50 degrees of stifling heat to last week’s horizontal rain and floods!! Sadly this type of extreme weather really affects the pool. 

 The searing heat tends to burn off all the residual chlorine in the water leaving it vulnerable to bacteria and algae growth, whilst excessive rain tends to mess with the PH and alkalinity levels and dilute the chemicals. Once again, this leaves the water vulnerable to bacteria and algae growth. It can also cause run-off from garden beds and even from neighbours land which can be deposited in the pool.

Episode 8 - The Pool Man Podcast - “The Stroke Episode”

Episode 8 - The Pool Man Podcast - “The Stroke Episode”

October 13, 2019

Episode 8 - “The Stroke Episode”

 

Welcome to the eighth episode of The Pool Man Podcast. I’ll start out by saying welcome back to all the loyal listeners out there who were wondering where the hell I’ve been for the past 10 months, and why there was such a long hiatus between episodes, well I can assure you all that there was a very good reason why I haven’t managed to do an episode for a while… 

I had a stroke!!

 

 

Episode 7 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Blue Connect Plus Product Review”

Episode 7 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Blue Connect Plus Product Review”

October 12, 2018

Episode 7 - "Blue Connect Plus Product  Review"

This product is aimed at the both the pool owners listening out there, and it will definitely be of interest to pool technicians as well, because this product is designed to make life easier for both of them. 

 

Episode 6 - The Pool Man Podcast - “2018 Jim’s Pool Care Conference Edition”

Episode 6 - The Pool Man Podcast - “2018 Jim’s Pool Care Conference Edition”

August 23, 2018

Episode 6 - “2018 Jim’s Pool Care Conference Edition”

I’ve designed this podcast to give you all the information you need to keep your pool in tip top condition all year round, but occasionally I’ll have a special episode to deliver, and this is the first of those special episodes. This one is aimed at the pool owners listening out there, and I certainly hope it will be of some interest to pool technicians as well. 

 

Episode 5 - The Pool Man Podcast - “The Automatic Pool”

Episode 5 - The Pool Man Podcast - “The Automatic Pool”

July 16, 2018

Episode 5 - “The Automatic Pool”

Today I’d like to talk about something that pool owners have been wanting since the dawn of time… a fully automatic pool. A pool that requires no maintenance, no chemicals and no cleaning. It sounds great doesn’t it, I know I’d like my pool to be like that, and I can’t imagine anybody who wouldn’t!! 

Unfortunately this type of pool is a myth!! It simply does not exist. 

 

 

Episode 4 - The Pool Man Podcast - “I Want to be a Pool Man”

Episode 4 - The Pool Man Podcast - “I Want to be a Pool Man”

June 10, 2018

The Pool Man Podcast Show Notes 

 Episode 4 - “I Want to be a Pool Man”

Welcome to the fourth episode of The Pool Man Podcast Today’s episode is a special one because I’ll have my first live interview. I’ll be talking to Brett Blair, owner, and national franchisor for Jim’s Pool Care Australia. I have some questions for Brett regarding Jim’s Pool Care, Jim’s Group, Jim himself, and the basic franchise model. I’ll let him tell you his own story and hopefully it might be a path that some of you may be interested in as a future career.

 

 

Episode 3 - The Pool Man Podcast - “An End to Cartridge Filters”

Episode 3 - The Pool Man Podcast - “An End to Cartridge Filters”

June 2, 2018

The Pool Man Podcast Show Notes

Episode 3 - “An End to Cartridge Filters!!”

So, in the last last episode, I had a question regarding how often you should clean your filter cartridge, and I said for best results it should really be cleaned out weekly. This week I want to go into the pros and cons of cartridge filters, sand or glass media filters and what the best applications for both really are. As a pool tech, theres probably no area I have such black and white feelings about, than the abomination that is the cartridge filter!! 

 

 

Episode 2 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Test Your Water and Act!!”

Episode 2 - The Pool Man Podcast - “Test Your Water and Act!!”

May 18, 2018

The Pool Man Podcast Show Notes

Episode 2 - “Test Your Water and Act!!”

So, now that you’ve had your new pool technician around and they’ve done your initial handover service, your chemicals have been topped up, you’ve read your inspection report and fixed all the faulty parts and you’ve got all your equipment back up and running again… what should you do now? The aim is to keep the pool clean and clear, and your chemical levels balanced. It’s much easier said than done believe me!! 

 

 

Episode 1 - The Pool Man Podcast - “I Need Help!!”

Episode 1 - The Pool Man Podcast - “I Need Help!!”

May 10, 2018

The Pool Man Podcast Show Notes 

Episode 1 - “I Need Help!!”

Swimming pool maintenance is hard, and in my time there hasn’t been a week go by where I haven’t learnt something new in field of pool maintenance as far as water test results, pool surface issues, faulty equipment and the some of the strange things my customers have done!! There’s always something new, and it’s a real challenge solving these problems.