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Pool service can be demanding, particularly on the knees. Is there a way to get the job done while also being kind to your body? Industry pros share their insights:
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Victor GonzalezSwamp Thing Pool Service | South Pasadena, Fla.
"What tips would you give to save your knees?"
Wesley LanceA & L Pool Service | High Bridge, N.J.
"I've worn gel knee pads for years now. Lowe's has the good ones that don't pinch your skin. They last about three months, and I buy another pair."
Mike MazzeoSolar Living | Fair Lawn, N.J.
"Keep moving. Chondroitin and glucosamine supposedly help lubricate joints."
Dennis DonnellyNewport Pool Company | Newport, R.I.
"My employee recommended turmeric. Started taking it during spring openings and within a week, all swelling and pain was GONE and hasn't returned. All natural, no side effects."
John PomaA+ Pool Service, LLC | Lakeland, Fla.
"I use a boat cushion after having an emergency knee surgery due to an infection that was life threatening almost two years ago."
Ryan JohnsonSuburban Pool Service | Folsom, Calif.
"I actually carry one of these with me, which I use to kneel on."
You can't get far in the pool and spa industry without a sense of humor, and that's especially true for people in service. Techs do far more than work on pools — they also spend their days quelling customer tantrums, managing unrealistic expectations, fixing the "tricks" homeowners swear the internet said would work, explaining how a salt cell works for the umpteenth time...you get it. That list could go on forever.
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Everyone gets calls about green pool service, but not everyone provides it. But why not? It’s very rewarding to watch a frog-filled swamp turn into a perfectly healthy and swimmable body of water.
When you get that call, do you take the job or pass it on to the next company? Let’s take a closer look at the ways saying “yes” can benefit your company.
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Parts of the U.S. saw significant flooding this spring and summer, which has important ramifications for pool and spa owners who must assume floodwaters have contaminated their pools and spas with chemicals, fertilizers, oils, gasoline, sewage, germs (bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses), silt and debris. This contamination persists long after the floodwaters have receded.
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