Bay Area Pool Service Blog

Phone System Update
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Thank you everyone for your patience. With the help of our IT provider our phones are up and running at a remote location. We will have all calls returned by end of business today.
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Phone Systems Damaged
Monday, April 06, 2015
Bay Area Pool Service experienced a flood in our server room last night which has damaged the phone lines. We apologize for any inconvenience this is causing.
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Pool Troopers getting it done
Friday, March 13, 2015
As we head into spring time and 80 degree weather in Florida I wanted to share a picture with you from our Dallas Texas operation.
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Email Statements
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thousands of our clients got an email statement from Bay Area Pool Service and Pool Troopers last week in addition to the normal paper statement. So I thought I should give everyone an update on what that means...
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Fuel Surcharge Removed!
Monday, February 02, 2015
Well 2015 already has given us one big surprise and that is the drastic and rapid reduction in fleet fuel prices. Now we’re happy to give our customers something else to smile about...
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Fixing Cloudy Pool Water
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
We get many calls at Bay Area Pool Service from do it yourself pool owners about cloudy pool water. Clean, clear pool water should allow you to easily see a quarter at the bottom of the deep end of the pool.
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Bay Area Pool Service in the Community
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Last Month Bay Area Pool Service sponsored a military/law enforcement team to participate in the Memorial H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. Sporting Clays Tournament to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center.
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Getting your pool ready to swim
Thursday, May 01, 2014
For clients of Bay Area Pool Service and Pool Troopers there is still one month to take advantage of our Spring Special Filter maintenance and equipment check.
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Safe Pool Chemical Handling
Friday, April 25, 2014
The same chemicals which keep your swimming pool safe and clean can be a very real health hazard if they're not stored and handled with care. Every chemical your pool needs has its own set of care requirements...
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Bay Area Pool Service Expansion News
Thursday, April 24, 2014
On March 1, 2014 Bay Area Pool Service opened operations in Englewood, Venice and Port Charlotte completing its geographic expansion on the West Coast of Florida. “We now can service every residential pool owner from Spring Hill in Hernando County ...
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Want Smarter Kids?
Friday, April 18, 2014
Have you been considering a pool installation but aren't sure if it's the right choice for your family?
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Swimming Pools and Chemical Safety
Friday, April 11, 2014
Salt is converted to chlorine through the process of electrolysis, and salt levels aren't reduced as a product of evaporation.
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Understanding Routine Water Testing
Friday, April 04, 2014
Maintaining the perfect chemical balance in your pool is a crucial aspect of swimming pool ownership, but understanding the intricacies of testing can be a challenge.
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2013 Award Winner
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
It is always a bitter sweet day for me when we award the Gary Crayton "Senior" Award of Excellence. "Senior" became his nickname after I came to work full time...
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The Gift Of Time - Professional Pool Service
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Having a pool is a fantastic luxury but maintenance of the pool can be a drain on your leisure time. There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to take a dip in the pool on a warm day...
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Is Your Pool Ready For Pollen Season?
Friday, March 14, 2014
It is only the beginning of April, yet already Florida is hitting high levels on the tree pollen forecast. Oak is the main culprit, leaving a green covering on everything outside, along with the male catkins that look like green worms. 
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Preparing with Proper Pool Care
Monday, February 24, 2014
 An old and popular adage holds that “What can go wrong, will.” At Bay Area Pool Service, the worldly views aren’t quite so fatalistic...
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In Chemical Balance, a Safe Swim
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In the tranquil surface of a pool, there rests a reflection. It has the potential to reveal any number of things...
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Important Industry Warranty News
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Three of the Industry's giant manufacturers have new warranty rules on pool equipment affecting you!
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2013 Toys for Tots Time!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Join the Bay Area Pool Service- Pool Trooper Team in our annual support of the Marine Corp's Toys For Tots toy drive!
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2013 Pool Show News
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Bay Area Pool Service personnel returned late last week from the International Pool and Spa show in Las Vegas Nevada.  We had productive meetings with many of our vendors to secure the best products and prices for our clients in 2014. 
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National Brand Announcement
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Big news here at Bay Area Pool Service- Today we launch our new National Brand! 
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3 Reasons to swim now!
Friday, August 16, 2013
Study finds swimming to be the best form of exercise- how can we help you get in your pool daily?!
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Usher’s Son & Pool Drain Covers
Friday, August 09, 2013
It is a shame that a young child had to come close to drowning for people to wake up to a totally preventable issue of proper drain covers in pools.
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Bay Area Reaches Milestone
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Bay Area Pool Service reaches 8000 clients today! 
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Don’t Drain Your Pool
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Answers to the questions: What do I do if my pool is full to the rim? Do I need to drain my pool? 

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4th of July- Reflection on Government
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The celebration of our independence spured me to share a recent meeting about the future of health care in America.
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Pool Service versus Pool Stores
Friday, June 21, 2013
On average clients spend between $50 and $60 dollars a month at pool retial stores to maintian their pools, we offer a clearly superior value.
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Expansion Updates
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Updates from our hard working Operating Partners in our new locations Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Bradenton, Sarasota, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Naples.
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Why We Do What We Do- Fresh Fills
Thursday, May 30, 2013
An in depth discussion of Fresh Fill Chemistry designed to protect your new pool finish.
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What We Believe In
Friday, May 24, 2013
Memorial Day is the day we set aside to honor the men and women who have given their all while in the service to our country and a time to reflect on what we believe in.
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Special Employee Interview
Thursday, May 23, 2013
An Interview with Dell Murdock on her 37th Anniversary with Bay Area Pool Service
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Swimming with Dogs
Friday, May 17, 2013
Links and discussion about some good articles on dogs and water safety, in case your pooch is a pool dog!
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Swim Safety 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
May 15th is International Water Safety Day. I have a wish for all of us that it truly is a safe and happy swim season.
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More Benefits of Swimming
Monday, May 06, 2013
Highlights from a great article by Dr. Bruce Becker, “Proof: What Science Knows About Aquatic Exercise.”
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Spring Pool Care
Friday, April 26, 2013
Warm water means big changes in your pool and its chemistry- Here are some important tips.
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Meet the Customer Service Team
Friday, April 19, 2013
Our outstanding Customer Service team is currently featured on our Facebook page. 
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How long does Pool Equip last? Part 3
Friday, April 19, 2013
The third part of a series.  A blog about the life span of the other equipment your pool may have - plumbing, valves, timers, heaters and automation.  
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How long does Pool Equip last? Part 2
Monday, April 15, 2013
Part 2 of a blog series on how long you can expect pool equipment to last in Florida. 
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How long does Pool Equip last?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A discussion to answer the frequent question of the useful life of your pool equipment - part one.

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Swim Season begins with Cool Temps
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Florida's swimming pool season is beginning during a cool spell.  Heating your pool can get you swimming sooner and keep you in it longer this winter. 
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An Award for All of Us
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Bay Area Pool Service receives the U. S. Marine Corps COmmanders Award for it support of the Toys For Tots program.
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Spring Pool Checklist
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I created a checklist to prepare your pool for springtime. As the water warms up in Florida, here is what your pool needs:
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Two Important Milestones
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
 Two Bay Area Pool Service employees reach important milestones.  
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More News from the FL Show
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Another hot topic of discussion at this year’s Florida Pool and Spas Show was the FSPA’s legislative initiative.
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News from the FL Pool Show
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Last week was full of education for our team as Bay Area Pool Service Team Members attend the Orlando show gaining education to make us a better company.
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Florida Pool Show
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tomorrow starts the Florida Swimming Pool and Spa annual show in Orlando, we are lucky to have such rich educational opportunities so close to our base of operations.
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Bay Area Pool Service Expands
Monday, February 04, 2013
Bay Area Pool Service, Florida’s largest residential pool service provider is expanding into Naples, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, and Bradenton this spring. 
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Bay Area Celebrates its 60th
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Bay Area Pool Service celebrated its anniversary in style, with an end of the year party for the employees and a company photo commemorating the 60th.
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Merry Christmas!
Friday, December 21, 2012
We will be closed the week of Christmas from 12/24 through 12/28 reopening for regular business on 12/31. Please see my previous blog on the subject for more details.
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Toys for Tots Update
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Photo of Bay Area Pool Service Employees delivering to the Toys for Tots program.
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Christmas Holiday Schedule
Thursday, December 06, 2012
We wish you a safe Christmas Holiday. I was asked to remind you that we close operations the week of Christmas.
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Toys for Tots Time
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
When you see our technicians at pool side in their Santa hats, it signals our support for the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program.
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More Pool Show News
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
 More Information from the international pool and spa show from New Orleans, with a focus on the total backyard pool space enjoyment trend.
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International Pool Show
Friday, November 09, 2012
Bay Area Pool Service empolyees visit the International Pool and Spa Show in New Olreans, keeping abreast of new innovations in the industry.
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Fall Leaves and Debris
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
For many, this is the start of the winter leaf and debris season in your pool.
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Enjoy your pool in Fall
Friday, October 19, 2012
Fall is one of the best times of year in Florida - I suggest spending more time with family and friends in the back yard around the pool is a good thing.
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“Pooling Nature” Article
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Comments on a recent news article discussing low chemical swimming
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Fall is coming- really it is!
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Tips to get the most out of your Pool Heater.
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Advice to Friend- Save Money!
Monday, September 24, 2012

A friend wants to know the "real story" with the new pool motors.

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Pool Chemical Service - a Partnership
Friday, September 21, 2012

We are proud that over 7000 clients choose our pool chemical service, a large number of whom clean their own pool- forming a partnership with us.

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Phosphates and Pool Water
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

There are many new sources of phosphates in swimming pool water that pool owners need to be aware of. 

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Choose a Licensed Pool Contractor
Thursday, August 30, 2012

The real risk that homeowners in Florida use unlicensed workers on their pool is all too common.

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Innovations in Tampa Pool Service
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bay Area Pool Service is best known for our innovative pool service that Tampa Bay pool owners rely upon!

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Pool Run Time
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Florida is into the hottest two months of the year this should be the time of year your pool is running the longest.

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Why Use Professional Pool Service
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Almost every day at Bay Area Pool Service we get a call from someone who is doing their own pool service and gotten into a jam.

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FSPA Scholarship
Monday, July 30, 2012

Bay Area Pool Service is proud to serve on the Florida Swimming Pool Association Scholarship Committee

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Rain Spurs Black Algae
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Heavy rains carry Black Algae spores from trees and decks into pools.

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Swim and Have Fun! Get Healthy!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A counterpoint to the enviromental naysayers who dislike swimming pools.

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Why Do My Eyes Turn Red in the Pool?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Eyes turn Red due to chemical and friction irritation even in perfectly balanced pool water. 

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Understanding Energy Law Loophole
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

There is a loophole in the New Florida Energy Law that you need to be aware of if you own a pool. 

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“Will Rain Make My Pool Overflow”?
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Answers to the questions of "Will rain make my pool overflow"? and "How do I drain water out of my Florida pool"?

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Clarifying the Water: What’s the “Best” pool filtration media?
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sand, DE or Cartridge Filter, we are often asked what filter is best? 

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June is Referral Month
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

June is referral month- clients get 6 weeks free service for referrals that go on service.  Normally referrals earn 3 weeks free service. 

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Is “Free Use of Salt Generator” True?!
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Clients ask us if the Free Use of Salt Chlorine Generators is for real- the answer is Yes!

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Bay Area Pool Service Expands
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Swimming Pool Service Operations Expand in Pasco and Hernando Counties

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Pool Chemical Safety
Monday, May 14, 2012

Professional Swimming Pool Chemical Service is Safer than "Do It Yourself" Pool Chemicals.

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May is Swimming Pool Safety Month
Monday, April 30, 2012

Statistics show that child drowning occurs when their watchers get distracted...

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Pool Motor Cost Savings
Monday, April 23, 2012

Very few products I can think of in my business experience have made clients money.

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Technology Improvements Go Live!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

We love pool service technology and we love providing superior customer service!

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Spring Comes Early
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

In the Tampa Bay Pool Market, Spring’s arrival is confirmed by one thing - Oak Pollen!

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Pool Energy Law Dominates FL Show
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bay Area Pool Service sent ten employees to Orlando in late February...

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Employee Wins Major Award
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bay Area Pool Service Route Manager Gil Serrano wins Pleatco's Perfect Pool Guy 2011 Award at the International Pool and Spa Show!

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Bay Area Pool Service turns 60!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bay Area Pool Service founded in 1952 is celebrating it's 60th anniversary.

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Florida Pool Energy Law Affects You!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The New Florida Pool Energy Code becomes law March 15, 2012 and affects every residential pool in the state!

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