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Topics in the Pool School PRO CD in no particular order


  • how a pool works
  • a brief history of electronic chlorine generators
  • a brief history of pool sanitation
  • a brief history of pool plumbing
  • a brief history of pool coatings
  • a brief history of pool cleaners
  • a brief history of pool construction
  • a brief history of deck construction..... because it helps to understand how we got to where we are.
  • installing steel tex
  • deck slope
  • finding the Master Mark
  • art of the trowelman
  • installing pipe supports
  • how a wave pool works
  • releveling a pool
  • making the tile line plumb
  • applying acrylic deck texture
  • repairing bird baths on chatt decks
  • installing a light in pools & spas
  • tile line structural cracks
  • safely draining the pool
  • dirty tricks service people play
  • patching marcite
  • electric heater problems
  • pool pop insurance
  • checking a spas turbo 'balance'
  • venturi flow requirements
  • friction loss in pvc fittings
  • timer repair
  • replacing sand in the sand filter
  • disassembling pressure de filters
  • disassembing vacuum de filters
  • cleaning cartridge filters
  • top ten pool service dirty tricks
  • backwashing sand and de filters
  • replacing spider gaskets
  • chlorine shock treatments
  • unclogging an impeller
  • flowmeters
  • de slurry feeders
  • wiring a slave timer
  • test kits
  • replacing diving boards
  • purging filter elements
  • removing diving board standards
  • pump cavitation
  • diagnosing pump problems
  • diagnosing motor problems
  • grounding a pool and equipment
  • chlorine feeders
  • loose handrails
  • replacing pump seals
  • replacing motor bearings
  • motor end-frame designs
  • sizing the filter system
  • up-rated vs full rated pumps
  • cartridge filters
  • acid washing plaster pools
  • fiberglass repair
  • static leaks
  • pool surface stains
  • wrinkles in fiberglass
  • when the pool pops
  • building a wave pool
  • equipment leaks
  • estimating head pressure in a proposed system
  • calculating head pressure in an existing system
  • pool light repair
  • pool light replacement
  • silicone in the niche
  • plumbed waste lines
  • leaks in the main drain sump
  • typical painting schedule
  • chalking paint
  • sandblasting
  • paint curing times
  • replacing a light fixture
  • classes of fiberglass resin
  • tunneling under a deck
  • 12 volt transformers
  • deck maintenance
  • spa heater sizing
  • falling decks
  • groundwater
  • solar heater problems
  • fiberglass blister repair
  • painting your pool
  • when deck drain goes bad
  • birdbath blues
  • loosened liners
  • plotting underground plumbing
  • a jury rigged spa light
  • pool heater sizing
  • deck coatings
  • pressure testing
  • cosmetic deck crack repair
  • structural cracks in the shell
  • gas heater problems
  • figuring tile work
  • small valve replacement
  • swing joint
  • tile repair
  • regrouting tile
  • valve maintenance
  • gate valves
  • push/pull valves
  • top and side-mounted multiport valves
  • air leaks
  • repairing in-wall steps
  • expansion joints
  • repairing deck cracks
  • separating pool and deck
  • problems testing a spa turbo line
  • pressure testing a return line
  • the 'stand-up' leak test
  • static checking the spa turbo line
  • installing fountains
  • making a water level
  • Isolating the Skimmer Line
  • changing the volume of a pool
  • tiling a fiberglass spa
  • cutting the deck
  • moving lines aside
  • repairing main drain lines
  • installing cleaner lines
  • repairing carousels
  • flex pipe
  • repairing skimmers
  • repairing Swim Quip 'black bottom' skimmers
  • replacing Swim Quip skimmers
  • voodoo leak repair
  • sewerage fees
  • working with pvc pipe
  • installing waterline tile
  • installation of pvc fittings
  • compression fittings
  • setting coping stones
  • wellpointing
  • patching kool deck
  • patching chat decks
  • patching acrylic decks
  • new pool layout
  • waterfalls
  • deck inspections
  • cement pool construction
  • pressure testing
  • on warranties
  • setting paver decks
  • complete florida commercial pool code
  • .....and hundreds more topics!
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