The Blog

06 Aug

Mustard Algae

With some help from Swim University and our own Robert Sparks, we can tell you what this stuff is and the best way to get rid of it! First things first, identify your attacker. This stuff is most seen in warmer southern areas.  It does not react to chlorine and can even live on your

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19 Jul

What to do when weather hits

  Have no fear! Pool Refs is here! Here are some easy tips to keep your pool looking in tip top shape without having to fully clean it yourself: After a storm it is always a good idea to add a little granular chlorine, otherwise known as shock to the water and run the pump a

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19 Jun

Do It Yourself Leak Test-The Bucket Test

So you’ve noticed that you have to continually add water to your pool to keep the water levels normal.  Is it just evaporation?  Are the kids swimming too hard and knocking a substantial amount of water out of the pool?  Or is it the dreaded word…leak.. Want to see if your pool is leaking before

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25 Mar

Relay for Life 2014

  You may remember our post about Pool Referees involvement in Relay for Life 2014 at John Paul II High School in Plano, TX. To recap what this post said…Relay for Life is a 12 hour walk/fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  Pool Referees was excited to have their own booth for this May 9th

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18 Dec

Pool School-What’s on the Agenda

From everyone here at Pool Referees we wish you a very Merry Christmas! We have a lot to be thankful for this Christmas Season…all of our wonderful clients, our hard working technicians (Robert, Dave and Adam!)  If you are lucky to meet one of them while they service your pool they are super friendly and

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19 Nov

Leaf Build Up? Have No Fear! Pool Refs is Here!

  If you are experiencing heavy leaf fall, a big pool, no cleaner, and a little net, have no fear…Pool Refs is here!   Just because you and your family aren’t swimming does not mean it is time for you to relax about your pool.  None could be farther from the truth!  Your pool needs

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22 Oct

Cleaning Your Salt Cell

  It involves some acid, but Pool Refs did a video just for you! What does a salt cell do and why do you need to clean it you may ask…well here are a few pointers: Contrary to popular belief, a salt water pool still needs chlorine.  Instead of having to add chlorine tablets or

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16 Oct

Good Morning Pumpkin Bread!

Mmmmm this morning was a good morning to make banana pumpkin bread.  It of course came from my all time favorite recipe blog….grocery budget 101.   I tried this bread a couple of weeks ago and loved it!  Now that it is getting colder and rainy here in North Texas it’s the perfect time to

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14 Oct

Relay for Life 2014

Last year Pool Refs joined a wonderful team (Team Relentless) for the Relay for Life 2013 in Plano, Texas.   This year Pool Refs wants to announce their own team: Pool Referees!  (How clever haha) We will still be working with Team Relentless (shout out to captain Nadia Sherwin and her husband Robert Sherwin!) What

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11 Oct

Small Town Feel in a Big City

First off…Happy Friday!  Mid way through October…whaaaa!  I swear I smell fall in the air!  (I believe! I believe!)   Picked our first pumpkins today…lovely pumpkin patch in the area…so much fun to support small business!  Much better than buying at big name stores. Just like getting your pool cleaned at big name companies; much

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