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Dr. Richard Louis Miller is an American Clinical Psychologist, former owner of Wilbur Hot Springs Health Sanctuary, and host of the Mind Body Health & Politics talk radio show, a syndicated talk show. Dr. Miller is also Founder and chief clinician of the nationally acclaimed, pioneering, Cokenders Alcohol and /Drug Program. Mind Body Health & Politics radio show, is known for its wide ranging discussions on political issues and health. The show's format includes guest interviews, guest speak ...
 
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Summer is upon us and it is a different ballgame really when you take care of a pool in the Summer vs other times of the year. The heat and the pool usage combine to make pool care more challenging in the Summer months. Learn how to care for a pool during the Summertime. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer refer…
 
One of the pillars of pool care is the pool’s filtration. You can put a ton of chlorine in a pool but if the pool is not being filtered properly the pool will turn cloudy and green on you eventually. I go over some basics of pool filtration for you in today’s podcast. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referral…
 
Everyone has a problem pool or has had a problem pool on their route. I go over ways to spot one at the get go and some effective ways to get rid of them as well. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s …
 
The heat is probably the number one complaint that you will get across the board from pool service pros. It can get unbearably hot out there and in this podcast, I go over some ways to beat the heat. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It i…
 
This week I continue my series of psychedelic elder confessors with the great Dennis McKenna – author of the classic book, The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna. Dennis, the younger brother of Terence, was featured in my previous book, Psychedelic Medicine, discussing the plant medicine known in South America as ayahu…
 
In the past, the only way to vacuum out a pool was with a manual vacuum head attached to a hose and through the customer’s skimmer. Now there are portable vacuums and vacuum systems and I will go over the different ways you can now vacuum out a customer’s pool effectively. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer ref…
 
Sigura is the only manufacturer that makes slow-release or slow dissolving Cal Hypo tablets. This makes the CCH® Endurance ideal for a direct switchover from Tri-Chlor tablets. I sat down with Ed Barney of Sigura and we discuss in detail the CCH Endurance Cal Hypo tablets and the CCH Endurance Feeder. To learn more you can visit the CCH site: https…
 
Have you noticed a dramatic increase in the prices of everything in the pool industry lately? It is not your imagination. The price of everything is going up and going up faster than ever before. I go over why this is happening and some ways to deal with it. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cl…
 
Adding chemicals to your pool seems pretty basic. But there are several things you need to know about chemical dosing and chemistry expert Bob Lowry goes over some of these dosing basics in today’s podcast. Bob Lowry is the author of over 23 books but this has to be one of his most relevant and shortest books coming in at just 19 pages thick. But i…
 
Chemistry in a pool is also effected by the pool surface type. The chemistry in a vinyl pool is a lot different from the chemistry in a plaster pool. I go over these differences with chemistry expert Bob Lowry in today’s podcast. Bob Lowry is the author of over 23 books but this has to be one of his most relevant and shortest books coming in at jus…
 
This week I continue my series of psychedelic elder confessors with my old friend Charles Bush – Philosopher, Educator, and former Executive Director of the Redwood Senior Center in Fort Bragg, California. Charles Bush has lived on the Mendocino Coast for nearly four decades. Before coming to the Coast, he managed large residential service operatio…
 
Something you probably don’t think about, but the pool is filled with water. I know, too basic right? But water is something pretty unique on the planet and you really should know some basics on what water is. Bob Lowry fills you in on water in today’s podcast. Bob Lowry is the author of over 23 books but this has to be one of his most relevant and…
 
Pool Start-Ups can seem daunting at first. I mean you are dealing with someone’s $80,000 investment. It is like you have a job in valet parking and someone just handed you the keys to their Ferrari. But Bob Lowry makes things sound easier as he goes over the different start-up methods and the key things to do during a start-up. Bob Lowry is the aut…
 
There are a ton of generic pool parts on the market today. Some look just like the OEM parts and you may be wondering if these knock-off parts or products are any good. I go over my experience with generic pool parts in today’s podcast. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free wa…
 
Getting sick or hurt is something you may not think about much, but it will happen. So what do you do in that case with your pool route if you need to miss an extended period of time? I go over my sick and injury policy in today’s podcast. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free…
 
Taking pride in your pool service business can change your attitude as well as your customer’s attitude about you. I go over some simple things you can do to boost your business and take it to the next level. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a w…
 
For decades, the public perception of psychedelics has been skewed by a pervasive stereotype about their users. To debunk this myth, I am showcasing real-life stories of accomplished professional and scholarly individuals willing to "come out" about their experiences. My guest this morning, Professor Chris M. Bache, is the poster child for this gro…
 
One thing that can cost your pool service business money is simply not communicating things to your clients. If you miss a service day but make it up later and don’t tell the client you could lose the account if they think you are skipping. Or a client may think that the filter price you quoted included the installation charge. Be clear to avoid mi…
 
The Tri-Chlor shortage is causing pool service pros big headaches and of course, inflated chemical costs across the board. I go over some ways to extend the chlorine in a pool and use less or no Tri-Chlor Tablets at all. I also touch on some good alternatives to Tri-Chlor. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer ref…
 
If you have ever wondered if phosphate removers work, stay tuned as I go over some of my results from using phosphate removers on my pool route. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy to become a Leslie’s Preferred Pool Car…
 
Orenda is more than a chemical company and they are also on the leading edge on education. If you know the “why” of pool care you can understand how to solve many of the common problems you will face out on your pool service route. How the Tri-Chlor Shortage Can Bring Positive Change to the Industry with Harold Evans of Orenda Technologies: https:/…
 
Do saltwater systems have their drawbacks? Harold Evans gives us his opinion on saltwater generators and discusses what those white flakes are returning into the pool. How the Tri-Chlor Shortage Can Bring Positive Change to the Industry with Harold Evans of Orenda Technologies: https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/8513987 Why the LSI is Key with Harol…
 
Last week I had the privilege of interviewing one of my inspirations for this program, Dr. Dean Edell. This morning at 9 am PST I am delighted to welcome my other inspiration for getting into radio, the inimitable Michael Krasny. Bay Area NPR listeners know Krasny well. For years, Michael Krasny was the host of KQED's award-winning Forum, a news an…
 
The LSI (Langelier Saturation Index) is a key element in the Orenda Way of doing things. What is the LSI and how can you use it to balance a pool? And what does a balanced LSI look like? Harold Evans goes over this for you in today’s podcast. How the Tri-Chlor Shortage Can Bring Positive Change to the Industry with Harold Evans of Orenda Technologi…
 
In this podcast, I asked Industry expert Harold Evans his thoughts on the Tri-Chlor shortage, and in his opinion, this can bring positive change to the industry. He believes the overreliance on Tri-Chlor was ultimately bad for the industry and he offers some ways to get through the current shortage. Why the LSI is Key with Harold Evans of Orenda Te…
 
So how do you sell a customer on forking over an additional $1,000 for what would have been a simple $500 motor swap out? I go over some ways to smooth the ruffled feathers of customers who are not forced to upgrade their pool equipment under the new DOE regulations. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals…
 
Certain noises that your pool pump and motor make can be an indicator of a problem. I go over some of the more common sounds you will hear and what each one indicates. From screeching to humming and other common noises. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open…
 
Hayward is a leading manufacturer of pool pumps and they have a wide variety of pumps and vs pumps available today. In this podcast, we go over some of the pumps in the Hayward family of pool pumps. Scott Petty has over 17 years of experience with Hayward in their pump department and is known as “The Pump Guy.” To learn more about the new DOE regul…
 
Our distinguished guest on Mind Body Health & Politics today at 9 am PST is Dr. Dean Edell– a pioneer in the field of health broadcasting, and my very inspiration for this program. I was inspired by Dean Edell because he had the courage to speak to America with the truth, integrity, and warmth that many of us valued in our doctors. Listeners called…
 
There are many misconceptions about the new DOE pool pump regulations and about Variable Speed Pumps in general. We unpack some of the most common ones for you in today’s podcast. Scott Petty has over 17 years of experience with Hayward in their pump department and is known as “The Pump Guy.” To learn more about the new DOE regulations: https://www…
 
Starting July 19th, 2021 the DOE will begin to regulate which pool pumps can be manufactured. Basically, any pump deemed to be not energy efficient will no longer be allowed. Some of the only pumps that will be sold legally will be Variable Speed Pumps. It can be a little confusing and I invited Scott Petty of Hayward to talk about the new regulati…
 
Have you ever had a pool where the water color looked a bit off but it wasn’t for lack of chlorine nor are there metals in the water? It could be Color Bodies. These are colors introduced into the pool from pollen and flowers around your pool. Bob Lowry touches on Color Bodies in this episode and more. Other Podcasts in this series: All About Swimm…
 
No one in the industry talks much about TDS. But TDS or Total Dissolved Solids should not be a reading that you totally ignore. There is only one way to test for it and that is with a digital meter and Bob Lowry goes over the acceptable TDS level for your swimming pool. Other Podcasts in this series: All About Swimming Pool Algaecides and Ways to P…
 
A pool with a leak can be a lot of work. Bob Lowry goes over some tell tail signs that your pool may have a leak. Listen to learn what to look for chemistry wise to determine if your pool has a leak. Bob Lowry is the author of over 23 books but this has to be one of his most relevant and shortest books coming in at just 19 pages thick. But it is pa…
 
This morning (9 am Pacific) I continue the Psychedelic Elders series with the latest confessor, my dear friend Cliff Barney (92 years old). Cliff is a former journalist who has written for major U. S. dailies, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Hearst-run San Francisco Examiner, and covered the semiconductor and computer revolutions in Sil…
 
I think many are under the impression that once you add borates to your pool you are done with your pool care. Borates do make things much easier but you still need to maintain your pool. We also go over the different ways to add borates to your pool. Other Podcasts in this series: All About Swimming Pool Algaecides and Ways to Prevent Algae with C…
 
So what is an algaecide and do you even need one to treat algae in your pool? What are some ways to prevent algae in the first place? Chemistry expert Bob Lowry goes over this and more in today’s podcast. Other Podcasts in this series: Are Adding Borates an End All Cure-All? With Chemistry Expert Bob Lowry= https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/8417625…
 
Polaris has always been the leader in the Robotic Pool Cleaner category since they broke into the market several years ago. They now have 12 different models to choose from and their latest Epic cleaner is sure to be a winner in the mid-price range category. Skye Svenningsen goes over the Polaris models for you in today's podcast. Leslie’s Pro: Poo…
 
I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases. In this episode, we go over the liquid returnable cases in detail and cover safe transport and storage and all of the other aspects of the iconic yel…
 
I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases. In this episode, we go over the best method to use when you are going from Tri-Chlor tablets to liquid chlorine as your primary sanitizer. We also to…
 
This morning (9am Pacific) I am honored to be interviewing William Miller, MD – the chief of staff at Mendocino County District Hospital – on a topic of pressing concern to all of us. Dr. Miller (the other Dr. Milller), recently delivered a fascinating talk to the Mendocino Coast's Covid Response Network on the challenge posed by variants or mutati…
 
I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases. In this podcast, Terry puts on his CPO Instructor hat and goes over what exactly is a primary sanitizer for your pool? He also touches on why liquid …
 
I sat down with Terry Arko who is the Product Training and Content Manager for HASA. HASA makes a number of products but they are best known for their returnable liquid chlorine and liquid acid cases. With the price of Tri-Chlor tablets on the rise and also with them being in short supply, now is a great time to switch to an alternate Sanitizer. We…
 
Here are some things that the pool store salesman probably won’t tell you when you switch from another type of cleaner to a robotic cleaner. There are several differences between the cleaner types and I will go over some of the ins and outs of owning a robotic pool cleaner. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer re…
 
One of my pet peeves is when I call or email and get zero response. Well, that company or person is off the list. One simple thing that can really take your pool service to the next level is being responsive. It is a must-have skill to be successful as a pool service company. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer …
 
When you do any type of bid for equipment install or for service, chances are you are not thinking that you will lose money on either at the end of the day. But if you make one of these mistakes you more than likely can lose money on a job. I offer some tips on preventing losing money when you do a bid. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholes…
 
Artist, author & naturalist Obi Kaufmann returns to the program with a hopeful Earth-day message regarding California conservation and ecology. Author of the bestselling “The California Field Atlas,” “The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Resource,” and the recently released “The Forests of California,” Kaufmann’s holistic ap…
 
The last thing you want is to get sued on your pool route. There are two very common errors or oversights that can get you in trouble out there. If you get a handle on these two common errors you will have next to zero chance of ever getting a general liability claim against you or your company. Listen to find out what they are in today’s podcast. …
 
In this episode, I sat down with Brian Agnew and Chad Christensen who heads up the Wholesale Department over at Leslie’s Pool Supplies. You may not know but Leslie’s has a Wholesale department and if you are a pool pro you can get wholesale pricing as well as referrals to customers wanting weekly pool service through their Leslie’s Pro program. Lis…
 
Poor water flow can be caused by a number of different things. It could be simply a dirty pump basket or a dirty filter. I go over some ways to identify why a pool has poor water flow. Leslie’s Pro: Pool Service Pro, open a Wholesale account today! Customer referrals, free cleaner repairs, free water testing, open 7-days a week. It is fast and easy…
 
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