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IPSSA Texas News TEXAS Volume 3, Issue 6 Newsletter available on-line subscribe at June 2013 Tarrant County Chapter Outreach Project Part II As we promised here are some of the pictures that we took during our community outreach project. We could not have accomplished this undertaking were it not for the generous support of products and labor from the pool equipment manufacturers, vendors and distributors. Big shout out of thanks goes to Ed Campbell of Jetline and Jim Duhamel of Duhamel and Associates for the custom hand rail by S.R. Smith, Keith Coy for donating the New Hayward Max Flo Variable Speed Pump and he helped install it as well. Heidi Amos of Pentair Aquatic Systems donated a TR-100 sand filter and multi-port backwash valve assembly. Ben Carter of Ben Carter Construction for the Legend Platinum pool cleaner, Cliff Davis of W.E.K. associates, and Todd Hamilton of Zeosand Inc. A special shout out goes to Dave Stanat at SCP Ft. Worth for co-coordinating all the project Continued on page 13 From left to right front: Will Ainsworth, Samantha Skaggs, Rex Godbee, Dave Boyd back row: Heidi Amos - Pentair, Keith Coy - Hayward, Dave Stanat - SCP and Rodney Meyer. TABLE OF CONTENTS Tarrant Chapter Outreach 1+13 I told em Don t try this at Home 1+11 Chapter Meetings/Contacts/ Advertising Information. 2 Calendar 3 New Advertisers/Attn: Manufacturers 3 Training Manuals/Truck Magnets 4 Pool Quiz Answers/Birthdays 7 Dallas Chapter Growing 15 Pool Quiz 16 Visit us on Facebook I Told em Don t Try this at Home I have to share one of my interesting phone conversations with a customer. Let me start by saying this customer is a very hands on kind of person, always thinks that his tweaking of what I do is the best. We all have these kinds of helpful customers and we can all appreciate the story his wife shared with me. As we all know this time of year is busy and with most of us doing our filter cleanings, there are many customers that have to wait till we can get there. One customer, Mr. Smith, thought that waiting till Monday was just too long. He called me to tell me that he was going to save some money and do the DE filter cleaning himself. I advised him not to and that I would get there first thing on Monday to take the filter apart and clean it. Mr. Smith told me that he watched a video online on how to clean the filter and thought he could handle it. I again tried to persuade him but he wanted to do it himself. I then told him that if he had any problems to contact me and I would come by on Monday to help him out. No need I m sure I can do this simple thing. he said. So as predicted his wonderful wife, in her sweetest tone called and begged me to come out on Monday. She said that the filter was leaking Continued of page 11 PUBLISHED BY IPSSA TEXAS How to reach us: Ingrid Slagle Editor/Webmaster Baker Blvd. Richland Hills, TX CHAPTER MEMBER MEETINGS AUSTIN MEMBER MEETING Holiday Inn Town Lake 20 North IH-35 Austin, TX First Tuesday of the month 6:00pm Donny Greenway President Keith Timm Vice President Will Pietri Treasurer Frank Berlanga Jr. Secretary NORTH AUSTIN MEMBER MEETING ACC Cypress Creek 1555 Cypress Creek Rd. Room 102 Cedar Park, TX Second Tuesday of the month 6:00pm Jim Smith President Shane Applegate Vice President Hal Denbar Secretary Rick Beaubouef Treasurer CORPUS CHRISTI MEMBER MEETING Island Italian Restaurant S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX First Thursday of the month 6:30pm Mike Baker President Ben Goslin Vice President Wade Deshazer Secretary Michael Holzer Treasurer DALLAS MEMBER MEETING Dos Charros Restaurant 108 University Village Dr. Richardson, TX Fourth Tuesday - 5:30pm Eustaquio Portillo President Bill Winter Vice President James Stapleton Secretary Juan Colunga Treasurer FORT WORTH MEMBER MEETING La Playa Maya Restaurant 1540 N. Main Street Fort Worth, TX Third Tuesday of the month 6:30pm Tina Lehmann President Tony Martinez Vice President Jason Sanchez Secretary John Powers Treasurer HOUSTON MEMBER MEETING Fuddruckers 2475 Kirkwood Houston, TX Second Tuesday of the month 7:00pm Board Meeting preceding Rita Jacobsmeyer President David Queen Vice President Will Caudle Secretary Doug Dinkins Treasurer MID CITIES MEMBER MEETING SCP Carrollton 2107 Hutton Dr., Carrollton, TX First Monday of the month 7:00pm Jeremy Smith President Kraig Williams Vice President Keith May Secretary Mike Bomalick Treasurer RIO GRANDE MEMBER MEETING SCP McAllen 1201 W. Warren Street Rio Grande Valley Second Tuesday of the month 6:30pm Humberto Garces President Ron Long Vice President Johnny Schultz Treasurer SAN ANTONIO MEETING Clear Springs Restaurant 606 Afton Oaks San Antonio, TX First Monday of the month Officers Meeting 6:00 pm Chapter Meeting 6:30 pm Attendance is taken 7:00 pm Phil Sharp President Randy Keefe Vice President Becky Clayson Secretary Frank Berlanga Treasurer TARRANT COUNTY MEMBER MEETING Dixie House Café 6200 E. Lancaster Fort Worth, TX Second Tuesday of the month 7:00pm Dave Boyd President Will Ainsworth Vice President Rodney Meyer Secretary Chris Byars Treasurer WAXAHACHIE MEMBER MEETING Quality Inn & Suites 3891 S. Great Southwest Pkwy. Grand Prairie, TX Second Wednesday of the month 7:00am Neal Holt President Larry Hutson Vice President Bob Bauer Treasurer Gary Harrell Secretary Page 2 June sign up for the Newsletter Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Father s Day Meeting San Antonio & Mid Cities Meeting Austin Meeting N.Austin, Houston, Rio Grande Valley, Tarrant County Meeting Fort Worth Meeting Dallas Meeting Waxahachie Meeting Corpus Christi We want to welcome two new Advertisers to the IPSSA Texas News United Chemical - Ben Griffin is our local representative, and G & B Tile and Plaster out of Lewisville. Manufacturers - Distributers - Suppliers ATTENTION PLEASE Donate your old and slow moving stock and any returns you can t do anything with to IPSSA Texas for a tax deduction. Donations will be used to advance aquatics education and safety to the next level. Contact: Houston area, Jim Jacobsmeyer San Antonio area, Phil Sharp Historical Facts for June 1991 Mount Pinatubo (Phillipines) erupts for the first time in 600 years 1990 Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2, CNN, the Cable News Network, makes its debut East Germany closes its links with the West 1926 The birth of Marilyn Monroe and Andy Griffith Dallas/Fort Worth area, Jason Lehmann Page 3 UPCOMING EVENTS Region 9 Board Meeting July 13th, San Antonio Region 12 Board Meeting July 27th, Hosted by Mid Cities Chapter IPSSA TEXAS Launches it s Who s in Your Backyard? Campaign In an attempt to raise awareness of IPSSA, both, to the consumer and to the nonmember service companies, IPSSA Texas has designed this truck magnetic sign. Contact Ingrid Slagle x 20 Truck Magnet $25.00 each Region 9 Executive Board Director - Jim Jacobsmeyer Secretary - Phil Sharp San Antonio Treasurer- Mike Baker Corpus Christi 9.5 round Truck Magnet $15.00 each Austin - Donny Greenway North Austin - Jim Smith Houston - Rita Jacobsmeyer Rio Grande - Humberto Garces Region 12 Executive Board Director - Jason S. Lehmann Secretary - Neal Holt Waxahachie Treasurer - Jeremy Smith Mid Cities Dallas - Eustaquio Portillo Fort Worth - Tina Lehmann Tarrant County - Dave Boyd ORDER YOUR IPSSA TRAINING MANUALS YOU CAN ORDER THESE TRAINING MANUALS AT YOUR NEAREST CHAPTER OR ONLINE AT 3. IPSSA Intermediate Training Manual Part 1 Chemicals a. Member price is $24.95 b. Workbook price is $6.95 c. Non-member price is $49.95 d. Workbook price is $ IPSSA Continuing Education Series Pool Chlorination Facts a. Member price is $24.95 b. Non-member price is $ IPSSA Basic Training Manual Part 1 Chemicals a. Member price is $ b. Workbook price is $6.95 c. Non-member price is $49.95 d. Workbook price is $ IPSSA Basic Training Manual Part 2 Equipment a. Member price is $24.95 b. Workbook price is $6.95 c. Non-member price is $39.95 d. Workbook price is $12.95 Page 4 Page 5 23 Locations in Texas & Oklahoma to help serve you! NPT Dallas Indian Trail Dallas, TX Superior Houston S. Sam Houston Pkwy West, Suite 400 Houston, TX NPT Houston 4300 Pine Timbers, Suite 100 Houston, TX SCP Dallas Brockwood Road, Northgate II, Bldg. 14, Dallas, TX SCP McAllen 1201 W. Warren Pharr, TX SCP Plano th Street, Rm B Plano, TX SCP San Antonio 1074 Arion Circle Suite 102 San Antonio, TX Superior Oklahoma City 4256 Royal Avenue Oklahoma City, OK Superior Austin 200 Parker Dr., Building B - Suite 560 Austin, TX Superior Grapevine 800 Industrial Blvd., Suite 400 Grapevine, TX Superior San Antonio 610 Sandau Road San Antonio, TX SCP Frisco 7060 All Stars Ave, Suite A Frisco, TX SCP Fort Worth 7427 Dogwood Park Ft Worth, TX SCP Arlington 2900 E. Pioneer Pkwy. Ste. 180 Grand Prairie, TX SCP Houston South 1665 Townhurst, Suite 190 Houston, TX SCP Houston North 9307 Millsview Road Houston, TX SCP Houston Dunvale 3938 Dunvale Houston, TX SIGN UP TODAY! SCP Oklahoma City 308 Hudiburg Circle Oklahoma City, OK SCP Tulsa 5304 A South 125th East Ave, UNIT A Tulsa, OK SCP Austin 9230 Neils Thompson Dr., Suite 108 Austin, TX SCP South Austin 2124 E. St. Elmo Austin, TX SCP Carrollton 2107 Hutton Drive Carrollton, TX SCP Woodlands Donwick Dr. Conroe, TX SCP San Antonio Capital Port Drive Suite 111 San Antonio, TX A rewards program designed for pool Service Professionals like you! A low-cost rewards program designed for Pool Service Professionals like you! Membership includes: More than $1,500 OFF in dollars off coupons. FREE Service web listing on FREE PoolPro1 marketing materials. Reorder PoolPro1 marketing materials for FREE. SCP or Superior Account # Company Name Address City State Zip Code Phone Number Website *Your account will be charged the yearly $26 membership fee Page 6 New Lower Rates!! Commercial Truck Insurance for Texas IPSSA Members!! Call Bob Barlow 6/28 Jeff Blackmon 6/8 John Byron 6/20 Tomas Chapman 6/27 Kevin Donovan 6/10 Dale Hawkins 6/15 Terry Hodges 6/17 Michael Holzer 6/6 Patrick Brian James 6/9 Raymond Jones 6/3 Frank Maier 6/15 Scot Pamberton 6/2 William Pietri 6/21 Thom Robinson 6/19 Kevin Rychlik 6/19 Ingrid Slagle 6/17 Philip Van Garrick 6/15 Kraig Williams 6/1 1) The ideal recommended combined chlorine level should not exceed: C) 0.2 ppm 2) A salt concentration of is needed in the water for an in-line chlorine to operate efficiently. C) 3,000 to 3,500 ppm 3) The ideal calcium hardness range for spa water is: C) 150 to 250 ppm 4) Alkaline sanitizers such as liquid chlorine, cal hypo, lithium hypo and chlorine generators require an ideal level of total alkalinity of: D) 80 to 100 ppm Click here for last month issue Page 7 Stellar Sales is Proud to Represent These Great Brands and Manufacturers NEW Jack. NO Scale, NO Scum Line, NO Dirty Filters Jack s Magic is proud to announce the addition of the Power Blue line of high performance products. We ve had the MAGIC, now we have the POWER. NORTH TEXAS CONTACT: Jami Pittman (214) (800) The leader in stain identification, prevention, and removal Jack s Magic Products, Inc. SOUTH TEXAS CONTACT: John Lanik (281) Chris Ramero (281) Page 8 Stellar Sales is Proud to Represent These Great Brands and Manufacturers Page 9 Page 10 Continued form page 1 and they couldn t get it to stop. I got there and wow what a tale she told me. First Mr. Smith wanted his wife s help to clean the filter on Saturday and took the filter apart very easily. He was saying how easy this was and how he can t believe he had never done this before. Why are we paying for this service?? This is a piece of cake. She told me that those where the words of doom. 5 hours later, after trying to put the filter back together properly, yelling at the kids, wife, dog they got the filter in place, and put the lid on. How can such a small girl do this all by herself?? he was saying at that point. Now most of us know that a DE filter can be hard the first few times, and the important thing is to always clean the belly O-ring. Well, Mr. Smith didn t clean the O-ring and when he put the belly clamp back on, he put the spring and washers in the wrong place. Couldn t tighten the clamp enough and leaking occurred. Mrs. Smith waited till he went to work and called me on Monday to fix the problem. They had most of it done, just a few missteps. She told me of the 5 hour debacle and how he told her that whatever I was being paid wasn t enough. That he will never touch anything that I tell him not to again. I got a thank you card and a true appreciation for my experience and knowledge from them. I know that I have gained his respect. I also know that she will tell the tale to friends and that the neighbors will appreciate their pool techs a little more. So to all of you out there, who are having a bad day, think of this little tale and smile a little. Enjoy this summer you guys!!! Tina Lehmann Fort Worth Chapter President I Told em Don t try this at Home Page 11 Tarrant County Chapter Outreach Project Part II You can find more pictures of this project online on our facebook page click here Page 12 Continued form page 1 needs in and out of their warehouse. Tarrant County Chapter Outreach Project Part II As you can see from the project pictures (some of which you will never see, ha ha) our chapter members were fully involved on the labor and installing side. Ms. Skaggs has had two different pool remodelers try to make her pool accessible for her son Brandon who has MS and is also blind and has to use a wheel chair in his daily life. One of our chapter members, Will Ainsworth met with her and she told him the stories of what went wrong with the remodelers. Will stepped up and assured her that our chapter could get it fixed for her. After the project was approved by our chapter we got busy on project details which included a custom safety hand rail, lowering the skimmer throat to allow for water to flow into it properly, leak detection and repair, resetting a new equipment pad, installing all the new equipment as well as adding a booster pump and new time clock with enclosure, for the new cleaner. In addition, Will and Rodney Meyers from our chapter are giving her 6 months of weekly full service at no charge so she can enjoy the pool with her son and daughter Brandon and Samantha this summer. Dave Boyd Tarrant County Chapter President After a hard day s work a well deserved brake from the heat. Page 13 Page 14 Dallas Chapter Keeps Growing - New Prospective Members Derick Barber Sr. Pristine Pool Service Number years in business: 5 year Justin Evans Perpetual Pool Care Inc Numbers years in business: 10+ Certifications: CPO, Jacks Magic Stain Specialist, NSPF Water Illness certified Adalto Nascimento Maui Pool Services Number of years in business: 3+ John Exadaktilos Effortless Pool Service Number of years in business: 8 months Page 15 IPSSA Texas 7186 Baker Blvd. Richland Hills, TX Advertise your Business HERE! Get your advertising listed today contact Ingrid Slagle Find us on facebook. Subscribe to our FREE newsletter go to 5 YEAR WARRANTY ON ANY PLASTER FINISH Two people in a 400-gallon spa use up 1.0 ppm of free available chlorine in the first 15 minutes of use. a) True b) False 2. Which type of chlorine has cyanuric acid in it? a) Liquid b) Sodium dichlor c) Trichlor d) Both A and B G & B Tile and Plaster Hydro Demo Replaster 5 Year Warranty On Any Finish NPC APSP BBB The ph of trichlor is approximately: a) b) 7 9 c) 5 4 d) What should you expect to see at an unusually high level if you have a chlorine generator on a pool? a) ph b) Total alkalinity c) Total dissolved solids d) All of the above 5. Using which of the following to raise total alkalinity will have the least affect on ph? a) Soda ash b) Sodium sesquicarbonate c) Sodium bicarbonate d) Sodium dichlor Find answers in the next issue
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