19 episodes

Subscribe & Follow Now - don't miss an episode! GET THE BUZZ on Swimming pool topics that are worth talking about. This is the Podcast for people who take care of swimming pools. We do more than skim the surface, 🎧.. Rudy & Andrea, don't just talk the talk. Combined, your hosts have over 50 years of experience with both residential & commercial swimming pools. Join them as they belly flop and cannonball straight into the deep end, sharing the news, tips, hacks, and ancient pool pro secrets that no one else has the dive-sticks to share. If it affects your pool or your swim season, this podcast duo will make sure you know about it and will give you the 411 on how to handle it, squash it, and scrape it off your shoe. Rudy & Andrea may break the internet, but they got your 6 🎙..Tune in, test the water, hang onto your wacky noodles, & click SUBSCRIBE - it's going to be one heck of a show!

Talking Pools Podcast Rudy & Andrea, Swimming Pool

    • Leisure
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Subscribe & Follow Now - don't miss an episode! GET THE BUZZ on Swimming pool topics that are worth talking about. This is the Podcast for people who take care of swimming pools. We do more than skim the surface, 🎧.. Rudy & Andrea, don't just talk the talk. Combined, your hosts have over 50 years of experience with both residential & commercial swimming pools. Join them as they belly flop and cannonball straight into the deep end, sharing the news, tips, hacks, and ancient pool pro secrets that no one else has the dive-sticks to share. If it affects your pool or your swim season, this podcast duo will make sure you know about it and will give you the 411 on how to handle it, squash it, and scrape it off your shoe. Rudy & Andrea may break the internet, but they got your 6 🎙..Tune in, test the water, hang onto your wacky noodles, & click SUBSCRIBE - it's going to be one heck of a show!

    The incidental consequences of the pool chemicals you add

    The incidental consequences of the pool chemicals you add

    It is impossible to add a chemical to pool water and only change the thing you added the chemical to change. WTF?! I know! No matter how pure, no matter where you purchased it from, you are going to change something else as well. Sometimes the unintended change is insignificant, other times you need to be prepared to add an entirely different chemical to counter the incidental consequences of your dose.

    Jump right in. The water's fine. Join us, Poolside!

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    Website: https://talkingpools.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingpools/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingPools Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingPoolsYouTube: Talking Pools Podcast - YouTubeOnline Pool Education Classes: https://poolclass.teachable.com/Rudy's Books:  Rudy Stankowitz - Author Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.
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    • 34 min
    POOL DRAIN DANGER LAWS (VGBA) CHANGE - Sᵗᵉᵛᵉ Bᵃʳⁿᵉˢ ᵒᶠ Aᵒ̴ᵘᵃˢᵗᵃʳ Pᵒᵒˡ Pʳᵒᵈᵘᶜᵗˢ ᵉˣᵖˡᵃ ͥ ⁿˢ

    POOL DRAIN DANGER LAWS (VGBA) CHANGE - Sᵗᵉᵛᵉ Bᵃʳⁿᵉˢ ᵒᶠ Aᵒ̴ᵘᵃˢᵗᵃʳ Pᵒᵒˡ Pʳᵒᵈᵘᶜᵗˢ ᵉˣᵖˡᵃ ͥ ⁿˢ

    Steve Barnes joins Rudy & Andrea via satellite radio transmission from an undisclosed location to discuss the laws regarding swimming pool suction outlets (Main drains, dedicated vacuum lines, etc) that were put in place to prevent disembowelment and entrapment of children (and adults). The original law went into effect on December 19, 2008, However vital updates and changes were made in 2021. Listen now - see how this affects your swimming pool. 

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    Website: https://talkingpools.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingpools/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingPools Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingPoolsYouTube: Talking Pools Podcast - YouTubeOnline Pool Education Classes: https://poolclass.teachable.com/Rudy's Books:  Rudy Stankowitz - Author Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.
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    Safety, Dependability, & Innovation
    in Pool Technology.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=EBYRTRM3EGY3S)

    • 52 min
    Natural Swimming Pools

    Natural Swimming Pools

    The latest craze coming from across the pond is Natural swimming pools. The timing ties in perfectly as an alternative to the traditional chemically treated backyard oasis in a time where chlorine supply is scarce.  They take up twice that area, come at a much higher price tag, and rely upon vegetation to sanitize the water.  but, are they safe?

     I would like to preface this by saying I am 110% in favor of the integration of natural pools into our industry if proof can be provided from a reputable third-party researcher indicating that these bodies of water are equally as safe as traditionally maintained swimming pools. This means from water clarity to pathogen control and every aspect in-between.

    Jump right in. The water's fine. Join us, Poolside!

    Find us on
    Website: https://talkingpools.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingpools/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingPools Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingPoolsYouTube: Talking Pools Podcast - YouTubeOnline Pool Education Classes: https://poolclass.teachable.com/Rudy's Books:  Rudy Stankowitz - Author Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.
    AquaStar Pool Products The Global Leader in
    Safety, Dependability, & Innovation
    in Pool Technology.Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=EBYRTRM3EGY3S)

    • 37 min
    Cloudy Pool Water

    Cloudy Pool Water

    In this one, Rudy and Andrea have a couple of cloudy water examples that will blow your socks off and leave you speechless. The terrible twosome of all pool podcasts is great and small talk of a health official major fail and a case where the swimming pool service company drops the ball. This is no Cinderella tale; not all chronicles have happy endings. What your first steps should be when the pool turns cloudy? There is an easy fix that is often overlooked. Rudy and Andrea let the cat out of the bag, offering up some protocols that could save you time and money.  Jump right in. The water's fine. Join us, Poolside!

    Find us on
    Website: https://talkingpools.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingpools/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingPools Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingPoolsYouTube: Talking Pools Podcast - YouTubeOnline Pool Education Classes: https://poolclass.teachable.com/Rudy's Books:  Rudy Stankowitz - Author Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.
    AquaStar Pool Products The Global Leader in
    Safety, Dependability, & Innovation
    in Pool Technology.Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=EBYRTRM3EGY3S)

    • 31 min
    The Making of the film, POOLSIDE with Director Alex Kinter

    The Making of the film, POOLSIDE with Director Alex Kinter

    Rudy & Andrea talk with Alex Kinter, director of the yet-to-be-released multi-award-winning film, POOLSIDE.  A 1950's high society woman struggles to keep her sanity while isolated at her indoor swimming pool. The idealistic background acts as a stark contrast to the dark concepts, swimming through this candid unraveling of a woman alone, trying to understand the voices she hears underwater. . Self-doubt, addiction, loss, and fear are just a few of the emotions she struggles with while coming to terms with her unimaginable situation.

    What's involved in making a psychological thriller short film that revolves around a swimming pool? Check out the buzz on this week's podcast!

    Visit POOLSIDE film at Poolside - Alone At The Pool Mid Mod Art House Short Film

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    Website: https://talkingpools.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingpools/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingPools Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingPoolsYouTube: Talking Pools Podcast - YouTubeOnline Pool Education Classes: https://poolclass.teachable.com/Rudy's Books:  Rudy Stankowitz - Author Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.
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    • 23 min
    Here's how renting your home pool could lead to a health department visit

    Here's how renting your home pool could lead to a health department visit

    This may be the latest share-fad, but is it being done safely? Rudy & Andrea take a look at commercial swimming pools and how home pool rentals meet that criteria. But, are they being treated as such? From what we hear, they are not. If any listeners own or maintain pools that are involved in this program - we want to hear from you!

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    Website: https://talkingpools.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingpools/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TalkingPools Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalkingPoolsYouTube: Talking Pools Podcast - YouTubeOnline Pool Education Classes: https://poolclass.teachable.com/Rudy's Books:  Rudy Stankowitz - Author Instacart - Groceries delivered in as little as 1 hour. Free delivery on your first order over $35.
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=EBYRTRM3EGY3S)

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

RGRTaylor ,

A Host That Knows

Took the CPO Course with Rudy a couple of years ago and he is a host that knows! Rudy is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to pools, water chemistry, and just taking care of pools! He has been a invaluable resource for me when I run into issues! The podcast are great to expand knowledge for pool maintenance. I just put in my own pool and would never have dreamed of taking care of a pool without taking his CPO course.

Pool Magazine ,

Hosts Have Great Chemistry

Rudy and Andrea have a great chemistry and are very funny. Great banter back and forth between them. To me it feels more like listening to your favorite radio morning than your typical pool podcast. As a fellow podcaster I gotta tip my hat to them both on the production and planning they put into their subject matter.

Andrew13443 ,

Informative show that will make you laugh

As a fellow pool guy, this show is great for me to improve my knowledge. If you’re a pool owner or take care of pools for a living, this is an easy listen with great information. Rudy has a wealth of knowledge and Andrea, as a pool queen, asks helpful questions to keep Rudy on topic. They have great chemistry and it makes the show a must listen every week.

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