Friday, July 25, 2014


West Nile in Boulder County>>> Talkin Pool & Handyman now offers guaranteed mosquito free living for a month at a time. We use a formula, designed by our applicators, who also service our pools and know that pools and surrounding shrubbery and landscaping breed certain types of insects. We use a specially designed misting/fogging unit to apply the insecticide. This allows us to thoroughly cover grassy areas, trees, all shrubbery and ground cover where insects lounge during the heat of the day. Our formula is completely safe for people, pets and plants. It cannot be purchased at local stores as it is an industry known product. Our formula kills on contact, leaves a residual repellant that lasts for up to a month and completely disrupts the hatching cycles of most insects, including ants and spiders. Contact Mike at or call 303-550-7730. First application is free. Our service and products sell themselves. The first spray is free and without obligation. A cost of $75.00 per month after with one free return if not satisfied, thereafter until mid-September. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mosquitoes and your community pool!

Community Managers, if you aren't having your swimming pool areas sprayed for mosquitoes and other flying and non-flying insects from wasps to ants, why aren't you? Is it a cost issue? I have the technicians and use a government approved, industry used pesticide that really works. It lasts for up to a month, it is applied with a special misting unit to get into and under all the shrubbery that looks great as landscape around the pool, but is a five star resort for mosquitoes and other insects. Talkin Pools guarantees the community pool area will be free from mosquitoes and other insects, will return to spray again if the community is not satisfied and will return every three weeks, in the morning, to spray the pool area. Is having your community pool mosquito free worth $80.00 every three weeks? Call or email to set up an appointment or solicit information. FYI..the substance is called Bifen I/T and can easily be googled. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Proactive swimming pool maintenance should be the standard.

Talkin Pools and Best Practices Maintenance, or.. Why doesn't every pool maintenance company do this.

Things happen. When dealing with swimming pools and spas, we take the most proactive approach possible. We hear horror stories frequently regarding previous pool companies and their lack of prompt response and overall performance.

When Talkin Pools knows a big week end, say for instance, Father's Day or Fourth of July, is coming up, we anticipate a larger than normal bather load. What seems to us to be such a common sense approach, is ignored by other pool companies because with extra service, comes extra expenses to the company. There is no substitute for thorough service. It does take more effort and cost more money. A service company better understand this or forever provide substandard service. We also anticipate larger than normal usage of rest room supplies and an abundance of trash.

We train our Service Techs to bump the levels of free chlorine up, adjust the pH to at least 7.4, backwash thoroughly, begin the week end with empty trash cans and completely stocked rest rooms, have refill supplies available, communicate with each other regarding issues and concerns and attempt to maintain complete communications with the management companies and community managers.

We take these proactive measures to ensure a pristine pool throughout the heavy usage period. Having free available chlorine at the ready for heavy bather loads, having the pH adjusted a bit high to accommodate, ummm....multiple urinations, is an art. One we have mastered over 25 years in business. It is very simple stuff. Steps that our "old guys" take because it's the best practice.

I have said it many times, in different ways, but our hiring practices enable us to confidently state we deliver the best pool maintenance service in Colorado.