Monday, January 14, 2019

Yuneec Typhoon H Drone Review for 2019

If you're looking for a professional quality drone with a great list of features for a really great price point the Yuneec Typhoon H 4K Drone is for you. If you search around and purchase the drone at the right time you can get a real bargain. I got mine from Amazon on Cyber Monday for $599.00. The retail price is $899.00 but you can certainly find it for less if you shop around and are patient.



I can’t say enough about how awesome this machine is. The real bonus is the controller with the built-in 7” 720p Android Tablet so there is no need to use your cell phone. It is also loaded with some unique features like retractable landing gear and the ability to spin the camera around a full
360 degrees to get great panoramic shots. Not to mention the 6 motors and blades making this one of the most failsafe drones on the market today.

Unlike some of the negatives of the DJI drones, the last firewire update for the Typhoon H was in 2017 so you are not constantly updating the drone or controller. Both are virtually perfect right now with the ability to do so many things. The no-fly zones are not as strict as with the DJI drones, but the altitude is set at 400 maximum here in the US per FAA requirements.

The range of this drone is incredible in my opinion. It is rated for about 1 mile and I have gone out .8 miles or over 4,000 ft with no loss of reception on the screen. I am using aftermarket range extenders which really do make a difference and the Patch antenna vs the Mushroom one. With the Patch, you get better range with the monitor, but you need to have it pointed at the drone. The Mushroom antenna is a multi-directional antenna with less range overall. I am very impressed with the range of the Typhoon H and the clarity of the screen is just phenomenal.

This is the base model of the Typhoon so it only has collision avoidance in the front. The Plus is a better model with collision avoidance all around the drone plus a better 4K camera, but it is twice the price of the standard Typhoon H., In my opinion, the Typhoon H is more than enough drone for most and it takes professional photos and videos.

The Typhoon H has a range of autonomous flight modes, where it does most of the flying without being controlled allowing you to focus on the camera operation. The Orbit Me mode, for instance, enables the drone to orbit around the controller while keeping the focus on the operator. The Point of Interest mode allows the drone to orbit around a location set by the GPS coordinates on the controller screen. Other autonomous flight modes include Journey, Curve Cable Cam, Follow Me, and Return Home. The Return Home mode will land the drone with a few feet of where it launched from. It is not as precise as other drones, mainly for safety reason as it is a large and powerful drone.

Speaking of the large size, this is not a drone for hiking or for using it far from your vehicle. In the backpack with the accessories, it comes in around 5 lbs. Both the drone and the controller as massive so if you're looking for a portable drone the Typhoon H is not the drone for you. But if size is not a concern the Typhoon H is just a completely underrated and comes loaded with so many great features, not the least of which is the controller with the build in screen.
           
FLIGHT TIME           Up to 25 min
SIZE   20.5x18x12.2 in (520x457x310mm)
AIRFRAME WEIGHT (WITH BATTERY) 59.8oz (1695g)
TAKE-OFF WEIGHT            368.8oz (1950g )
BATTERY      4S 14.8V LiPo Battery (POWER 4)
BATTERY CAPACITY / VOLTAGE          5400mAh 4S/14.8V79.9Wh
CHARGER    SC4000-4
TRANSMITTER        ST16 Personal Station Ground
MAXIMUM FLYING HEIGHT       122m(400ft) agl (Restricted by FAA )
MAXIMUM ROTATION RATE      85 deg/s
MAXIMUM ROLL ANGLE 35°
MAXIMUM CLIMBING SPEED     5m/s
MAXIMUM SPEED IN FOLLOW ME MODE       43.5mph (70km/h)
MAXIMUM DESCENDING SPEED           3m/s
Camera           
WEIGHT (WITH BATTERY, WITHOUT GIMBAL)         9.0oz (255g)
EFFECTIVE PIXELS 12.4 Megapixels
CAMERA LENS        14mm/F2.8
FOV    98 Degree
ELECTRONIC SHUTTER    1/30s--------1/8000s
VIDEO TRANSMISSION RANGE  Up to 1.6km/1 mile
TRANSMISSION SYSTEM 5.2Ghz — 5.8Ghz
VIDEO UHD 4K 30fps
Ground Station          
OPERATING SYSTEM        Android™
NUMBER OF CHANNELS  16
CONTROL TRANSMISSION DISTANCE/RANGE (OPTIMUM CONDITIONS)          Up to 1.6km/1 mile
VIDEO LINK RESOLUTION          HD 720p
VIDEO LINK FREQUENCY BAND           5.8GHz WiFi
VIDEO TRANSMISSION DISTANCE/RANGE (OPTIMUM CONDITIONS)     FCC Compliance: Up to 1.6km/1 mile CE Compliance: Up to 1.6km/1 mile
FLIGHT SYSTEMS TELEMETRY DATA ON SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD)         Yes
LCD SCREEN SIZE  7”
TACTILE (VIBRATING) AND AUDIBLE FEEDBACK   Yes
BUILT-IN LI-ION BATTERY VOLTAGE / CAPACITY   3.6V 8700mAh 31.32Wh Li-ion





Thursday, January 10, 2019

What is on my Pool Service Truck in 2019

In this Podcast, I go over some of the equipment that I carry on my pool truck week to week.  I do a lot of product testing, so I carry more stuff than most and more stuff than I need each day. Let me run down the equipment for you here in a list form so you get some idea of what essential equipment for your service route would be.



Poles
Primate Pole: this is a 3-piece pole that is made of carbon fiber and weighs just 2 lbs. I am testing the durability and use of this pole and so far, it is great. The price point is high due to the carbon fiber material, but you can’t beat the lightness of this pole. It uses a lever lock which is convenient for sliding out the pole and makes it very fast to adjust.

Skimlite Pole: I have been using the Skimlite Dually Tri-pole since I started in the business. This is a very versatile pole that expands to 18 ft. It is very durable and long lasting, and it is my go-to pole. It is easy to lock into place and the extra length is great for those deeper pools. You can also vacuum an entire pool just from one side.

Pirahna Power Pole: this is a 2-piece pole that has a unique clip in place mechanism that I really like. It is shorter than the Skimlite pole but very strong and a solid choice for a pole. It can be a bit loud, but the quick lock is really a great feature.

Leaf Rakes
I use the Red Baron Rag Bag leaf rake pretty much exclusively now. I like the Rag Bag material because it makes for very easy dumping of the debris. The net is a good size and it is very strong and durable, and you can also easily skim coins and rocks off of the bottom of the pool. For finer debris, I use a fine mesh bag also from Purity pools. But for day t day use the Red Baron is always on my pole.

Vacuum
For me, the Pentair Pro Vac is the best vacuum head. It is heavy and has bearing wheels and is extremely well made. I like the swivel for the handle and the way it just glides over the pool surface. The weights keep it flat on the pool surface and also allows you to vacuum up the walls to the tile line if needed. For the hose, I like the Smooth Bor brand which is extremely durable and reliable. It won’t kink or break on you and last for years. I also like using the Pentair Leaf Trap as my In-line canister.

Portable Filter
I don’t take this all the time on my truck but when needed I use the PORTAVAC by Advantage Manufacturing for cleanups and very dirty pools. The PORTAVAC is a portable filtration system on a dolly that hitches to the back of my truck. It has a 1.5 hp pump and a 150 sq. ft cartridge filter. It is basically pool equipment on wheels. Good to have for sure and something I recommend you purchase as a tool for clean-ups.

Brush
I am pretty much hooked on the Sweep Ease brushes. Ever since I started using them, I haven’t really picked up my A&B Brushes. I will probably be testing some other brushes this year but if you are looking for a great brush the Sweep Ease brushes are the best. Designed to create more force as you brush, you can really feel the difference between these brushes and a regular brush.

Vacuum System
I am a big fan of the Power Vac but I have been using two Vacuum Systems on my route as a way of testing them. The Power Vac is a well-proven machine and they have bee around now for over 15 years. So, I have been using the riptide Vacuum and the Bottom Feeder Vacuum. The Riptide is very user-friendly and does a great job with large leaf debris. The customer service over a t Riptide is top of the line. The Bottom Feeder is a unique vacuum system that is compact and weighs just 12 lbs., including the battery. It is not quite as powerful as a full vacuum system, but the size makes it convenient. Both are exceptional products.

Water Tech
I carry 3 of the Water Tech cleaners on my truck. They are all portable re-chargeable battery operated cleaners. The Precision 2.0, the Volt FX-8 and a smaller vacuum that I use for spas -currently the Volt. The Precision 2.0 is great for spot vacuuming pools and water features and each battery last for 1 hour (it comes with 2 batteries). The Volt is great for vacuuming out pools also and it is a good started vacuum. The Pulse is great for spas and I use it on all of my above ground spas.  

Test Kits
I use a combination of the Taylor K-2005, LaMotte Color Q Pro 7 and test strips on my route. The Taylor kit is great for everyday testing and the Color Q Pro 7 is perfect for those monthly test factors. Test strips are a good way to verify the readings and a great way to spot check the chemistry on your route. I also like the HACH digital Salinity Meter and use this on all of my saltwater pools.

So that is a quick look at some of the essential equipment that I carry on my truck day in and day out.







Monday, January 7, 2019

The Western Pool & Spa Show 2019

Trade shows are a great place to learn about the Pool Industry and a great way to get educated on all aspects of the pool industry. The premiere show on the West Coast is the Western Pool & Spa Show. I attend the Western Show every year and you will find me walking the Exhibit Hall on Friday and Saturday afternoon. If you see me come up and say hello as I always like meeting those of you who follow me on YouTube.



One thing to note is that the show is not open to the general public, however, if you are wanting to get into the pool service business you can register as your future pool company and certainly walk the Exhibit Hall and attend the seminars. Registration for the Exhibit Hall is free, and you can register directly on their site: https://www.westernshow.com/

Here is more about the show on their website:
“Located alongside a picturesque harbor on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, Long Beach is small enough to call your own for any number of days, yet offers the experience, diversity, and variety of a much larger city.

The Western Pool & Spa Show and the Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau encourage you to make the most of your time in Long Beach. On the pages of this site, you will find useful information and resources to help you plan a memorable visit. Long Beach truly has it all - the best of Southern California dining, entertainment and culture - all within an easily accessible area. 
The Western Pool & Spa Show has chosen the beautiful area of Long Beach to host its show. If you are not acquainted with this lovely area, here are just a few of the attractions that can make your trip more enjoyable... 

Long Beach is just a short drive from all of Southern California's major attractions: Hollywood Boulevard, the Getty Museum, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios and CityWalk, Magic Mountain, Catalina Island, the Santa Monica Pier and 3rd Street Promenade, the Long Beach Aquarium and much, much more. It's plain to see there is plenty to do besides getting the best pool education package in the world. 

With a rail-system and major airports, as well as the Long Beach transit system, getting to the show and these attractions is made easy. 

Location: For more information about Long Beach contact the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau at 301 E. Ocean Boulevard, Suite 1900, Long Beach, CA, 90802. Or call them at (800) 452-7829.

Questions & Answers
The Price! $75.00 (Sign Up Online Until Feb 3rd) - $85 (Until March 3rd) - $95 (After March 3rd and onsite) What does it cover?
You can attend as many seminars as you wish during the 3 days of the show, as well as the Exhibit floor.  

What is the certificate program? $10.00 Extra Fee
The program provides you with a record showing the specific technical and or business seminars you attended and the total number of education hours you acquired.  

Why Pre-Register for seminars?
It will save you money and save time at the registration booth.  

Why do I need to register if the exhibit floor viewing is free?
To screen out the general public, assist our exhibitors, and allow you to enter the prize and truck drawings. Pre-registration online speeds the badging process onsite. There will be an onsite badge fee of $5 if you don’t pre-register.  

What if I would like to exhibit?
Email us at exhibitsales@westernshow.com or call 1-800-746-9772 for information. 

What are the Exhibit hours 2019?
March 21, Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
March 22, Friday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
March 23, Saturday 1:00pm - 6:00pm


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Friday, January 4, 2019

How to Start a Pool Service Business - What you Need to Know

When I first started in the pool business back in 1988 there was not really any help or information on starting a pool business effectively. There wasn’t much technology back then, so you basically just got a truck and equipment and started. No YouTube, no online forums, no real trade publications (except for Service Industry News). Fast forward to 2019 and we have all the information at our fingertips, but still knowing how to start a pool business is still a mystery to many.


I will just go over some of the basics for you here so that you will at least know where to begin. The first step is to make sure that this is something that you want to do as a career. Note that you will be working outside in the elements and it can get cold, hot and very windy making the job not as glamorous as it appears. It is also physical work and you will be doing some heavy lifting as well as a lot of walking. And last, you will need some good interpersonal skills as you will be dealing with customers on a regular basis.

The actual start-up cost for a pool service is low and you can get all of the necessary equipment and supplies for less than $2,000. Then you would need a reliable truck or van and you are all set to go. Well, except for the licensing in your area and certification. These are the things that not too many people think about and are needed to start your service legally.
In many cities and counties, you will need a business license to do pool service. Depending on your state they may require you to be CPO (Certified Pool and Spa Operator) or at the least certified through the state. You won’t be able to get a business license until you are CPO Certified and, in the states, where the certification is not needed for residential pools, you will need it for Commercial Accounts.

To learn more about the CPO and how to get certified you can go to the NSPF website:

Some counties also require you to pass a background check and a Live Scan and some cities will require you to have a Home Occupational Permit to work out of your home. Each region is different so check with your local city and county of the requirements for a Pool Service Business License.
There is also a limit on doing repairs in most states, here in Ca. the limit is $500 in total cost without a license. The license you will need is called a D-35 and you can get this contractor license after you have 4 years of experience and a contractor or like person sponsors you. You can certainly do small repairs and installations as part of your service and many pool service companies simply refer out the larger repairs anyway. So, this is not a critical aspect nor should it deter you from starting your pool service business.


You will need a business license to open a wholesale account at your local pool wholesale location. In my area, this is through Pool Corp with the branch warehouses are known as SCP and Superior Pool Products. PEP or Pool & electrical Products are also in a lot of areas. Leslie’s Pool Supplies will also let you purchase products at a wholesale price. Just check in your local area for the nearest pool wholesale outlet and open an account to get wholesale pricing.
You may also want to join my coaching program where I can help you further as you set up your pool service business and I can answer your questions on a more one to one basis. Since there are many aspects of starting from taxes to billing the coaching program I have set up will better assist you if you are serious about moving forward. To learn more about my coaching program you can go to this site: https://poolguycoaching.com/









Monday, December 31, 2018

The Number One Source for All of Your Pool Care Needs

I am the creator of the #1 Swimming Pool Channel on YouTube with over 30 million video views and 55,000 subscribers. I also write the Poolman Dave Blog which has over 1 million page views and growing. I am the host of the popular Pool Guy Show Podcast. I am also the Founder of the group Swimming Pool Service Pro Association SPSPA & the lead Instructor of the Pool Guy Coaching site.





• YOUTUBE
I am the creator of the Channel Swimming Pool Tips and How To. I have over 54,000 Subscribers and 30 Million Video views. With over 800 videos it is the ultimate source for all things swimming pool. I started my YouTube Channel in 2012 to help homeowners and pool service professionals learn the ins and outs of all things pool related. 


• COACHING

Join me on my Pool Guy Coaching site for real-time Texting and Phone consultations.  There is also a group text chat and discounts on your liability insurance. Take your pool business to the next level and receive one to one personal business coaching.

The Program:
For as little as .33 cents a day ($10 per month), you can have a personal coach in your back pocket. I can answer your questions while you are out in the field in real time and help you with many aspects of your pool business. If you are just starting out this is a perfect way to avoid costly mistakes and at the same time to get your questions answered on the spot. If you’re thinking of getting into the pool business join now and I can help you get set up.

Levels:
At the $10 and $20 levels you will be able to receive Liability Insurance at a group rate of $53.10 per month. Employees are $35.10 per month (Silver Program). This is a 2/1 policy. 1 million per occurrence and 2 million total for the life of the policy. By being part of the group, you also get the $100 application fee waived and the annual renewal fee of $100 waived. Each Certificate of Insurance is $25.00. If you need a larger policy, you can get the Gold or Platinum Policy (1/3 and 2/4) and receive 10% off your monthly premiums each month. This policy is offered thru SPPA.

Also get a free listing on my website for your pool service business. My website generates leads for many service companies listed there and I will create a FREE link for you to send customers directly to your website.

At the $10 and $20 level, you are invited to join the #GroupMe text thread. There are over 100 pool guys texting each other each day with questions about pool chemistry, equipment, business practices and more.


• BLOGGER

I write Blog articles that matter. They are current and the information in these articles will save you money as well as helping you keep your pool sparkling every week. With over 1 Million page views it is one of the top Blogs in the Swimming Pool Sector.


• EBOOK & PRINT BOOK

I am the author of “Swimming Pool Care the Essential Guide” which comes in two formats. There is a 230 page eBook version with over 500 video links and a 170 Page print version with over 50 video links. Both books would be a great resource for your pool care needs.

Learn more and order the print book here:
https://www.swimmingpoollearning.com/swimming-pool-care-print-book-versi

Learn more and order the eBook here:
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• SPL APP:

I created an APP for your phone or device which brings all of my resources into one easy to use Application. Watch my YouTube Videos, listen to my Podcast, calculate chemical dosage all from this very easy to use APP.

To download and install this FREE APP:
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• SPSPA

When you become a member of my coaching group you are automatically enrolled in my association Swimming Pool Service Pro Association.  This is a great way to market your business and your customers will be glad to know that you are backed by a national association and insured.

• PODCAST

I am the host of the popular Pool Guy Podcast Show where every week I tackle a subject that you can relate to in the pool business or as a homeowner. On the Podcast, I unpack each subject in detail so that you can learn about pool care and business management in depth. The Podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Pool Guy & Gal Coaching: for .33 cents a Day get Real Time Help!

One thing lacking in the Pool & Spa Industry is the availability of on the job training. It is non-existent. So, to better the industry and provide a safety net for those who are starting out in the pool service business I created my online coaching group. The coaching program allows you to reach out to me in real time to answer your questions while you are in the field and to direct you as you bid for services and repairs. This is the next best thing to having me right out there with you.




About me:
I am a Pool Service Professional with over 20 years of practical experience. I currently maintain a pool route with about 80 accounts. I have extensive experience in water chemistry, automatic cleaners, pool filtration, pool equipment and automated systems. I am the creator of the #1 Swimming Pool YouTube Channel with over 55,000 Subscribers and 31 Million Video views. I am also the Author of the book, "Swimming Pool Care 'The Essential Guide' Pool Care Made Easy"
I created this group so that you can grow in knowledge as a pool professional and have the ability to get one-on-one help on the spot while you are out in the field. With over 150 Members and growing, we are here to help each other grow as a business and as a professional trade.  I am available to help you with every aspect of the pool service business. 
The Program:
For as little as .33 cents a day ($10 per month), you can have a personal coach in your back pocket. I can answer your questions while you are out in the field in real time and help you with many aspects of your pool business. If you are just starting out this is a perfect way to avoid costly mistakes and at the same time to get your questions answered on the spot. If you’re thinking of getting into the pool business join now and I can help you get set up. 

Levels:
At the $10 and $20 levels you will be able to receive Liability Insurance at a group rate of $53.10 per month. Employees are $35.10 per month (Silver Program). This is a 2/1 policy. 1 million per occurrence and 2 million total for the life of the policy. By being part of the group, you also get the $100 application fee waived and the annual renewal fee of $100 waived. Each Certificate of Insurance is $25.00. If you need a larger policy, you can get the Gold or Platinum Policy (1/3 and 2/4) and receive 10% off your monthly premiums each month. This policy is offered thru SPPA. 

Also get a free listing on my website for your pool service business. My website generates leads for many service companies listed there and I will create a FREE link for you to send customers directly to your website.

At the $10 and $20 level you are invited to join the #GroupMe text thread. There are over 100 pool guys texting each other each day with questions about pool chemistry, equipment, business practices and more.

I can also help you set up a marketing plan for your business with my consultations thru Patreon.

Receive a FREE copy of my NEW eBook "Swimming Pool Care The Essential Guide." This eBook contains over 500 video links and 200 pages of helpful articles covering everything you need to know about pool care.

For $10.00 a month receive the above benefits plus the ability to text message me for real time answers to your problems. This level is geared towards pool service professionals and some homeowners who may feel they need this type of assistance.  Space is LIMITED.

 For $20 a month get all of the above benefits plus the ability to call me for phone consultations. This is an excellent way for those starting in the business to get hands on tips as well as business management and consultation help from me. I have over 20 years of experience and can coach you thru various problems that you will encounter. This includes all aspects of the business from pricing, billing, expanding your service and website design.  Possible Face Time or Google Hang Out video calls. SPACE IS LIMITED.

You can also get 10% off of the NEW Riptide Vacuum System once you join me on Patreon.

To learn more: https://poolguycoaching.com/


Monday, December 24, 2018

Riptide SL Transport Rack Overview

The Riptide Transport Rack is a work of some very fine engineering. It is probably the best Vacuum System Transport Rack on the market today. Not only is the Riptide Transport Rack secure and durable but it is very easy to install and use.



The Riptide SL comes standard with the Transport Rack and this is all you will need to connect the Riptide SL cart to the back of your truck or van. You can adjust the height of the Transport Rack very easily when you mount it. So, if your truck rides very low you can raise it up higher off the ground so that the cart will clear dips and shallow customer driveways. If you need to raise the cart up beyond the adjustable height of the Hitch Riser you can order the Curt Manufacturing 45794 Trailer Hitch which extends the height by four more inches.
You can learn more and order that here:


The Transport Rack is also shipped with an Anti-Wobble Bracket which helps to keep the cart stable as you are driving. This part is a great addition and it will make your Riptide cart extremely stable in every driving condition. I like these little added touches that Riptide includes with their products.

I also like the fact that you can easily secure your Riptide SL cart with a padlock at the top to prevent theft. There is a dedicated slot for a padlock giving you added piece of mind while you are working or when you park your vehicle for the night. The padlock will also act like a safety pin keeping the cart from accidentally coming unhitched during transport if the locking mechanism were to ever fail (which is highly unlikely).
 
The ease of use is the biggest thing I like about the Riptide Transport Rack. Simply use the orange release handle to get the cart off and on the Transport Rack. It is so easy to get the cart on and off that you will love using the Riptide at all of your service accounts.
Here is more about the Riptide Vacuum System itself:

“ABOUT OUR POOL VACUUMS
Which Riptide Vacuum should I choose? We offer 2 models the Riptide SL and the Riptide XP. All utilize the same industry leading 24" vacuum head. The Riptide SL is our most popular vacuum. It is small and light and ultra-portable and is a breeze to pull the cart through grass, gravel, dirt and sand. The SL includes a hitch mount to transport on the back of your truck or trailer. The Riptide XP is an ultra-portable pool vacuum. There is no cart, simply grab the head and the battery box and vacuum head and carry to the pool. This is perfect for routes with hard to access pools, however this same battery box can also be used with the Riptide SL allowing you to leave the cart on the truck if you only have a few of these pools on your route.”

To learn more about the Riptide Vacuum System: https://www.riptidevac.com/