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  • Shine the Water 'Til it Sparkles

     Summer is in full swing and residents are making use of the water in the pool. It’s possible that the water is having a hard time keeping its “sparkle." Before grabbing one of the myriad of products available on the market that can clarify, or clear up dull water, try these ready solutions: Clean your filter media. Whether the system is sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth (DE) the filtration...
  • 5 Ways to Boost Resident Satisfaction

    Keeping residents happy can make life a lot easier for property managers – from minimizing angry calls or emails to increasing retention and occupancy rates. More often than not, things like rent, square footage and location have the biggest influence.  But thinking critically about how to go beyond those top priority “must-haves” can set you apart from competitors and have a lasting, positive...
  • Whispering Away Water

    Shhhhhhhhhhp. It’s a common sound for anyone whom has been around a toilet. Chances are you have heard the sound before and possibly ignored it because the toilet still flushed. Shhhhhhhhhhp. A maintenance technician will often walk towards a bathroom and hear the resident exclaim: “It’s about time someone made that toilet shut up!!! You know it’s been making that sound for over a month...”...
  • Off The Deep End

    My grandparents’ above-ground pool was approximately the temperature of an ice bath. My cousins and I always had a blast once our internal organs had properly shut down and we were fully numb, but it was the getting in the water in the first place that posed the real challenge. Even at a young age, I knew I had to create some sort of game to take the plunge. I thought long and hard about it,...

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