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Algae and Water – Pool Owners Dealing with the Drought

Houston’s severe drought and heat have drastic effects on swimming pools! The lack of rain causes the soil to dry up and “draw up” becoming looser around tree roots and any structure that is buried in the ground. The weight of the water is what holds the pool shell (gunite, rebar and plaster) in the ground. But even that much weight can shift when soil dries up, shrinks and moves causing cracks in the pool, deck or PVC pipe. We Read More


Swim for longevity!

Swimming promotes long life! Did you know that as we use our muscles and organ systems, our body creates heat? That’s a basic component of the body’s metabolic rate. Our basal resting temp is 98.2 degrees. And in Houston, Texas, heat is a huge factor in the effectiveness of our movement and exercise. Heat is a huge stress on the body. Well, here comes summertime…. So which exercises are the best for our bodies, which exercises promote long life! Less Read More


Save money on pool expenses

How can I save money on my pool expenses??? Hello pool owners! Welcome to our blog. One of the renovation questions we are most frequently asked is, “How can I save energy; I’ve got an old pump. Are there more efficient pumps available”.  One manufacturer of pumps, Pentair Water, engineered the “Intelliflo” series to answer exactly that issue. To quote Pentair,  “ Variable drive technology controlled by an on-board computer…achieve (s) lower flow rates for energy savings”. So what does Read More


We’re having a ribbon cutting!

What: Ribbon Cutting for Manning Pool Service, Inc When: Wednesday september 22 at 3pm Where: 3106 Lawrence Street, 77018 RSVP: info@heightschamber.com To celebrate joining the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce, we’re having a ribbon cutting at one of our client and member’s residences (Mr. and Mrs. Salch), this Wednesday, September 22 from 3pm until 4pm. Hotdogs from James Coney Island will be provided. Please RSVP to the Chamber Office at info@heightschamber.com so the the correct amount of food will be purchased. We Read More


Manning Pool Service Trade Show

On July 27th, the Heights Chamber of Commerce is having a business expo, showing off over sixty different local Houston businesses–including us! Visit us at the expo as we team up with Pentair Pool & Spas to explain how to save money and energy through conservation, explain some elements of pool chemistry, and really, show you some of our pool services.


following the journey of a courageous, spiritual man…

Dear friends, Our good friend and business coach, Michael Mead, is in treatment for stage four pancreatic cancer. He has created a blog in which he is “journaling” his journey through clearing his body of the cancer and toxins. He has chosen the Gerson method, which uses correct nutrition and a total awareness of the toxic environment in which we live. My desire is that you follow along with Michael while he heals, and communicate to him your experience of Read More