I have been called JP for as long as I can remember – at school, at work, in the police force, by my fellow racers and friends.
I have been maintaining hot tubs and a pool for 23 years. This is how it started:
In 2001, my wife and I bought a hot tub, which I installed at the rear of our home in a sunroom/conservatory. I quickly had to learn about not only cleaning the hot tub but also how to maintain the correct water chemistry. Initially, it was a little hit-and-miss, but after a while, I got the hang of it, and it became pretty second nature.
I had to empty it many times to thoroughly clean it, most noticeably after a hot tub party I held for the police shift I worked with. The day after, I found chicken legs and a beer glass at the bottom, amongst other things! The water was more like alcoholic soup.
In 2008, my wife and I bought a holiday apartment in the sun with a hot tub on the top sun terrace. So, I started to maintain two hot tubs. Since we were often away from the apartment for months, I had to empty it before we left each time and then refill it the next time we arrived.
Then, in 2013, we left the cold and rain of the UK behind and moved to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands. We initially lived in our apartment but bought a house with a swimming pool 6 months later. We also moved our hot tub from the apartment to our house.
So then I had to start learning about how to maintain a pool. I watched YouTube videos and read articles to learn as much about it as possible. I also had a local friend with a pool, so I picked his brain too.
Things started to make sense after I was recommended Swim University’s Pool Care Handbook, so I bought it and have never regretted it. It was probably the best money I spent that year as I have saved thousands by doing it myself.
It all seemed somewhat confusing initially, but after a while, I got into a routine and could easily clean the pool and maintain the water quality. Since then, I have helped friends with their pools when they have had problems and continued to learn more and more.
I started Easy Pool Cleaning to pass on my accumulated knowledge. Anyone willing to spend a little time learning can clean their pool themselves and maintain the water quality.
If you should be interested in finding out more about me and my life living here in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands, then you can on my blog – JPinFuerteventura.com, my Youtube channel – JPinFuerteventura and Facebook page JPinFuerteventura.