Dan Hardy has used every available resource in his 20-year career as a pool professional to add to his store of knowledge about making and keeping water safe. An untiring and dedicated 'Pool Doctor', he has become the 'go to' man for owners of some of the world's largest, most ornate, and expensive private swimming pools -- including that of award-winning actor Mr John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston. Dan started working on pools as a boy in his dad's firm. Not content with doing routine maintenance, he began learning all he could about chemicals, mechanics, and safety. In this book he may just be a lifesaver to pool owners who want to save money on maintenance but need to know how to handle poisons safely. Pool maintenance business owners will want to have this book on hand as an easy guide to repairing filtration and pumps and dealing with serious pool problems. And anyone who wishes to have such a career could have no better mentor than Dan Hardy.
His background in pool maintenance began on his dad's country club in Clovis, New Mexico, in 1976. Ten years later, he opened his own business delivering and setting up spas and doing pool work along with installing in-ground foundations for manufactured homes in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He moved to Ocala, Florida, in 1998 and opened Dan's Perfect Pool Service, Pool Palace, Mount View Enterprises, LLC, and then D & C Enterprises. In 2007, he could not resist the chance to re-open another service company. He has worked on many fabulous pools for celebrities in Ocala, including John Travolta and Kelly Preston; Terri Jones-Thayer, former Miss World and Revlon(R)'s perfect Charlie Girl;" and Brock Marion, a former Dallas Cowboy. Dan graduated from Boys Ranch High School in Texas in 1971, and from General Motors Technical School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1972. He attended Amarillo College for auto mechanics and studied mechanical engineering at Tacoma Community College in Washington. Besides a career as a pool professional, Dan is a licensed Realtor(R) in Florida and a partner with his wife, Carol, in real estate for a local brokerage. He has two daughters, Randi and Marcie, and two sons, Matthew and Michael. His pride is his grandkids: Austin Shane, Kenzy Marie, Shelby Lyn, and Seth Randall. For those needing assistance, Dan has a page on his Web site, www.bhpoolandspabook.com, to answer questions for people who have purchased this book.