How I Learned About Pools
And How You Can Learn About Anything
Copyright (C) 2006 by Steve Litt
All rights reserved.
In April 2005 I knew nothing about pools. By April 2006 many people considered me to be an authority. How did this happen?
The short answer is by reading, asking and doing. I resurrected a
swamp, diagnosed and replaced a bad pump impeller, and repiped the pump
The long answer is a bit less obvious. I have several skills that eased
fixing and learning about my pool. Most of these skills are part of the
Universal Troubleshooting Process,
a process I discovered, documented and refined over the last 20 years.
Here are some of the skills the Universal Troubleshooting Process helps
I've written several books about the Universal Troubleshooting Process. The best place to start is by reading Twenty Eight Tales of Troubleshooting.
- Cause and effect
- Process of elimination
- Finding and clearing bottlenecks
- Maintenance (preventive and corrective)
- Diagnostic testing and analysis
Another process I use is the Rapid Learning Process. This is a
terminology-first, experimentation driven learning process producing
quick mastery of technical systems (including pools). You can see a
block diagram of the Rapid Learning Process here.
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