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What is this page about?
My name is Robert Steelman. I am the owner, creator and sole writer for Clean Pool & Spa. I decided to make a page specifically about Affiliate Disclosure which is separate from my Legal Disclaimer page. I want to be clear with my readers and visitors about how I make money with this site and what it means for you when you see ads and links.
This site is my personal site. It accepts advertising and other forms of compensation. Such compensation does not influence the information in this site. I always give my honest opinions, findings, and personal experiences.
“Ads by Google” are not selected by me. If you see a Google ad and a web site about the same product or service, it is a coincidence. This site takes much time, effort, and money to deliver original content, free, to you. The information is free, but the website is not. Supporting my site is a WIN-WIN for you and I.
If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic, product, service, I will only endorse products or services that I believe are worthy of endorsement, based on my experience. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
What is does "affiliate marketing" mean? An affiliate is an individual or company that may sell products or services of another company. That affiliate makes a small commission from that sale.
The bottom line is that a website, individual or company is an affiliate of a company they create a relationship with, and who has agreed to compensate that website, individual, or company for any sales of their products or services made through them.
IMPORTANT: The product or service NEVER costs more if you buy it through Clean Pool & Spa than if you buy it directly. The customer, you, will always have the same price regardless.
Why I have affiliate links on Clean Pool & Spa.
I created this website to give my visitors information about swimming pool care from someone who had actual real world experience. Since 1999 I've been in the pool business. I had a pool route of 50+ home and commercial pools. I then became the pool operator for the YMCA.
I noticed there was so much misinformation about swimming pool care that I could no longer stay silent. The sheer number of pool owners not enjoying their pools due to water issues, algae, filter problems, etc... was staggering, to say the least. I decided to start a website dedicated to all aspects of swimming pool care.
I pride myself on the fact that I simply don't sit back and talk, write, and offer unfounded advice. I'm not a keyboard warrior. I'm out by the pools. In the heat. In the sun. In the cold. I actually demonstrate my abilities and techniques. I record myself clearing up green pools, working on filtration systems, and fixing the most common pool problems.
I show you the easiest and most cost effective of having a great looking pool. Over 170 videos are now on YouTube and on my site.
I love what I do, but it takes way more time than I ever imagined. I can spend, on average, 5 - 7 hours per day just answering questions during the swimming season. That, on top of a job and family commitments. And running this website has costs, which include but are not limited to hosting, investing in activities, products, and improving and updating information. My site has nearly 1500 pages which took me almost 100 extra hours to update and expand.
As you've noticed, I don't promote products such as phosphate removers, test strips, enzymes, and high priced products such as lithium chlorine. Bleach is a great alternative and costs much less. No real pool guy would every promote or use these kinds of products to use on a weekly basis.
My goal was to give pool owners the best information on the internet about pool care. Now that Clean Pool & Spa has grown and is continuing to grow, I hope the amount of time and money I have invested in it will earn something back. It would be nice to not only cover operating expenses, but also earn a little something for all the work I put into this website.
That's where affiliate links come in. I choose affiliate links very carefully. I only suggest products I believe in and have used myself. You will never see a phosphate remover, copper algaecide, or pool test strip link on my site. EVER.
If you choose to buy any products or services through links on Clean Pool & Spa you will be helping me to continue to bring you this website. Again, by going directly to the supplier does not save you any money or time. I've made the website information free, but the website is not.
What companies do I work with and promote?
Robert Steelman and Clean Pool & Spa participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Amazon, the Amazon logo, Amazon Prime, MYHABIT, and the MYHABIT logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
Clean Pool & Spa also show ads through Google AdSense.
Please do not use this website if you disagree with any of the terms outlined here.