Michelle Lowe

About Michelle Lowe

Delivering the news in North MS and West AL. has been just one more "Day in the Life" since 2007. Anchor of WCBI News at 9 on MYMS, co-anchor WCBI News at 10. Email me with story ideas!

Video: Day in the Life, Modern Pool and Spa

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. – (WCBI) Temperatures in the 90′s, heat indices in the triple digits.That pretty much describes summer in the south.

If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you don’t have to break a sweat to keep it in good shape.

As a veteran pool expert, Belvin Duck knows what it takes to maintain swimming pools and spas. As a team member of Modern Pool and Spa, based out of Columbus, Belvin travels the Golden Triangle and beyond to keep water fixtures crystal clear and clean.

Afternoon storms are typical in Northeast Mississippi.

“If I see a storm pass through, I know it is going to be a long day,” says Duck.

That is exactly what we were left to deal with at our assigned project. After clearing the debris from the surface of the water with a skimmer, we then had to dig a little deeper. Chemical residue and leaves had cluttered the bottom of the large pool, require two separate vacuum systems.

Water samples are used to determine the chemical balance within the body of water. Chlorine is used to disinfect and clear swimming pools. After we mixed up six pounds of granule chlorine and put eight sticks of chlorine in the skimmers, the check list for that pool was complete.

On to the next job site for Belvin Duck of Modern Pool and Spa, making this just one more day in the life.