Rick Patterson

Pool and Spa Care Expert
Pool Maintenance
Pool Chemistry
Pool Troubleshooting
Hot Tub Care


  • Pool Care Expert with over 11 years of experience specializing in water quality issues, equipment troubleshooting, and installations.
  • Degree in Environmental Engineering from Florida International University, and currently enrolled in a Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) certification program.
  • Work featured in Business Insider, LifeHacker, Yahoo! News, and more.


Rick Patterson, a recognized Pool Care Expert, has devoted more than a decade to helping residential pool and hot tub owners, as well as professionals, navigate the complex world of water chemistry and equipment. His main focus on water chemistry doesn't limit his expertise, as he also deals with troubleshooting and installations.

Rick's unique approach cuts through industry jargon, making complicated topics accessible and relatable, especially to beginners who have newly acquired or "inherited" pools. With a passion for sharing knowledge, Rick finds motivation in reaching a broad audience through his writings. He has been featured on prominent platforms such as Business Insider, LifeHacker, and Yahoo! News.

In addition to his writing, Rick also offers ad-hoc consulting, leveraging his 11 years of experience to provide valuable insights. Outside of his professional life, Rick is a movie enthusiast, an avid watcher of shows like The Office and Hoarders, and a proud owner of two dogs with whom he enjoys hiking. As a food lover, he often hosts friends and family for dinner, sharing his culinary creations.


Rick Patterson received his degree in Environmental Engineering from Florida International University. Committed to ongoing education, he is currently enrolled in a Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) certification program.

This specialized education further solidifies his position as a leading authority in the field. His formal education equips him to communicate effectively with a diverse audience.

Rick's hands-on experience, coupled with his academic background, enables him to address both beginners and professionals in the pool and hot tub care industry, adding depth and authenticity to his writing.