Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
A lot of people who have pools are now starting to search for insight on how to close their pools correctly. Any pool closing checklist or resource will tell you to only lower the water below the skimmer level and the jets so that all of the plumbing lines are clear and don’t face the risk of freezing and bursting. Each of these different resources also tells you not to drain the pool completely unless you are taking it down for storage if it is a small pool that is easy to set up and tear down. What about larger pools, though? Why leave water in them at all? It will just be bad next spring, after all.… Continue reading
More Homeowners Take a Second Look at Today’s Above Ground Swimming Pools
The popularity of above ground swimming pools has grown in recent years, and many homeowners who may have never before considered owning one are now taking a second look. The reasons for this turn around are numerous, but three major contributors to the rise in popularity of above ground pools include cost, selection, and appearance.
Even before the onset of current economic problems, in ground pools were cost prohibitive for many homeowners. In fact, “sales of new [in ground] pools have fallen nearly 75% from their 2004 peak,” according to research conducted by P.K. Data, Inc. Comparing the cost of purchasing and installing an in… Continue reading
Many people wait until there is a problem to replace their swimming pool liner. When they start to notice tearing or leaking, homeowners know its time for a new liner. Why not beat problems to the punch and replace your liner before a major issue arises? Now is the perfect time to purchase a new liner. They are affordable and there is a wide variety of colors and styles available. Give your pool a “facelift” with a new, similar liner or change it completely for whole new look and feel. We have many patterns: from simple blue vinyl to playful and exotic, like the beach pattern above. Give us a call today, and we will help you pick out… Continue reading
Make sure that you maintain the ideal chemical levels for your pool. Swimming in a clean, balanced pool will ensure that you have the most enjoyable time. Follow the chart below to make sure that you have the right pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and stabilizer levels or the right pool chemicals to get them there!
|CHEMICAL||IDEAL LEVEL||TO RAISE||TO LOWER|
|2.0||Shock the pool||Turn chlorinator down|
|Add soda ash||*Add muriatic acid (diluted)|
|80-100 ppm||Add baking soda
|**Add muriatic acid|
|250-500 ppm||Add calcium chloride||Drain pool and refill|
|20-50 ppm||Add… Continue reading|
If you have a sand or DE pool filter, it might be time to change your media. If it has been used for several years and your pool water quality seems to be decreasing, it might be time for new media. Using an alternative filter media is a great way to decrease the amount used and make sure that you are getting the best clean possible
For sand filter users, we offer two varieties of alternative media: Zeolite and VitroClean. Unlike traditional filter grade sand, which filters down to 40 microns, these alternatives each filter down to 3-10 microns. This will give you much more sanitized water. Zebobest brand Zeolite Filter Media offers 10 times great filtration that sand… Continue reading