December Pool Care
Yes it's December, but that doesn't mean that pool care stops. Remember to check your pool covers, check for leaks as the cold weather is here. Check the chemicals. Now is the perfect time to replace those old and possibly broken items on the equipment, as having your pool off for a few days won't cause issues.
Pool Maintenance in Arizona
With the high levels of calcium in Arizona water, it is highly recommended that you completely drain, clean and refill your pool with fresh water at least every 2-3 years. Its always best to drain your pool in October or when the outside temperature is below 80 degrees, as the weather is not to hot or cold to damage your interior surface.
Make sure when you have re-filled your
Pool Filter Cleaning and Maintenance
Its time to clean your Pool Filter: Here are some very helpful tips.
Sand Filter Cleaning:
Backwash the filter to remove any old debris that may have built up.
Once the water is running clear, turn off the pump and turn the valve to Filter.
Pretty Simple for a Sand Filter. Changing the sand is recommended every 3-5 years for maximum water clarity.
A simple checklist to keep your pool and spa area safe:
Do all your gates latch properly? If not, this is a very easy home owner task. There are several Automatic gate close latches that are available at your local hardware store.
Is your pool/spa equipment grounded? There is a risk of electrical shock if not. Call your electrician to make sure you are safe.
Do all your
Building Your Pool
Everyone thinks that building your pool in the summer time is the way to go. But, it really is beneficial to start your pool in the fall/winter season. The trades are not as busy, which means you are scheduled at a much faster pace. The city that you live in will have to do inspections and during the summer months the are swamped. During fall/winter, their offices are a lot less busy.
Winterizing Your Pool Az
Winterizing your pool in Az means something completely different than lets say if you lived in Missouri. When Az residents winterize, its a fairly simple process.
1. Clean all leaves and debris from pool surface and baskets.
2. Make sure your pH levels are proper. See 9/17/2019 blog post for correct levels. Once your levels are correct for the winter, you can start cutti
Pool Care can become very frustrating. We understand. That's why we want to give you some basics to make your life easier:
Your Pools filter - Back washing is essential, but its important to know when to do this. You should back wash when your water pressure is 8-10 psi above the normal range. Cleaning your filters is an absolute must. Cleaning the filters a few times during the seaso
Replacing your Pump
One of the best ways for you to save on your electric bill is by replacing your old Pump. The Variable Speed Pumps are energy efficient and use less energy that single speed or 2 speed pumps. There are manufacturer rebates as well. Electric companies may have a rebate on top of manufacturer rebates. If your pump is more than 7-10 years old, replacement is a must. There are several Variable Spee
Automatic Cleaner Maintenance
AUTOMATIC CLEANER MAINTENANCE
Remember to service your Automatic Cleaners. There are a variety of cleaners on the market today and they ALL need maintenance. If your pool is near foliage, you will want to empty the filter after each use. A full filter could be one of the reasons the cleaner all of a sudden falls off the wall as it is climbing. A few things to keep in mind that are e