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Helpful information, tips and tricks to keep your pool sparkling all year 'round!

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Why Do I Need a Professional to Acid Wash My Pool?

October 29, 2015 Pool Maintenance  0

While you can acid wash the surface of your empty pool as a weekend DIY project, hiring an AMCO professional provides you protection and peace of mind. Different types of pool surfaces will need different mixtures of acid, and the acid can remain on the surface for different lengths of time before needing to be […]

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When Should I Acid Wash My Pool?

If you have unsightly stains from dirt or other causes, or the algae in your pool is so bad you can’t see the bottom, it is a good time to acid wash. Acid washing is the technique pool professionals and homeowners use to remove algae, mineral, chlorine, and even dirt stains from the bottom and […]

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Can I Drain My Pool or Do I Need a Pro?

October 22, 2015 TDS, Winter Pool Cleaning Service  6

Reasons to drain your pool: TDS of more than 2,500 ppm in Arizona, 2,000 in most other places. Resurfacing Painting If your pool suffers damage ~ such as a wicked haboob in the Valley and half of a tree falls in your pool (Unfortunately this happens). Concrete / gunite in-ground pool drain how to: ***NEVER […]

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What Season is Best to Drain My Pool?

October 19, 2015 Winter Pool Cleaning Service  0

  Fall or winter months in Arizona are the optimal seasons to drain and refill your pool for several reasons: Dramatic temperature changes can cause severe damage to the Pebble-Tec or plaster lining of your in-ground pool. Once the thermometer consistently drops below 85⁰ F in the Valley of the Sun your pool can be […]

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Why Should I Drain My Pool?

The 12,000 to 20,000 gallons of pool water you have spent money and time keeping crystal clear does need to be drained completely and refilled. Three to five years is the industry standard for Arizona. The four factors that determine the need this procedure: Maintenance Schedule Environment Frequency of use Repairs or refurbishment Filtration systems can […]

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Save Your Hardware ~ Pool filters in Arizona need cleaning 3 times each year.

Due to the extreme heat in summers and dust storms year-round, filter cleaning is an ongoing necessity that should be part of your regular pool maintenance when you live in Arizona. AMCO recommends pool filter cleaning at least three times per year. Not cleaning your pool filters will lead to many negative outcomes for your […]

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Water Chemistry is a Process of Balance

Question: Why are my pool chemicals always out of balance? Answer: General industry standards for Balanced Water: • Chlorine residual: 1.0 – 3.0 ppm (parts per million) • Total alkalinity: 80 – 150 ppm • pH: 7.4 – 7.6 • Hardness: 200 – 400 ppm • Total dissolved solids: Less than 2,000 ppm • Cyanuric […]

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Green Algae and Your Arizona Pool

Question: Why is my pool green? Answer: The green in your pool is a single-celled plant called Algae. It is a form of seaweed. Algae can be carried to the pool by the wind, which drops spores into the water where they grow quickly, especially in Arizona where the water temperature in pools can exceed […]

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Cleaning Filters is Less Costly than Replacing Filters in the Long Run

September 8, 2015 Clean 3 times per year!, Filters, Monsoons  1

Filters can be cleaned numerous times before they must be replaced. How often you run your pool filter and how many times the filter can be cleaned before replacement materials and hardware are necessary depends on several factors: the product(s) you begin with, how clean and balanced you or your pool service keeps your pool, […]

Understanding TDS and Your Pool

September 1, 2015 Summer Pool Cleaning Service, TDS  0

Of course you are not meant to drink pool water, but if you swim and splash around you can’t help but get some in your mouth. Just for comparison, according to the EPA drinking water is allowed a maximum TDS of 500 ppm while pool water is safe at 2,000 ppm. TDS stands for “total […]