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

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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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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, […]


Canine Companions Cavort in the Pool

Does your dog love to swim? Having a dog in your pool is like having 4 people in your pool! If your pets love to swim you should clean your filters more often to compensate for the added bather load. Just as you watch your children around water, always watch your dogs and other pets! […]


Know Your D.E. Pool Filter

August 18, 2015 D.E. Filters, Filters  0

D.E. stands for “diatom elements”. Diatoms appear under a microscope as tiny sponges. They are the fossilized remains of phytoplankton (otherwise known as algae!) and as such, they are the only kind of algae you want in your pool because they clean the water. D.E. pool filters are made of a nylon-type fabric set in […]


Pool Feeling the Pressure? – A rise in 5 PSI of pressure means you need to have your pool filter cleaned.

Is your pool feeling the pressure this summer? Most swimming pools have a gauge located on top of the filter that measures the force of the water flowing through the filter in pounds per square inch (PSI). Numbers on a PSI pool gauge usually read from 0 to 60, divided by tick marks in 5s […]

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Cartridge Filters – Environmentally Friendly

Cartridge filters are the choice of many pool owners. Cartridge filters are environmentally friendly because they do not require Diatomacheous Earth (D.E.) and the accompanying disposal of materials. Unlike sand, cartridge filters are relatively easy to open and maintain by cleaning two to three times per year. Cartridge filter tanks have a 7 to 10-year […]

Sand Filters: Low maintenance but less effective with time

August 4, 2015 Filters, Sand Filters  5

Sand filters are popular because they are low maintenance. #20 silica pool filter sand is graded to trap particles in the 20 to 100 micron range, which leaves the water cleaner than most other filters. The best thing about sand filters is that the sand gets even more efficient as it traps dirt. When your […]