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TIPS FROM BLOG

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

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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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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 […]