Cool or kool pool decks are a thing of the past

In the mid-1990s, the federal government banned the use of asbestos in the plaster used on pool decking. The asbestos was what keep those pool decks cool underfoot and helped them withstand wear and tear. Today, the concrete base material that is used doesn’t last nearly as long without the asbestos to bind it. In.. read more →

What is a Diverter Valve in a Swimming Pool

A little known fact of swimming pool maintenance is a tiny little part called a diverter valve. The valve fits under the basket of the skimmer. Its purpose is to divert where the water come from that is being pulled into the filter — the top or the bottom of your pool. Years ago, before.. read more →

Backwashing the Swimming Pool Filter

Swimming pool maintenance in Arizona, particularly during the summer months, requires a little more work than other parts of the country. Dust storms, monsoon storms and wind, dump tons of debris into our pools that eventually get swept up into the filter. The purpose of backwashing is to rinse the dirt and debris out of.. read more →

Changing the water in swimming pools

With the heat, evaporation and hard water in Arizona, a frequent part of swimming pool maintenance is having to change out the water. On average, we completely refill the pool just from evaporation every year. Sadly, however, evaporation doesn’t get rid of the total dissolved solids (TDS). Total dissolved solids come from the fillers in.. read more →