Monsoon Proof Your Swimming Pool

Monsoon is upon us. Monsoon season means that our prevailing winds have shifted to the southeast and are starting to bring moisture laden air up from the tropics. Officially, Monsoon begins on June 15, but long-time residents know that Monsoon really gets rolling when we have three consecutive days of 55 degree dew point or.. read more →

What to do if you get broken glass in your swimming pool

Summer in Phoenix brings storms of gigantic proportions including microburst and straight line winds that really pack a punch. It isn’t surprising then, that Pool People gets several calls after each storm with our client reporting their glass top patio tables or other glass objects have blown into the swimming pool and shattered. Do not.. read more →

Swimming Pool Grout

Pool People regularly get calls on two common complaints about swimming pool tile and grout. The most common is … how do we clean the grout? The bad news is, there isn’t really an efficient way to clean grout. Dirt and calcium creeps into the porous sruface and is virtually impossible to get out. We.. read more →

Top 5 Things to do to get Swimming Pools’ Blue

The scorching summer months will soon be upon us here in Phoenix. Swimming pools will be in high demand and see their peak usage May – September. That means homeowners need to step up their swimming pool maintenance if they want to keep their pools clear and blue. A pool that has been ignored will.. read more →

What are dedicated lines in a swimming pool?

Dedicated lines require a bit of swimming pool evolution history. In the 1960s, swimming pools used whips attached to the side of the pool to stir up the dirt so it could be sucked away. In the ’70s, pressure side cleaners that work off water pressure were added and often required a second pump and.. read more →

27 Mar 2014
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Preparing diving boards and slides for summer

Getting your diving board and slide ready for summer does take some maintenance and a few safety checks. On slides, first check the tubing that feed the water to the slide to make sure it isn’t cracked, leaking or plugged and that water is flowing freely. Next, check the on/off valve to make sure you.. read more →

Why Use Algaecides in Your Swimming Pool?

When your swimming pool turns green, it means your pool has algae. This happens a lot in Phoenix in the spring when homeowners have not maintained their pool very well during the winter months. No swimming pool is completely free of algae, so when the weather warms, many homeowners are taken by surprise when their.. read more →

20 Feb 2014
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Avoid the Angry Bear Pool Season

With an usually warm winter here in Phoenix, swimming pools have become extremely temperamental. The pool maintenance industry is calling it the “angry bear pool season.” Just as bears hibernate during the winter months, so do swimming pools (normally, that is). Think of this unseasonally warm weather as a big stick that has awakened your.. read more →

11 Feb 2014
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What is an automatic leveler for a swimming pool?

Just like when you flush the toilet and the water rises back to a certain level… that’s what an automatic leveler does for a swimming pool. The advantage of this is that you don’t have to drag the hose out every time the water evaporates out of the pool or you back flush and the.. read more →

30 Jan 2014
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Winter is the time to drain and rinse your pool

Many people are unaware that the water in your swimming pool can wear out! Yep! Every time you add chemicals to your pool, you are adding solids (like calcium) that make the water hard. That makes it harder for the water to absorb more chemicals. Eventually, at about 3,000 parts per million, your water just.. read more →