Heat Sinks into Swimming Pools

Phoenix is off to a steamy start this summer — two weeks straight of temps of roughly 110 degrees or higher. That means pools are heating up to the temperature of bath water all over the Valley of the Sun, making it a perfect environment for algae to breed. There are some things you can.. read more →

Regular Swimming Pool Maintenance Pays Off

Pool People regularly deals with people who neglect their swimming pool maintenance, which is a good thing for us, otherwise we’d probably be out of business. Even though maintenance is our bread and butter, we still feel a bit frustrated when we know a little simple maintenance would help people save a bunch of money… read more →

When to Manually Vacuum Your Swimming Pool

Most people have some type of automatic pool cleaning system that vacuums the pool clean of dirt and debris. However, there are some times when manual vacuuming can be useful — when dirt or algae builds up on bottom of the pool or after a storm when lots of debris has fallen to the bottom.. read more →

Best Swimming Pool Brushes

Part of keeping a pool blue, clear and clean is regular maintenance, and that mean brushing down the walls and floors on a regular basis. In general, there are five kinds of brushes for you to choose from and the difference really stem from what they are made of, not shape or size. The first.. read more →

What is Black Algae?

Black algae is the most difficult to get rid of and it is rarely caused by an imbalance in chemicals. This algae grows inside the plaster of your pool. This strain of algae can bloom even if your pool is clean, properly filtered and has the appropriate amount of chemicals. Unfortunately, the rougher the plaster,.. read more →

Battling the Green Monster

So temperatures in the Valley of the Sun broke that magic mark of 90 in March and suddenly Pool People is hip deep in the green monster (sometimes literally) and battling mustard, green and black algae all over the place. Part of that is due to neglect over the winter months by owners. That’s why.. read more →

Spring Pool Maintenance Checklist

March means spring in the deserts of Arizona. Temps can soar into the 90s. Warmer temperatures mean your swimming pool needs more maintenance. So here is a checklist to help keep your pool clean and clear during the spring season: • Spring maintenance on equipment — check to make sure your pumps are clean, filters.. read more →

March Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

March means warmer temperatures in Phoenix, and warmer temperatures mean an explosion of algae growth. Once the temperatures climb into the 80s and your pool warms up, it is time to step up the amount of chlorine you use. It is also time to begin adding algaecide to your pool if you haven’t been doing.. read more →

Don’t Let Your Swimming Pool Stand

Words of warning … don’t let your pool stand without cleaning it. As you can see by the photos, this swimming pool owner let the pool stand for over a year. While the owner did keep chlorine in it and kept the bugs out, he did no maintenance and let all the debris fell into.. read more →

Swimming Pool Heaters Need Love, Too!

Most pool owners who have pool heaters don’t run their heaters during the summer. And when they try to turn them on, surprise, they aren’t working! A simple way to prevent this kind of surprise is to turn on the pool heater every three to four months and let it run for at least 20.. read more →