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 →

Not all swimming pool skimmer nets are created equal

Winter storms in Phoenix often come with lots of wind as cold fronts sweep into the state. Wind means lots of debris in the pool. Skimmer nets are just one of many tools that will help keep your swimming pool sparkling clean. There are two categories of skimmer nets – flat and scoop. Flat nets.. read more →

Replacing swimming pool lights

Replacing a swimming pool light appears deceptively easy. There are only three things that can be repaired on a light — the bulb, the seal and the lens. Generally, if the light has been installed correctly, it is easy to unscrew the can (the container the light is in) and pull up to the deck.. read more →

Fall is a Great Time for Swimming Pool Maintenance

For most of the folks in Phoenix, unless you have a heated pool, the swim season is over. But that doesn’t mean you should get lazy. Even though you aren’t using your pool, it still needs maintenance and repairs. Don’t defer that maintenance or the needed repairs until spring! And here’s why… 1) In the.. read more →

Swimming pool warranties

There are three levels of swimming pool warranties to be aware of … new warranty, home warranty, and a Pool People warranty. The first, a new pool warranty, goes into effect when you have a new swimming pool built. The pool company/builder generally offers a two-year warranty of the pool and equipment. Once the builder’s.. read more →

Vacuuming your swimming pool manually

As the end of Monsoon season approaches, the weather will get wilder for a few weeks. And that means lots more debris in the swimming pools of Phoenix residents. This could mean you need to step up your swimming pool maintenance and vacuum your pool manually to get all the crud out. In point of.. 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 →

Sun tan lotions and swimming pools

Have you ever wondered why public swimming pools require guests to shower before getting into the pool? It is in the hopes that a shower will help remove much of natural and sun tan oils from your skin before you jump in. Sun tan lotions are oil based and that oil is very unfriendly to.. read more →

Tips on Brushing Down Your Swimming Pool

Brushing down the sides, bottom and steps of your pool is a critical step in swimming pool maintenance, especially in the Phoenix metro area, when dust storms can dump tons of debris into the pool. Brushing away accumulated dirt particles is one way to help prevent algae from growing. Preventing dirt and algae buildup helps.. read more →