Should I use a swimming pool cover?

There are two different kinds swimming pool covers — nets and solid covers. The first variety, the net, is designed to be child and animal proof. The net will not allow a child or pet to sink below the surface, but does nothing to warm the pool or protect it from debris. The second variety.. read more →

Waterfalls and Water Features in Swimming Pools

Waterfalls are lovely water features that grace many of the swimming pools in Phoenix. Although they don’t perform any function on the pool, they look really cool and the sound of falling water is extremely soothing and relaxing. However, waterfalls are a pool cleaner’s nightmare. They hold and collect debris. Birds love to drink from.. read more →

The Newest Remote Technology for Swimming Pools

New pools and fanciest swimming pools in Phoenix are starting to use a lot of remote technology. That means you can have all the valves that control waterfalls, spas, jets, etc, turn on while you are sitting in your home, all at the push of a button. You can move water, turn on features and.. read more →

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 →

Salt versus Fresh Water Swimming Pools

Many of our clients at Pool People ask us about changing their swimming pools from fresh to salt water. Our women clients tell us how much they love the feel of salt water and how kind it is on their skin. We always ask our clients how much that feeling is worth, because when all.. read more →

Things to Consider When Buying a Swimming Pool

Purchasing a swimming pool for your home can be a large financial investment. There are many issues to explore and think about before making such a major purchase. Pool People has a few suggestions that making swimming pool maintenance easier and less expensive, that help extend the life of your swimming pool pump and filtration.. read more →

Cactus in the Pool…

You think you have problems with the leaves in the pool? Take a look at this debris  we got out of one of our pools…  it took a crane to get it out… The same cactus from the other side: After draining the pool we were able to get at this big “leaf” it took slicing and dicing.. read more →