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 →

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 →

Does your swimming pool need acid washing?

Acid washes, otherwise known as chemical washes, are designed to freshen the plaster, remove stains, algae and dirt, but not etch the plaster. There are two major kinds of washes, acid and chlorine. Chlorine washes are designed specifically to target algae on the surface of the plaster, and it can help lighten and bleach the.. read more →

What should I look for in a swimming pool vacuum hose and head?

Swimming pool cleaning systems have gotten pretty advanced, but for people without these advanced gadgets, manually vacuuming the bottom of the pool is still a necessity. And even folks with advanced cleaning system sometimes need more help than their normal system, especially after big storms dump debris in their pool. In both cases, a good.. read more →

Water overflowing from my swimming pool… what should I do?

Winter is the season for storms in Phoenix. Historically, we’ve had some whopping rains and Pool People gets calls all the time from clients who are panicked because their swimming pool is overflowing. Happily, this isn’t the disaster it may initially appear. The shell of the pool meets the pool deck. Both pieces have been.. read more →

09 Nov 2013
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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 →

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 Pump Basket on a Swimming Pool

Swimming pool maintenance in Phoenix can be challenging. With so much dust in the air, the pool cleaning and filtering equipment can get a real workout. The pump basket is the last line of defense to keep your pump and filter from getting clogging, or worse, burning out. The pump basket is also the most.. 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 →