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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →