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 →

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 →

Swimming Pool Pumps and Motors

Swimming pool maintenance and proper water filtration become even more important in the summer months in Phoenix. As the pool water heats up, the algae, which is ever present, begins to multiply. Remember, algae grows “exponentially” not one-to-one. Keeping the pool well filtered helps keep down the particles in the water that the algae feeds.. read more →

Checking Chemical Levels in Your Swimming Pool

Swimming pool maintenance in Phoenix, Arizona, has a unique set of challenges. Unlike many parts of the country, it never really gets that cold, which means algae can flourish. In addition, Phoenix is blessed with 340+ days of sunshine per year. Those burning rays can be harsh on the water in your pool, not to.. read more →

Four Steps to Easy Swimming Pool Maintenance

Pool maintenance is not terribly difficult, but it is critical to the life and health of your swimming pool. There are really four things you must do. Once you learn the steps, it typically takes about an hour each week. 1. Be Regular — Pick a day each week to care for your swimming pool… read more →

Help! My Swimming Pool is Turning Green

What does it mean when your swimming pool turns green? It means you’ve got an algae problem and you need to step up your swimming pool maintenance. However, not all algae is created equal, so treating it requires different steps. There are really three types of algae: yellow(mustard), green or dark green and black. Yellow.. read more →

What Type of Chlorine Should I Use?

The most frequently asked swimming pool maintenance questions is … “What type of chlorine should I use?” That’s not always an easy question to answer, and our answer is almost always, “That depends on your pool and on various usage and weather conditions.” Specifically, the type of chlorine you use depends on many factors about.. read more →