Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Pool Cleaners Tricky Services That You Should Be Aware

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Pool CleanersBeware of Tricky Pool Cleaners

Services from Pool Daddy will always be done correctly the first time and we pride ourselves with honesty and conduct business with integrity. There are things some pool companies do that we would like to warn you about. Here are 5 things some pool companies may do to you.

  1. Skip your home. Some pool cleaners will skip homes when they are behind schedule. Reputable companies will not skip appointments if they can avoid it. The right company will either reschedule or inform you of the problem and work something out. Some companies, however, will just skip and hope you don’t call the company and ask about it. Check with your pool cleaning service provider if you have been missed or if there was some other issue.
  2. High turnover rate of employees. Smaller companies tend to keep a close knit group of employees far better than larger companies. Larger companies can afford to train multiple people but often don’t train them past the minimum requirements. You gain a much more intimate relationship with smaller local companies since they tend to take pride and time in training technicians who are trained in the chemistry, engineering, plumbing, and other required fields for proper pool maintenance. Be leery of companies who seem to have new groups of technicians at every visit and ask about the training provided to employees.
  3. Changing fees or charging more for chemicals. While the expected or agreed upon cost may change depending on the season, services provided, and gas prices, the price shouldn’t randomly increase beyond a discussed flat rate. General chemicals like chlorine shouldn’t change the cost significantly, but special ordered chemicals or products may. Regardless of amount used, a fixed amount should be applied for the use of chemicals.
  4. Used parts in maintenance. While there may be nothing wrong with a used part (installed for one season, refurbished, etc) some companies may be using parts which are likely to break or malfunction due to age or amount of previous use. Insist upon knowing the age and prior usage of any parts involved in repairs. If they refuse to tell you, there’s a good chance it’s a cheap used part.Pool Cleaners
  5. Be aware of regulations. Some states only require tax based information and minimal licensing to open up a pool cleaning and maintenance company and some companies may sub out repairs to other companies. Make sure you are aware of the licensing and any third party companies involved in your pool maintenance, cleaning, and repair. Do your research and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

At Pool Daddy you will receive highly trained technicians who care about providing work done correctly the first time. Check out sites like Angie’s List to read about companies and gather some tips for choosing the right pool cleaners or other service provider.

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Cleaning your Pool Is Very Important

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What To Do When You’re NOT Cleaning Your Pool?

At Pool Daddy we offer weekly pool services (as well as more specialized services like repairs, inspections, and more) so you don’t have to worry about it. Think of all the time you’ll save by having professionals do that work for you. With PH balancing and debris cleaning, you don’t have to worry about the health of you and your loved ones. You also won’t have to stress about the water levels or algae build up. Your pool will look clean and the water will be so clean it’ll look brand new at all times. So put away the gauges and nets and call Pool Daddy for all your weekly pool cleaning needs.
If you’re still not convinced, here’s some things you can do with the time you’ll save by hiring someone to clean your pool.

Cleaning your Pool

  1. Enjoy your swim. Think of all the time you’d spend cleaning your pool and maintaining the pool when you’re not a professional. There won’t be any second guessing as to whether it’s clean or has the right PH, so all you’ll have to worry about is when you need to reapply sun screen.
  2. Sunbathe. Even when our professional technicians are at performing the pool services, you can relax out in the sun to keep an eye on us and see how it’s done.
  3. Relax indoors. While it may be nice to sit outside when we’re visiting, there is no need. Our trustworthy technicians will do the work just as well and fast whether you’re out there or not. Just relax and let us do the hard work for you.
  4. Read a book. In the time you save throughout the year not cleaning your pool, think of all the books or articles you could read. Or think of all the social media time you could have. Or, all the TV shows and movies you could watch!
  5. Get other things done. The time you save by hiring us means you’ll have time to tend to other needs like children, pets, chores, and cooking.
  6. Hire gardeners. At Pool Daddy, we work closely with gardeners and landscapers to get you the best price and service in and around your pool. Schedule us both on the same day and save time while beautifying your entire property.
  7. Save time and money for repairs. While our services can’t predict problems, they can prevent and spot potential issues. At our weekly visits, you can inquire about replacements or repairs which may need to be done soon or you can ask us to schedule an inspection to ensure everything is in working order. Often, we can do any preventative maintenance or inspections

So contact us today about scheduling weekly or bi-weekly services to keep your pool clean, fresh, beautiful, and healthy while saving you more time than you’ll know what to do with.

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Pool Covers Different Types

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Pool Covers

Winter is fast approaching and for those not interested in using their pools year round, it may be time to start thinking about bringing out the cover or replacing the old one. Pool covers are the most important step towards prepping a pool for the off season. Contact us to discuss how to best prepare your pool for closing.

pool covers Plastic sheet covers: These are the least expensive options, but due to the low cost they can also become very high maintenance. Not only are these thinner than other options, but they can become torn easier and they need more maintenance throughout the use. Once installed, they may become weighed down by leaves, debris, rain, and snow. This can cause the cover to end up under the pool waterline quickly. They are kept in place (to a point) with water-filled plastic bags to keep the cover from blowing away in wind. However, this does promote the sinking problem previously mentioned. If someone walks onto this cover there is a high risk of drowning or other injuries, but it can be easily avoided if the area is fenced off or not used outside of pool use. These are a great option for those on a budget or those looking to only close the pool for a short time.

  1. Safety Cover: These  pool covers are made from a woven mesh material and are stretched tautly over the pool, resembling a trampoline. Springs and anchors embedded within the pool deck are used to hold the cover in place. While it may resemble a trampoline, it is still not recommended to jump on it, though the risk of injury or drowning is drastically decreased. Rain water and melted snow can get into the pool, reducing the need for regular maintenance of the cover as seen in the basic plastic and once it is time to re-open the pool, there is less of a need to pump water back into the pool (though treatment chemicals may need to be added for the new water once opening the pool).
  2. pool covers Automatic Vinyl Cover: These pool covers may cost exponentially more than the cheaper alternatives but it is the most impressive and it’s easier to close and open the pool year after year. Sides of a solid vinyl cover are attached to tracks along the side of the pool and an electric motor turns a pulley to draw the cover along the water’s surface. It is supported along the sides, allowing increased safety and it is said they can hold just over the weight of two average adults. Some compare it to a water bed since you can safely sit, walk, or stand on the surface. It is not recommended to do so, but it beats drowning.
  3. Hard covers: These pool covers are mainly used for Jacuzzis and hot tubs, especially of the above-ground variety. They usually come with the above-ground Jacuzzi but should still be checked regularly for rips, tears, mold, and more.Related Topics:Oval Pool Covers
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Pool Pop Ways To Make Pool More Exciting

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Ways to Make Pool Pop

Pools are a great way to stay cool and spend time outside, but there are some simple (and some more complex) ways to make a pool more exciting, pleasant to look at, and fun! Today we’ll talk about a few ways to make your pool pop.Pool Pop

  1. Glow in the Dark and Blacklight: Using things that glow in the dark or are black-light reactive is a great way to add fun to a pool at night. Warm summer nights can be made into parties with glowing pool toys, tile, accessories, and more. Set up some black lights around the seating area and pull out the body paint! Just be sure to keep the pool clean and keep up with maintenance.
  2. Mosaic Tile Patterns: Use the tiled surfaces in and around the pool to express yourself. Animals, countries, celestial bodies, self-portraits, and more can make your pool much more exciting.
  3. Waterfalls: Adding a waterfall is one of the more expensive ways to keep a pool interesting, but it can help circulate the water as well as add a pleasant look and sound to the area. A waterfall in a corner or across an entire edge of the pool will separate you from your friends, neighbors, or family members with a pool and your home will be the talk of the town!
  4. Stone and Wood: Using stone or steps, boarders, patios, and more may be harder to clean than basic tile, but it will give a more natural and fancy look. Use stone with the aforementioned waterfall for a double whammy! Pair stone with mosaic tiles for a powerful effect! Wood, stone, or brick patios look amazing and are less likely to cause slippage from guests.
  5. Fun Shapes: Square, rectangular, and L-shaped pools are boring. Add a curve or 4, round the corners, make it unique. These will be harder to build, but the maintenance should not change, so why not?
  6. Color: Use colored lights, furniture, tile, and more to make it interesting. Surround your pool with deck chairs and tables in interesting colors and patterns. Beige and white around the pool will make it look drab and boring.Loggerhead Turtles green
  7. Plants: Use large trees to your advantage. Keep a section of the pool area shaded for those harsh sunlight hours. Keep decorative bushes and flowers around to keep the place looking fresh. Have some grass around the pool area somewhere to lay around in comfort.
  8. Waterproof everything: Keep the furniture safe with water-friendly materials or scotch-guarding. Keep things like grills far away enough from the pool to be out of the splash zone. If you decide to use electronics like stereos or televisions outside, keep them in a shaded area with ample protection from the sun and water.
  9. Have fun! Don’t be that neighbor who only uses the pool once or twice per year. Invite the neighbors and their children to get out of the hot sun. Bring coworkers over to enjoy the hot tub after a long day at work. A pool kept from people is a lonely sight indeed. Celebrate your amazing oasis with those close to you.  Bring in the pool toys and don’t worry if someone kicks some leaves or trails in some dirt or crumbs. Let Pool Daddy service your pool weekly to keep it sparkling and running smoothly.Related Topics:

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Yepp! Give us a call when you are looking for professionalism in all your pool needs.