Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Pool Problems Common Complaints

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Fight Common Pool ProblemsPool Problems

Pools are beloved by many, but, as with anything else in this work, there are drawbacks. Today we’ll discuss a few of the common complaints related to pools, swimming, pool maintenance, and more that pool owners or pool frequenters deal with– and how to deal with it.

  1. “I hate the chlorine smell on my skin.” There are a few solutions to this problem. They make chlorine removal shampoos! Hair is the hardest thing to get chlorine smells out of, so this could work as a body wash, too, so you can get on with your day and not smell like your pool. You can also make chlorine removing lotion or use crystallized vitamin C and rinse your skin with a solution of that and water. You can also find shower attachments that include vitamin C in your shower stream for cheap. Another solution is to swim in salt water pools! You may not be able to convert your pool to salt water, but if you can or you are thinking of installing a pool, consider a salt water filtration system. It will reduce the chlorine odor and you won’t need to buy chlorine tablets.
  2. “What about my kids and animals?” Even well behaved kids and pets can be in danger when in or around a pool. Installing a gate around the pool is one great solution. This will also keep neighbor pets and children from wandering into your yard and getting into the pool or getting hurt.
  3. “Pools are expensive,” While pools are costly, they do add to your home value. Not dollar-for-dollar, but if you want a pool, you will get back a portion of what you put into it when you sell your home. As technology improves, pools are getting cheaper to produce and install, too.
  4. “Taking care of a pool takes so much time, money, and energy.” Pools do take time to maintain, but even basic chlorinated pools can be cheap to run. With high performance and energy efficient equipment the cost to keep the pool running isn’t that high. The chemicals you will need to balance your chlorinated pool aren’t very expensive, either, and if you check the levels regularly you won’t have to spend a lot of time or money adjusting the levels. It can only take a few minutes to check and balance your pool levels, and it will save you a ton in the long run.
  5. “They get green!” This happens when too much algae builds up in the pool. This can happen from neglect or just normal wear and tear of your pool and equipment. Acid washing can help this, but it can be a time consuming process and it requires draining the pool. Regular cleaning can prevent this from happening for a while.
  6. “I want to hire a pool cleaning company, but I don’t know who,” For all of your pool cleaning and maintenance needs, Pool Daddy in Arizona is here for you! We offer great prices and great services, from weekly pool maintenance to emergency repairs and installations of equipment, to big cleaning jobs like acid washing ! So hire the professionals and take away a lot of the stress and effort of pool ownership.Related Topics:

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Pool Service Weekly to Save Time and Money

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Pool Service Weekly to Save Time and MoneyPool Service Weekly to Save Time and Money

Pool Daddy offers weekly services at a reasonable and competitive price to all of our clients! If you’ve ever used our services (one time, regular, winterization, installation, upgrades, etc) then you have been informed of our weekly services and what they entail As a refresher, here is a   general list of what most weekly services entail:

  • Removal of debris and inspection for water clarity, color, etc.
  • Test pH, chlorine, and alkaline levels and adjust as needed.
  • Check and adjust water level for maximum pump efficiency.
  • Check the filters and backwash or clean when needed.
  • Clean the tile at the water line, add algaecide if necessary.
  • Brush the pool sides.
  • Inform you if any further services may be needed in the near future, including equipment maintenance.

You may be thinking that’s not a lot of work, I can do that. But when these things aren’t kept in check, your pool can go downhill very quickly. We’re all humans, as pool owners we sometimes put off checking our pool or don’t do every task required to keep it operating regularly. Why deal with the stress of remembering to do these things when you can have someone do them for you! Today we’ll give you some reasons to use our services and some helpful tips to keep your pool clean and healthy.

  1. Keep an eye out for water color and algae growth. Chances are, you will be able to feel or see algae growth if you use your pool regularly. It can be easy to miss discoloration because if you look at your pool every day it’s easy to miss something. It’s like if you let your hair grown out and someone sees you after weeks and they point out how long it is. You didn’t think it had changed that much because you see it all the time.
  2. Keeping a properly chemically balanced pool is important for both pool and swimmer health. A pool with too much or not enough chlorine or other chemicals can cause problems with skin, cleanliness, and even affect how the equipment works.
  3. Salt water pools still need maintenance. People will tell you they’re maintenance free, but that is a gross inaccuracy and exaggeration. The type of maintenance tends to be simpler and some things can be left for longer periods of time with no negative effects, but it still needs to be checked regularly.
  4. Hiring someone to service your pool regularly ensures it’s being done correctly. Not everyone is confident enough in their knowledge of pool chemicals and appropriate levels, so reading a pH stick may be difficult or cause you to obsessively check because you’re not sure if the reading was 7.1 or 6.9. Throw doubt out the window and have the professionals do it.
  5. Pools are mean to be fun! Get in there this summer and cool off, enjoy your pool, and maybe don’t let the kids jump from running in the grass straight into the pool. And invest in water proof sunscreen. Both of these ideas can keep your pool cleaner in the long run and reduce your need to clean the filters. Dirt and grass in your pool is not ideal.
    Pool Service Weekly to Save Time and Money

Call today to schedule a visit or weekly pool service!

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Pool Party Post Cleanup

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Pool Party Post CleanupPool Party Post Cleanup

By now you’ve probably recovered from your July 4th celebrations and have relaxed and recuperated enough to get to cleaning up after your friends and family members. Last week we talked about an Independence Day pool party, but the part no one likes to think about is clean up! If you had a lot of people in and out of the pool, applying sunscreen, eating in or around the pool, fireworks, and a grill nearby you may be in need of some more cleaning. When in doubt, or if you’re just not up to doing any cleaning yourself, call Pool Daddy to schedule weekly maintenance or ask for a one-time cleaning and checkup for your pool, hot tub, or Jacuzzi.

A lot of things that happen during pool parties can change the chemical balance in your pool, such as:

  1. Sweat
  2. Dirt
  3. Oils from skin
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Hair and body products
  6. Firework or barbeque residue
  7. Food or drink from accidental spillage.

If the chemical balance of your pool gets too knocked out of whack it can eventually decrease the effectiveness of the chlorine, leading to algae build up. This isn’t to say you need to scrub your pool and add more chlorine after every time people swim, but after a large gathering you should double check your chemical and pH levels to ensure the pool is operating at maximum efficiency. Taking a few minute to check and adjust levels can prevent you from having to deal with time consuming cleanings ahead of schedule.

If you find that the chemical levels of your pool change drastically after pool parties, it may be wise to try shocking it 1-2 days before a party. This will ensure the water is crystal clear and clean for your guests and decrease your chances of having to alter the chemical or cleaner levels after the pool party. It may also be a good idea to shock your pool after a large party if you feel the chemical levels and cleanliness have been altered drastically. This is an especially good idea if you had a lot of children in the pool or you know something got into the water that should not have.

For shocking your pool, it is best to wait until sunset (or just before or just after) to ensure less of the chlorine is burned off. Chlorine when left in direct sun can lose its potency, leading to an increased use of the chemical– wasting money, time, and leaving a pool with excess useless chlorine.

If you do not wish to do this on your own, call Pool Daddy and we Can schedule a maintenance or cleaning visit at an affordable price. Even the most seasoned pool owners want a break from time to time! So get to planning the next pool party and leave the cleaning to us!

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