Tag Archives: phoenix pool maintenance

  • -

Cleaning your Pool Is Very Important

Tags : 

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.

Related Topics:

Cleaning Your Pool Filter Cartridges
Cleaning Your Pool for Dummies
Swimming Pool Cleaning Tips
How to Clean a Green Pool Fast
Best Way to Clean a Pool
Cleaning The Pool
How to Clean a Green Pool
How to Clean an Inground Swimming Pool


  • -

Pool Covers Different Types

Tags : 

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
    Discount Pool Covers
    Inground Safety Pool Covers
    Pool Tarp Covers
    Inground Pool Covers
    Above Ground Winter Pool Covers
    Inground Pool Covers You Can Walk on
    Swimming Pool Covers for Sale

  • -

Pool Pop Ways To Make Pool More Exciting

Tags : 

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:

    Pool Pop Up Coverage
    Pool Pops Out of Ground
    Swimming Pool Pop Up Controller
    Pool Pop Up
    Pool Pushed Out of Ground
    Pop Up Swimming Pool


  • -

Swimming Pool Investment 5 New Reasons

Tags : 

Swimming Pool

Everyone knows how awesome swimming pool are. Swimming is fun for everyone, good exercise, and it’s a great way to work on your tan while staying cool.

  1. Conversation starter: When having guests over, sometimes it’s hard to get everyone involved in the conversation. Install interesting colored lights or tiles and maybe put some interesting patterns in mosaic styles in your pool. Not only will you look fancy and sophisticated, but there’s a good chance someone will ask why your lights are bright green instead of dull off-white. Put your initials in the tiles along the side and feel like a celebrity. Get some smoke machines and make it a little creepy and mysterious.
  2. Keeps kids out of trouble: When kids have the option to swim in a pool or drive/ride/bike around town causing mischief, most of them will choose a poolside summer instead of sweating on their bikes.
  3. Themed parties: Make it college night by buying inflatable beer pong kits, installing volley ball nets, or turning towels into togas. Make it a beach or lake theme by bringing in plastic pink flamingos, fake turtles, palm trees, lily pads, or anything your heart desires. Anyone who couldn’t go to Florida this year for vacation can feel like they’re there. Hire a teenager to act as a server and towel warmer and pay them in pool time.
  4.  Great excuse to host parties: Who doesn’t like a swimming pool party? No need for super fancy food or decorations. Just invite the friends, family, and neighbors over and throw some food on a grill or make finger food and buy some sodas. No one will question your motives for throwing said parties. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations, or just another random Sunday, tell people it’s BYOB and BYOTowel.
  5. Save on electricity, air conditioning, and showering: A well maintained swimming pool will keep you entertained all summer long. It’ll keep you out of the house in the fresh air and cool water. You won’t need to have all of your lights, TV’s, and air conditioning on all day long. With proper lighting, you can hang out all night, too. And if you’re spending 3 days straight pool-side, showering will be an afterthought. Water’s clean, you don’t need to shower after swimming in a clean pool.

Now that you’re convinced a swimming pool is the best investment for your home, contact us for your pool cleaning needs. You can even contact us for landscaping needs and our team will work with the local landscaping groups to keep your pool and surrounding area clean, safe, and beautiful. People may start getting sick of seeing your beautiful sun-kissed skin and tan lines by the end of the summer, but come fall and winter they may be begging to spend time in your heated pool or spa. Here in Arizona, you may want to take a dip even in the middle of January.

Related Topics:

Swimming Pool Covers
Swimming Pool Financing
Swimming Pools prices
Above Ground Swimming Pool Sale
Swimming Pool Liners Above Ground
Pool Supplies
Exercise Swimming Pools


  • -

Chlorinated Pools vs Saltwater

Tags : 

Chlorinated Pools vs Saltwater

Some people swear up and down that salt water pools are the only way to go because they are free of chlorine and are a healthier option. Others stick to chlorine because they simply don’t like the maintenance and feeling of salt water. Today we’ll discuss both types so you can decide.

Chlorine:

This chemical is what keeps pools clean and bacteria free. Even salt water pools use a little (when the salt breaks down it creates chlorine in small doses). Chlorine breaks down into different chemicals which destroy microorganisms and bacteria by destroying lipids, enzymes, and cell structures. Due to the destructiveness of chlorine, many pool owners worry about the health of their friends, family, children, dogs, and themselves. There is chlorine in all human bodies, but increased levels in the body can become toxic.

Hours after leaving the pool you can still smell chlorine and you feel the difference in your skin, making you rush to a soapy shower or bath.

Chlorinated pools are often cheaper upfront due to the fact that a chlorine generator isn’t needed upfront. However, more maintenance is needed to keep it clean and the amount of chlorine needs to be fairly exact for the best performance (but there are people out there to help with this information).

The chlorine is effective in killing contaminants, but fairly harmless chloramines remain, needing more chlorine to remove them and the chlorine itself can be harmful to skin and eyes.

Committed pool owners with time to maintain the pool (and possibly some money for professional cleaning) are  more than happy to close chlorine for the low cost (not counting maintenance), they are not, however, ideal for those not wanting to perform regular tests and cleaning.

Salt water:

Chlorinated Pools vs Saltwater

Many people assume salt water pools are just like the ocean, but they’re not. The salt levels are much lower. Salt water pools do end up with small levels of chlorine through the electrolysis of the salt water generator.

Chlorine is the smell of summer! Only it doesn’t have to be. Salt water pools do not leave everyone smelling of chlorine and the feeling skin has after a dip in chlorinated water is no longer an issue.  Salt water pool owners often report less stinging of eyes and softer skin after swimming in a salt water pool as opposed to chlorinated one.

Other products like pH balancers may need to be used in these pools, but since salt does not evaporate, it doesn’t need to be added regularly and some people even use basic table salt.

Despite the cleanliness chlorine claims to offer, algae can still be major problems. Luckily, salt water can decrease the build-up of algae, prolonging the life of the pool thanks to the steady stream of chlorine from the electrolysis process.

Converting a pool to salt water from chlorine can be very costly, but it can save money in the long run. Salt water pools need less manual  leaning and fewer chemicals, but generators that use up fairly large amounts of electricity with expensive replacement, parts, and maintenance.

Related Topics:

Swimming in Chlorinated Pools
Chlorinated Pools and Health
Over Chlorinated Pool Effects

 


  • -

Pool Daddy At Your Service

Tags : 

Pool Daddy

Last week we talked about some of our general services offered with Pool Daddy. Much of what we will talk about today is the lesser-thought of services we offer.

Pool filters need sand. Specific sands work best with pool filters and the wrong sand or too much of it can cause problems. This sand is also filled with bacteria by the time a change is needed and our professionals have the best equipment to keep all of the grime and bacteria away from your loved ones. This job can be done without full training, but at our prices you’d be crazy to do it on your own. Hiring us for your sand changing needs reduces the stress on your body and the worry of doing it right. The best part of this? The sand only needs to be changed every few years!

Pool heaters help keep a pool comfortable and refreshing year round! You wouldn’t think much of a pool heater in Arizona, but with those cool nights pools can retain cold temperatures for hours after sunrise. A cold pool may be refreshing in the middle of the summer during the peak temperature hours, but for a nice relaxing afternoon in the pool, slightly heated pools are great, and at night they’re even better a little warmer! We’ll keep your heater working properly so you can use your pool all day, every day if you want. Better yet, have us help with your heating pumps and we’ll hook you up with an amazing system which takes the heat from the outside air and transfers that heat into the water, saving your power system.

Above ground Jacuzzis are a great addition to any home. These require much less initial set up than in ground spas and Jacuzzis. Cleaning, maintenance, repair, setup; Pool Daddy will help you keep your unit running smoothly so you can enjoy it year round.

2012 brought in the new standardization of 2 speed or variable pumps in pools in Arizona. These pumps help keep your pool clean since all water must pass through the filters at some point, keeping contaminants out of your water. If you have not yet upgraded or want to make sure your pump is up to standards and working properly, call Pool Daddy and we’ll help you out. Our technicians know these things inside and out.

Pool DaddyEven with the best filters, your pool will need some cleaning details performed. Tile can become gross over time and even the best at-home cleaning supplies might not help. Our technicians will clean your tile with ease and restore your tile to a sheen you’ll want to show off ASAP. We also offer pressure washing to remove algae, dirt, and bacteria off of tile, walkways, and more. This low-energy consumption method is safe, powerful, and lasting.

Some people opt to have a salt water pool and these work differently than the standard chlorine types. Those who want a touch of the ocean or simply dislike other methods choose salt water and should be aware of the increased amounts of attention they will need. Our technicians are trained in the upkeep and maintenance of these systems as well so you don’t have to stress about whether you should have gone with the more conventional method when problems arise. Call us and we’ll help you prevent any future issues and keep your pool clean.

Finally, whether you’re swimming a few laps before breakfast or relaxing in your spa after dinner, lights in your pool are functional and pleasant. The right lights can change the entire mood while in your oasis. Keep your lights operating at full capacity year round so you never have to worry about swimming from sunup to sundown.

Keep you and your loved ones safe with every aspect of Pool Daddy’s maintenance, cleaning, and repair services!

Keep you and your loved ones safe with every aspect of Pool Daddy’s maintenance, cleaning, and repair services! Ask us about our affiliated landscaping crews for a full backyard poolside overhaul!


  • 0

Pool Maintenance Top 3 Summer Tips

Tags : 

Pool Maintenance

Dust rolling in towards the swimming pool on a stormy Phoenix summer evening.

Pool Maintenance

Maintaining your pool doesn’t just entail adding chlorine and skimming out the leaves. It takes year-long commitment to ensure your pool is ready for use come summer. Here are some helpful summer pool maintenance tips to consider so that when it comes time to enjoy the dry, hot Arizona weather with a dip in the crystal clear water, you’ll be ready.

Check out our Phoenix Pool Maintenance Tips page for more great advice!

Clean Out the Pool Filters

A task not just for pool season but year round, cleaning out the filters every four to six months or after a heavy storm (like the haboob dust storm in the picture above) can do wonders for the longevity of your filter mechanism. Keep in mind there are three types of filters out there, according to Better Homes and Gardens: Diatomaceous Earth Filters (DE), sand filters and cartridge filters. The type you have will determine whether you simply hose them off, soak them in a cleaning solution or simply replace the entire cartridge. Whichever one you have, it must be cleaned or replaced to ensure proper functioning and reduce the chance of clogging.

Vacuum the Pool

Before opening up the pool for the summer, and throughout the entire warm season, don’t neglect this important part of pool maintenance. This Old House says the average Phoenix pool needs about a half hour of vacuuming. The best way to achieve this is to move slowly in overlapping, parallel lines like you’re doing the lawn. Be on the lookout for a floating hose, which could signal a hole in the line, or reduced suction which signals a filter that’s full. Don’t forget to brush extra algae off with a nylon brush attached to your vacuum pool. We recommend using the brush to get the extra dirt that collects on the pool steps and the pool walls, especially with Pebble Tec pools. A good brushing will help to move everything to the bottom of the pool where the vacuum will be most effective.

Related Article: Who is the best Pool Cleaner in Phoenix?

Ditch the Debris Surrounding the Pool

Regularly throughout the summer season, a big part of your maintenance routine is ensuring the surrounding landscape stays out of the pool. This Old House advises trimming back any trees and bushes that are overhanging the pool or that cause blossoms, acorns, leaves and pollen to land in the pool. There are some common culprits here in Phoenix with the desert landscaping that can shed quite often such as palm trees and bougainvillea plants. By trimming these plants down as much as possible you will reduce the overall amount of pool maintenance that is required each week. It just takes a couple minutes to skim the pool and clear out the skimmer basket, but this is an important step to keeping your filter system working in tip-top shape.


  • 0

Pool Heaters: Electric Heating Pump vs Gas Heater: Which is better?

Tags : 

Pool Heaters

In Scottsdale pool owner’s like to use their pools year round.  With our mild climate and perfect winter temperatures the only thing missing is warm pool water.  Once the temperatures drop below the 70’s at night many Scottsdale Pool owners won’t go near the water because the water is too cold to enjoy.  This is why we suggest putting a heater in your pool.  At Scottsdale Pool Daddy we can help you decide what type of heater is better for your needs.

Pool Heaters

Image Courtesy of Flickr

How Does A Heat Pump Pool Heater Heat Your Scottsdale Pool?

Heat pump pool heaters use electricity to capture heat.  As the pool pump circulates the water, it is drawn from the pool and through a filter and into the heat pump heater.  The heater itself has a fan that pulls in outside air and pushes it over the evaporator coil.  At this point liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air converting it into a gas.  The gas is then passed through the compressor where it increases the heat.  This very hot gas is then sent through the condenser where the hot gas is transferred to the cool pool water circulating through the heater.  The heated water is then returned to the pool.  Heat pump pool heaters work best in climates where the outside temperatures remain above 45ºF. For more information on these energy efficient pool heating pumps, visit this page from Energy.gov.

How Does A Gas Pool Heater Work in Scottsdale?

Gas pool heaters are fueled either by natural gas or propane.  As water is circulated through the pump it passes from the filter into the heater. The gas burning in the heater’s combustion chamber generates heat that transfers to the water and is then returned to the pool making your Scottsdale pool warm.  Gas pool heaters are most efficient for a heating pool for short periods of time.  Many pool owners’ use them to quickly heat their pools if they are not using them on a regular basis.

 

MORE TIPS: Winter Pool Maintenance in Arizona

How Do I Know Which Type of Heater is Best For My Scottsdale Pool?

Both types of heater will heat your pool but how you intend to use your pool heaters will determine which one is best for your Scottsdale pool. If your intention is to use your pool everyday then a heat pump pool heater is the most energy efficient choice for your Scottsdale pool since the average outside temperature remains above 45ºF year round.  If you only plan to use your pool occasionally during the colder months or you have a very small pool then a gas pool heaters is probably a great choice for you. Pool Daddy is always ready to help you with this process so call us today to get started with this.

Related Topics:

Pool Heaters Propane
Commercial Pool Heaters
Gas Pool Heaters for Inground Pools
Above Ground Electric Pool Heaters
Pool Heaters for Inground Pools


  • 0

Winter Pool Maintenance in Arizona

Tags : 

Arizona Winter Temperatures Average

Winter Temperatures in Arizona range from about 45 degrees to 76 degrees from November to February.

Winter Pool Maintenance

During the winter months in Arizona, it usually isn’t that cold, but definitely cold enough to keep you out of an unheated pool! There are quite a few pools in Arizona that are equipped with pool heaters in order to enjoy the water all year round. Many homes with swimming pools in Arizona also have a hot tub or jacuzzi either attached to their pool or separate in order to relax during the winter time. This is especially common in homes in the more affluent communities such as North Scottsdale and Paradise Valley.

Click Here For More Information on our Scottsdale Pool Services

Arizona Pool Maintenance Is Still Important in Winter!

Your pool maintenance should not be any less of a priority during the winter months compared to the summer, even though you may be using it less. Your pool water still needs to be chemically balanced in order to keep corrosion from building on the surface of the pool and the pool tile. The other component to keeping your pool sparkling and build up free is a consistent brushing of the tile and the pool walls.

Read More: When to Drain Your Pool in Arizona

Winter Pool Maintenance Arizona

What If My Pool Heater is Broken?

If your pool heater is broken, it is best to have it repaired before you are planning to use it. But normally people don’t find out their pool heater is in need of repair until after they try to use it and it fails. If your pool heater is broken, we can definitely do repair work on it. We are fully licensed and equipped to perform repairs on all pool pumps and pool heaters and chances are we will have encountered your problem in the past. Depending on the repair necessary for your heater, it can take a bit of time to get parts in, but many issues can be fixed pretty quickly because of small items. Remember that proper pool pump and pool heater maintenance are essential to extending the life of these expensive items.

Can My Arizona Jacuzzi or Hot Tub be Repaired?

Jacuzzi’s and hot tubs that are attached to a swimming pool can normally be repaired. There are a few different things that can go wrong with these items. There are the jacuzzi jets that Scottsdale Hot Tub Repairsometimes will stop working properly or working at all. This would normally be the same element that affects the hot tub’s “bubbler” effect. In addition to that, the heater for the jacuzzi can fail for several different reasons. And one of the most annoying items that goes wrong with your hot tub is the light will go out after a while. Luckily these are not as full of water as your pool and it is much easier to drain them and replace the light. Our expert pool technicians can diagnose your problem and let you know what course of action will be best to get your Arizona hot tub back in working order.

Keep Your Winter Pool Levels Up and Filters Cleaned in Arizona

Remember that normal pool maintenance is still extremely important to keep your Arizona pool in top condition. Keeping your water levels up so that the pump and skimmer continue working properly is one simple way to prolong the life of your pool. You can also go through your normal skimmer filters and pump filter and ensure that they are clean at least once a week. Any build up or clogging can lead to costly pool repairs in the future.

By following these simple Arizona pool maintenance tips, your pool should be in tip top shape all winter long and into the busy summer months.

Related Topics:

Winter Pool Maintenance Guide
Above Ground Winter Pool Maintenance
Pool in Winter
Swimming in Winter
Above Ground Pools in Winter
Keep Pool Open During Winter


  • 0

Pool Drain? When To Drain Your Arizona Pool?

Tags : 

Pool Drain

Pool Drain

How often should I drain my pool in Arizona?

We recommend completely draining and refilling your pool once every 3 to 5 years in Arizona. Due to the desert climate, it is only recommended to drain the pool during the fall and winter months while the weather is cooler. This is also the most convenient time since you likely won’t be able to use your pool anyway with the colder weather.

Is it okay to drain my Arizona swimming pool in the winter?

Yes! The best time to drain your pool is during the fall and winter months.

Why can’t I drain my Arizona pool in the summer?

If you drain your pool during the hot, dry Arizona summer months, you risk causing expensive damage to your swimming pool. The floor of the pool can crack due to the heat and lack of moisture. Draining your Arizona pool in the summer is also bad for the desert environment where water is scarce. The pool water that is drained out will mostly evaporate instead of being used to water the lawn or other plants on the property.

Why do I need to drain my pool?

Arizona is a desert and most of the water that is used for normal living has to travel a long way and go through a lot of treatment. The water is known for being some of the hardest in the country, and you will see evidence of the build up beginning on your decorative pool tile. Your pool needs to be drained periodically in order to get rid of the calcium and hard water build up on your pool.

Does my Arizona pool need to be drained to cleaned properly?

In some cases your pool will need to be drained completely in order to clean it out of any build up and allow you to start with a clean base chemically. Draining your pool is the perfect opportunity to do any necessary repairs, complete a full service cleaning or acid wash, and get your tile cleaned. It is recommended to do a chlorine wash or acid wash when draining your pool as a preventive maintenance item to keep your pool running at it’s peak efficiency, as well as making sure your pool is safe and chemically balanced.

My pool turned green. Can it be fixed without draining?

If your pool has turned green, it will take an aggressive combination of filtering, cleaning, and chemicals to get it back to the beautiful blue color you are used to. It is usually best to just drain the pool out completely and do a full chlorine wash to blast away any of the algae and bacteria that has accumulated. All of the pool filters will need to be professionally cleaned as well to make sure that the pool doesn’t turn green again. Green pools are dangerous breeding grounds for mosquitoes that can transmit the deadly west nile virus. Having a green pool in Arizona can lead to fines because of the health risk that they pose. Make sure to get your green pool problem taken care of quickly and professionally to avoid any further complications.

Do you drain pools all over Arizona?

Pool Daddy currently services most of the Phoenix metro area. The areas included are Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, North Phoenix, Peoria, and Glendale. Learn about all of different Arizona pool services we offer.

Related Topics:

Pool Drain Pump
Pool Drain Cover
Pool Drain Safety
Pool Drains and Grates
Pool Main Drain Cover


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