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Pool Inspections for Residential and Commercial Pools

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Pool Inspections

Importance of Pool Inspections

Spring is in full swing, meaning summer is right around the corner! If you haven’t opened up your pool yet, now’s your chance! Open that bad boy before summer is in full swing for maximum pool enjoyment!

Pool Inspections may not be incredibly important for residential pools, but commercial pools absolutely need to be properly inspected.

Residential Inspections

Having your home pool or spa inspected periodically is a good way to catch potential damage or problems before it gets bad or hurts someone. While you’re unlikely to come across legal issues with an uninspected pool, but it can save you large amounts of money and time spent repairing your pool when you could be enjoying it.

Commercial Inspections

Whether you own or run an apartment complex with a pool, a gym with swimming or spa facilities, or a public pool inspections are vital!

No one needs tenants complaining about improperly heated pools, jets in a hot tub that don’t work, or lights that don’t function. If they are paying for the use of a poorly maintained pool it could hurt your image and tenants may begin getting angry enough to leave!

Pool InspectionsPeople love to swim to work out. Whether someone needs a low impact way to lose weight and gain strength or they want to swim a few laps on a hot day instead of running on the treadmill, a gym with a pool brings in a ton of guests! The last thing you need is a lawsuit from chipped tile or cracked vinyl causing physical damage or, even worse, a malfunction of a pump or other part of the pool causing serious damage to your building or guests!

Public pools are full of children and families. It’s a great and low-cost way to cool down large groups of people. That being said, inspections can catch filter problems which could lead to harmful growth, bacteria, or excess chemicals floating around the pool—leading to a slew of legal ramifications. Besides, no one wants to go to a dirty and run down pool.

When to Get Your Pool Inspected

Our pool inspections will check out things that could lead to health concerns, physical damage, equipment damage, and more. Pair inspections with weekly or monthly cleaning, or at least before you officially open your pool to guests or the public. A lot can happen during winterization and over time. We can inspect the entire pool or specific elements, especially if you’re noticing decrease of effectiveness in a specific piece of equipment. Allow us to catch a problem before it becomes major damage or a costly repair. A dirty pool can be a sign of filter or pump issues and small cracks can quickly escalate into tile loss, debris floating in the pool, and physical damage to swimmers!

Check this list (PDF) for more detailed items on common inspections and we’ll go over more of this in future blogs to help you keep an eye out for potential  problems.

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Pool Cleaning during Spring

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Pool Cleaning during Spring

Pool Cleaning

Spring is finally here, everyone! If you haven’t opened up your pool yet, now might be a great time! While you’re at it, let’s get everything extra clean and double check all of the equipment! If you didn’t close your pool, hot tub, or Jacuzzi for winter, now is the perfect time to check the chemicals and pH, clean pool tiles, check filters, and change light bulbs. Pool Daddy is here to help you with all of your pool needs, so give us a call to get started with weekly pool maintenance or a deep Spring Clean!

We’ve talked about acid washing before here. If your pool is looking a little green and your filters are working fine it may be time for an acid wash. Never jump straight to this—always try other methods of removing the cause of green-pool-syndrome. If this has never been done to your pool and your tiles are looking a little grimy and you find yourself cleaning your pool more than you’re enjoying it, Spring may be a good time to get this started—act fast before the summer temperatures start showing up!

No matter the filter type your pool or hot tub uses, now would be a great time to check it! Some may just need a filter change, others may need to have other elements of the filtration system cleaned, backwashed, or even replaced. Act now before Summer hits and everyone rushes out to replace and repair filters! Get a head start on keeping your pool clean and fresh for the rest of the warmer season!

Pool CleaningWeekly pool cleaning can be incredibly helpful! From removing leaves and debris to checking pH levels, we can do it all so you don’t have to! If you’re performing mass cleaning rituals on your home, why worry about your pool when you can have the professionals do it for you! No more worrying if your chlorine levels are appropriate to keep algae at bay, no more worrying if your salt cells are calcified or your sand needs to be changed! With our regular service you can leave it to us and we’ll make sure everything is clean and operating at max capacity!

Think we just deal with pools? Nope! We deal with in-ground and above-ground pools, Jacuzzis, hot tubs, and everything in between. No matter the size or budget, we can help you keep your pool or hot tub running smoothly so you can enjoy your Spring and Summer in the sun in your well-kept pool and related investments! Don’t let a problem sneak up on you because proper maintenance can increase the longevity of every element of your pool or tub.

So while you’re trimming back the plants in the yard, vacuuming every crevice in your home, and swapping out the batteries in your smoke detectors, have one less thing to worry about by starting up weekly pool cleaning services, starting now! Spring cleaning is a great way to prepare for Summer!

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Pool Lights: Repairs and Checks

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Pool Lights: Repairs and Checks

Pool Lights

Whether you’re installing some brand new lights or you’ve just installed a pool and you need lights in general, there are specific steps to follow and some warnings. Today we’ll discuss pool lights installation, replacement, and checking.

WARNING: Before working on pool lights, regardless of the water level, turn off the power at the main circuit breaker and keep it off until finished. Do not allow the breaker to be on while whoever is working on the lights is touching water or the lights.

Before you start: Once the breaker is off, you need to make sure the breaker is not tripped. If it is, you need to check the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and you can read detailed instructions about the GFCI process here. If you turn on the pool lights switch and the GFCI trips you should not proceed; seek professional help.

  1. Ensure the breaker, GFCI, and pool lights switch are all off.
  2. Remove the pilot screws holding in the fixture. Vinyl liner pools have additional screws around the light to keep it in tact—do not remove these. Some lights do not have pilot screws and need to be pried out with a flat-head screwdriver. NOTE: Most styles of lights contain water in the niche holding the fixture to keep the light cool, also allowing you to pull the light out with water still in the pool, reducing damage.
  3. Remove the light, place on the deck. If the chord is not long enough you may need to go to the junction box connecting the light, inside the dive stand. Disconnect the light chord at the junction box. It may be helpful to attach some wire or a string to allow you to move the wire back to replace the light in the fixture.
  4. Open the fixture. You will either find many screws in the back of the unit rim or one screw holding on a band clamp. Remove screws or clamps and pry open the fixture if needed. Be careful and use appropriate tools to avoid breaking lenses.
  5. If the GFCI was tripping, you may find water in the unit. If this happens, dry out the unit with a towel or hair dryer. Remove bulb and continue drying all parts. DO NOT touch halogen bulbs with your bare hands. The oils in your skin can mess the bulb up. If the bulb is burned out, replace the bulb.
  6. Once bulbs are replaced, turn the unit on for a few seconds. Due to the need to be water cooled, do not allow the unit to be on for more than a few seconds out of the water. If the bulb does not work and you were testing for a GFCI trip, replace the bulb.Pool Lights
  7. While GFCI, light switch, and breaker are still off, reassemble the fixture. Now may be the perfect time to also replace the light gasket. Ensure all screws are back in place and tightened evenly to maintain seals and prevent damage. If you are dealing with the clamp style, tap around the unit to ensure even pressure.
  8. Immerge the fixture in water and check for air bubbles escaping around the gasket. If seen, reopen, dry, and reassemble.
  9. Place the unit back into the niche in the pool wall. Screw in the pilot screw or snap it back in place.
  10. Pull the chord back to the junction box if the chord was too short (from step 3).
  11. Turn breakers and GFCI back on to check the light. Enjoy your new or repaired lights.

Never be afraid to ask for professional help. If you want to ensure it’s done correctly the first time in as little time as possible, our technicians would be happy to do this. If you’re a customer paying for weekly services we may even be able to spot problems lights before you do.

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