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Winter Pool Maintenance in Arizona

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Arizona Winter Temperatures Average

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.

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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.

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Broken Pool Heater: What to do

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 go 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.


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Pool Heaters for Scottsdale Pools this Winter

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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.

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How does a Heat Pump Pool Heater work?

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?

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.

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What is the best heater for a 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.


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How to Winterize your Pool in Phoenix this Christmas

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It’s no longer news that we are in the cold and freezing months of winter. Winter brings a lot of good things. It brings the white beauty called snow. But if you own an in-ground swimming pool, it may be the cop that shuts down your pool party.

Which means you have to winterize your pool. You may be thinking “but it’s so warm out, I can use my pool year round!” but unless you plan on using the pool and cleaning it regularly, you may want to consider winterization to save time, effort, and money during the season you probably won’t want to swim.

So what steps should you take to winterize your pool?

Steps of Pool winterization

1. Remove debris

Using a pool vacuum or a net, remove leaves, dirt, bugs, and other debris from the pool water. Clean the skimmer and pump basket. Clean tile with tile cleaner, to prevent buildup over winter.

2. pH levels

Adjust the water to the recommended pH levels to keep corrosion and build up from damaging your pool. Things like alkalinity, calcium, and chlorination should also be checked and adjusted. Some chemical kits are designed for winterization and should be considered. They often contain algaecide and extra chlorine.

3. Be careful of chemical levels

More chlorine isn’t always a good idea. To prevent damage to equipment, avoid using tablets or floaters. If you’ve used a tablet or other chemicals recently, you may want to wait for those chemicals to wear off before adding a winterization kit.

4. Drain water to below the skimmer

Do not fully empty the pool, it can cause freeze damage if temperatures get low enough.

5. Disconnect pumps and heaters

Once the water is drained, unplug pumps and heaters, and if possible, turn them upside down to ensure excess water is removed. You can use a compressor or shop vac to assure all water is removed from a heater. Drain plugs should be removed and stored. Also remove jet fittings, skimmer baskets, and pump baskets.

6. Remove water from all pipes

Using a compressor or a wet-dry shop vac, force all air out of plumbing and skimmers, drain lines, gate valves, etc.

7. Clean filter

Remove filter hoses, spray the filter elements and diatomaceous earth grids with Filter Cleaner, and rinse. Sand filters will need back-washing. Drain water from the filter as well.

8. Flotation device

This is used to balance the rainwater and ice that will form on the winter cover and it eases the pressure on the pool walls.

9. Cover

These covers are stronger and more reliable than summer covers, since they’re meant to withstand rain and ice. Ensure the cover has no rips, tears, or holes. They can be patched to an extent, but replacement may be needed. There are multiple cover options, so do your research or ask your local pool companies.

10. Store diving boards, ropes, floats, and supplies

Keep things like ladders, diving boards, pump baskets, and anything that was removed during winterization and keep them in a garage or other dry place to prevent damage.

You may be wondering if its a little bit too late to get Pool Winterization services in Phoenix. Or “how do you I get a pool service near me?” But don’t worry because Pool Daddy is one fantastic pool service company in Phoenix willing to give you excellent services at great prices.

Contact Pool Daddy about Pool Winterization services. You can do this process yourself, but it never hurts to have the professionals do it.


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Pool Maintenance on Weekly Services

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Importance of Regular Pool Maintenance

Pool MaintenanceWith Spring coming all of the winterized pools will be opening up and before you know it the temperatures will rise, humidity will increase, and pool party season will be in full swing! So, let’s get ready to open up those pools and hot tubs for some Spring and Summer fun! Our weekly services will keep your pool functioning and your life easier.

  1. A clean pool is a happy pool: With weekly pool maintenance your pool will stay cleaner longer. Our technicians will make sure your filters are fully operating, pumps are working, and your pool is in peak condition. Get this checked weekly to prevent or catch potential problems.
  2. Health: If your pool has grime floating around or the salt or pH levels are off your swimmers will notice. It could cause health issues as well. No one wants plant debris getting in hair or chemical imbalances irritating their skin.
  3. Water lines: While the color and balance of water is important, cleaning at the water line is important in keeping algae and other growth at bay. We also check on the pump systems and ensure the water level is at the correct location so your pool stays full and functional with minimal effort to you.
  4. Pool MaintenanceBeneath the water line: Each visit includes brushing of the sides of the pool to remove growth and build up to help prevent getting a green pool. Forget buying your own brushes and doing the work yourself. This is the part most pool owners dread the most, so worry no more.
  5. Functioning pumps: Some pumps need to undergo a back flow process, filters or sand need to be cleaned or changed. This will keep your pool cleaner longer and prevent costly repairs in the future.
  6. Pride: Our technicians care about your pools as much as if they were their own. This is our job, our livelihood, and we want to make all of our customers happy with pools that are clean, high functioning, and amazing.
  7. Hot tubs: Don’t forget your spa, Jacuzzi, or hot tub! If it’s not working at maximum efficiency, why work at all? Keep it running smooth with cleaning and maintenance service to keep it running year round.

Our job is to keep you (and your pool) happy so you can enjoy your pool instead of focusing on cleaning and maintaining it. This spring and summer could be the year you’re the talk of the town with a crystal clear pool and the best pool parties around.

We also offer inspections (Great for before those big parties or for apartment complexes, hotels, and more), repairs, intensive cleaning, and more. Check out our service page for more information and details.

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