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Easy Swimming Pool Maintenance

Easy Swimming Pool Maintenance

With all of the rain and heat we have had lately, you will want to keep a close eye on your pool.  Because of the pollutants that are in the rain, you will want to test your swimming pool water to ensure that the pool is safe for your family and friends.  You will also want to closely monitor the water level of your pool. If you have a cover for your pool you can avoid some of these conditions, however, most Myrtle Beach home owners don’t bother with a cover once their swimming pool has been opened for the season. A poorly maintained swimming pool can become the home of disease and germs.  If care is not taken, your pool will become unsafe for swimming and can be the cause of infections. Easy Steps For Swimming Pool Maintenance   Water testing – this is the most important step for your swimming pool safety. Elko Pools will be happy to test your swimming pool water and let you know the chemical components of your water and what needs to be changed.  The primary area to check is the pH level and alkalinity of your water.  As a rule of thumb, pH should be between 7.2 and 7.6.  Alkalinity should be around 180ppm.  If all of this is Greek to you, then you will want to bring your pool water to Elko for testing. Sanitize – after your water is properly balanced, you will want to add chlorine, unless you have salt water chlorination. You want a level that is high enough to keep algae growth and bacteria under control. ...
Myrtle Beach Above Ground Swimming Pool To Beat The Summer Heat

Myrtle Beach Above Ground Swimming Pool To Beat The Summer Heat

There is nothing that could beat the Myrtle Beach summer heat like the awesome, rejuvenating waters of a pool. The cool water of a swimming pool is a great place to cool down in the hot summer weather. Pools are generally for leisure swimming and affordable swimming activities. A Myrtle Beach swimming pool provides added design and worth to your house. Pool Types There are generally two kinds of pools: in ground pool and also over ground pool. In ground pool are irreversible frameworks calling for excavation and pool installation professional. On the other hand, above- ground pool end up being more preferred nowadays, as they are quickly mounted. Myrtle Beach Above Ground Pool The above-ground pool are the most effective choice for leisure swimming as they have extremely reduced building and construction prices. The fundamental benefit of these swimming pools is that they are easy-to-build. Above-ground swimming pools are composed of packaged sets. These packages could be assembled by an eager Do It Yourself person. However, there are still a lot of people who prefer to have it mounted by the experts because of warranty concerns. A specialist will certainly set up the swimming pool in the following steps for you. First of all, the ground is leveled to supply a level structure surface area. After that the installers construct the base track. The track sustains the external wall surface constructed from plastic, steel, or perhaps timber. After that, the pipes are laid after the sand then spread out in the swimming pool location. Ultimately, the plastic lining over the swimming pool wall surfaces is safeguarded, smoothed and...
Avoid Pool Problems In Hot Weather

Avoid Pool Problems In Hot Weather

Wow! What a heat wave we are having! The summer season has continued it’s greater than usual temperature levels. This hot weather can develop problems for swimming pools, especially if a regular pool maintenance program is not followed. We care for a number of pools on a weekly basis both residential and commercial and we feel that we can provide sage guidance on how to keep your pool looking excellent in this hot weather. Our experience tells us that there are two crucial aspects of successful heat pool care– water chemistry at the correct level and correctly running equipment. Following are some tips from the front lines (the pool cleaning crew): Appropriate water chemistry When the weather is hot like it presently is, water chemistry is important. As a suggestion, here are a few guidelines: Test weekly throughout this heat chlorine– 2.0 to 4.0 ppm pH– 7.2 to 7.6 cyanuric acid– 30 to 90ppm on chlorine swimming pools 70 to 90ppm on salt swimming pools salt level in a salt pool– 2700 to 3500 ppm Test on a monthly basis alkalinity levels — 80 to 100 for salt pools, calcium hypochlorite, and liquid chlorine pools 100 to 120 for dichlor and trichlor pools calcium firmness– 200 to 400 ppm A couple of tips concerning water chemistry from the cutting edge: Evaluate your water a minimum of once each week. We suggest checking the chlorine, pH, and cyanuric acid on a weekly basis. If you have a salt system, it is also a smart idea to test the salt regularly. You can use your test set. We have staff members...
Adding Value to Your Home with a Pool

Adding Value to Your Home with a Pool

Having a pool in your backyard is a great source of enjoyment, good exercise, and just plain fun to relax during those warm summer days.  But, they are more than these things – they are a way to increase the value of your home.  If you ever plan on selling your home or enhancing the value, a swimming pool may be one of the wisest investments you could make to accomplish this. In-ground pools are the best means to increase the value of your home.  Although they are a major investment, they also give you lots of versatility because they come in many different sizes, shapes and have different options, based on your desires and needs.  You can choose to have a shallow end for children and those who are learning to swim, and then perhaps add a deep end for diving boards, slides, and even  lap swimming. A much less expensive option is an above-ground pool.   They will require a deck and privacy fencing, but adding the deck and fencing will definitely raise the value of your home as well.  Above-ground pools aren’t very deep, but they still offer great enjoyment and relaxation on a summer day…just splashing around with friends and the kids. Another way of adding value to your house is to install a hot tub.  A good hot tub is not cheap, but they are an excellent way to relax, and can be enjoyed even in cooler seasons.   Hot tubs have proven to be a wonderful selling point when showing your house for sale. As great as a hot tub is, most people wishing to...
The Importance Of Hiring A Pool Cleaning Professional

The Importance Of Hiring A Pool Cleaning Professional

For homeowners who have a swimming pool, having the right pool cleaning service is vital to a healthy and happy swimming experience. You want your pool to not only look beautiful, but also have the perfect balance of chemicals to ensure that you and your family swim safely. There are lots of pool cleaning companies; especially in southern states where pools are popular, but there are some things to consider when choosing one. Getting The Right Pool Cleaning Professional Many people go into the pool cleaning business simply to take advantage of the high demand in areas where pools abound. But these self-employed workers don’t always know their stuff about swimming pools and that can put the safety of you and your family at risk. Pool technicians need to have the proper training and tools and understand how to use them. Believe it or not, a good bit goes into keeping the pool water clean, clear and safe. Your pool technician needs to have a good understanding of the various chemicals used and the pros and cons of each. They should also present you with your options, prices for chemicals, etc. Comparing Pool Service Options When choosing any company for any service, most people start with getting at least a couple of quotes or estimates from the potential company. You should be wise here and not think that the least expensive option is the best option. That isn’t always the case! The main thing is that you get someone who really knows their stuff about chemicals, cleaning equipment and how often water should be tested, etc. It’s like most...