Swim, splash, relax, have fun! These are the things you should worry about as a pool owner, not taking time out of your busy schedule to maintain your pool. We will service your pool each week even if it is raining or freezing. We will come on the same day each week unless an illness or a holiday requires us to reschedule, and an email will be sent to announce holiday schedule changes.
What’s Included In Our Weekly Full Service Swimming Pool Service?
We make pool maintenance and pool cleaning something you can forget, so you can get back to enjoying your pool. The services that are a part of our weekly full pool service include:
Test & Treat water for correct chemicals Brush Tile, Sides, and Steps Remove all debris from pool & spa Empty pump and skimmer baskets Inspect Equipment Clean your automatic pool cleaner filter bag Inspect your automatic cleaner Vacuum and/or net your pool Monitor your pool for any issues
Work with us and perform the following:
- Maintain proper water levels
- Keep pool equipment operating by approving repairs when needed
- Report any pool issues to us as soon as you observe them
- Empty the skimmer baskets between our visits if they get full to ensure proper water flow to the pump
Keep in mind that if it is thundering, we will not have a pole in our hand so this means we will not brush, skim or vacuum for safety reasons; we will still empty all collection baskets and check and treat chemistry and make sure the equipment is working properly.
Always check your Pool Trac emails!
What Else Do We Offer?
We want to help you make your swimming pool the oasis it was meant to be. Nothing makes a pool more inviting than proper lighting; we can bring your lighting back to the condition it was intended to make those evening swims more enjoyable and safe for young swimmers.
Are you tired of having to go to the equipment every time you want to change a setting or turn a light on or off? Do you want to be able to read the water and air temperatures from a hand-held remote? We have the automation upgrades that will put it all in the palm of your hand.
If you are adding more than 1.5 inches of water per week to your pool, you probably have a leak. We can take care of all leaks, underground or within the plumbing. Even a small leak can be costly; you are not only losing water but the chemicals in the water also.
If you are considering buying a house with a pool, make sure you get a complete inspection done on the pool as you would the house. Pool repairs can be costly and should be the responsibility of the previous owner.
How Do You Maintain a Pool?
Enjoying your swimming pool starts with proper maintenance. Pool maintenance includes the pool water, the pool interior, the pool filtration system, the pool’s circulation, and the pool skimmer and return.
Pool Water. Keeping your pool water clean is an important part of pool maintenance. This is the part that touches not only your skin but also the skin of others. So, you want to make sure that it is free from debris, contaminants, and other things that make your pool gross.
Pool Interior. When the pool interior is not at its best neither is the rest of your pool. You want to eradicate algae growth that has been keeping your pool from having the inviting look you desire. If your pool has been stained or been sitting green for a while, acid washes can make a big difference with your pool finish.
Pool Filtration System. The filtration system is the single most important part of the pool system. Ideally, you should run your pump for about 8-12 hours per day. Doing this helps the water run through the filter to trap unwanted contaminants and particles. If your filter is not doing its job, it may need repair or replacement.
You should also backwash your filter element to keep it clean. What backwashing does is clean your filter element by water being reversed through the element directly into the waste line. Be sure to check your filter for directions for the backwashing schedule.
Pool Circulation. Running the pump also leads to having better pool circulation which helps prevent much of the above from causing you problems with your pool. Having good pool circulation helps to mix and disperse any added chemicals throughout your pool’s system. If your pump isn’t working properly, we do all types of pump repair and replacement. Together with your filtration system, the pump is what keeps the pool looking good.
Pool Skimmer and Return. The pool skimmer is not the same as the net skimmer, though both are important for your pool’s health. This pool skimmer is a cleaning tool that pulls the water into the filter for cleaning while the return pushes the clean water back into the pool.
What Goes into Cleaning a Pool?
Maintaining your swimming pool chemistry is just one part of servicing your pool. Your pool also needs to be cleaned. There are 3 main ways to clean your pool:
- Net skimmer – Use the net skimmer to skim the pool water of debris.
- Pool brush – Keep your walls clean by brushing the wall with the wall brush. Tile cleaning can bring back the original luster of your tile and get rid of years of scale and calcium buildup.
- Pool vacuum – You want to vacuum the entire pool whether using an automatic or manual vacuum. Be sure to get areas that have little circulation because they are great spots for algae growth.
If your pool is dirty a day or two after a cleaning, you may want to consider a suction-side or pressure-side cleaner, as this will help keep your pool cleaner longer.
What is the Importance of Pool Chemistry?
The most important part of pool cleaning is the water testing kit for your pool’s chemistry. There are 3 parts to your swimming pools chemistry:
- pH level – You want to test the pH levels to see how basic or acidic you pool water is—the aim is for a pH level between 7.4 and 7.6.
- Alkalinity – You also want to make sure the alkalinity of the water is in the range of 100 to 150 parts per million (ppm). The alkalinity works as a buffer to make sure that your pool isn’t to acidic or basic.
- Sanitizer levels – The amount of sanitizer such as chlorine and bromine will depend on what sanitizer you use in your pool.
Before you add chemicals consider the above. If your pool chemistry is off, the swimmers will feel it. Testing your water frequently and correctly will help your pool water cleaner. Always follow the directions on the chemical labels.
For new pool owners, we can come to your location to provide a pool-school to make sure you’re up to speed on the basic workings of your specific pool.
Contact Us Today For a Free Quote!
Sparkling Pool Service Inc.’s weekly service includes service you can count on. We are a small, family-owned company operating out of NW Houston and we serve areas including Houston, Cypress, Memorial, Heights, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, Jersey Village, Tomball, and Northwest Houston. Contact us for a free quote on pool cleaning services.
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