Cleaning up A swimming pool after a monsoon.

 

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Have you ever spent a summer in Arizona? Then you have witnessed how the Monsoon Season can effect your pool water. During the summer months, every pool owner in AZ have to deal with incredible dust-storms called “haboobs”that appear during monsoon season. It is nice to get the cool rains and winds until the next morning when you see your pool full of dirt and leaves.  It is very important to check your pool after the storm.  Even if you currently have weekly service from Arizona Pool Service, it may require you to perform these preventative measures until your next scheduled day of service..

Swimming pool Clean up

Swimming pool Clean up

 

  1. Ensure your filter is working properly. The debris entering your pool needs to come out somehow and the sooner, the better. By making sure your filter is working efficiently and effectively, whatever enters your pool can be removed.  Once your pool is clean though, make sure to check the filter pressure. If your filter pressure is about 8-10 psi higher than what it was originally, it would be a good idea to clean the filter if its a Cartridge or DE filter or just backwash if its a sand filter
  2. Brush, skim, and check your filter baskets. Your system can’t handle all types and sizes of debris. To prevent any issues with the system caused by a blockage or clog, skimming or netting out your bigger leaves and other outside materials with help that not to occur. By brushing, you can speed up the cleaning process by moving dirt and other finer materials toward the main drain in your pool. Using a manual vacuum is also a good option to help remove dirt and also prevents anything from getting stuck on your pool surface that could cause a stain, for example. Any debris that then makes it through the system will be caught in your filter basket, which needs to be cleaned regularly for optimal system performance.
  3. Shock your pool. Algae spores and other material can enter your pool because of a storm. By adding the recommended amount of shock to your pool, you can make sure it stays sanitized. If you have a salt system, you can typically find a “boost” feature to increase the amount of chlorine produced by the cell for a short period of time.
  4. Run your system overnight. Brushing and shocking won’t be effective at cleaning your pool if the water isn’t being filtered and circulated. Running your system for an extended period of time allows not only the debris you’ve stirred up in the water, but also the material that has been killed by the shock, to be removed by your filter.
  5. Manually test your water, Rain and other debris can interfere with your pool’s water balance and sometimes things need to be adjusted afterward. In order to get a sense of what has chemically changed from the storm, a simple water test can show you what you need to do to make sure your pool is ready for use.

Each storm is different, but by completing these steps above, recovering from a haboob can be easy and you can get back to swimming in no time. Call Arizona Pool Service for all your Green pool and storm clean up needs.

Green Pool Clean

Green pool clean-up

Arizona Pool Filter Cleans

Keeping Your Pool Filter CleanIt time to clean your Pool Filter! You’ve ignore your pool all winter. Monsoon Dust Storms have also deposited a lot of dirt in your pool. If you haven’t cleaned your pool filter this winter, NOW is the time.

Your pool filter ideally should be cleaned every quarter, but many customers skimp out on this necessary Queen Creek pool maintenance item, only to reap the ill effects later down the road.

A clean pool filter decreases the workload of your pool motor, extended its life, and keeps you from having costly repairs due to lack of proper maintenance of your filter

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Arizona Pool Service
20207 E. Poco Calle
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
Phone: 480-228-5743

Acid Wash

Pool Acid Wash To Remove Tough StainsIf you have tough stains on your pool walls, you may consider an acid wash.  This will remove tough stains. starting out at $195.00

However, if you have a green pool, we recommend getting a chlorine wash to kill all the algae spores that can be embedded on your pool walls. Starting out at $195.00

And if you have mineral deposits along your pool tile near the water line, then you need a our Mesa pool tile cleaning service.  The acid wash and the chlorine wash do NOT remove the mineral deposit lines on your pool tile.  This needs a separate process for removal.

Starting out at only $2.85 a liner foot.

Please call us today to discuss whether your pool needs an acid wash, a chlorine wash, or our pool tile cleaning service.

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Arizona Pool Service
20207 E. Poco Calle
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
Phone: 480-228-5743

Arizona Pools

Pool Cleaning Frequently Asked QuestionsSwimming pool maintenance is one of those tedious but necessary tasks associated with Arizona home ownership. Since it can be time consuming, many swimming pool owners contract out this job to an Chandler Arizona pool cleaning service.

Using an Arizona pool cleaning service can save home owners a great deal of time and worry. Of course, this comes with a cost. Many people find that the cost is well-worth it.

If you’re a new pool owner or you’ve never used an Arizona pool cleaning service before, you probably have questions. You may be able to find the right answers here. These are the six most frequently-asked questions when it comes to hiring an Arizona pool Service:

1) I’d like to contract out my pool maintenance, but my budget is limited. Is there a way to get service on a budget?

 Definitely. Choose a Chandler Arizona pool cleaning service that offers an economy package.This type of package will typically include a bi-weekly visit by a technician. The technician will check your skimmer and pump baskets. He/she will also test your chemical balance. This is a great way to get basic maintenance at a low cost.

2) I want to hire someone to do all of my maintenance work so I can just enjoy my pool. Is this kind of service available?

Yes. You can find maintenance packages that cover just about every task necessary to keep your water healthy.These Arizona pool service packages generally include a weekly visit by a technician. The technician will perform the basics, like inspecting and cleaning your skimmer and pump baskets. He/she will check your chemical balance (adding chemicals as needed).Comprehensive packages also include things like brushing walls, skimming surface (or vacuuming) and testing equipment. Comprehensive packages may also include annual inspection of parts like the motor. This type of service covers virtually everything you need, so you never have to worry about it yourself.

3) Will my Arizona pool service package include the cost of chemicals?

It depends on the one you select. If you prefer to have chemicals included, choose a package that provides cleaning plus chemicals for one price.

4) How often will I have to pay for my Arizona pool cleaning service?

This depends on a couple of things, like the company and the package you choose. Generally speaking, those with an ongoing contract pay either monthly, quarterly or annually. Check with your provider for the particulars.

5) I’m not usually home during the daytime. How will I know if the technician has been by, and whether there are any issues that need to be addressed?

Some companies have their technicians leave behind a report stating that they visited and noting the things they checked.Other companies send out regular statements in the mail. It all depends on the company you use and your maintenance package. You can rest assured, though, that if any major issues are uncovered, your technician will let you know.

6) What if I need parts replaced?

Some parts can be replaced by your Chandler Pool Service technician. When a tech recommends that a part be changed, he/she will likely contact you to ask how you want to proceed. Depending on your contract, the tech may be able to replace a part during a regular visit. Otherwise, he/she can request on your behalf that a repair person come out and make the fix.Other, more complex parts may require a separate visit and possibly a different technician. Your regular tech will let you know what is required.

Certain repairs/replacements may be covered as part of your Arizona Pool Service contract. It all depends on your maintenance package. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay extra for those parts on top of your regular fees.

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Arizona Pool Service
20207 E. Poco Calle
Queen Creek, Arizona 85142
Phone: 480-228-5743