Why Weekly Pool Service Is Important

Weekly Pool Maintenance Services By Arizona Pool ServiceWho doesn’t love having a pool during the summer months in the hot Arizona weather? Nothing can be better sometimes than when its a 110 degrees out. A swimming pool can help you cool off in the sun, relax, and even a centerpiece for gatherings. However, if your pool is improperly taken care of, your pool will be more of a headache than a luxury.

A swimming pool can be a lot to take care of with the cost and time to properly maintain it. Whether you have an above ground pool or in ground, Mesa pool maintenance has to be kept up. Money and time is a significant role in the proper care of your pool.

You, as a pool owner have an obligation not only for yourself but for your guests to ensure your pool is clean and safe. You have an obligation to educate yourself on how to properly maintain your pool and as long as you do your homework, taking care of it wont be as time consuming or costly as it could be if you don’t. To keep your pool in prestige condition is to maintain your pool regularly. Any experienced pool owner will tell you that heat can play a big factor on your pool. The hotter it is outside, the more time and chemicals it takes to maintain your pool. Also depending on what vegetation or trees you have around your pool also could have a factor on how long it takes to maintain due items falling into the pool.

In Arizona, there are two main items that affect your swimming pool the most, the amount you use your pool and the weather. The hotter the weather gets, the more it affects the chemicals in your pool. Without proper balance of chemicals, the sun can have a negative impact on your pool. Without a proper balance in chemicals, your pool can turn green.

Simple tips to keep your pool clean

Pool Chemicals:

It is extremely important to keep the proper chemistry in chemicals in your pool to keep it balanced, healthy, and safe to swim in. Keeping that proper chemical balance helps not only the life of the inside of the pool but the pool equipment. It is imperative that you check the chemical balance in your pool at least twice a week or more depending on how much the pool is being used. Always make sure that your floater has chlorine tablets in it at all times. A pool chemical testing kit can be purchased at any pool store.

Proper PH:

PH can be harmful if the level is to high or to low in your pool. If proper PH is not maintained could affect your water clarity as well as cause skin irritation. It is recommended that you check your PH balance at least twice a week or more depending on how much your pool is being used.

Algae Prevention:

Algae can be caused by many different things such as debris from trees or plants, bloomed flowers, dog hair, and even human skin. Algae can start out very minuscule but without proper maintenance and chemical balance it can grow rapidly and cause your pool to become cloudy. Before swimming, visually inspect your pool for yellow, mustard colored spots or even black spots on the plaster or pebble tec. If you see any algae starting to grow, use an algaecide to control the growth. If you leave algae untreated, it can become harmful to your filtration system.

Use Arizona Pool Service:

Arizona Pool Service will take the headache away from you in taking care of your pool! We will save you that precious time so you have more free time to enjoy your pool than cleaning and maintaining your pool. Arizona Pool Service is here for all your pool needs from cleaning and maintaining your pool to any repairs that might come up.

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

The History Of Swimming Pools

Great Bath Mohenjo DaroSwimming pools have a long and fascinating history, beginning over 5000 years ago. That is when the first known pool, called “the great bath” was built in the city of Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. It was built entirely of closely fitted bricks that were plastered together and then covered with a thick layer of tar.

Evidence of swimming activities date back to at least 2500 B.C. Swimming was extremely popular in ancient Egypt, where ancient relics and Egyptian hieroglyphics depict swimming.

Ancient Greeks and Romans also have a long history of swimming pools. They became very prosperous during this time. With this increase in the standard of living, came luxuries like pools. During this time period pools were built all over for many different reasons. They were used for bathing, religious ceremonies, health, socializing, and admired simply for their beauty. These pools were often ornate and surrounded by lush gardens, marble columns and statues in the roman tradition. The emperors of Greece and Rome had extravagant pools filled with live fish.

In both Greece and Rome swimming was considered a necessary part of boy’s education. At this time pools were also used by the Greeks and Romans to physically train for battle.

In the first century B.C. a rich Roman lord named Gaius Maecenas, who was considered a patron of the arts, built the first heated, private swimming pool.

Around 300 A.D. the first known public swimming pools were built in Rome. The greatest of these pools was over 900,000 square feet! It was heated by fires underneath the floors of the pool, and the heat was then pumped up through the walls.

As history advanced, the first documented indoor swimming pool was built in England in 1862. Competitive swimming was first introduced in England during the 1800′s. At that time, several indoor swimming pools were built in London and used by the National Swimming Society for swimming competitions.

Then in 1907 the White Star Line introduced the first swimming pool on an ocean liner, The Adriatic. A swimming pool was also built on the Titanic.

Deep Eddy Pool TexasOne of the first in-ground swimming pools in the United States was the Deep Eddy Pool in Austin, Texas. Deep Eddy began as just a swimming hole in the Colorado River. Cold springs bubbled out of the river banks and people swam in the river where a large boulder formed an eddy. In 1915 the land surrounding the swimming hole, was purchased by A.J. Eilers, Sr. He proceeded to build the concrete pool, and then a resort called the “Deep Eddy Bathing Beach”, which featured cabins, camping, food, and activities. Today it is still a popular swimming pool operated by the City of Austin. Deep Eddy Pool is also listed as a historic landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.

Swimming pools did not become common in America until after World War II. As Hollywood movies became increasingly popular, the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle, with a pool as a status symbol, became sought after. As swimming pools evolved they became more and more within reach of the average consumer. American families began to realize how much entertainment, enjoyment, and yes, “status” a swimming pool could bring them.

While earlier pools were made of concrete, then gunite, and fiberglass, vinyl liners have really changed the pool industry. They have made owning a pool much more affordable. Today pools are available in a myriad of materials and shapes to beautify and add value to your home, while providing endless hours of enjoyment.

There are also many types of pools to meet your needs, such as lap pools, and pools made for swimming in place.

Whirlpool tubs first became popular in America during the 1960s. They have evolved into the luxurious home spas of today. They are generally made of acrylic that looks like marble. They are heated; come in many sizes, and can include various types of jet nozzles and seating. Many people enjoy having both a spa and a swimming pool.

It is estimated that there are more than 10 million swimming pools in the United States today. They have been through quite an evolution, but after 5000 years it looks like they are here to stay!

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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