What You Need to Know About Chlorine for Your Swimming Pool

What You Need to Know About Chlorine for Your Swimming Pool

Now that the Arizona summer heat is in full swing, your swimming pool has become your haven. You probably send as much time as you can in it and your kids spend even more. Summer is the best time for your family to have pool parties, barbeques, and graduation celebrations. This means that there are more people in your pool and you have to take extra precautions to keep it clean and one of the most important elements in this process is chlorine. Here’s what you need to know about chlorine for your swimming pool this summer:

What You Need to Know About Chlorine for Your Swimming Pool

Why is it Important?

Chlorine is essential to your pool’s functionality. Chlorine is a chemical that kills bacteria and algae. When you put chlorine in your pool, it works with other chemicals to keep the sides and bottom of your pool clean and free from any potentially harmful bacterias to either you or your family. Without the proper amount of chlorine, your pool will be unsafe for you to use.

How to Use Chlorine Safely

Since your pool water has such a high concentration of chlorine, it is not safe to drink your pool water. It is also not safe to touch chlorine with your bare hands when it is not in the water. Using gloves when adding chlorine to your pool is highly important to avoid any burns.

How Can Chlorine Affects You

Before being added to the water, chlorine can damage your skin as well as cause respiratory problems. Being in close proximity to chlorine while it is not in the pool can lead to breathing problems, burning of your skin and burning of your eyes. If you happen to ingest chlorine outside of the pool, it will burn your throat. The longer you are exposed to chlorine outside your pool, the more dangerous it becomes for you.

To avoid any harmful effects from chlorine and just enjoy your summer by the pool, let the professionals at Pink Dolphin Pool Care handle everything. We will keep your pool at the proper chlorine level and, whenever we need to add more, we know how to keep everyone safe. Call us today at (602) 688-7465.

Pros and Cons of Dogs in Your Phoenix Pool

Pros and Cons of Dogs in Your Phoenix Pool

Summer is here and that means your pool is being used a lot, but your human family members aren’t the only ones who want in on the cooling down. If you have dogs, you know that they want to get right on in there with you and swim around or simply lay on the steps to cool down. But is it really the best idea to have your dogs in the pool? Here are some pros and cons of dogs in your Phoenix pool to be aware of:

Pros and Cons of Dogs in Your Phoenix Pool

Swimming is Good for Your Dogs

Just like for humans, swimming is a great, low-impact total body workout. Swimming in the pool is easy on the limbs and joints of your dog which is great for young and aging dogs alike. While many dogs love being in the pool because it is a fun way to cool off and spend time with you, it is also the perfect spot for rehabilitation for dogs recovering from any type of procedure.

Chlorine and Dogs

One of the biggest concerns dog owners have is whether or not it is safe for your dog to swim around in chlorine and other pool chemicals. Just like their human owners, chlorine can slightly irritate your dog’s eyes and nose, but a couple hours in the pool here and there is harmless. After a nice swim, it is a good idea to hose your dog down because, like humans, the chlorine can dry out their fur and skin.

Dogs Drinking Pool Water

It is inevitable that your dog will drink the pool water. You can’t really train your dog not to drink the water when all they see is a giant water dish ready for their parched tongues. There isn’t a lot of information that tells us if dogs get sick from drinking pool water, but if you find that your dog starts developing stomach issues after drinking from the pool you can try lowering the chemicals in your pool and limiting their swim time.

Dog Hair in the Pool

Do not be discouraged from letting your pup into the pool because you think their hair will break your pool’s cleaning system. Their hair and other things such as nails will not break your cleaning system. Yes your pool’s filtration system will have to work harder and you may have to do some extra skimming after your dog is out, but there is no need to worry about having your pool break. The only downside is you having to put in a little extra work, but it’s all worth it when you see how happy your dog is swimming around in the pool.

Dog Ear Infections

The last item on pros and cons list of dogs in your Phoenix pool is ear infections. Allowing your dog in your Phoenix pool increases their chances of getting an ear infection. No matter how well-maintained your pool is, there is still bacteria floating around which can get lodged in your dog’s sensitive ears. To avoid this problem, simply be sure to thoroughly dry your dog’s ears once you get out of the pool.

For more pros and cons of dogs in your Phoenix pool, call Pink Dolphin Pool Care today at (602) 688-7465.

What to Expect When Calling Pink Dolphin in Glendale AZ

What to Expect When Calling Pink Dolphin in Glendale AZ

Now that summer is upon us, you know what that means. Long, sunny days spent poolside. Summer is the time of year where your pool is put to a lot of use. Not only are you and your family out there every day, but you constantly have friends over who use your pool as well. Your pool is the perfect gathering place for friends and family this summer season. If you can keep it clean that is. No one wants to hang around a pool that has debris floating around and isn’t clear in color. If that happens to your pool, you are sure to lose a few people, if not all of them, from hanging out with you. To avoid this, contact Pink Dolphin Pool Care today!

What to Expect When Calling Pink Dolphin in Glendale AZ for Pool Care

Who We Are

Looking for a professional pool cleaning service can be tricky business. These people will have your summer life in their hands. If they don’t do a great job, you could lose out on a pool-filled summer. You want to make sure that who you hire will keep your pool clean and do it with a smile on their face. When you hire Pink Dolphin Pool Care, you know you can expect top-notch work. We are a family owned and operated pool care service company and we understand just how essential your pool is. Our pool cleaning experts are all bonded and insured, as well as members of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. With credentials like those, you know you can rest easy when we come to clean or repair your pool. We are both friendly and professional. What more could you want from a pool care company?

What to Expect From Pink Dolphin in Glendale AZ

We are not just a pool cleaning company. We are a full-service pool company and complete tasks ranging from pool cleaning to pool installation. If you have a leak in your pool or something isn’t working quite right, we can fix it. If you want a whole new pool installed, we can install it. If you just need a simple clean, we can clean it. When you call us, you can expect to talk to someone who is friendly and understanding of your needs. We have seen it all and have dealt with every kind of pool problem. Whatever you toss our way, we will be able to handle it. Give us a call today at (602) 688-7465 and let us help you with all your pool needs.

 

Keeping Your Backyard Pool Environment Safe

Keeping Your Backyard Pool Environment Safe

Your backyard pool is the perfect summer destination for all your family and friends. You all can gather and spend time talking and laughing while staying cool at the same time. Nothing can really ruin your summer by the pool except and accident. Keeping your backyard pool environment safe can prevent pool-related injuries or accidents and keep your fun summer in full-swing. Here’s how you can keep your pool environment safe:

Keeping Your Backyard Pool Environment Safe | Pink Dolphin Pool Care

Pool Fence

Installing and maintaining a fence around your pool is one of the biggest safety additions you can make. Having a fence in place ensures that there are no accidental accesses to the pool. If you have young children, it can be hard to watch them every second of every day. It’s even harder when you’re inside and they go outside to play. When you have a pool fence up, you can let your children play outside without worrying about them falling into the pool while you step inside to make them a delicious snack. Pool fences also prevent any family pets from having pool-related accidents. When you have a pool fence, you are in control of when and who goes into the pool.

Clean Pool

Cleaning and maintaining your pool is the top priority to keeping your backyard pool environment safe. You should test your pool water regularly to make sure that it is at the proper pH balance and all the chemicals are right where they should be. Making sure the chemicals are where they need to be prevents algae and bacteria growth. Your pool should be skimmed and vacuumed regularly to remove unwanted dirt and debris from the water. If your pool develops damage or springs a leak in the pipe, don’t use your pool until these damages are repaired. Having your pool regularly serviced by a professional is the easiest way for keeping your backyard pool environment safe. Give Pink Dolphin Pool Care a call today at (602) 688-7465 and let us worry about the safety of your pool.

Pink Dolphin Pool Care Q&A

Pink Dolphin Pool Care Q&A

When you’re hiring a professional pool cleaning service, there are a lot of questions on your mind. You want to make sure you are getting the best service for what you are paying. You also want to know that your pool is being properly taken care of. To help you decide whether or not you should hire us, here is a little Pink Dolphin Pool Care Q&A for our frequently asked questions:

1.       What is included in your full-service pool cleaning?

With our full-service pool cleaning, you don’t have to worry about a thing. We conduct weekly cleanings that include: testing the water chemistry; adjusting pool chemicals and shocking the pool if necessary; backwash pool filter; empty pool skimmer and pump baskets; brush pool walls, steps and seats; vacuum pool as needed; and skim leaves and debris off the top.

2.       Is there a less expensive option than your full-service pool cleaning?

Yes. If you want a more inexpensive option and are the type of person who likes to be outside and do some of your own pool cleaning, we offer two other pool cleaning services: Chemical Pool Plus Cleaning Service where we do everything the full-service cleaning offers minus the vacuuming and skimming; and our Chemical Only Pool Service where all we do is balance the pool chemicals.

3.       What’s your most popular cleaning service?

Our full-service cleaning option is the most popular. Since Arizona summers can be extremely hot, many of our clients don’t like working up a sweat to clean their pool. They just want to relax in an already taken care of pool. We don’t mind the hot work.

4.       Will my pool be serviced on the same day every week?

Yes. We schedule our technicians to come out to clean your pool on a consistent basis. This makes sure that your pool remains clean and safe for you to swim in regularly. If there is ever a schedule change due to holiday or an emergency, we will communicate that with you right away.

5.       Can I change the day of the week my pool is cleaned or change pool technicians?

Of course. If you prefer a different day than the one already scheduled, we would be happy to change that to work better for you. Any changes you wish to make, just let us know and we will accommodate your wishes.

6.       Do you conduct pool repairs?

Yes. We are not just a pool cleaning service. We know everything about pools and the way they run. Our pool repair experts can handle any repair you need to be done, no matter how big or how small.

For more information contact us today at (602) 688-7465.