Think Ahead for Spring with Pool Pump Repairs & Upgrades

Think Ahead for Spring with Pool Pump Repairs & Upgrades

Now that winter is well underway and will soon be coming to a close, spring is right around the corner and you know what that means! Your Arizona pool will soon be opening up and ready for heavy use. During the winter, you most likely didn’t use your pool all that often which means you haven’t been keeping up with regular maintenance like you do during the spring and summer.

Without that regular maintenance, dust and debris can build up on your pool equipment, especially the pool pump, and that can cause some unforeseen damages. Think ahead for spring with pool pump repairs and upgrades by contacting Pink Dolphin Pool Care.

Think Ahead for Spring with Pool Pump Repairs & Upgrades

Pool Pump Role and Problems

Your pool pump has the most crucial role in your entire pool system. It pulls water from your pool, sends it through a filter, and pushes clean water back into your pool. The sole purpose of your pool pump is to clean the pool water and make it safe for you and your family to swim in. This is an important process and sometimes certain situations can prevent the pool pump from working properly. These situations can include:

●        Low pool water levels

●        The pump-o ring is damaged or missing entirely

●        The skimmer basket and drain are clogged with debris

●        Pool pump lid is cracked

●        The pool pump needs to be upgraded

If you want to think ahead for spring and get pool pump repairs and upgrades, contact Pink Dolphin Pool care today for an inspection.

Pool Pump Repairs and Upgrades

If you don’t know if your pool pump needs repairs or an upgrade, but you want to make sure everything is in good working conditions, call Pink Dolphin Pool Care today. We can come to your home and do an inspection on your pool pump before you open up your pool for the spring. If you know your pool pump needs repairs or an upgrade, it’s best to let us handle the problem because fixing repairs or installing an upgrade can be a difficult process that you want to be sure is done properly.

By letting us repair or upgrade your pool pump, you will experience a cleaner and safer pool, a fast and efficient repair or upgrade procedure, and you won’t be wasting your time and energy. For kind, professional pool pump repairs and upgrades, call our pool pump experts today at (602) 688-7465.

 

Caring for Your Pool in the Off-Season

Caring for Your Pool in the Off-Season

With the colder temperatures finally in full swing, that means it’s time to close-up your pool. You may think that putting a cover over your pool may mean that your pool maintenance can take a backseat for a while, but that’s not true. Caring for your pool in the off-season is just as important as it is during the summer. Here are a few tips you can follow for off-season pool care:

Caring for Your Pool in the Off-Season

Mid-Winter Algaecide

Find an algaecide that stays in the water for a long time. On the day that you are choosing to close down your pool, put the algaecide in the water and run your pool pump for a full 24 hours after the addition in order to fully circulate it through your pool. Then shut down your circulation system for the winter and let the long-lasting algaecide do its job.

Prevent System Freezing

When you close down your pool, make sure all the water is removed from your pool pump, heater, and filter. With the freezing temperatures and an excess amount of water in these parts, they can freeze. If they freeze with water in them, they have a higher chance of cracking and breaking which can cost you a lot of money in repairs.

Clean Pool Cover

During the winter, debris like twigs and leaves and such can accumulate on top of your pool cover. Taking the time to go out and clean off your pool cover will make it a lot easier for you to open your pool back up for the summer. You may feel like it’s unnecessary to clean the pool cover since it is doing its job by not allowing the debris inside your pool, but think about taking your pool cover off with all that debris still on it. The debris will fall into your pool, making having the cover on during the winter a moot point. Cleaning your pool cover can be as simple as hosing it down to remove the debris. Take small amounts of time throughout the winter to cut down on reopening time.

Add Chlorine

Before closing your pool up, add the proper amount of chlorine to help keep it clean during the winter. You don’t want to add too much chlorine otherwise you’ll bleach your pool lining. When your pool water starts to thaw in the spring, open a corner of your pool cover and add more chlorine. This will make opening your pool easier.

While you may not be using your pool during the winter, it is important to have it checked regularly to ensure a simple opening when summer rolls back around. If you want to make sure your pool is properly closed for the winter and taken care of, call Pink Dolphin Pool Care at (602) 688-7465 to schedule your pool closure today!

What Happens During a Professional Pool Closure?

What Happens During a Professional Pool Closure?

With the summer coming to a rapid close, that means the use of your pool will most likely decline. Even if you have a pool heater, you won’t be swimming as much in the winter. Your pool is nice and warm, but once you get out, it’s cold outside. So now it’s time to start thinking about closing your pool for the winter. You may be thinking to yourself that you don’t need to professionally close your pool for the winter, but you would be wrong. It’s always a good idea to close your pool during cooler temperatures, especially if you’re not using it. When you’re using your pool almost everyday, you take precautions and make sure it is clean, but when you aren’t using it, maintenance drifts to the back of your mind and your pool can become damaged. Keep your pool safe and call Pink Dolphin Pool Care for a professional pool closure.

What happens during a professional pool closure?

Professional Pool Closure

You’ll be asking yourself, what happens during a professional pool closure? Well, the main objective of a professional pool closure is to make sure your pool is safe and will remain safe during the closure. When you call Pink Dolphin Pool Care for professional pool closure, we will:

●        Lower the pool water to the proper level

●        Balance/adjust the chemical level in your pool

●        Clean your pool

●        Remove and store equipment

●        Put a winter or safety cover on your pool

●        Prepare your plumbing for freezing temperatures. This can be done by blowing out your pool lines with an antifreeze made specifically for pools

Why a Professional Closure?

You can close your pool yourself if you know what you are doing, but if you want to be sure that the right precautions are taken, you want a professional pool closure. Here at Pink Dolphin, we know how important your pool is to you so we want to make sure your pool closure for the winter goes as smoothly as possible without any hiccups. With our help, you can rest easy knowing your pool will make it through the colder temperatures and be waiting for you when it heats up outside. For the best professional pool closure, call us today at (602) 688-7465.

Save Money and Energy with Pentair Pool Pumps

Save Money and Energy with Pentair Pool Pumps

Do you like swimming in your pool a majority of the year? Do you like keeping your pool clean to swim in? Do you like saving money and energy? If you answered yes to all these questions, then save money and energy with Pentair Pool Pumps. Pentair, a pool parts manufacturing company, has recently released a newly designed variable speed pump that is exclusive to pool professionals and not on the market for the general public. This new pump is far more advanced and more reliable than other pool pumps and there are many reasons to upgrade, mainly energy and money savings.

Save Money and Energy with Pentair Pool Pumps

Save Energy

The new Pentair pool pump is designed with the smartest pump technology available. It combines speed and flow control while adjusting the flow of pool water throughout the cycle. This combination minimizes the energy used to clean your pool. The increased energy savings is about 90% better than conventional single- or two-speed pumps. The dual technology of the pump maintains the desired flow rate, no matter what condition your pool is in. Plus, this new pump helps the rest of your pool equipment, such as filters and waterfalls, to function exactly as they were meant to. When all the parts of your pool work together in harmony without any problems, your energy savings go through the roof.

Save Money

Since standard pool pumps use more energy to run properly, they cost you more. Switching to variable pool pumps from Pentair cuts your energy use, thus increasing your money saved. Pentair variable speed pool pumps cut energy use up to 90%, which can generally save you around $1,500 annually in utility costs. Not only will you save a tremendous amount of energy by upgrading to the new Pentair pool pumps, but you will also save money. Since the upgraded pool pumps by Pentair work better and are more efficient, it will also cut your pool maintenance costs.

If you want to save money and energy with Pentair Pool Pumps, call Pink Dolphin Pool Care today at (602) 688-7465.

Pool Safety 101

Pool Safety 101

Fall is right around the corner, but the Arizona heat doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon and that means your pool is still in full use. Using your pool a lot means that you need to take some safety precautions to protect your family from an emergency situation. One of the best safety precautions you can take as a pool owner is to install a fence around your pool. Having a fence can prevent accidents from happening when you’re not looking. You should also put away pool toys when they’re not in use. If pool toys are left lying around, it can encourage younger children to get back in the pool without supervision. Knowing pool safety 101 is the first step in keeping everyone you love safe while enjoying your pool:

Pool Safety 101

No Unsupervised Swimming

You hear stories more often than you’d like about a parent who turned their back or went inside for a quick second and there was an accident. When you have younger children, they need to be supervised at all times while in the pool. If you are the only adult and need to go in the house for any reason, bring your children inside with you. Having wet floors are better than an accident happening.

No Running

This pool safety tip is cliche, but it’s emphasized for a reason. With water being splashed around, the patio surrounding the pool gets wet and can become slippery. Running around a wet deck can result in falls, broken bones, concussions, and falling into the pool injured without being able to swim or get out.

Install Proper Steps and Railings

Entering and exiting the pool can be dangerous if there aren’t proper steps or railings. It’s important to have steps and railings to support your swimmers, especially if you have elderly or young swimmers.

Have a Phone Handy

As much as we wish they didn’t, accidents do happen. Keep a home or cell phone outside with you at all times so if an emergency situation presents itself, you can immediately call for help and not waste time rushing around looking for a phone.

Keep Your Pool Clean and Balanced

When thinking about pool safety, many people will only think about physical safety, but keeping your pool clean and chemically balanced is a necessity for safe swimming. If your chemical balance is too low in your pool, that can be damaging to your pool, but if the chemicals are too high, that can be damaging to you and your family. It’s important to keep the chemicals properly balanced. It’s also important to remove debris and clean your pool on a regular basis so bacteria doesn’t grow and harm your family during a fun swim. Call Pink Dolphin Pool Care today at (602) 688-7465 to schedule regular cleanings and chemical balancing to keep your family safe.