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.

How to Deal With Scaling

When having a fun day in your pool, have you looked at the sides and noticed some unsightly scaling? This is caused by calcium deposits that are left on pool surfaces after your pool water has evaporated. The calcium deposits create a white or gray scale line around the edges of your pool that can be difficult to remove. It can also be caused when calcium deposits come out of suspension and can be seen actually floating in the water of your pool. There are two different types of scaling pool owners come across: calcium carbonate and calcium silicate. How to deal with them depends on which type you have.

How to Deal With Scaling

Two Types of Scaling

Calcium carbonate is white, flaky, and relatively easy to remove. To remove calcium carbonate, you can use a pumice stone, stain eraser products, or acid washing. To determine if your pool is lined with calcium carbonate scaling, apply a small amount of muriatic acid on the scale. If the acid begins to bubble or foam on contact, then your pool scaling is calcium carbonate.

Calcium silicate is grayish-white and is much harder to remove than calcium carbonate. It’s harder to remove because this type has been present in your pool for a longer period of time. You can use the same method mentioned above to determine if it is calcium silicate, the reaction between the acid and scaling will just be different. If it is calcium silicate, the muriatic acid will have little to no reaction, unlike the bubbling of the calcium carbonate. Since this type of scaling has been present longer, the only way to remove it is either with a pumice stone and a lot of hard work, or call a professional to deal with it.

How to Deal with Scaling: Call Pink Dolphin

No matter which type of scaling you have, whether it’s easy or hard to remove yourself, you don’t want to deal with it. In this hot Arizona summer, all you want to do is have a good time in your pool and that does not include scrubbing all around your pool’s surface. The simplest solution on how to deal with scaling is to call Pink Dolphin Pool Care. We can handle any situation with ease because we are pool care experts. One call and a couple hours of work will get your pool looking great and ready for your next summer barbeque. Give us a call today at (602) 688-7465.

Signs your Pool Filter Needs Attention

Signs your Pool Filter Needs Attention

Summer is synonymous with swimming pool and with the Arizona heat reaching well above 100 degrees, your pool is in constant use. Summer time means barbeques and pool parties, or maybe just a lazy day cooling off in the pool. Whatever your summer plans are, time by the pool is always included. However, your pool time can be short-lived if your pool filter fails. Know the signs your pool filter needs attention and don’t lose time by the pool.

Signs your Pool Filter Needs Attention

5 Pool Filter Signs to Look For

There is no hard and fast rule that says your pool filter should last a certain amount of time. The main sign that your pool filter needs attention is debris coming back into your pool, but there are many more signs to look for. Looking for these 5 signs will let you know if your pool filters are in need of replacement:

●        Broken bands. If your pool filter cartridges have broken bands, your filter needs replacing. These bands keep the pleats of the filter from flattening under the water pressure from your pool.

●        Frayed fabric. The fabric used in making filter cartridges is generally polyester media which wears out over time from repeated stress from the chemicals and particles that the pool pump forces through it. Because of this stress, over time the material will begin to have a hairy appearance. In severe cases, holes will develop in the fabric, allowing debris back into your pool.

●        Flattening pleats. Over time, the polyester material will diminish and flatten. Just like when the fabric frays, flattened pleats allows debris back into your pool.

●        Cracked endcaps. Filter endcaps can become weak and brittle over time from the constant pressure and chemical exposure from your pool. Usually the fabric of the filter will give out long before cracks appear in the endcaps, but if you do see signs of cracking, it is definitely time for a replacement.

●        No flow change. When your pressure gauge reads 10 12 psi above the recorded psi at the time of a new filter installation, it’s time to clean your filter. This high psi means that the dirt and oils from the pool water have been embedded into the filter, causing the filter to be ineffective at keeping your pool clean.

Pool Filter Changes

Getting new pool filters installed is an easy job when you call Pink Dolphin Pool Care. As a family-owned business who loves our own swimming pools, we know the necessity of having a properly functioning pool filter. Without a good pool filter, your pool will become dirty and cut short your fun in the sun. Avoid this and give us a call today at (602) 688-7465.

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.