Is there a new pool pump law in Arizona?
Yes. The Pool Pump and Portable Spa Energy Efficiency Standards, Title 44, went into effect Jan. 1, 2012, and will require two-speed, multi-speed, or variable-speed pumps on all residential installations with a pump size 1 horsepower or greater. The standards do not require homeowners to replace single-speed units immediately, but mandate that all new and replacement installations installed after Jan. 1, 2012, must fit the requirements. Standard pool pumps can consume nearly as much energy as all other home appliances combined! This often costs residential pool owners more than $1,000 per year! Pink Dolphin Pool Care can install a new Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed pool pump that complies with the new legislation. This typically cuts energy use up to 80-90%, generally saving up to $1000- $1,500 in utility costs annually! In addition, APS is now offering a $200 rebate when installing a new variable speed pool pump. Pink Dolphin Pool Care is a participating retailer for APS Pool Pump Rebate Program. When we install your new variable speed pool pump you will receive an instant $200 rebate off the invoice. All we need is your APS account number an we take care of the rest. Pink Dolphin Pool Care is offering purchase and installation of the Pentair VS 011018 for as low as $1300. This price is after the $200 APS instant rebate. Some installations may be slightly higher if additional 3 way valves are required ($65 for each valve). Watch the video below to learn more about how the Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed pool pump can save you money on your electric bill and qualify you for an instant $200 rebate from APS.
Why is my swimming pool green and can you help?
Algae spores constantly enter your swimming pool, brought in by rain, wind or even contaminated swimsuits. When conditions are right, an algae bloom can rather quickly. Out of balance water, lack of proper circulation, filtration and sanitation (lack of chlroine) can be the primary cause of the algae that is turning your swimming pool green. The process for treating a green pool depends on the severity of the green pool algae problem. When you contact Pink Dolphin Pool Care for you estimate on green pool cleaning, we will ask you a few questions to such as: Can you see the bottom of the pool? What type of pool filter do you have? Do you have a plaster or pebble pool? These questions will help us determine the best course of action to take when cleaning up you green pool. Prices for green pool treatments start as low as $350. Prices may be higher depending on the severity of the algae problem and size of the pool. Give us a call today to set up for appointment and get your pool looking great again.
What is the normal water pressure for my pool filter?
Each swimming pool system has different water pressure tolerances. Please refer to the owner's equipment manual to identify the range of proper pressure for your swimming pool filter. If you think that the pressure is too high or low, check and clean out all debris from baskets. Next you should check to see if all your equipment valves are set properly and backwash your filter for several minutes. If you believe that the pressure is too high or low make sure that the pressure gauge reads zero when the equipment is off. If it does not fall back down to zero when the equipment if turned off, your pressure gage is not working properly and will need to be replaced.
I am tired of back washing my swimming pool. Are there any other options?
Yes. Pink Dolphin Pool Care can eliminate you need to backwash. Install a new cartridge pool filter which will keep your pool cleaner than a sand filter and save you time of having to backwash.
My swimming pool smells like too much chlorine has been added?
It is a common misconception that a strong chlorine smell to the water is the result of too much chlorine. Actually, the cause is not enough chlorine! The combined chlorine compound, called a chloramine, is produced when a free chlorine molecule combines with a nitrogen or ammonia molecule. These compounds smell bad, irritate the skin and eyes, and get in the way of free chlorine trying to do its job.
Shocking is necessary to oxidize, or break apart these compounds. So then, when the eyes burn, and the pool smells over chlorinated, it is time to to raise the chlorine level ten times the normal amount to achieve "breakpoint chlorination" thresholds which will break apart the chloramine bonds.
A tip to help keep free chlorine in the pool is to remove all swim toys and floating rafts after each swimming pool use.
What areas do you offer service?
Pink Dolphin Pool Care offers resedential swimming pool service and repair to the Northwest Valley of Phoenix, Peoria, Glendale and Sun City, Arizona. We currently provide weekly pool service to the following zip codes: 85024, 85083, 85308, 85310, 85373, 85381, 85382 & 85383.
What chemical levels do I need to test for regularly in my swimming pool?
The three main chemicals to test for in you swimming pool are chlorine, pH and Total Alkalinity. Pink Dolphin Pool Care recommends keeping the chemical in the following range: Chlorine 1.0-2.0 ppm, pH 7.2-7.8 and Total Alkalinity 80-120 ppm.
Pink Dolphin Pool Care
6740 W Deer Valley Rd #D107-254
Glendale, AZ 85310
602 688 PINK (7465)