Pre-season pool maintenance and repairs.

Don’t Wait Until it’s Hot, Plan Your Pre-Season Pool Maintenance and Repairs Now!

Winters can be rough on a pool. Cold weather, algae overgrowth and structural issues can leave you with a chore list come opening weekend. Many, especially new pool owners, may not realize there is work to do after pulling off the cover for summer.

Pre-season pool maintenance and repairs.

Dive Right In

Good winter maintenance starts at the end of the summer. Do yourself the favor of having cleaned out last summer’s floating toys and covering the pool securely.

Leaving items in the pool can make cleaning complicated, especially if anything happens to degrade in the water over the winter.

If you live somewhere that gets warm enough in the fall and spring, remember that standing water can be the perfect breeding area for bugs. Cover and treat as necessary.

Some pools need to be emptied. Recommendations state that cloudy or hazy water caused by total dissolved solids (TDS) is a sign that new water is needed. This likely happens every few years, and therefore can be a rotating part of your offseason pool maintenance. Services like us at Pink Dolphin Pool Care can make sure your draining happens safely, on time and lawfully.

Got You Covered

Once routine water maintenance has been established, secure covering is the next important step.

Some covers are only designed to keep out leaves and debris. Others are safety covers, designed to keep anyone from falling in. Before covering, make sure to thoroughly clean your pool.

Different types of covers are:

  • Light-filtering mesh
  • Solid covers
  • Security covers
  • Automatic covers

Depending on your needs (just keeping leaves out versus protecting young children from falling in), your cost may be as low as $75 on basic covers up to $15,000 for automated cover systems.

Winter Conditions

Making sure pool covers are ready for high winds, rains and snows is essential. Covers should be secure so as not to be blown away. The weight of snow must be considered and cleaned away in a timely manner.

The trouble with water in winter is that it freezes. Any parts that may have water in them should be emptied to avoid freezing and bursting. Look at your pool pump and consider the tubes and compartments that make it up. They all need to be dry before temperatures drop.

Pools are great, but the maintenance they require can sometimes be overwhelming. Particularly in the winter when the benefit of using the pool can’t offset the effort it takes to care for it, you may feel frustrated with the upkeep.

Pink Dolphin Pool Care wants your Norwest Valley pool to stay in working order. We can help you prep it for winter and get it up and running in the spring. With an affordable variety of services, we are ready to make pool season the best one yet. Call us at (602) 688-PINK to ask about our services today.

Tips for Water and Pool Safety in Sun City, AZ

Tips to Reduce Water and Pool Injuries in Sun City, AZ

Tips for Water and Pool Safety in Sun City, AZ

Living in Arizona means you may use your pool during the hot summer months or that you may enjoy the comfort of it during off-season. Though Sun City is referred to many as “The Original Fun City,” you may not be enjoying yourself so much if you are suffering from water related injuries. Fortunately, there are lots of solutions for you to continue having fun in the sun, safely, all year round and prevent possible poolside injuries.

Pool Safety

Even though pools should provide fun experiences, improper pool behavior can intensify the dangers of the pool. Pool safety is no joke– minor pool related injuries, like bruises from falling down pool steps, are just small consequences. Some consequences may be fatal.

In addition to ensuring your pool is receiving general maintenance and care, being kept free of dirty, green, and cloudy water, you can follow these pool safety tips to reduce water related injuries.

Pink Dolphin’s pool safety tips include:

  • Never swim alone. Though some retirement communities in Sun City, AZ may offer such amenities as a pool, it is important never to swim alone. Whether you are in a community pool or a personal one in your own backyard, bring a friend, and always let others know where you are. Don’t swim if there is not a lifeguard present.
  • Don’t run around the pool’s edge. You may be anxious to just sit back and relax at the pool, but your excitement may cause an injury that is less than exciting. Be safe by not rushing as you escape to the poolside.
  • Use handrails. Something as simple as a handrail may provide the support you need as you enter a pool– even if you think you don’t need it. Unnecessarily neglecting handrails can cause a water related injury that could have easily been prevented.
  • If your home or retirement community in Sun City, AZ does not offer handrails, consider contacting a pool professional about how they could create safer pool experiences.

Professional Pool Services in Sun City, AZ

At Pink Dolphin, we want all our customers to experience the joys of using a pool. In addition to handrail installations, we offer a variety of other pool services that can enhance your pool’s functions as well as keep it sparkling clean and safe to swim in. Pool fence installation is one of many services we offer. Give us a call at (602) 688-7465 today to see how we can help you enjoy your pool, safely!

New Year’s Resolution: Upgrade Pool Area with Some New Features

New Year’s Resolution: Upgrade Pool Area with Some New Features

It’s been some time since you’ve used your pool. After months of staring at it in the backyard, and with the recent passing of the new year, you’ve realized you’re not making the most of your space. Even though many people equate the new year with phrases like “new year, new me,” there’s no reason why you can’t also equate it to your pool.

Upgrade Pool Area with Some New Features in Glendale, AZ
Enjoying new pool features in Glendale, AZ

If it’s been ages since you’ve enjoyed your pool, consider upgrading your pool area with some new features to make the most out of your space. Your pool is part of your home, but also a place to relax, exercise, and entertain family and friends. Depending on how you use your pool, there are a variety of ways you can upgrade your pool that will allow it to function for you in the new year.

Ways to Upgrade Pool Area

When it comes to pool features, there’s a variety of things you can consider. Safety, aesthetics, and entertainment are just three categories you can consider:

  • If your pool hasn’t been used because of safety concerns, you can consider installing a pool fence or handrails. Installing these safety features can give you a sense of security, especially if you or your family has young kids or a rambunctious pet.
  • If your pool isn’t pleasing you aesthetically, consider installing underwater color changing LED pool and spa lights. These lights can be used for aesthetic purposes to help set the tone for the evening. Additionally, they can be used to create a color show. Whether you are lounging in the pool on your own or want to (literally) highlight a party, these colorful additions can completely modernize your pool area.
  • If your pool hasn’t been used as often as you’d like in general and would like to make more out of entertaining throughout the entire year, consider installing a pool heater. Installing a pool heater will allow you to entertain with your pool year-round. Pool parties and entertaining no longer must be reserved for the summer!

At Pink Dolphin, we can assist with any of the features listed above, and more!

Upgrading Pool Features with Pink Dolphin

Pink Dolphin Pool Care offers a variety of different services, from pool equipment installation and repair to pool cleaning services. And, as a family owned business, we are prepared to help you and your family make the most of your pool and enjoy it safely. Our repair services and can get your pool up and running again if it is something you’ve been putting off but finally want to address in the new year.

There could not be a better time to upgrade your pool and follow through on your resolutions. Pool Dolphin Pool Care offers services year-round so you can start your year with a splash. Give us a call at 602-688-7465 for  today to see what we can do for you!

The Basics of Pool Safety

The Basics of Pool Safety

Having a pool can be a fun addition to parties, as well as a great way to cool off in the summer months. However, it is extremely important to follow some guidelines to ensure your pool is safe and family-friendly so you can continue having fun all year long.

The basics of pool safety.
Swimming pool cleaner during his work . ** Note: Slight blurriness, best at smaller sizes

Most people think of the traditional “no running around the pool” when thinking about pool safety. However clean up and support is also important. Cleaning up pool toys after each use can help prevent kids from wandering back to the pool unsupervised, and steps and handrails may assist those young swimmers when it’s time to swim. Pool cleaning and maintenance also refers to your pool’s chemistry levels.

Pool Safety Tips

An ill-maintained pool may have cloudy water, green water, foamy water, and a strong chlorine odor. Sometimes if your pool is infected with dirt and other contaminants, your eyes can become red after swimming. The last thing you want to do is risk your safety in what should be a fun or relaxing activity.

Testing your pool’s chemistry is also extremely important, because balances that are too high or too low are not safe to swim in. pH should be between 7.4 and 7.6, total alkalinity should be between 80 to 120 ppm, and chlorine 2 to 4.

Once you know your pool is balanced, you can implement the more common rules like:

  • No running.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Install safety precautions like fences, handrails, and steps.

Maintaining Your Pool with Pink Dolphin

If you are concerned about whether or not your pool is safe to swim in, call the pool professionals at Pink Dolphin. We offer regularly cleaning and chemical balancing services so you can swim safely all year long. Additionally, we provide other services, like hand rail installation, pool equipment repair, and pool filter repair. Give us a call at (602) 688-7465 today!

Your Pool Can Either Be An Attraction Or A Distraction. Professional Pool Cleaning Can Make the Difference

Your Pool Can Either Be An Attraction Or A Distraction. Professional Pool Cleaning Can Make the Difference

With fall winding down and the winter season finally upon us, your pool may be facing less use than normal, especially if you haven’t invested in a pool heater. However, just because your pool isn’t being used doesn’t mean it shouldn’t get cleaned and maintained regularly.

Glendale, AZ Pool Cleaning

Winter in Glendale is still warm enough for backyard festivities, especially with the upcoming holidays. Though, when you prepare your home for guests, you should also consider the looks of your pool. After all, it can either be an attraction or distraction depending on how clean it is.

Weekly Pool Care

The last thing you want to do is introduce your guests to a centerpiece in the backyard filled with algae and bacteria–but that’s exactly what could happen if you don’t maintain your pool during the off-season. With the professionals at Pink Dolphin, you don’t ever have to worry about it getting that far.

Our pool care services include full-service pool cleaning, chemical plus cleaning, and chemical only services. A full-service pool cleaning service includes brushing, vacuuming, the removal of leaves and debris, as well as chemical testing and other inspection and maintenance services for the pool pump. This is the perfect service for you if you don’t have time to care for your pool weekly but want to keep it happy and healthy.

Professional Pool Cleaning in Glendale

For many people, their home is their pride and joy. This can include the appearance of your pool. Don’t wait for it to become a tub of frothy green. If your pool is shades away from crystal clear, call the pool professionals at Pink Dolphin. We are here for all your swimming pool needs, on and off season. Give us a call at (602) 688-7465 today!

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