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Helpful tips on how to reduce your pool maintenance!

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There is something so relaxing about sitting by your clean swimming pool especially in this El Paso, Texas heat!. Having a pool at home may make you feel like you’re on vacation — but maintaining it can be a lot of work. Following these tips can take guesswork out of maintaining your pool.

Skim any leaves that may be falling in your pool immediately. This keeps them from falling to the bottom of the pool where they are much harder to get.

Scrub the sides and bottom of the pool at least twice a week. Doing this at night is much easier to see any green spots that may be hidden from the suns reflection off the water during the day. Plus it is a lot easier on your eyes.

There are robot vacuums that scrub while they vacuum!

Keep your filter clean! I recommend checking it twice every day. This is the most important part of keeping your pool clean! And keeping your filter clean will keep your pool pump from over working itself. I personally clean my main pool filter at least twice a month to keep from stressing the motor.

Buy a chemical tester and inspect your pool’s chemical leaves twice a week! I would recommend doing this after scrubbing your pool since algae will be floating in the water.

Shock your pool at least once a week during its busiest times! When the pool is being used more than usual or when the weather is erratic I might shock the pool twice a week.

How Do I Pick a Reliable Pool Contractor or Pool Installation Service Provider?

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If you are one of those people who have always dreamed of a swimming pool or a hot tub in their back yard, then picking the right pool installation service is the most crucial move you can make in order to make that dream a reality. You don’t need to know much about pool installations and plumbing. All you need to do is follow these steps:

First we recommend knowing exactly what you are looking for before you contact a pool contractor. Water heating, bubbles, cascades, water slides, self cleaning, changing lights are some of your options you should consider!

Once you know all that, you can start researching pool construction companies that offer these pool services. Before considering doing the work yourself, understand that pool installations require extreme knowledge in areas such as plumbing, electrical work, excavating, construction work, and so on. Needless to say, if you don’t posses these skills, we recommend contacting a professional with a license.

Some things you should look for in a swimming pool construction company is proper paperwork and quality services which you will find by reading their reviews. You can’t afford to hire a contractor that hasn’t been licensed or insured. They could leave your backyard in shambles or really cause damage that may not be covered by your own insurance.

If they offer quality services, all that’s left for you is to ask for the price rates. If you’re looking for a reliable pool installation service provider in El Paso, Texas give Ocean Pools a call at (915) 351-7711!

Pool Maintenance Tips

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Skim Debris and Clean out Baskets

Skimming the floating debris on top of your pool can be the quickest and easiest way to keep your pool nice and clean. Once the debris sinks it will be harder to remove. Use your net to remove any unwanted leaves and bugs among other things.

Vacuum Your Swimming Pool and Brush Walls and Tile

Vacuuming the pool every week should be a priority in your house. This keeps the swimming pools water clean and helps reduce the amount of chemicals you will need to add. To prevent larger problems, brushing the swimming pools walls and tile will help you minimize algae buildup and calcium deposits.

Clean the Swimming Pool Filter

Cleaning your filter too often may harm the filtration process. If the filter is clean it becomes less efficient . It is recommended that you let the filter build a mild amount of dirt to help trap other dirt particles. But be careful to not let the filter get too dirty. If the there is an increase in the flow between the pressure gauge and the flow meter this can be a sign that the filter needs to be cleaned. When the difference reaches around 10 to 15 pounds it is suggested you clean it.

Check and Maintain Water Level

Ensure it doesn’t fall below the level of the skimmer; otherwise the pump could be damaged. If the water is low, use a garden hose to bring it up to safe levels. A general rule: it’s best to leave water in a pool throughout the winter because the weight of the water counteracts with forces from the ground pressing up against the pool from below.

Maintain the pH Level

Checking your pool’s water regularly is very important for the health and cleanliness of your swimming pool.  The pH scale should read between 7.2 to 7.8 for safe swimming.

Winterize Your Swimming Pool

To prevent your pipes from freezing, you will have to use a air compressor to blow the water out of the plumbing of the pool which is called winterization. This will prevent damage within your pipes. Contact us now!