Why LED Lighting for Your Swimming Pool Makes Sense!

Are you tired of your swimming pool looking “normal” when you turn on your pool light at night? Are you tired of hiring a professional to come out and change your light after only 300 hours of use? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to install an LED light in your swimming pool? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, then installing a Jandy LED Pool Light is the way to go. As an official Jandy warranty service provider we have been and will continue to recommend their products because of quality, great customer service and overall satisfaction.

LED lights can be fun, they can add colorful water displays to your pool and can ultimately save you time and money. Not to mention, they cost you pretty much nothing to operate! When comparing them to a standard incandescent light in a swimming pool there isn’t much of a comparison. Most incandescent bulbs last 300 hours, cost roughly $400.00 to $450.00 to replace, they use more electricity and you should hire a professional to install it because of the electricity/water factor. Whereas, with an LED light you can get up to 50,000 hours of lighting and they reduce your energy expense by up to 90%. The biggest difference is in price where LED lights cost roughly $1000.00 to install.

When it comes to energy-efficiency and lighting, Jandy Pro Series WaterColors LED pool and spa lights are the way to go. Here are some of their best features:

  • “Unique wide angle lens design saturates your water with a wide variety of primary colors and blended water colors”
  • “Choose from five color shows or let Jandy Pro Series WaterColors transition through continuously changing colors”
  • “Reduces your energy expenses by up to 90%”
  • “Conveniently operated by a light switch, any iAqualink, Aqualink RS, PDA system, or Aqualink Touch”
  • “Plastic and stainless steel niches available”

When it comes to your backyard, why be normal when you can stand out with an endless display of brilliant, gorgeous color? If you are interested in learning more about how the Jandy Pro Series LED Lights would be a fit for you, call us today at 817-481-7665.

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Energy Efficiency Pumps For Your Swimming Pool

In the United States there has been a major shift in thinking over the last several years. This shift has been in the ways people are thinking about installing more energy efficient appliances on their houses. There’s no question that homeowners are definitely looking for ways to increase their dollar especially when energy rates continue to climb. At Weber Pools we can’t blame them and we have noticed a large increase in sales and installation over the last couple of years of energy efficiency pumps.

It is possible to save energy and maintain an enjoyable swimming pool by using a smaller, higher efficiency pump and by operating it less. Typically, an energy efficient pump will use anywhere from 35-45% less energy than that of a standard pump. With savings like that, the difference between a standard pump and an energy efficient pump can be quite drastic. These pumps now come in a variety of speeds so you have full control over how much turnover you need depending on time of year and cleanliness of your swimming pool. Depending on where you live and if you own a swimming pool we definitely suggest looking into an energy efficient pump to help you save money. You can also use the following residential pool pump savings calculator to see approximately what switching can save you.

At Weber Pools we can install a variety of energy efficient pumps but our favorite is the Jandy ePump. It has eight variable speeds along with a high-efficiency motor which makes it one of the quietest pumps available. We feel that its longevity, name brand and the fact that it moves more water per horsepower makes it a smart buy. The following features are another reason why its the brand we recommend first….

  • Uses 90% less energy than single speed pumps
  • Completely programmable
  • Quieter operation
  • Easy to read indicators
  • 1.5 and 2.0 HP models available

The Dallas area is becoming more and more energy efficient each year and at Weber Pools we are aware of it and want to provide you with any energy efficient upgrades you might need. Stay tuned to our blog as in the upcoming weeks we will be highlighting other options for your swimming pool to save you money and if you’re interested in learning more about installing this pump at your home or commercial property, call us today at 817-481-7665.

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How Do You Lower Total Dissolved Solids In A Swimming Pool?

If you own a swimming pool in the Dallas area, you are going to not only deal with but know the term Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). TDS is best described by, “the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water, expressed in units of mg per unit volume of water (mg/L), also referred to as parts per million (ppm).” In the swimming pool industry, TDS is directly related to the quality and purity of water and usually is a number that is referred to when it’s time to change out the existing water in your swimming pool. Between TDS and calcium hardness it’s the two most common reasons in the pool industry as to why changing out the water would be suggested. Dissolved solids come from organic sources such as leaves and silt, it can can also come from fertilizers and pesticides too. Dissolved solids also come from inorganic materials such as rocks and air that may contain calcium bicarbonate. But, the most common place that these dissolved solids come from is our water. The water picks up many of these metals because of where it is sourced which over time causes numerous problems to the surface of the pool, the tile and pool equipment. It’s not uncommon for water to be coming out of the tap at 300 ppm calcium hardness and 800 ppm or more TDS in Dallas.

As water evaporates, the minerals stay behind which slowly destroys the surface of the swimming pool but can also make it harder to handle the water chemistry as well. The general rule of thumb is to change out the water every 2 years. If you take a water sample into a pool store they will usually recommend changing out your water when TDS levels climb above 3,000 ppm.

TDS is a widely used number in the swimming pool industry. When it comes time to change out the water in your swimming pool we recommend using the ‘Puripool Process” which is a mobile filtration system that comes to your home or commercial property and recycles the existing water in the swimming pool. This prevents the need to drain your pool which is dangerous and can typically be done in less than a day. Not to mention our mobile filtration technology will leave you with better water than you’d get out of the tap.

Our mobile filtration trailers are equipped with high pressure reverse osmosis membranes that can lower TDS and other hardness minerals while conserving 85% of the water in the swimming pool. There are many areas in the United States including Dallas, Texas where we are located, where water quality is a big issue. Some of the benefits of our mobile filtration system are:

  • Water Conservation
  • Lowers Calcium Hardness
  • Lowers TDS
  • Lowers Cyanuric Acid
  • Lowers Salt Levels
  • Doesn’t Expose The Surface of The Swimming Pool
  • Lowers Phosphates
  • Removes Waterborne Diseases
  • Improves Water Quality

If you’re interested in learning more about how this system can help you with your swimming pool, give us a call at 817-481-7665

Stop Draining Your Swimming Pool!

We understand that most people might not be concerned about wasting thousands of gallons of water. Let’s face it, in the Dallas area our drought conditions have been lifted, water conservation isn’t in the news anymore and with that said most people aren’t concerned about water anymore. But, you should be and if it’s time to drain your swimming pool we hope this blog post convinces you to at least think twice before you do it!

About two years ago, we met up with Pure Water Industries (formerly Pool Services Technologies) because we were fascinated by The “Puripool Process!” It uses mobile filtration via Reverse Osmosis (RO) to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, phosphates, cyanuric acid, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. This is important because the surface of the swimming pool is never exposed, it can prevent the possibility of the cracking of plaster, floating of vinyl liners or pools popping out of the ground once the water weight has been removed and there’s zero downtime for the swimming pool!

In Dallas, our water is hard coming out of the tap. It’s roughly 300 parts per million (ppm) and as the water evaporates, the hardness minerals stay behind in solution, stain the tile, the liner and decorative water features. Not to mention, it also builds up on the motors and your pools filtration equipment. Most people are aware of this problem because calcium stains water features and shower heads in the house. Those might not be as expensive but think about the money you’ve put into your swimming pool. By using the “Puripool Process” our guarantee to you is to lower more than just the calcium levels and debris in your swimming pool. We want to give you the best water quality free of waterborne diseases, algae, body oils, suntan lotion, salt, etc. These are just a few and to get all of that out of the water we have to run your water through a complex series of pipes, tubes, vessels and chambers. We have to neutralize the chlorine, introduce an anti-scalant, and run the water through an ultraviolet light to make sure it is as pure as it can be!

At Weber Pools we want you to swim in a safe swimming pool free of contaminants and we also want to give you a better product than a standard drain and refill. Our process takes 8-14 hours depending on the size of the pool instead of a couple of days to drain and refill it. The water we leave you with will be much lower in calcium hardness than the tap water in the Dallas area, you won’t have to worry about ruining the liner of your pool or it popping out of its foundation and you can swim in the pool the entire time!! So, call us today and learn about why recycling your swimming pool water is a much better idea to protect the lifespan of your investment!!

What Are The Risks of Draining Your Swimming Pool?

If you own a swimming pool and live in the Dallas area, Southwest United States or Southern United States you are going to deal with hard water. Let’s face it, our tap water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals and is the leading reason as to why swimming pool owners need to drain their swimming pools. In the Dallas area, the water coming out of the tap is roughly 300 parts per million (ppm). The recommended hardness levels for a swimming pool are between 200-400 ppm. As our temperatures warm up, so does water evaporation in the swimming pool. When this happens, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase overtime. When this happens, you will notice calcium deposits on the water tile line of the swimming pool. Visually this can be extremely devastating to see on the tile and decorative water features but it also ruins the liner of the swimming pool and equipment too. Based on the above information, with water this hard, it’s recommended to change our your water every couple of years.

At Weber Pools, we realize that this is an extremely common problem and have come up with a solution so you don’t have to drain your swimming pool anymore due to high hardness minerals. In the Dallas area there are a large number of fiberglass and vinyl swimming pools. The risk of the liner collapsing or the swimming pool “popping out” of the foundation when you drain it is extremely high and common. The amount of money to replace the liner or reset the swimming pool is extremely expensive and not worth the risk. Concrete swimming pools are also at a risk because you can easily crack the liner when the outside temperature is above 80 degrees and the liner is no longer wet. Due to these common factors you should really think twice before draining your swimming pool.

Weber Pools located Pure Water Industries in San Diego, California who designs mobile filtration units that recycle swimming pool water. With that said, these mobile Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems can come to your home or commercial property and recycle the swimming pool water instead of draining it. The liner is never exposed and since the water isn’t removed from the swimming pool you never have to worry about the plaster cracking or the swimming pool popping out of the foundation. With mobile RO you lower the risk of ruining your investment and you lower the following issues that most swimming pool owners deal with….

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Cyanuric Acid
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Waterborne Diseases
  • And many more….

We realize that most swimming pool owners don’t think about issues like this but the above issues can happen and we want to make sure that you protect your investment by not causing major damage that can hit your wallet hard. If you should have any questions as to how this system works or can help you with your current water in your swimming pool, CALL US TODAY! 817-481-7665