Many people are familiar with Weber Pools as a weekly service and maintenance company. However, with the Performance Pool Group and our other partnership agreements, Weber Pools has the resources to tackle any Dallas pool maintenance project in either a residential or commercial setting, as well as turn-key outdoor environments for our customers from start to finish: one bid; one foreman; and most importantly, one company standing behind the job. We hold all the required licenses, workman’s compensation and general liability insurance for your protection. But, did you know we also service hot tubs too?
Hot tubs are extremely popular and great for relaxation, staying warm and relieving sore muscles! The challenges many homeowners have with them is because the water is so warm they can be more challenging to take care of! To be honest, keeping it clean can be among the least favored chores around your home. If you do not have the proper balance of chemical levels in your hot tub, it will never be truly clean, and it could be potentially harmful to you and your family. Keeping the appropriate levels of chemicals in the water will make it easier on you when it comes time to clean your hot tub – so we recommend investing in an inexpensive water testing kit from your local pool supply store or home center. But, please be careful about adding chemicals because damage can occur if you add too much and that is easy to do with such a small body of water!
Cleaning your hot tub means buying the appropriate chemicals, and the type of chemicals that you will need will depend on the levels of chemicals already in your hot tub. The various types of scum that are found in the water is best diagnosed by testing with the kit mentioned above, or by taking a sample of the hot tub water to your local pool supply store, so that they can diagnose any problems with the water, and they can point you to the right chemicals for your particular situation.
That’s why, at Weber Pools, we can ease any concerns about the care of your hot tub from keeping it clean to handling any repairs that might be needed. In addition, by appointment, we also sell and install portable hot tubs and all maintenance products needed.
Even though calcium is great for a lot of things, the same can’t be said about your swimming pool. You might choose to take a variety of supplements and drink all forms of milk to increase your calcium levels because it can be extremely beneficial to us as humans but as for your swimming pool…the same can’t be said. If you live in many areas of the country and especially Texas, our fill water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals which can destroy a lot of things that you use in your household. Over time, calcium ruins your decorative faucets, scales your shower heads and leaves stains/water spots on the sinks and surfaces of your house. It can be extremely difficult to get rid of and a nightmare on your pocketbook when it comes time to replace things in the house.
In Texas. our water is hard! It is loaded with calcium, magnesium and many other hardness minerals which means that over time you will have to deal with hard water issues everywhere including your swimming pool. As the warmer weather approaches, evaporation occurs but as that occurs the hardness minerals remain in solution and build up in concentration. Over time, the calcium levels in the swimming pool continue to rise and become visible on the tile, liner of the pool and equipment. As the calcium continues to scale itself on the surfaces of the swimming pool it will inevitably cause more and more damages, not to mention, destroys the lifespan of your investment. With that being said, it is highly recommended that swimming pool owners change our their water every two years to prevent major damage to the swimming pool’s interior finish, til, and equipment.
Weber Pools in Dallas, Texas uses The Puripool Process Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer that can recycle your swimming pool water using RO filtration membranes. We know this a great alternative to draining a swimming pool because we can lower the calcium levels in the swimming pool to levels that are lower than tap water and we conserve 85% of the water in the swimming pool. As of Texas is back in a drought so conserving on average 20,000 gallons of water per pool can make a huge difference. If you’re interested in learning how you and your family can be swimming in drinking quality water today, please contact us!
Weber Pools is located in Grapevine, Texas and offers RO filtration to both residential and commercial swimming pool owners!
Prepping your swimming pool for swim season is extremely important and we hope this blog post helps to answer any questions you might have on changes you need to make when the water is warmer!
With springtime temperatures within site, Weber Pools would like to make sure your swimming pool is ready for the upcoming season We understand that when you spend a lot of your hard earned money on a swimming pool, it’s extremely important to keep it clean and clear and. Ultimately, hiring a reputable swimming pool service and repair company should be at the forefront of your mind but we know that some people want to do it on their own. Pools come in various shapes and sizes and some have fancy decorative tile, negative edges, water features and raised hot tubs with spillways so it’s vital to be aware of ways to keeping it look like brand new. First and foremost, chemistry is extremely important and we recommend the using the reliable Taylor Test Kits to check for adequate amounts of chlorine, pH, Total Alkalinity (TA), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), and phosphates. Now with spring around the corner, checking chlorine, pH, CYA and TA should be done weekly along with brushing the tile line, the interior finish and steps, and benches. Netting out debris as soon as possible when bushes and trees bloom is also extremely important to prevent chlorine loss in the pool. You will also want to make sure to empty out the skimmer and pump baskets to allow for proper filtration in and out of the filter. Depending on the time of the year, the following are appropriate values to remember when it comes to chemistry:
Chlorine – 1-2ppm (winter) and 3-5ppm (summer)
pH – 7.4 – 7.8
TA – 80-120ppm
CYA – 30 – 80 ppm
When levels of chlorine fall below recommendations or filtration are compromised algae can begin to grow. Please note, the warmer the water the faster it will grow! If the pH climbs above 7.8 the water can become cloudy and scaling can occur on the tile. To prevent possible algae growth now is the time to increase your chlorine levels along with your filtration run times.
Finally, CYA which is also known as stabilizer and conditioner for your swimming pool is something that is necessary to help retain chlorine in your swimming pool but the key is knowing what happens when the levels go over what is recommended? CYA protects the free chlorine from being destroyed by the ultraviolet rays of the sun. It helps reduce the chlorine loss by protecting the free chlorine in the pool from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, which in turn reduces the amount of chlorine needed to maintain proper sanitizer levels. Because of this, Cyanuric Acid can help reduce the cost of maintaining a safe and clean swimming pool. Depending on whether or not you have a salt system, the normal ranges for CYA in your swimming pool is 30 to 80 parts per million (ppm). But, what happens when those levels are higher than 80ppm? The biggest issue would be the effectiveness of the chlorine to act as a disinfectant. When you have higher levels of CYA it will bind with the chlorine, making it slower acting to kill bacteria and microorganisms, and prevent algae from growing. Higher levels will also increase cloudiness in the pool water; making it very susceptible to algae growth and challenges with taking care of your swimming pool. It could also increase the amount of chlorine you will need to use to keep it clear and free of algae growth.
Now is the time to get your water tested and to make sure you start making changes to the way you take care of your swimming pool. Contact us today if you need help with preparing your residential or commercial pool for a great swim season and preventing you from losing swim time due to a dirty or unbalanced water chemistry.
Swimming is an extremely popular thing to do in the Dallas area. With some of the top hotel swimming pools and waterparks, it can make for a lot of fun. But how do you keep them clean? How do you make sure you’re hiring a company that will make sure you always have water that is blue, clear and ready to swim in? That is why hiring a great company to provide commercial swimming pool service in Dallas is vital!
First off, you must hire a company that has all of the right certifications and has an understanding of water chemistry. This is important because anytime you have a large number of swimmers you are always going to have to be prepared for issues with water quality. At Weber Pools, we specialize in taking care of commercial swimming pools and we want this blog post to educate you on why we are the easiest choice for you when you’re looking for someone to take care of your pool.
Due to the number of swimmers you’re going to need to do your due diligence when hiring a company to take care of your pool. It isn’t always the easiest to find but we want to inform you on what you can do to make it easier. The following are questions you can ask when doing your initial research:
- Do you currently take care of any commercial properties? If so, which ones?
- How long have you been servicing commercial swimming pools?
- Do you have any testimonials we can read?
- What licenses, certifications, and insurance do you carry?
- How many different people will be taking care of the property?
- What makes you different from other pool maintenance companies?
Weber Pools is a Greater Dallas/Fort Worth pool service company that specializes in working with commercial properties. We work well with numerous management companies of some of the largest luxury developments in the DFW area. Weber Pools is familiar with the property management process, and we carry the current pool service licenses and insurances required by most commercial facilities. In addition, we also are aware of all the current and ever-changing health department swimming pool requirements and processes. There are very few pool service companies that offer the professional service that Weber Pools provides and that all commercial properties demand. We have office staff and highly qualified pool service technicians and repair technicians that cover the Great Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Please also keep in mind that Weber Pools owns and operates a mobile filtration Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration trailer that comes to your residential and commercial property. We offer the Puripool Process and with this trailer, we can lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. Commercial swimming pools are highly regulated for TDS and CYA levels in Dallas. By using our mobile filtration trailer you can rest assured that you will remain in compliance and we can filter out any waterborne diseases that are common in commercial swimming pools too. As an added benefit, there is no downtime with this service which means you can swim in the pool while it is being filtered. This service gives you drinking quality water in your swimming pool and conserves up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool.
One of the primary reasons people switch their pool service needs to Weber Pools is that we are always available when you need us. When problems inevitably arise, the Weber Difference is that we are always easy to reach and ready to respond when you need us. When it comes to a DFW commercial pool service, we take that pool service to a higher level!
With major drought news hitting the headlines in Texas again, homeowners with swimming pools need to start thinking about how they can save water. One of the biggest ways to make an impact on our current drought is by not draining your swimming pool. A residential swimming pool can save on average 20,000-gallons of water in a 24-hour period and a commercial swimming pool owner can save so much more!
That’s why at Weber Pools we use Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration on your swimming pool water and we want this blog post to help explain to you how it works and why it’s the best solution for your swimming pool.
RO filtration might seem complicated, but it’s really quite a simple water filtration process. Reverse Osmosis has been used for numerous years to desalinate water and convert it to drinking water. Most commonly, people are familiar with the under the sink RO systems. They are extremely common but are also extremely inefficient when it comes to water conservation. Typically, an under the sink RO will waste seven gallons of water before it produces one good gallon of drinking water. The reason for this is due to water pressure. Simply put, the more water pressure, the less water loss.
Reverse Osmosis is a process in which dissolved inorganic solids (such as salts) are removed from a solution (such as water). This is accomplished by water pressure pushing the water through a semi-permeable membrane. The membrane only allows the water to pass through, not the impurities or contaminates (like calcium, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, waterborne diseases and salts). These contaminants are removed from the water as both of them are channeled into two separate systems. Ultimately, these contaminates go out a separate waste stream.
Our mobile trailers are completely insulated, they run twenty-four hours a day because they are no louder than an A/C unit. They are equipped with a 3-Phase, 480V diesel generator, and we guarantee that the quality of water returning to your pool is better than tap. The way we do that is, you can actually drink the water returning to the pool!! Due to the fact that we have booster pumps in our trailer, the water pressure as it hits the membranes is around 200psi which equates to conserving on average 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool.
The need for this service has never been greater than now. The drought in Texas is the worst it has been in three years! The concept of mobile filtration has been around for decades and using it to purify swimming pool water is relatively new. When temperatures warm up, the risks of draining a swimming pool are high. With our mobile filtration trailer, we can lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, Cyanuric Acid and so much more in your swimming pool without exposing the interior finish!
So, why hassle with pumping the water from your pool, paying for the refill and then trying to figure out the complicated chemicals needed to rebalance your pool water, when Weber Pools can take care of it for you? In less than a day, we can filter your existing pool water and lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salt, bacteria, waterborne diseases and provide you with the best quality of water for you and your family to swim in!
When installing a new pool there are many different interior finishes that you can choose from. If you decide to go with PebbleTec or PebbleSheen it is vital you familiarize yourself with their warranty guidelines. They are strict with them and your warranty will be voided if you don’t follow the directions carefully! Specifically, following the recommended startup procedures is extremely important because that’s where the biggest mistakes are made. In the end, this could be the difference between the warranty covering damage or not. The interior finish in the first month is extremely sensitive to water chemistry and falling outside the guidelines could void any warranty. That’s why we hope this blog post helps to inform you of the following:
- The break-in period
- Startup procedures
- Full up
- Proper water chemistry
This is the time period directly after the interior finish was installed. This period ends as soon as the enhancing process is complete and builder turns it over to you for startup.
The startup process includes following all directions extremely close. In this period you will need to test your water chemistry frequently, brush the interior finish every day, and add all chemicals necessary to keep it chemically balanced. Since the interior finish develops most of its durability in the first month that is approximately how long the startup process will last.
This process includes filling the pool all the way up to mid tile line with no stoppage. YOU MUST FILL UP THE POOL WITH TAP WATER….. DO NOT FILL UP THE POOL WITH SOFT WATER AND DON’T STOP THE FLOW OF WATER BECAUSE THIS CAN CAUSE A “WATERLINE” MARK ON THE INTERIOR FINISH. At which time the pool is filled, you will also want to turn on the filtration equipment and run it for a minimum of five (5) days.
Proper Water Chemistry
After you fill up the swimming pool you will want to make sure the water chemistry falls within the acceptable ranges listed below for the first month:
- pH – 7.0-7.4
- Total Alkalinity – 70-100ppm
- Calcium Hardness – 150-250ppm (this can be challenging in certain areas)
- Chlorine – 1-3ppm
- CYA – 30-50ppm
During this time you will also want to brush the interior finish three times a day for the first three days and twice a day for the next ten days! You also don’t want to use any pool cleaner with wheels because it can leave tracks. Do your best to adhere to the above values and recommendations because failure to do so will void the warranty and in the end burn a huge hole in your wallet!
This is a guest blog post from PST Pool Supplies
“Using ozone for your swimming pool is becoming more and more popular as individuals become more aware of how they work a what they can do for your swimming pool. Ozone is a natural gas composed of three atoms of oxygen. Its chemical symbol is O3. It is blue in color and has a strong odor. Normal oxygen (O2), which we breathe, has two oxygen atoms and is colorless and odorless.
Benefits of Ozone For Your Swimming Pool
- Reduces chlorine/bromine usage up to 70-90%
- Eliminates red, irritated eyes
- Eliminates dry, itchy skin
- Helps to reduce fading of colors on swimsuits
- Improves water clarity
- Eliminates foul chlorine/chloramine odors
- Provides a more healthy swimming environment
- Has No Effect on pH.
- Greatly Reduces Maintenance Time.
- Powerful than Chlorine – 55 Times More!
- Compatible with Salt-Chlorine Generators.
At PST Pool Supplies we prefer Ozone Joe’s Water Purification System. We especially like installing the system after water purification because the benefits listed above work much better when calcium hardness levels are lower. This is a major issue in the Southwest United States where calcium coming out of the tap water is extremely high. When it comes to ozone systems, we have highlighted the Ozone Joe’s swimming pool ozone system 30,000 gallons product because it’s the most popular size for a swimming pool. Please note that they also sell Ozone Joe’s for spas, smaller pools as well as commercial size applications as well.
If you are tired of getting out of your swimming pool smelling like chlorine, having your expensive swimwear fade, your skin dry out or most importantly not being able to enjoy your swimming pool because of red, itchy eyes, this product is for you. They offer a standard warranty as well as an extended warranty on each purchase. This product will drastically increase your bather comfort and reduce your chemical consumption. If you should have any questions on how this product works, contact us today and if you are looking to purchase them at an incredible price, CLICK HERE!”
Last year, we recycled numerous different commercial swimming pools with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer for a variety of reasons. We’ve noticed an increase in these types of requests because, in Texas, commercial swimming pools are highly regulated due to the number of bathers. Not to mention, the cities have a lot more strict regulations when it comes to water chemistry in their swimming pools. Typically the following are reasons why a commercial swimming pool would be out of compliance:
- High Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels
- High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels
- High Calcium Hardness levels
- Presence of waterborne diseases
If any of the above issues are present, commercial swimming pools could be shut down until they are handled. Unfortunately, if it is in the middle of swim season it could mean downtime for the swimming pool, which is never great for the establishment or for those that want to swim in the pool!
Just because the water is blue and clear and is reading adequate levels of chlorine doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to swim in. So, how do commercial swimming pools deal with increases in calcium hardness, TDS, and CYA? What happens when there is a waterborne disease present? Our fill water in Texas is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. As water in the swimming pool evaporates, these hardness levels will increase in the swimming pool fairly rapidly because they don’t dissolve and they do remain in solution. For commercial swimming pools, the most common delivery of chlorine is by liquid injection. This liquid is loaded with salt, which causes the TDS levels to rise as well in the swimming pool. At this point, the commercial property will need to change out the water in their swimming pool. When this time comes around (could be once per year) Weber Pools can come with our RO mobile filtration trailer to recycle the existing water in the swimming pool. This is extremely beneficial to your commercial property because of the following factors:
- No downtime – swimmers can swim in the pool while it is being purified.
- The interior finish is never exposed
- The water after purification is much better than tap. It’s actually drinking quality water!
- Water Conservation – we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool.
- Lowers the chances of calcium buildup on the swimming pool if the process is performed regularly.
- Removes waterborne diseases
- Water quality is the best
- Keeps your water within city and state regulations
About Weber Pools
Weber Pools is a Greater Dallas/Fort Worth pool service company that specializes in working with commercial properties. We work well with numerous management companies of some of the largest luxury developments in the DFW area. Weber Pools is familiar with the property management process, and we carry the current pool service licenses and insurances required by most commercial facilities. In addition, we also are aware of all the current and ever-changing health department swimming pool requirements and processes.
For a short video on how this process works, CLICK HERE!
If you should have any questions or if you’re looking to schedule an appointment to have the best quality of water in your swimming pool, call us now! 1-817-481-7665
Have you been thinking about remodeling your swimming pool? Is this the year you make those changes you’ve been thinking about for quite some time now? Enjoying your swimming pool with friends, family, and others can be one of the most enjoyable summer experiences. Whether you are hosting a party, a barbecue, using your pool for exercise or even for relaxation showing it off and making sure your investment lasts and you get what you paid for should be your number one concern. We are aware of this at Weber Pools and there are things that we want to share with you in this blog to help you make the right decision.
Whether you are looking to refinish your pool, or do a complete remodel or addition, Weber Pools can help. We can put together and implement a plan from start to finish no matter what the scope and size of the project is. Because of our sister companies and affiliations, we can cover all of the trades and keep it under one roof, with one payee and one supervisor. We are uniquely situated to complete your entire outdoor living project in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Whatever you are looking for, we can help. We recently handled a commercial swimming pool remodel that we would like to highlight with you as well as a few unique details that we discussed with our customer.
One of the most important keys that we feel separates us from other companies is we do our best to make as many suggestions as possible to improve your purchase. For example, we installed a rust-resistant diving board to keep it looking new. It might seem like something simple but most people aren’t aware that you can buy one nor the importance of needing one. It’s our job to educate the customer and to make sure we think of all the options to make the swimming pool great! That’s why we completed this swimming pool with travertine coping, tropics blue mini pebble plaster, and glass tile. Contact us to learn more about why these decisions were made.
When it comes time to making a decision on a pool remodeling company, we know there are many different companies you can hire. Ultimately, Weber Pools has many years of experience in servicing and constructing swimming pools in and around the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. We offer everything from chemical servicing to filter cleaning, and we offer a combined full-service pool cleaning package. We can also be hired for pool remodels, backyard fireplaces and so much more!
Please keep in mind, we also work with our clients directly in maintaining and servicing your pool and filters throughout the year. A well-maintained pool is the envy of your neighbors and offers the opportunity for relaxation, entertaining and/or exercise. Let Weber Pools help you make the most of your pool with proper care, cleaning, and maintenance. Remember, purchasing a remodel is just the beginning. Maintaining it with a quality company can help prolong the lifespan of your investment. If you are curious to know more, contact us today!
Did you know that January and February is the best time to do pool construction or remodels on your current swimming pool? It can be a popular time but it’s also the best time because it pretty much ensures your changes will be complete by the beginning of swim season. Whether you are looking to refinish your pool, or do a complete remodel or addition, Weber Pools can help. We can put together and implement a plan from start to finish no matter what the scope and size of the project is.
Interior Finish Repair or Replacement
Do you have cracks in your liner or has the plaster worn out? Do you have stains that can no longer be removed with a chlorine bath or acid wash? It might be time to look into replacing the plaster. You can go with plaster again, pebble tec, pebble sheen or other options. We can supply you with many different options to make your swimming pool look great again!
As time goes by, tile cracks, breaks or falls apart. We can give you a wide assortment of tile combinations to complete your swimming pool. No matter the color or design we can find it for you.
Weber Pools also has the ability to help you with the following projects:
- Outdoor Kitchen – Barbecues
- Hot Tubs
- Salt Cell Installations
- Water Features
- So much more
With a strong relationship with our sister companies and affiliations, we can cover all of the trades and keep it under one roof, with one payee and one supervisor. We are uniquely situated to complete your entire outdoor living project in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
No matter the job and whether the work is for residential or commercial, we can handle them all. Weber Pools has been operating in the DFW area and offering excellent pool service in Dallas TX for over 15 years. Our experienced staff has over 75 years of combined experience in delivering quality innovative services for our customers. We are a family-owned and operated member of the Performance Pool Group, a group of sister companies that allows us to take care of your pool needs from A-Z.
Give us a call. You will be pleasantly surprised as we have a different philosophy than most; we want you as a longtime customer, and we want to maintain, repair and handle all your weekly service cleanings and repairs too. Simply put, we want to build a lasting relationship with our customers.