Prepping Your Swimming Pool For Swim Season

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.

Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration For Commercial Swimming Pools!

A commercial swimming pool that is being used while the filtration process is being performed!

A commercial swimming pool that is being used while the filtration process is being performed!

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


Can You Recycle Swimming Pool Water?


The simple answer to this question is yes! The other question would be why would you need to recycle swimming pool water? The answer to these questions and how we do it will be answered in this blog post. If you have a swimming pool this is a service you will definitely want to know more about. It will save you time, money and swimming in pools with recycled swimming pool water are a lot more fun.

As a swimming pool owner, due to evaporation, you will need to add water to your swimming pool from time to time. During the long hot summer months, the amount of water you will be adding will increase due to increased evaporation. Our water in the Dallas area is loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals. When you introduce this water into your swimming pool, the hardness content in the water will increase. It increases because as water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up. Unfortunately, as these minerals build up they will start scaling your tile, the liner of the swimming pool, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. Soon, your backyard paradise will be covered with calcium flakes that can be extremely hard to remove. With that being said, to help combat this problem, we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every two years at a minimum. This will help prevent excess calcium buildup, struggles with maintaining proper chemistry in your swimming pool and most importantly your swim experience will be much better because of the feel of the water.

At Weber Pools, we offer a mobile filtration trailer that is equipped with six sets of Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes that can filter calcium, magnesium, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, phosphates, salts and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. There are two hoses that come out of the trailer which continually feeds the swimming pool water into the trailer while the RO membranes lower the hardness. This process will return drinking quality water back to the swimming pool, the liner will never be exposed and you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed. This process will conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool and will give you the best water quality to swim in. The benefits of using this process will help extend the lifespan of your investment, will allow you to conserve much-needed water and give you a much better end product than a drain and refill. Not to mention, we can filter most residential swimming pools in less than a day.

If you’re curious to know more and how this service can help you, contact us today!

Weekly Pool Service in Dallas


If you own a swimming pool most people prefer to swim in it, relax in it, host barbecues, and show it off rather than clean it. Properly balancing the chemicals regularly along with cleaning it is definitely a weekly need and sometimes even more but due to our busy schedules most people just don’t have the time. We completely understand this and are writing this blog post to help you in what you need to do to research, find and hire the right company for you. Ultimately, when it’s time for you to jump in your pool you want it ready and properly sanitized. At Weber Pools, we offer many different services and want to inform you on why we will be the best hire for you.

Taking care of a swimming pool goes far beyond just brushing the steps and removing the debris from the top of the swimming pool. Determining proper amounts of chlorine and acid are just some of the other things that you need to worry about but what happens when the cleaner stops working or when the plumbing starts leaking? Any of these things can cause issues with your swimming pool that you will want to fix quickly. When hiring a weekly service company here are some of the questions you will want to ask them:

  1. Will I have the same person cleaning my pool each week?
  2. Do they come on the same day each week?
  3. How long has this person been servicing swimming pools?
  4. Are there any hidden costs associated with my service?
  5. What should I expect each week?
  6. What is the cost per month?
  7. Do you have any reviews we can see?

There are many service companies out there today and we want you to be comfortable with who you hire. We offer the following services to residential customers:

  • Residential Pool Cleaning Services
  • Janitorial & Porter Services
  • Equipment Repair & Retrofit
  • Custom Pools and Spas
  • Plaster, Coping and Tile work
  • Code compliance work
  • UV Water Treatment
  • Stain Removal
  • Deck repair & Decoseal
  • Chemical Automation
  • Control Systems
  • Salt Systems
  • Chemical and Equipment Sales
  • Energy Efficient Upgrades
  • Leak detection & Crack repair
  • Clear plumbing blockages
  • and much more……

Weber Pools Cleaning Service has many years of experience in servicing 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 work with our clients directly in maintaining and servicing their 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.

Contact us today to learn more, we also offer commercial pool service and so much more. We look forward to working with you and showing you the Weber Pool difference!


The Calcium In My Swimming Pool Is High, Now What?

Our mobile filtration trailer

Our mobile filtration trailer

Calcium hardness and swimming pools pretty much go hand in hand. Whether you are in the Southwest United States, The South or in the Texas area, dealing with calcium and other hardness minerals in our fill/tap water is something you’re going to need to deal with. Most swimming pool owners are aware that the pool needs some calcium hardness to keep the liner intact but with the hardness where it is in the Texas area, it isn’t uncommon to see calcium 5 times or more harder than what is recommended. So, the question becomes when this happens what should you do? This blog post will focus on those questions and it will explain what you can do about it without draining the swimming pool.

About every two years, Weber Pools highly recommends changing out the water in your swimming pool. Even though your water is clear and blue, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t loaded with contaminants and should be changed. The reason why this happens is as water evaporates in your swimming pool, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase. Along with calcium hardness you will also notice that total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), salts and phosphates will increase too. At any given time, pool professionals when these levels get too high, will recommend a drain and refill. As much as we would agree that the water needs to be changed, how you do it is what we would like to educate you on. We offer a mobile filtration trailer that comes to your residence or commercial property and we recycle the existing water in the swimming pool. We use Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower calcium hardness, TDS, CYA, phosphates, waterborne diseases and so much more without draining the swimming pool. The mobile trailer is completely self-contained, which means we run on our own power, it consists of 6 RO membranes to filter the water and two hoses which take water from the swimming pool into the trailer and the other returns the filtered (drinkable) water back to the pool. The following are some of the benefits of using our service:

  • We conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool
  • The liner of the swimming pool is never exposed
  • You can swim in the pool while the process is being performed
  • We can finish most residential jobs in less than a day
  • We give you a better end product than tap water

We’ve been offering this service for about 3 years in the Dallas area. We also travel in Oklahoma as well. So we ask that the next time someone recommends changing out the water in your swimming pool, that you call us instead. You will be much happier with the end product and the environment will thank you too!

Alternatives To Draining Your Swimming Pool

Calcium staining on the water tile line

Calcium staining on the water tile line

As fall is quickly approaching, it means football is in the air, cooler temps, holidays and so much more. It also means swim season is coming to an end unless you have a solar pool cover or a heated pool! This is also the most common time to change out the water in your swimming pool if you need to do so. This fall season we ask that if it is time to change out the water in your swimming pool that you recycle it instead of draining it and we hope this blog post helps explain why.

In the Dallas area, our tap water is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. This calcium, over time will gradually build up because as water evaporates, the hardness minerals remain in solution. As the calcium content increases, it will begin to build up on the water tile line, the liner of the swimming pool and your swimming pool filtration equipment. If you have water features and spillways it can be an eyesore to look at. It can even cause an increase in chlorine usage, which makes swimming in these pools a lot less fun because of burning eyes and itchy skin. When the water gets to this point, most pool professionals will recommend a water change in your swimming pool. As a swimming pool owner you can either drain it and refill it with our moderately hard tap water or you can call us to recycle the water using our mobile filtration instead. We use The Puripool Process and this service comes to you. This is a great service for both residential and commercial customers. We use Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower the following issues:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne diseases
  • And so much more

Calcium staining on the spa/pool spillway

We are able to conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, the process is completely self-contained, which means we run on our own power, we give you a much better end product because you can drink the filtered water and you can swim in the pool while the process is being performed. This service will give you the best quality of water in your pool (better than tap) and since the liner of the swimming pool is never exposed, there’s absolutely no risk of cracking the foundation of the swimming pool. 

Weber Pools is committed to offering you the best quality of service in everything we do. We have a variety of services available for all of your backyard needs. In conclusion, we ask you to think twice this fall and winter before you drain your swimming pool. We guarantee you a great product that will make swimming in your pool much more enjoyable. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today at 1-817-481-7665.

Reverse Osmosis for Your Swimming Pool Water?


Most individuals are very aware of what Reverse Osmosis (RO) is used for. Typically, the most common application is for drinking water and this application is usually installed under the sink in your home. According to Wikipedia, “reverse osmosis is a water purification technology that uses a semipermeable membrane to remove ions, molecules, and larger particles from drinking water. In reverse osmosis, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property that is driven by chemical potential differences of the solvent, a thermodynamic parameter. Reverse osmosis can remove many types of dissolved and suspended species from water, including bacteria, and is used in both industrial processes and the production of potable water. The result is that the solute is retained on the pressurized side of the membrane and the pure solvents allowed to pass to the other side. To be “selective”, this membrane should not allow large molecules or ions through the pores (holes), but should allow smaller components of the solution (such as solvent molecules) to pass freely.” Quite simply, it is a process that removes calcium, salts, waterborne diseases, phosphates and so much more to provide you with the best quality of water!

Recently, this form of filtration has also been applied to swimming pools because of water quality issues, drought conditions and pool safety. In many areas of the country, including Dallas, the water coming out of our tap is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. Depending on where you live in Texas and even Oklahoma the water coming out of the tap is at a minimum of 300 parts per million (ppm). The most optimal range for swimming pools is between 200 and 400 ppm but as water evaporates those hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase over time. As this happens, calcium will deposit on filtration equipment, stain the water tile line, stain the liner and ruin water features. When this happens (typically after 2-3 years) homeowners and commercial property swimming pool owners will need to change out the water in the pool. If you choose to do a typical drain and refill, this process can take up to 2-3 days, the chance of ruining your liner increases and the water is moderately hard from the tap. Whereas, Weber Pools offers RO Mobile Filtration using the Puripool Process, which comes to your house or commercial property.


This form of filtration lowers calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, phosphates, salts, waterborne diseases, cyanuric acid and so much more without draining the swimming pool. This takes the risk of ruining your liner out of the question, it puts drinking quality water back in your swimming pool, it conserves 85% of the existing water in the pool and you can swim in the pool while the process is being done. The form of filtration is completely safe for your swimming pool, can be performed all year round and when it is performed every couple of years it can prolong the lifespan of your swimming pool!

Interested in learning how this form of filtration can help you? Call us today to book an appointment. 817-481-7665!


How Do I Get Rid of Calcium In My Swimming Pool?


Calcium in our fill water in Texas and Oklahoma is pretty much the norm and even though swimming pools need a certain amount of it, depending on the liner, what happens when you have too much? If you are concerned about your investment then this blog post is definitely for you because as calcium levels rise in your swimming pool so do the number of problems. Most pool professionals and websites will say that the optimal amount of calcium in a swimming pool is between 200 and 400 parts per million (ppm). In some parts of the country this is possible but with calcium coming out of our tap at a minimum of 300 ppm it’s literally impossible here. That’s why we recommend changing out the water in your swimming pool every 2 years.

As water evaporates, calcium and other hardness minerals will remain in solution and those levels will rise. Over time, this will become an issue for the following reasons:

  • Staining of your decorative tile
  • Staining of your liner
  • Calcium deposits on your filtration equipment causing a decreased lifetime
  • Calcium staining on your water features and spillways
  • Potential increase in chemical demand

When any of the above happens it can be an expensive proposition to clean this, not to mention, being an eyesore to look at. At Weber Pools, we are committed to providing you with a variety of services to make your swimming experience more enjoyable, that’s why we offer you The Puripool Process. This is an alternative to draining a swimming pool and we want to educate you on why it will be your best decision. As calcium levels rise in a swimming pool you can either drain and refill your swimming pool or choose to recycle the water instead. If you choose a drain and refill, please note that this process can take 2-3 days, you will be filling your swimming pool up with moderately hard water again and causing structural damage to your liner is always a possibility. Whereas, if you choose to have us recycle your swimming pool water instead, we can lower all of the following without draining the pool:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Borates
  • Salt
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Algaecides
  • Phosphates
  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)


The benefits of using the Puripool Process are numerous. Since the water level never changes in the swimming pool, the potential for structural damage is non-existent, we can conserve up to 85% of the water in the pool, we guarantee calcium levels lower than tap water and since you can swim in the pool while the pool is being filtered, there’s no downtime! We can achieve this by bringing our mobile filtration trailer to your home or commercial property. The trailer is equipped with Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes that have the ability to give you the best quality of water to swim in. It also helps with itchy eyes, dry skin and overall it is a much more fun swim experience because the water is softer.

If you’re interested in learning more how Weber Pools can help you with water chemistry issues, call us today at 817-481-7665. We proudly offer the Puripool Process to swimming pool owners in the Dallas area, Austin, San Antonio and parts of Oklahoma!

How To Get Rid of Your Green Pool


In the summertime, green pools become more and more common everyday. You can find them in vacant homes, residential swimming pools or in any pool that isn’t properly maintained. We think it is extremely important to tackle this issue in a variety of different ways so we hope this blog post gives you a better understanding of why this happens and all the different factors that go into turning that green pool blue again! Typically, you will see a direct correlation to green algae filled pools with lack of sanitizer or poor filtration/circulation. Whenever you have warm water, algae loves to grow and if you don’t have the proper amount of chlorine in the water, algae will grow rapidly! The same goes for filtration, if you’re not filtering your swimming pool long enough your chances for algae growth increase. With that said, we also want to focus on other reasons why your swimming pool can be taken over by algae.

  • High calcium hardness
  • High phosphates
  • High cyanuric acid (CYA/stabilizer) levels

When it comes to water chemistry, checking your calcium hardness levels should be done regularly because high levels of calcium hardness can impede the normal function of chlorine thus making it more challenging to take care of your swimming pool. Phosphates come from vegetation, soils and fertilizers which is a food for algae. When phosphate levels increase in the swimming pool they must be removed because no matter how much chlorine you use, algae will still spread. Typically, with high phosphates you will need to purchase a phosphate remover if all your other chemistry levels are within normal ranges. Other factors could be high CYA levels. CYA helps reduce chlorine loss by protecting the free chlorine in the pool from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, reducing the amount of chlorine needed to maintain proper sanitizer levels. When these levels get too high, it lessens the effectiveness of chlorine to act as a disinfectant.  Higher levels will bind with the chlorine, making it slower acting to kill bacteria and micro-organisms, and prevent algae from growing! This typically occurs because chlorine tabs have stabilizer in them.

How To Treat Algae

When you’ve determined where the growth is coming from, Weber Pools recommends the following steps to help remove the algae:

  • Identify the type of algae
  • Check chlorine, pH and phosphate levels
  • Check all pool equipment for leaks
  • Check filtration equipment for tears in the filter grids or old sand
  • Check calcium hardness levels
  • Check run times for your filter equipment

If any of the above are the issue, the addition of more chlorine or increasing your filter run times should help. If you’re dealing with high CYA levels or calcium levels then a water change is necessary. Weber Pools has the ability to make your green pool blue quickly. We can help with all filter equipment repairs or pool maintenance. We can also help you with high calcium and CYA levels too! We have a mobile filtration trailer that recycles swimming pool water instead of draining it. The Puripool Process uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes to lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, salts, phosphates and cyanuric acid without draining the swimming pool. This past week we took care of a swimming pool that was loaded with algae. If you notice in the picture above, the water in the swimming pool was foaming because the algae was dying and we used our mobile filtration trailer to filter out all the contaminants. Notice the difference in water clarity in the spa compared to the swimming pool? This is how we can make sure your swimming pool is functioning at all times wth also the best water quality!!

Remember If you keep your pool in good shape, you will not only avoid the hassle of having to use various additional chemicals in the swimming pool but also dealing with the unnecessary algae bloom in your swimming pool!

Can You Use Reverse Osmosis Filtration On Swimming Pools?


Our 40K Mobile Filtration Trailer

Simply put, yes you can use Reverse Osmosis filtration on your swimming pool water and we want this blog post to explain to you how it works and why it’s the best solution for your swimming pool. Weber Pools Mobile Filtration Reverse Osmosis (RO) treatment systems combine pretreatment vessels and RO systems in a single, self-contained insulated trailer.

Reverse Osmosis might seem like a complicated system, but it’s really quite a simple water filtration process. Reverse Osmosis has been used for 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. 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 contaminates 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 day or night 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. You can actually drink the water!! 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 85% of the water in the swimming pool.

The need for this service has never been greater than now. 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 these common contaminates in your swimming pool without exposing the liner.

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 water and lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS), cyanuric acid (CYA), phosphates, salt, bacteria, viruses, etc. and provide you with a clean, fresh pool!

Got questions on how Reverse Osmosis can work for your swimming pool? Please let us know!