Warranty Concerns With PebbleTec Swimming Pools

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

Break-In Period

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.

Start-Up Procedures

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.

Fill Up

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!

If you should have any questions about this or pool construction, please let us know!

Weekly Pool Cleaning Dallas


At Weber Pools, our number one priority is making sure your swimming pool is clean and ready for you to swim in at any time. We are focused solely on you and your satisfaction of us is what makes us continue to perform at the highest level possible when you hire us. We know there are many choices you have when hiring a weekly pool cleaning service and we want to assure you that when you hire us you can rest assured that your pool will always be maintained at the highest level possible. The keys to our service are the following:

One of the biggest keys to our services is through 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.

Wouldn’t it be great to know that when you hire us to take care of your swimming pool if repairs or upgrades are necessary, we can do it in-house? Our job is to show up on the same day each week, perform all cleaning necessary to make sure your swimming pool is spotless and adjust chlorine, pH as well as all other chemistry needs when we perform a weekly water analysis for you. That’s why we’ve created a variety of service plans so when you sign up, you know exactly what you are paying for and receiving each week. We do this because everyone has different budgets and expectations and we want to meet everyone’s needs and expectations because again if you are happy so are we! Taking care of a swimming pool can be a tedious task but we want our communication to always be on target to prevent issues down the line. That’s why we promise you the following:

  • We work with you directly in maintaining and service 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.

Give us a call today at 817-481-7665 to schedule your complimentary pool evaluation to determine the right, most affordable maintenance program for you.

We proudly service Dallas, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Grapevine, Plano, Colleyville, Southlake, Keller, Hurst, Bedford, Trophy Club, Euless, Frisco, Coppell, Valley Ranch, Irving, North Richland Hills, Argyle, and Castle Hills!

What Type Of Filter Is Best For My Swimming Pool?

If it’s time to re-evaluate the filtration system in your swimming pool, there are many different factors that go into what makes the best filter for your swimming pool. The most common filter that we see and easiest to install is a sand filter but we want to discuss a variety of different factors so you can make a wise decision and get the best filtration for your pool! When making that decision the following factors should go into that decision:

  • Type of liner
  • The amount of vegetation around your swimming pool
  • The surface area of the pool
  • Ease of use
  • Water conservation factors

With that said, we hope this blog post gives you some insight on the best type of filter for your pool, when they should be cleaned/backwashed and what to look for when they need to be cleaned or replaced. Currently, there are three different types of filters; cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth (D.E.) and we will be evaluating each to help you understand what makes them unique. First, we will highlight the pros and cons of each:

Jandy Cartridge Filter

Jandy Cartridge Filter

Cartridge Filter:


  • Simple to maintain
  • Filters down to 10 microns
  • Since there’s no backwashing, it uses the least amount of water and is the best during drought conditions.


  • Most expensive out of all the filters to purchase
  • The cartridge filters can be pretty expensive
Jandy Sand Filter

Jandy Sand Filter

Sand Filter:


  • Easiest to use
  • Most common filter for swimming pools and works with most. Most common commercial swimming pool filter as well.
  • Filters down to 20 microns
  • Easy to backwash when pressure rises to set backwash number on guage


  • Requires replacements of sand every 5-8 years or when a lateral breaks (this can be a lengthy process as it takes awhile to vacuum out the sand).
  • Not recommended for pebble tec pools or pools with lots of vegetation due to high micron number. The pebbles from the pool can get stuck in the sand or laterals
  • If you have a green pool, it can take a very long time with this type of filter to clear up
Jandy DE Filter

Jandy DE Filter

D.E. Filter


  • Filters down to the lowest of microns which is 3
  • Filters the largest surface area and keeps the pool the most clean
  • Best for pools in backyards with lots of vegetation


  • After backwashing, it does require the most work

The above factors are key to making a decision on what type of filter you should buy. Most importantly, a D.E. filter is the best filter if your pool is surrounded by lots of vegetation.  Keep in mind all of these filters have pressure gauges with recommended numbers as to when they need to be backwashed or cleaned. With a sand filter, all that is necessary is a backwash but always be on the lookout for sand in your pool. When that happens, you might have a cracked lateral, which is the main filtration mechanism in a sand filter. At this point, a sand change will be necessary. As for cartridge filters, when the pressure rises to the maximum, they will need to be hosed down and cleaned (2-4 times a year). Finally, a D.E. filter should be taken a part at a minimum of one time a year. You will need to hose down the grids to get the excess D.E. off of them and then recharge the filter when you put it back together. Please note, that if you see D.E. blowing back into the pool there’s a pretty good chance there’s a tear in the grid and it will need to be replaced. With any of these filters, Weber Pools highly recommends Jandy Filters for their reliability, price point and warranty.

With any of the above, hiring a professional weekly service and maintenance company can make all of this much easier. If you have any questions about filters, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 817-481-7665