As a swimming pool owner in the Dallas area, we endure harsh weather patterns which can make maintaining a swimming pool a little challenging. At Weber Pools, we are extremely aware of our harsh weather patterns and would like to discuss how they can affect your swimming pool and how you should handle them. Depending on what time of year it is will call for different ways to manage your water chemistry etc. but we want to discuss each one more in-depth and we hope this blog post gives you some insight on what it takes to keep your pool looking great.
Between the extremely warm and cold temperatures, freezing temps, high winds, and hard water it can definitely make maintaining water chemistry more challenging and that is where we want to begin. In the summer our temperatures in the Dallas Ft. Worth area are extremely warm. In fact, some of the summer months mean ambient temperatures above 100 degrees and since algae love warm water keeping track of your water chemistry during the summer is vital! At Weber Pools, we recommend checking your water chemistry at least once a week, brushing the steps, benches, and interior finish once a week as well. You will want to make sure you have at least 3-5 parts per million (ppm) levels of chlorine and if you develop any sorts of algae (green, mustard, or black) raise it up even higher. This is why brushing the interior finish and removing debris as soon as possible is so important! You will also want to make sure your Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels are between 30 – 50 ppm to help maintain chlorine.
In the Dallas Ft. Worth and Grapevine area, we also deal with extremely hard water. Our calcium levels coming out of the tap are high which can cause scaling to your water tile line, interior finish, filtration equipment, and spillways. High levels of Calcium Hardness can make it more challenging to manage water chemistry and take life off of your interior finish and filtration equipment. Changing out your water every two years will help with this.
Finally, during the winter time, it can get pretty cold and many nights freezing temperatures will occur. As many of you know, you can lower your chlorine levels and run your pump less but we always recommend running your pump if temperatures reach freezing levels to prevent problems from occurring. We know managing a swimming pool in our area can be challenging and we would love to help!
Here, at Weber Pools, we understand that your life can be stressful and hectic. Weber Pools is a certified pool operator and holds all required licenses. We work with HOA boards, property managers, city inspectors, and individual homeowners on a daily basis. Because we have such a broad base of experience and have affiliated relationships around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, we can do just about everything to keep your pool safe, clean and ready for fun. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us today!