Investing In Your Swimming Pool

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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!

Your Pool, Your Time, Your Money

When it comes to owning a swimming pool if you want to keep it looking great, clean, and extend the lifespan of it, you will need to work on it. We can’t tell you how many times we hear, it’s winter time, we don’t need to do anything to our pool! If you want to compare it to summer when the water is warm that might be correct but you still need to monitor your pool and make sure everything is running efficiently. That’s why we hope this blog post helps to explain what you can do on a regular basis to make sure your pool is looking great.

First, let’s chat about water chemistry. Do you understand it? Do you know if you own a 20,000-gallon swimming pool how much chlorine or acid you need to keep the levels where they need to be? Do you know what those levels are? In the swimming pool industry the following is what is considered to be normal levels:

  • Chlorine – 1 – 3ppm (winter) and 3 – 5ppm (summer)
  • pH – 7.4 – 7.8
  • Total Alkalinity – 80 – 120ppm
  • Calcium Hardness – 200 – 400ppm
  • Cyanuric Acid – 30 – 50ppm

When it comes to keeping your pool blue, clear and free of any contaminents balancing your water chemistry is where it begins. You will want to make sure all the levels are within normal ranges to prevent cloudiness, algae, scaling, and other issues from occurring. If you are unsure on how to balance your water chemistry we highly recommend hiring a professional.

The next step in pool maintenance is your weekly maintenance. This means that even in the winter time you should still be brushing the steps, benches, and interior finish of the pool to prevent staining. All debris should be removed as soon as possible and the pump and filter basket should be emptied to maintain adequate flow of water in and out of the filter.

Please note, that leaks can occur at any time. You must regularly check all plumbing and your filtration equipment to make sure water is flowing correctly to prevent the motor from burning out and other issues. You should also be checking your filters pressure as well to guide you on backwashing and filter cleaning. If you should have any questions about this topic or how Weber Pools can help, please contact us today!

Balancing pH and Total Alkalinity Is Vital For Your Swimming Pool

Owning a swimming pool can be a lot of funespecially when you can jump into beautiful blue and clear water! The keyfactor in this though is making sure you have a balanced water chemistry. Inthe past, we’ve talked about chlorine, Calcium Hardness, Cyanuric Acid (CYA)but today we want to focus on pH and Total Alkalinity (TA). These two valuesare vital to your water chemistry and making sure your water remains blue andclear. They are also often misunderstood in regard to their important and wewant to make sure you understand why they are key factors in keeping your poollooking great!

pH

pH is a measure of how acidic or basic the pool water is. pH is measured on a scale from 0-14, with 7.0 being neutral. Below 7.0 is defined as being acidic, while levels above 7.0 are said to bebasic or alkaline. To have pH in balance we must adjust the water withadditions of pH decreasers (acid) or pH increases (bases) to help youobtain an optimal range of 7.4 – 7.8 which is standard optimal level in theswimming pool industry. If your testing shows a pH value below 7.0; the wateris in a corrosive (acidic) condition and you will need to add a base to bringthe pH up. (This is only common if you add too much acid to your pool) Pleasenote, a low pH will weaken vinyl, strip heat exchangers and erode theinterior finish. Whereas, if the pH is above 7.8, the water is considered basicand you must add acid to bring down the pH to prevent the formationof scale or calcium deposits on your tile, the filter, and the possibilityof cloudy water. Another issue with a high pH is chlorine becomes lesseffective. This is much more common of the two!

Total Alkalinity

Alkalinity is a pH buffer, meaning it helps to keep the pH from drastically moving up and down the pH scale by absorbing major changes to the waters before affecting the pH. Total Alkalinity (TA) is a close relative to pH and is a measure of how much of the alkaline substances that are in the water. In the swimming pool water, we are concerned with bicarbonatealkalinity, which should be between 80 parts per million (ppm) and120ppm. When the TA is within this range, it prevents rapid pH changes andultimately stabilizes the pH level.

When you want to achieve a swimming pool with balanced water chemistry, adjusting your pH levels is critical. Please note if your salt levels are high that will cause your pH to increase more rapidly. If you should have any questions about pH or TA, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

Why is Swimming Pool Water Chemistry So Important?

Weekly pool service Dallas

One of the biggest challenges for most swimming pool owners is to manage their swimming pools in the off-season. Let’s face it whether you hire a weekly pool service company in the Dallas area or if you take care of it yourself managing the water chemistry in the summertime can be challenging with how warm the water is and the number of storms we have. That’s why swimming pool owners get a little lazier in the winter or what we consider the non-swim season. This is normally when the swimming pool is an afterthought or when dropping a chlorine tab in the floater is all most want to do. But, trust us when we say, there’s more to be done and we hope this blog post helps you to understand why water chemistry is just as important during the winter time too!

Whether you have plaster, Pebble Tec, Fiberglass, or vinyl taking care of the water in the pool should always be important because you still need to manage chlorine, pH, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) even when you aren’t swimming. Not to mention emptying out the skimmer and pump basket and brushing the steps, benches and interior finish to prevent staining. We totally understand that the swimming pool can be an afterthought at this point but please keep in mind if you want your pool to last, for the interior finish to keep looking great and to keep scaling off of the tile and filtration equipment we highly recommend following these simple tests.

Instead of testing your water weekly it should be okay to do it every other week but make sure your levels are within the following:

Chlorine 1-3ppm

pH – 7.4-7.8

TA – 80-120ppm

Calcium Hardness – less than 600ppm

CYA – 30-50ppm (unless you have a salt chlorinator)

When necessary we highly recommend adding acid to your swimming pool to keep the pH within normal levels to prevent potential cloudiness and scaling from occurring and please keep in mind because it will rise in the winter time too. Adding chlorine to prevent algae from growing in your swimming pool and if your Calcium Hardness is above 600ppm contacting us to lower the following without draining the swimming pool:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • TDS
  • CYA
  • Waterborne diseases
  • So much more

At Weber Pools, we are committed to you and your swimming pool. Our goal is to always give you the best water quality possible. We specialize in working with commercial and residential swimming pools. To learn more about our service, contact us today!

Top Quality Weekly Pool Service in Dallas

High Quality Pool Service in Dallas

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. We also believe in hiring top of the line pool technicians to provide you with a variety of services that will make sure your swimming pool is operating at all times. Whether this is weekly service, maintenance, repair work, pool water recycling or something else, we would love to talk to you about your pool needs, offer you real solutions to meet those needs, while also saving you money. As pools become more advanced and technology-driven, we believe we are a cut above most pool companies, because we stay informed and educated about our industry. This is an important part of the Weber Pools difference.

The goal of this blog post is to let you know we are committed to you, our client and whom we consider being family. We want to earn your trust with all your backyard needs. This includes weekly pool service and maintenance for both residential and commercial pools, hot tub sales and service, new pool construction, pool upgrades, puripool, and inline RO filtration.

What truly sets us apart from other companies is the ability to provide you with excellent water quality. We do this with a revolutionary service that is more convenient, less wasteful, and puts cleaner, safer recycled pool water in your pool without exposing your plaster or pool shell to air. The Puripool Process pulls water from your pool and uses Reverse Osmosis (RO), ultraviolet light and ozone to scrub your water clean and returns pure bottled quality water to your pool. Our Puripool Process removes chemicals and impurities like cyanuric acid, phosphates, TDS, viruses, bacteria, allergens, calcium and other hard water minerals without the use of harsh chemicals that could be dangerous to pets and children and hard on pool components. Our process is so safe, that you can swim while we purify your water and it saves about 85% of the existing water in your pool.

Weber Pools Cleaning Service has many years of experience in servicing pools in and around the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Give us a call today at 817-481-7665 to schedule your pool evaluation to determine the right, most affordable maintenance program for you.

Thankful For All Our Swimming Pool Trusted Customers

Residential Commercial Pool Service Dallas

Quality Pool Service in Dallas, Texas!

Did you know, 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.

This is what Weber Pools prides itself on. Being there for all of your swimming pool needs. With this type of experience, we have been able to help both residential and commercial swimming pool owners with all of their weekly service and maintenance needs. During this time we have also been able to build a variety of swimming pools along with offering a revolutionary Puripool Process the prevents residential and commercial swimming pool owners from needing to drain their swimming pools. During the last 5 years of us offering this service, we were able to conserve millions of gallons of water and support commercial swimming pools by keeping their water chemistry in compliance.

Just this past year we also started offering Inline Reverse Osmosis (RO) and Fill Line Filtration services as well. 

Our staff has an abundance of knowledge, and most of our staff have been with us for ten years or longer. A lot of pool companies have a revolving door of employees and have no experience base. We, however, train our technicians well and pay our technicians at the top of the industry scale, which in turn provides our customers with superior service. If you give us a try, you will notice the Weber difference.

Unlike other companies that just build something and leave, we want you to be a customer for life. The next time you have a backyard or pool need give us a try and experience the difference we offer for quality and reliable Dallas pool service. There are no jobs too big or too small. Give Weber Pools a call at 817-481-7665.

So, from our family to yours we just wanted you to know how thankful we are that you are a part of our team and put your trust in us. If there is anything we can do for you, your family, or friends with, please let us know!

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Importance of Testing For Calcium Hardness

Calcium Hardness Test Kits

As a residential and commercial swimming pool owner in the Dallas area, have you ever heard the term hard water before? Do you know what it means and how it affects your swimming pool’s interior finish? Have you taken the time to learn how it will affect your plumbing, tile, and water features? If you haven’t, you really should because in the Dallas Ft. Worth area, our water is extremely hard! Basically, it means it’s loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals that can cause major damage to your swimming pool and filtration equipment!

Maintaining the proper Calcium Hardness (CH) level in your pool is essential to you maintaining excellent water quality and reducing the chances of your water corroding the plumbing in your pool or causing the scale to build up on the surface of your pool. In Dallas, we deal with the later and this is what we will focus on discussing in this blog post!

What is Calcium Hardness?

Calcium Hardness (CH) is the measure of how hard or soft your pool water is, and how much calcium is dissolved in your pool water. Ideally, you should strive to have your CH levels between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm) which is tough to achieve in our area. If you climb above 400ppm which is extremely common, your water will become too hard which could lead to problems down the road like scaling of your water tile line, interior finish, filtration equipment, salt chlorinators, and decorative water features.

What Happens If Your Water Is Too Hard?

If your water has become too hard, it can result in cloudy pool water and ultimately the harder it gets, the more scaling will occur which can be extremely difficult to look at! Not to mention, extremely expensive to remove!

How Often Should You Test Your Pool Water For Calcium Hardness?

Honestly, this test doesn’t need to occur nearly as much as checking for chlorine, pH, and Total Alkalinity but since we live in an area with high levels of calcium in the water we do recommend checking it at least once every couple of months especially during the summer time.

How Do You Lower Levels of Calcium Hardness?

When it comes to hard water in your swimming pool you have two options. You can either drain your pool and refill it but keep in mind our water is already hard (around 400ppm) or you can choose to recycle it using our Puirpool Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration which will leave you with much better water than tap and with water that will not only look better but feel better too.

At Weber Pools, we recommend purchasing a good Taylor Technologies drop test for the most accurate results. This test is much better and far more accurate than using test strips. Trust us when we say you will want to pinpoint the level of Calcium Hardness because keeping it low will definitely prolong the lifespan of your investment. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us today!

 

 

Why Recycling Pool Water is The Best Choice

Recycle swimming pool water

Due to extreme use and our hard water in the Dallas area, it poses numerous problems for residential and commercial swimming pools. Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Cyanuric Acid (stabilizer) will rise quickly and make it challenging to take care of residential and commercial swimming pools. Weber Pools is a Dallas based water purification company that specializes in working with residential and commercial swimming pool properties. We work well with numerous management companies and are also aware of all the current and ever-changing health department swimming pool requirements and processes.

So what happens when calcium levels rise or if TDS levels are above what is normally recommended?  What happens if your CYA levels are high? Typically, commercial swimming pools are larger which makes a drain and refill a several day process, it means downtime for the pool and because of the amount of water, there is always a risk of damaging the interior finish of the swimming pool. That’s why we use the Puripool Process which can help with the following:

  • Water Conservation – Saving a precious, and limited, resource which is water
  • Less Chemical Demand and greater equipment reliability
  • No Down Time – Pool can remain open during treatment which is great for the residents and bathers
  • Interior is not exposed or compromised
  • Soft-water swimming experience
  • Better water quality than a drain and refill

The Puripool Process lowers and removes the following:

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Cyanuric Acid
  • Borates
  • Salt
  • Iron
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Algaecides
  • Sequestering Agents
  • Phosphates
  • Bacteria and Viruses (Waterborne Diseases)
  • Total Dissolved Solids

Just this past week, we have had the opportunity to purify a 22,000-gallon residential swimming pool.  We were able to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, Cyanuric Acid, salt and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. By recycling their water, they were left with perfect water chemistry.

Initial Chemistry

Calcium Hardness – 900ppm

Total Dissolved Solids – 4372ppm

Cyanuric Acid – 140ppm

Salt – 3012ppm

After filtering the swimming pool for 32 hours. We were able to lower the above to the following:

Calcium Hardness – 150ppm

Total Dissolved Solids -712ppm

Cyanuric Acid – 0ppm

Salt – 639ppm

To learn more about this process or our refresh service for commercial swimming pools, please contact us today.

Zodiac Pool Systems Equipment is The Best

Jandy Filter Installation

At Weber Pools, we strongly believe in providing you with the best possible service which means keeping your pool clean and providing the best equipment to operate your swimming pool. As an official Jandy / Zodiac Pool Systems warranty and service provider, we feel that its longevity, name brand, durability, warranty, and product performance or just some of the reasons why we choose Jandy first when installing equipment to make your swimming pool function at its peak performance.

The following is a little bit about the history of Jandy…

“Jandy was established in 1958 by respected industry veteran Andrew L. Pansini and has since grown into one of the most well-known pool product manufacturers in the country. In 2007 Jandy merged with Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. and continues to stand for the innovation and quality values on which it was founded. Today, Jandy’s premium, professional-­grade pool, and spa equipment include a full line of pumps, filters, lights, valves, chlorinators, and the award-winning automation solutions to control it all. With everything its team designs and manufactures, Jandy’s focus is on enabling the perfect pool environment so pool owners can spend time enjoying their pool and spa, rather than maintaining it.”

So, we want to share a little about a recent installation and why our customer chose Jandy. First, we asked them to do a little bit of research on their own. As much as we can educate our customers on why we love Jandy we feel strongly that their reputation speaks for itself. “After learning about Jandy from Weber Pools, I was impressed but I knew I had to go to their website and look up as many reviews as I could. First, the information I found on their website backed up what I was told and then the reviews really sealed the deal. Not to mention I knew if I had Weber Pools install the equipment if something were to go wrong I was in good hands with the combination of both companies. Trust me, this went a long way in our decision. So, I chose a variable speed motor and a cartridge filter. I wanted to save money on electricity and since I have a fair amount of vegetation in my backyard I wanted a filter that could handle it. All I can so far is I’m impressed and the pump is already saving me money. Thank you, Jandy, and thank you Weber Pools. Both the equipment and installation went perfectly.”

Trust us when we say their product line and customer service goes a long way. At Weber Pools, we love working with Jandy and will always recommend their products. To learn more about them or if you have any questions, please contact us today!

Now Selling Inline Reverse Osmosis Filtration

Commercial Inline RO Filtration

Weber Pools is now selling custom Inline RO Water Purification Systems for both commercial and residential properties.

Many of our customers and followers know that Weber Pools offers The Puripool Process which is a mobile filtration service for both residential and commercial swimming pool owners. This is a mobile service that we have been offering swimming pool owners in Dallas, San Antonio, and Oklahoma for the past five years. Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration is the most efficient way to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, CYA, phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. Now, we are proud to offer this similar service only it’s not mobile. We are now installing inline RO filtration systems for both residential and commercial swimming pool owners.

If you want to experience the best water quality for your bathers and keep your water chemistry in compliance, install an inline RO filtration system today!

Benefits of Inline RO Systems

  • With an inline RO system plumbed directly to the swimming pool filtration system you are able to control the minimum and maximum TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in the swimming pool. This is vital to most commercial swimming pools because they are regulated by the state.
  • The ability to control water quality will prolong the life of plaster and negates the need for a drain and refill to address unsafe water quality.
  • Chemical levels can be much lower and still provide a safe and sanitary pool.
  • Waterborne disease and the possibility of sick swimmers are a very real concern and can (and do) provide the ability for extremely bad press, as well as consumer scare. With RO you can have excellent water quality all the time.
  • Less damage to pool equipment and decreased visual impact of calcium scaling to the pool waterline tile and decking areas.
  • General sanitization is greatly improved.
  • No downtime because there is no need to drain and refill a swimming pool

We are able to supply any size RO system for your residential or commercial property. If you are curious about these systems or how they can benefit you, your residents and your guests, contact us today to learn more. We would need to gain more information from the property to provide a quote on the system and installation.

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