The Risks of Draining A Swimming Pool

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Recycling Rather Than Draining a Swimming Pool

If you own a swimming pool and live in the Dallas Ft. Worth area, you are going to have to deal with hard water. This basically means that your Calcium Hardness (CH) and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels are high in your swimming pool. Our tap/fill water is loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals and is the primary reason as to why swimming pool owners need to change out the water in their swimming pool. In the Dallas area, the water coming out of the tap is roughly 300 parts per million (ppm). The recommended Calcium Hardness levels for a swimming pool are between 200 – 400 ppm. With our extremely high temperatures right now and an extended summer with higher evaporation, it causes these numbers to rise much quicker. When this happens, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually increase in concentration. When this happens, you will notice calcium scaling on the water tile line of the swimming pool, the interior finish, water features, and filtration equipment. Visually this can be extremely frustrating to see on the tile and decorative water features but it also ruins the interior finish of the swimming pool and the filtration equipment too. Based on the above information, with water this hard, it’s recommended to change out your water every couple of years.

At Weber Pools, we realize that this is an extremely common problem and have come up with a solution so you don’t have to drain your swimming pool anymore due to high hardness minerals. In the Dallas area, there are a large number of fiberglass and vinyl swimming pools. The risk of the liner collapsing or the swimming pool “popping out” of the foundation when you drain it is extremely high and common. The amount of money to replace the interior finish or reset the swimming pool is extremely expensive and not worth the risk. Concrete swimming pools are also at risk because you can easily crack the liner when the outside temperature is above 80 degrees and the liner is no longer wet. Due to these common factors, you should really think twice before draining your swimming pool.

Weber Pools is located in Grapevine, Texas and utilizes mobile filtration to recycle residential and commercial swimming pool water. These mobile Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems can come to your home or commercial property and recycle the swimming pool water instead of draining it. The interior finish is never exposed and since the water isn’t removed from the swimming pool you never have to worry about the plaster cracking or the swimming pool popping out of the foundation. With mobile RO you lower the risk of ruining your investment and you lower the following issues that most swimming pool owners deal with….

  • Calcium Hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Cyanuric Acid
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Nitrates
  • Waterborne Diseases

We realize that most swimming pool owners don’t think about issues like this but the above issues can happen and we want to make sure that you protect your investment by not causing major damage that can hit your wallet hard. If you should have any questions as to how this system works or can help you with your current water in your swimming pool, CALL US TODAY! 817-481-7665

Pool Building and Remodeling in Dallas

Pool Remodeling in Dallas Texas

Have you been thinking about upgrading your swimming pool? If not remodeling, are you thinking about building a new pool? Does the interior finish of your swimming pool need repair? If you answered yes to any of those questions, Weber Pools can help you! We want to take your vision and turn it into reality. Whether you need a residential or commercial swimming pool, we can put together and implement a full plan from start to finish no matter what the scope or size of the project is. The following are just some of the things we can do for you:

  • New pool – not a problem, we love to build them
  • Remodel of your existing pool – easy
  • Hot tub – we can do it
  • New fountain – we can do that too
  • New interior finish – we’ve got you covered
  • A new deck or deck repair – that’s no problem either

Because of our sister companies and different affiliations, we can cover anything you need in the swimming pool industry and keep it under one roof, with one payee and one supervisor. This is key because our job is to make this an easy process for you with one person to talk to that will be handling the project no matter the size. Weber Pools is also extremely environmentally conscious and primarily works with Jandy Pool Products for motors and pumps, lighting, heating and so much more. We chose Jandy because of price, customer service, and overall reliability. This is a philosophy we have put into works for a long time now and consider it to be one of the reasons why we are so successful.

At Weber Pools, we also know that equipment can break which is definitely something we can help you with too. Our goal is to become your one-stop pool company for all your swimming pool needs. Our staff has an abundance of knowledge, and most of our staff have been with us for ten years or longer! We believe that by having technicians for that long along with paying them at the top of the industry scale, it, in turn, provides you with superior service. We also keep an eye on new technologies and beta test them when possible before offering them to our customers. There are many technologies out there now that are worthy of our customer’s dollars and can make their pools safer and more cost-efficient.

We would love to talk to you about your pool needs, offer you real solutions to meet those needs, while also saving you money. 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 take care of all of your swimming pool needs!

Contact us today to learn more!

About Weber Pools

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.

Treating Algae In Your Swimming Pool

Phosphates In Pools Dallas

 

 

 

 

 

Balancing Your Water Chemistry To Keep Your Pool Looking Great

Now that we are well into summertime, green pools become more and more common every day. You can find them in vacant homes, residential swimming pools or in any pool that doesn’t have balanced water chemistry or not properly maintained. This is an important issue to tackle so we hope this blog post gives you a better understanding of why green pools happen and all the different factors that go into turning that green pool blue again! Typically, you will see a direct correlation to algae in pools due to a 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, it will grow rapidly! The same goes for filtration if you’re not filtering your swimming pool long enough your chances for algae growth increases. The following are other factors that could cause a

  • High levels of Calcium Hardness
  • High levels of phosphates and nitrates
  • High levels of Cyanuric Acid (CYA)

When it comes to dealing with water chemistry, checking your Calcium Hardness levels should be done regularly because high levels of calcium 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. Please note, if you use a phosphate remover, only use what is recommended as using more isn’t necessarily good. 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 (black, yellow, or green)
  • Check chlorine, pH and phosphate levels
  • Check all pool equipment for leaks
  • Check Calcium Hardness levels
  • Check run times for your filter equipment. You should be filtering for a minimum of 10 hours during the summertime.
  • Brush, brush, and when you think you’re done brushing… BRUSH MORE!

If any of the above is the issue, the addition of more chlorine or increasing your filter run times should help. Remember you will need to shock your pool to increase your Free Chlorine (FC) levels and filter your pool until it clears up. Utilizing the Pool Calculator can also be beneficial when trying to balance your water chemistry.  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 (TDS), salts, phosphates, nitrates, and CYA without draining the swimming pool.

If you have any questions about our service or how we can help, please contact us today.

Phosphates and Green Pools

Phosphates In Pools Dallas

Phosphate Removal in Swimming Pools

If your phosphate levels are in high in your residential or commercial swimming pool, they need to be removed. Since they are something that you can’t see, as their levels increase in the swimming pool, algae can bloom even though you have the proper amounts of chlorine/sanitizer in your swimming pool. Phosphates (also denoted as PO4) are known nutrients to help increase plant growth rates such as in algae. However, there are several debates (and confusion) regarding phosphates in pool water. Simply put, phosphates are food for algae and when their levels get high, you are going to have challenges with algae in your pool. Now that we are well into the summer swim season, vegetation is in bloom, numerous bathers have been in the pool, and various chemicals containing phosphorus have probably been used in your pool, you might be having this issue. With that said, phosphate levels will increase in your swimming pool. If you want to prevent this from happening rapidly skimming out debris in your swimming pool regularly can help as regular filtering doesn’t remove them. When it comes to phosphates, they enter the swimming pool from the following sources:

  • When water is added to the pool by either you or the automatic leveler. Depending on where you are, phosphates are present in tap water.
  • The wind blows dirt, leaves, and other vegetation into the pool
  • Sprinkler fun off from your lawn or landscaping/dirt gets into your pool. This can also occur after heavy rains. If soilers were to enter the swimming pool this is definitely a way that they will increase.
  • Certain chemicals that contain phosphorous to help clean your pool

If it has been determined that your phosphate levels are high, you will need to remove them and this can be done a couple of different ways. Please keep in mind, you can also be pro-active in removing dirt, debris, and vegetation from the pool as soon as possible instead of allowing it to sit on the surface or bottom of the pool. That will definitely help in the future but to remove them you can purchase a phosphate remover. This is a more expensive chemical but it is extremely effective if used following the directions based on the size of your pool. Many people think more is better but this is definitely not the case with phosphate removers. ONLY USE WHAT IS NECESSARY!

Please keep in mind phosphate removers will make your pool cloudy. It is best to run your filter continuously until the cloudiness is gone and your phosphate levels are lowered. This might take several treatments. Typically, as soon as the phosphate levels are lowered, the chlorine will work effectively and the algae will be removed.

If you have any other questions about phosphates or how we can help you, contact us today!

What If I Don’t Want To Change My Pool Water?

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The Puripool Process in Dallas Texas

We’re so glad you asked, as we have an incredible solution for you that is a great alternative to draining swimming pools.

If you own a residential or commercial swimming pool in the Dallas area, at some point you’re going to hear that you’re going to need to drain it. The most common reasons as to why one would need to drain a swimming pool would be for high levels of Calcium Hardness, high Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and high Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels. Not to mention, you might be high in salts for your salt system or because of the presence of waterborne disease. Water quality when it comes to homeowners swimming pools or commercial swimming pools is a huge issue and should be a major concern to everyone involved. One of the main reasons why calcium and TDS levels increase in a swimming pool is as water evaporates calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals stay behind and gradually increase in concentration. When this happens it can cause all sorts of issues with your swimming pool from increased chlorine levels to calcium scaling on the water tile line, the interior finish of the swimming pool and even your filtration equipment. This can and will be a nightmare for anyone who is taking care of the swimming pool or for repair work in the future.

The bottom line is an increase in money spent and a decrease in the amount of time swimming in the pool. At Weber Pools, we utilize a way to lower Calcium Hardness, lower Total Dissolved Solids, lower Cyanuric Acid as well as deal with waterborne diseases like cryptosporidium without draining the swimming pool. Not only does this save time and money but it also prevents the waste of an average 20,000-gallons of water by draining the pool. We’ve adopted the “Puripool Process” which uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) membranes to lower Calcium Hardness, TDS, and CYA without draining the swimming pool. The RO machine is mobile and can be taken to any location needed to purify pool water. The end result is drinking quality water in your swimming pool, lower chemical usage, and an overall better swim experience.

For the last five years, Weber Pools has successfully performed The Puripool Process on both residential and commercial swimming pool water. When it comes to the results, you can’t compare Puripool to a drain and refill because we conserve up to 85% of the existing water and provide water that is much softer than tap!

If you have any questions or are interested in learning how the “Puripool Process” can help your swimming pool, please give us a call.

Water Quality and Swimming Pools

Swimming Pool Water Quality

Cryptosporidium and Swimming Pools

Do you frequent commercial swimming pools or pools with numerous bathers? If you aren’t concerned about the water you’ve been swimming in, you should be. Swimming in excellent quality water is always critical but just because the water is blue and clear to the naked eye doesn’t mean it’s always safe to swim in. Weber Pools is a premier Dallas pool service administered by a staff with decades of experience in the industry. We are a Certified Pool Operator that serves the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area. We are literally a one-stop-shop for all your pool needs — whether that consists of pool cleaning, repair or general pool maintenance. We specialize in both residential and commercial swimming pools. As for commercial pools, 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.

When it comes to quality, we take it very seriously. We pride ourselves on working with numerous commercial properties and we understand due to the number of bathers the risks are higher! Everyone who hires a service company always wants quality but this also pertains to the water as well. We are committed to our service and to make sure your steps, benches, and interior finish of your swimming pool are brushed and free of debris. Emptying the skimmer basket and pump basket along with skimming the surface of the pool to make it look clean always happens. If needed, vacuuming is also regularly performed. Next comes balancing your water chemistry and that means making sure there are adequate amounts of chlorine and balancing your pH and Total Alkalinity (TA) too. But even when all of these are done, it doesn’t mean that the water is safe to swim in. This is where things can get confusing because even when the pool looks great and the chemistry is correct, there still can be issues and they might not be detectable with standard water tests.

In commercial pool water have you ever noticed the number of time kids and even adults spend in the water without getting out? If this doesn’t make you think about the water you’re swimming in please note, the possibility of people urinating and defecating in the swimming pool is a strong possibility. With that said, here are some precautions you should always take when you are ready to swim:

  • Rinse off before and after you swim
  • Never drink the water
  • If you see someone urinating or defecating in the pool, let someone know and exit the pool immediately
  • If you feel sick after swimming (intestinal) call your doctor and get tested for waterborne diseases

Another way you can make sure you are swimming in the best quality of water is by having Weber Pools recycle your swimming pool water with our mobile filtration system (The Puirpool Process). We offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration for swimming pools. This process lowers Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA) and removes waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. The Puripool Process provides your swimming pool with drinking quality water for swimming in. If you’re interested in knowing more or having us test your water, contact us today!

The Best Way To Recycle Swimming Pool Water

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Changing Out Your Pool Water

Is your residential or commercial swimming pool water old or hard? Has any pool professional ever told you that your Calcium Hardness, TDS, or CYA levels are high and that it’s time to drain your swimming pool? If so, we hope this blog post answers the biggest question of why drain when you can recycle? 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 which is extremely high in Dallas during the summer, you will need to add water to your swimming pool fairly often. 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 regularly 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 increase in concentration. Unfortunately, as these minerals build up they will start scaling your tile, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways, and decorative water features. If you own a salt chlorinator it will also cause problems with those too. Soon, your backyard paradise will be covered with calcium scale 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 scale, 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. In summary, we recommend recycling your swimming pool water regularly with the Puripool Process.

At Weber Pools, we offer a Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer that can lower/remove calcium, magnesium, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, nitrates, 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!

How To Remove Calcium From Your Swimming Pool

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Lowering Calcium Hardness, TDS, and CYA from your swimming pool

With summer here and swimming pools at the forefront of everyone’s minds, have you checked your Calcium Hardness levels lately? Calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals are in our fill water in Texas and it can cause challenges if it isn’t managed. When it comes to water chemistry you need a certain amount of calcium, but unfortunately, in our area, we 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 issues and challenges. Most pool professionals in the industry 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 1 – 2 years.

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

  • Scaling of your decorative tile
  • Scaling of your interior finish
  • Scaling on your filtration equipment causing problems with operation.
  • Calcium scaling on your water features and spillways.
  • Potential increase in chemical demand

When any of the above happens it can be an expensive proposition to remove it, 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 residential and commercial swimming pool experience is 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 (CH)
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA)
  • Nitrates
  • 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 about 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!

Water Quality Issues With Commercial Swimming Pools

Commercial Swimming Pool Water Quality

Commercial Swimming Pool Water Quality

With summer here, school is out and we want to know if you frequent commercial swimming pools? If you do, have you ever questioned the water you are swimming in? Have you ever thought about how clean the water is or if the water chemistry is balanced? Remember, just because the water is blue and clear doesn’t mean it’s safe to swim in. Depending on how busy the pool you are swimming in will always determine the water quality. Chances are, the more bathers, the worse the water is.

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 are also aware of all the current and ever-changing health department swimming pool requirements and processes.

When it comes to commercial swimming pools, we know we have the experience and this has allowed us to not only take care of commercial swimming pools but also help them with their water quality. In the end, if you’ve ever swum in a big pool and noticed that many people stay in the pool for a very long time chances are they are using it as a bathroom as well. With this, sweat, body oils, and lotions the water will become cloudy. The water might even look “old!” Typically, in water parks or high-end resorts, you are going to deal with the factor of urine because most people will not get out of the pool which can make your eyes burn. These factors, along with increasing levels of Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, and Cyanuric Acid demand a water change. But do you really want to shut down your swimming pool?

The Puripool Process

At Weber Pools draining a pool isn’t necessary. The Puripool Process allows us to recycle your pool water onsite with Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration. This process will remove all of the above issues and bring your pool water back to life. You can even swim in the pool during filtration!

The Puripool Refresh Treatment

This is another service that Weber Pools offers. With this service, we will come out to your commercial property and recycle the water for 12 hours. It’s like a “tune-up” for your swimming pool and will help with water quality issues. This is a service that many properties utilize and we would love to share more with you.

If you are curious to know how this service will benefit you, contact us today because not only will you see the difference in your water, but you will feel it too!

 

Pool Maintenance in Dallas, Texas

Weekly Pool Service in Dallas

Weekly Pool Service and Maintenance in Dallas, Texas

Weber Pools is a premier Dallas pool service administered by a staff with decades of experience in the industry. We are a Certified Pool Operator that serves the greater Dallas / Fort Worth area. We are literally a one-stop shop for all your pool needs — whether that consists of pool cleaning, repair or general pool maintenance. 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.

Now that it is summer, your pool water will warm up, it will have increased use and this makes finding a great weekly pool service company harder for you. Let’s be honest, we know that it can be challenging finding the time necessary to keep your pool water chemically-balanced and clean every week, and with our ever-changing weather, your pool water chemistry can be challenging to manage. That’s why caring for swimming pools and taking care of them is our business. Let us help you reclaim the joy and relaxation that comes with pool ownership. We also specialize 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.

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 residential and commercial pool service, we take that pool service to a higher level! This way you’re guaranteed to always be able to swim in a nice/clean pool. So, why would you want to hassle doing this on your own when a reputable weekly swimming pool company in Dallas is just a phone call away?

Ultimately, we are here for you and 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, the days of the old pool guy who showed up in flip flops and muscle shirts will be over. 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 difference. Contact us today to learn more and let us who you the Weber Pools Difference!