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!

Prepping Your Swimming Pool For Cooler Weather

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Taking Care Of Your Pool In Cooler Weather

In the Dallas area, fall is in the air which means you need to start prepping your swimming pool for cooler weather. We feel this is important information because with cooler temperatures gives you the opportunity to save the greenbacks also! When it comes to taking care of your swimming pool we want to enforce the fact that how you take care of your pool should matter whether you are doing it yourself or have hired a weekly service company. For many, when fall and winter time comes around dropping a chlorine tab in the floater is about all they do but if you want to prolong the lifespan of your investment we want to share a few tips on how you can prep your swimming pool for cooler temperatures.

The biggest difference is going to be in chlorine usage and how long you run your filtration equipment for. When the temperatures cool down you can get away with 1-2 parts per million (ppm) chlorine compared to 3-5ppm during the summer and you can definitely decrease your filter run times by a couple of hours. Due to the fact that the temperatures in the water are cooler and algae don’t like cold water, you won’t need as much sanitation to keep your pool looking blue and clear. During the coldest times of the winter season, you can definitely lower your chlorine levels to 1ppm because algae prefer warm water.

As for the remainder of weekly tasks for your swimming pool, those shouldn’t change. The following are a list of tasks that should occur on a weekly basis:

  • Brush the steps, benches and interior finish of the swimming pool to prevent staining and scaling at least once a week and after storms.
  • Remove all debris from the swimming pool to prevent staining and chemistry changes weekly and after storms
  • Monitor pH to prevent scaling or the water becoming too acidic which can destroy equipment
  • Remove debris from skimmer basket and pump basket to maintain adequate water flow into your filtration equipment.
  • Vacuum the pool as necessary
  • Monitor Calcium Hardness (CH) levels
  • Check your water chemistry weekly and adjust as necessary.

In the Dallas area, our tap water is moderately hard and loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals. As pool water evaporates these hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. As calcium levels rise it will scale the tile, interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways, salt chlorinators, and your plumbing. As a general rule of thumb when CH levels are above 600ppm you will want to change out the water in your swimming pool. At Weber Pools, we recommend using Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases.

In the end, keeping your calcium low, your water chemistry within normal limits and your pool clean will go a long way in keeping your costs down. If you should have any questions in regards to Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration or scheduling an appointment, please contact us today!

How To Deal With Algae In Your Swimming Pool

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Three Types of Algae Found In Swimming Pools and How to Treat It

As an owner of a residential or commercial swimming pool dealing with algae especially when the water is warm is not uncommon. As summer drags on and the warm water remains in a swimming pool there are a variety of reasons why algae might grow in your swimming pool. Some of the most common reasons why are the following:

  • Not enough chlorine or whatever sanitation you use
  • High levels of phosphates
  • Unbalanced water chemistry
  • Not filtering your pool water long enough
  • High Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels

Types of Algae in Swimming Pools

Before you can start removing the algae it is going to be extremely important to determine what type of algae you are dealing with. In swimming pool water, you will either find green, black, or mustard algae. Green is the most common and black is the most challenging to remove.

  • Green Algae – This is the most common algae found in pool water, green algae will typically show up on the walls of your pool or along the surface of the water in large, floating clumps
  • Black Algae – This is the most difficult type of algae to remove. Black algae like to form on the interior finish of your pool and deeply root itself in the cracks and crevices. If you have a Pebble Tec swimming pool, black algae love those even more.
  • Mustard Algae – mustard algae is a form of green algae that is highly resistant to chlorine and has a brownish-yellow color. This type of algae is slick and slimy, which can help you distinguish it from dirt, which will have more of a coarse feeling. This form of algae collects on pool stairs, ladders, and near lights.

How To Remove Algae

If you have identified that algae are in your swimming pool you will need to make sure you balance your water chemistry. This means making sure your pH is between 7.2 and 7.6, that you raise your chlorine levels, and you keep it clean. If you don’t already have one you will need to purchase steel algae brush to help break up the algae. Remember, black algae are extremely difficult, so you will need to typically brush 3-4 times a day or more. We recommend tripling up on your normal amount of shock levels and run your pump longer to help filter. In the end, when you finish brushing chances are you will need to brush more. In some cases, you will need to also check your phosphate levels because if they are high no matter how much chlorine you have in the pool algae will grow.

If you should have any questions about algae and how to remove it, we highly recommend calling us before you start buying all sorts of other chemicals that the industry recommends.

 

 

 

Benefits of A DE Filter and How To Backwash Them

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How To Add DE To A Pool

As a swimming pool owner do you know what type of filter you have? The most common filter found in swimming pools is sand because it is relatively easy to maintain but Diatomaceous Earth (DE) or cartridge can also be found too. In the industry, if you talk to most people they will say DE Filters are the hardest to deal with but at Weber Pools, we feel strongly about them and want to teach you how to backwash them, give you a step by step process on what to do, the benefits of using them, and what pools they are best used on. First and foremost, backwashing is the act of cleaning your filter after it’s collected dirt and debris from your pool. It works by sending pool water backward through your filter and out the waste or drain.

Benefits of Owning A DE Filter

  1. Great for pools with lots of vegetation
  2. Cleans the largest surface area
  3. Filters down to the smallest micron when compared to sand and cartridge

5 Steps To Backwashing Your DE Filter

  1. First and most importantly, turn off your filtration system and put your filter in the proper backwash position
  2. Turn on your filtration system and run it for approximately 2 minutes through a backwash hose or PVC pipe that directs the water away from the pool and into a designated area. Ideally, you will want to run the backwash until the water becomes clear.
  3. Put backwash valve back into normal filtration mode for roughly 30 seconds and then repeat step #2 again for about a minute or until the water is clear.
  4. Turn the system off and then turn backwash valve back to regular filtration mode
  5. Turn your system back on and add DE Powder through the skimmer as quickly as possible. It is extremely important for the filter grids to be coated with DE so you must have enough DE on hand. Please note, if you don’t add enough DE to the grids, dirt will attach itself to the grids and not backwash off. This can cause your filter to short cycle or ruin the grids.

How Much DE To Add To your Filter

First, you will need to determine the size of your DE Filter which you can usually locate on the side of the filter. Next, we highly recommend buying a DE Scoop to help measure the amount. If you don’t have a DE Scoop a metal coffee can would be a possible option. Since DE is measured in pounds we ultimately recommend buying a one pound DE Scoop for accuracy.

  • 36 sq ft. filter – 4.5 pounds (4.5 scoops)
  • 48 sq ft. filter – 6 pounds (6 scoops)
  • 60 sq ft. filter – 7.5 pounds (7.5 scoops)

Please note, typically all new filters will have gauges that recommend when it is time to backwash the filter. Typically when you start you will want to manually change the gauge to remind you to clean when it is approximately 10psi above starting the starting point.

 If you happen to own a DE Filter and aren’t sure when it’s time to backwash or take it apart and clean it, please contact the best pool service in Dallas!

The Steps To Clean A Cartridge Filter

 

Dirty cartridge filters

Are you the owner of a swimming pool? Do you happen to have a cartridge filter? Is the pressure reaching the cleaning stage (otherwise known as dirty)? Have you ever cleaned them yourself? At Weber Pools, we know cartridge filters are popular but it’s important to know that when the gauge reaches “dirty” that you properly clean them!

How To Clean A Cartridge Filter

We know that as a swimming pool owner, you have a choice when it comes to purchasing a filter for your swimming pool. In the end, you can either choose sand, cartridge, or DE. There are numerous benefits to each but in the end, they are all unique and offer differences that should come into your decision. One advantage of having a cartridge filter is the lack of continuous maintenance it requires. Unlike a sand filter that needs to be backwashed regularly, a cartridge filter only needs to be cleaned a few times per year. When a cartridge filter needs to be cleaned, it can, however, be a tedious process but we want to help. So, if your pressure gauge is 8-12PSI above the starting pressure it’s now time to begin the process. At Weber Pools, we not only offer weekly service but this service also and wanted to give you the step by step process for those that want to do it at home. Please keep in mind, cartridge filters are great for those that are water conscious but to keep it functioning properly you must keep it clean when that pressure gauge rises!

The following are the steps to clean the filter:

  1. Completely turn off the filtration system and make sure the pool timer is not set to automatically turn on during your cleaning process.
  2. Slowly bleed the air from the filter by turning the air relief valve. You can typically find this valve on the top of your filter.
  3. Remove the tension clamp that holds the filter together. Each brand may have their own release mechanism, so make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and have the proper tools to do it.
  4. There may be some part holding these cartridges in place. If this mechanism is present, it needs to be removed before taking your cartridge filters out and stored in a safe and dry place.
  5. Carefully and slowly remove all the cartridge filters and set them aside. It is important to inspect each cartridge for cracks, tears or other any other visual damage. If damage has occurred you will need to replace it as soon as possible.
  6. Use a garden hose to rinse debris from between the pleats. Make sure to run the water and clean the inside of the filter, as well.
  7. After they have been rinsed out you will need a large bucket or trash can for the next step. This step will help to remove lotions, oils, and sunscreen. You will need to soak them in a filter cleaner or detergent. This process should take about 8-10 hours. If you use a detergent only use 1 cup for every 5 gallons of water. Do not use more than what is recommended. This is one of those instances where more isn’t better!
  8. After the soak has been completed make sure to hose them off again extremely well to remove the cleaning agent.
  9. Place cartridges back in the filter, replace the lid and clamp
  10. Turn on the system and open up air relief valve to remove all excess air.
  11. Take note of new filter pressure and set clean and dirty numbers to help remind you when it’s time to do this process again.

As a weekly service and maintenance company this is a service that we proudly offer but wanted to provide you with all the steps necessary if you care to do it yourself. If you should have any questions about your filter, please contact us today!

Weekly Pool Service, The Best Investment For Your Pool!

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An Investment In Your Swimming Pool

As a residential or commercial swimming pool owner, how do you take care and manage your swimming pool? Are you willing to check the water chemistry regularly, skim the debris out daily if necessary and do all the other things necessary to make your swimming pool look great? We recently had conversations with a variety of swimming pool owners who state, “The vacuum won’t stay on for more than 20 minutes, the motor clogs up, so I go in with a screwdriver to make it turn again…. and the dirt/ just won’t clear up all the way. I’m having to backwash it every day for about 2 minutes. I truly regret getting a pool! I feel so bad because my 7-year old boy really wants to swim and I just can’t get the pool right!” After this conversation, we found out he does have a pool service and quickly fired them!

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Let’s be honest, taking care of a swimming pool isn’t as easy as it looks. Anytime you have a large body of water, extremely hot temperatures (the pool water is over 90 degrees) it becomes more and more of a challenge. Not to mention, dirt, debris, and everything else add up to making a swimming pool a nightmare for most people. But at Weber Pools, we want to make owning a swimming pool much easier on you and that’s why our weekly pool service and maintenance program is the best! The bottom line is, no matter how proud you are, if you have no clue how to take care of a swimming pool, you shouldn’t. To be honest, it’s not easy especially when things go wrong and the water temperature is above 90 degrees.

So, let us ask you a few questions….

  1. Do you know how much chlorine to add to a 20,000-gallon swimming pool to raise it from 1ppm to 5ppm?
  2. Do you know how much acid to add to a swimming pool with a pH of 8.2 and you need to lower it to 7.6?
  3. Do you know how to check for phosphates in your swimming pool?
  4. Do you know what to do when your Cyanuric Acid levels are above 100ppm?
  5. Are you willing to skim your pool regularly?
  6. Are you willing to vacuum it from time to time?
  7. Are you willing to brush the water tile line and interior finish of the swimming pool to prevent buildup?
  8. Do you know what to do when calcium starts to scale your tile and water features?
  9. Do you know how to backwash and when to do it?
  10. Do you know what to do when your plumbing is leaking?

If any of the above overwhelms you, then you need to hire a reputable weekly service and maintenance company that can help make owning a swimming pool easy. At Weber Pools, we offer weekly pool service and maintenance for both residential and commercial swimming pools. We also offer The Puripool Process which can help with calcium scaling too. 

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.

Importance of Balanced Pool Water Chemistry

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Swimming Pool Water Chemistry Is Important

If you own a swimming pool in the Dallas area, there are numerous benefits that can be enjoyed but it all starts with proper/balanced swimming pool water chemistry. Simply put, whether you are leisurely swimming in the pool, hosting a barbecue, or exercising, having one is a luxury in our warm climate. Between our extremely high temperatures, humidity, and wind, they can be a lot more challenging to maintain and if you don’t know what you’re doing it can be a disaster for you! A majority of swimming pool owners think brushing the interior finish and tile, skimming all the debris out, vacuuming from time to time and balancing water chemistry is enough but it takes more than that. Swimming pools should be maintained at least once a week (if not more during summer and after storms) to keep them looking great and ready to swim in. If you have a swimming pool in an area with lots of trees, skimming out the debris daily would be recommended! In short, on a weekly basis, the water tile line and interior finish of the swimming pool should be brushed to prevent calcium buildup and dirt which can cause staining. Debris should also be skimmed out of the swimming pool immediately as it can change the water chemistry and could cause excess use of chlorine or an increase in your phosphate levels.

Maintaining Proper Water Chemistry

If you want to prevent algae growth and keep your pool looking great, maintaining proper swimming pool water chemistry levels is vital. During the summertime in Dallas, algae will develop rapidly in your pool if your chlorine levels are too low or if you aren’t filtering the water long enough. That’s why checking water chemistry once a week is vital. The following is a breakdown of appropriate water chemistry:

Chlorine: 3-5ppm (summer) and 1-3ppm (winter)

pH: 7.4 – 7.8

Total Alkalinity: 80 – 120ppm

Cyanuric Acid: 30 -50ppm (check the manual if you have a salt pool)

Calcium Hardness: 200 – 400ppm (which is hard to achieve in Dallas)

Balancing your water isn’t complicated. Your water is constantly changing, year round especially with the increase in swimming. The weather, body oils, suntan oils, dirt, cosmetics, and urine affect your water chemistry. Continuous filtration and disinfecting will remove contaminants which keep the water enjoyable, but please note, it does not balance your water chemistry. A pool is considered balanced when it has proper levels of chlorine, pH, Total Alkalinity, Cyanuric Acid (CYA), and Calcium Hardness. That is why monitoring the swimming pool regularly is extremely important.

During storms which frequent the Dallas area, you will need to monitor your pool more. Skimming out debris and removing them from the skimmer as well will allow for proper filtration and prevent major changes in water chemistry. Some pool professionals will recommend turning on your filter before a storm approaches to keep the debris moving into the skimmer. But, please note you will want to make sure the skimmer is free of debris which means it should be emptied after a storm. Maintaining a pool with a lot of swimmers and our extreme heat can be challenging. That’s why Weber Pools services not only residential pools but commercial pools as well. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!

 

 

The Best Pool Service In Dallas!

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Weekly Pool Service and Maintenance in Dallas

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.

We know that it can be difficult finding the time necessary to keep your pool water chemically-balanced and clean every week, and with our ever-changing weather, your pool chemistry can sometimes take on a life of its own. Caring for swimming pools 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!

We have a variety of service options for you. This way, you know exactly what you are paying for and receiving each week. This is extremely important to us because we always want to provide you with the service you expect!

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!

Swimming Pool Auto Fill Installation Can Save You Time and Money!

Pool Auto Fill Installation at Weber Pools

As a residential and commercial swimming pool owner do you still drag a hose out to your swimming pool to fill it up every couple of days? If you live in extremely hot climates it might even need to be done more than that! There are many things that Weber Pools can do to make your job easier and adding an auto-fill is one of them. We’ve heard a lot of swimming pool owners complain about dragging out the house, having to sit around waiting for it to fill up and even mention the dreaded, “what do I do when I’m on vacation?” Well, if you don’t want to bother your family, friends or even your next-door neighbor installing one today will definitely make your life easier!

They are relatively easy to install, they can save you time and prevent your water level from getting too low. They take a headache out of the worry about your water levels when you aren’t around and are relatively inexpensive to install. Here are some of the benefits of owning an auto-fill:

  • Water regulation is optimized through leveler systems
  • Wasted water is kept to a minimum
  • Because it is automatic, it diminishes the need to check water levels weekly
  • Works on its own
  • Leveler systems maximize water usage

Water loss can be detrimental to your pool once it becomes extreme (summer time). First, water loss can shift the balance of pool chemistry and ultimately affect the cleanliness and quality of your water. Additionally, water loss can cause damage to the rest of your pool equipment once it falls below the skimmer inlets and the air is sucked into the system. If this isn’t caught soon enough it can cause damage to your filtration equipment!

Automatic swimming pool water leveler systems are designed to automatically adjust the water level of swimming pools. A pool leveler is a great addition that protects your investment. You can either have one installed or some you can buy in the pool store. Either way, we highly recommend them for peace of mind and to protect your investment. To learn more about them and other installations Weber Pools can do to make your life easier, please click on the link below!

Importance of Hiring A Weekly Pool Service

With spring officially here and temperatures warming up, swim season is just around the corner. Hiring a great weekly pool service company is extremely important and we hope this blog post helps explain why hiring Weber Pools will be your smartest choice! If you happen to own a residential or commercial swimming pool there’s a lot more that goes into it than just swimming in it. Many people love having a swimming pool but taking care of it is something they don’t love equally. That’s why at Weber Pools we have a variety of different service options to appeal to you. When it comes to taking care of your swimming pool we find the following types of characteristics….

  1. I don’t want to touch it, and I will only hire a weekly service and maintenance company
  2. I don’t mind cleaning it but I need help with handling the chemistry
  3. I don’t mind taking care of it during the winter time but I need help in the summer
  4. I can do it all and don’t need any help.

That’s why at Weber Pools we can either help you with a variety of service options. When it comes to cleaning the pool, we come weekly to brush the steps, benches, and interior finish of the swimming pool. We also skim the entire pool’s surface to remove debris and vacuum as necessary. In addition, we empty out the skimmer basket, pump basket check filtration equipment for leaks and backwash as necessary. Those steps are fairly easy for those that want to take care of their own swimming pool but keeping track of water chemistry and knowing what to add typically causes problems.

Many residential swimming pool owners want to clean their own pools but they have challenges managing the water chemistry. This is why many will hire a weekly service and maintenance company because handling large bodies of water with warm water can cause challenges.

In addition to cleaning the swimming pool you will need to do the following weekly:

  • Check chlorine levels, pH, Total Alkalinity (TA), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salt (salt pools only), phosphates, and Calcium Hardness (CH).
  • Balance chemistry with additions of chlorine, acid, phosphate removers etc.
  • Monitor your Calcium Hardness levels and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and know when it is time to change out the water in your swimming pool.

At Weber Pools, we are committed to offering you the highest quality level of service. We are committed to you and want to service your pool giving you the peace of mind that it is always cared for knowing it’s always ready for you to swim in. If you should have any questions in regards to our service, please contact us today