Investing In Your Swimming Pool

Dallas Weekly Pool Service

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!

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 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.

Phosphates In Pool Water Can Be Challenging!

Phosphates Pool Water Dallas

What Are The Challenges With Phosphates In Your Pool?

Phosphates are a challenge and can be a nightmare in your swimming pool especially if you don’t what they are and how to deal with them. You can’t physically see them, but as their levels increase in the swimming pool the water could turn green! This is where the problem is because even though you have adequate to high amounts of chlorine in the swimming pool algae can and will grow. 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 levels increase maintaining a blue and clear pool is tough. Now that we are well into summer and have had many storms with wind…. chances are phosphate levels have increased in your swimming pool.

Do you have a lot of trees in your backyard or struggle with lots of debris in your pool? If so, this is probably your best sign that phosphates might be an issue!

One of the biggest challenges with phosphates is in specific environments they are constantly being introduced into your swimming pool water. They can be found in vegetation, fill/tap water, lawn and garden fertilizers and potentially in other pool chemicals as well that you use. With that said, phosphates can enter into your swimming pool in the following ways:

  • When water is added to the pool by either you or the automatic leveler
  • A constant wind that blows dirt and other vegetation into the pool, which does happen in the Dallas area!
  • Sprinkler fun off from your lawn or landscaping/dirt gets into your pool.
  • Certain chemicals that contain phosphorous to help clean your pool

How Do You Remove Phosphates From The Pool?

First off, is your chlorine levels high? Is your pool turning green or are you developing algae blooms? This is your number one sign that phosphates might be present. Next, have you tested your levels? You can either do this at home with a phosphate test kit or take a water sample into a pool store. If your 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 can be 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.

Finally, phosphates can also be removed using our Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration Trailer (Puripool). This type of filtration will lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), CYA, phosphates, waterborne diseases, salts, and so much more from your swimming pool without draining the swimming pool. It will conserve up to 85% of the water in your swimming pool which means this service can be performed 365 days a year. This service will not only remove the phosphates but give you the best water quality to swim in. In conclusion, we recommend testing regularly for phosphates especially if you’re in an area with heavy vegetation and being mindful to lower the levels as soon as possible to prevent algae growth. If you have any other questions about phosphates or how we can help you, contact us today!

High Calcium Hardness, TDS, or Cyanuric Acid? No Problem!

Puripool Weber Pools

Calcium Hardness, TDS and CYA levels are important to manage in your swimming pool!

When it comes to owning a swimming pool other than keeping it clean and monitoring water chemistry, familiarizing yourself with Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) should be a priority. Since our tap water is hard and loaded with calcium, magnesium and other hardness minerals it will cause Calcium Hardness levels and TDS to rise. If you use liquid chlorine in your swimming pool that will cause TDS to rise and if you happen to use chlorine tabs that will cause your CYA levels in your swimming pool to increase. Any and all of these issues can make owning a swimming pool more challenging and that’s why at Weber Pools we want to educate you on what you should do when any of them get higher than what is recommended.

The following are normal swimming pool industry standard levels:

Calcium Hardness: 200-400ppm

Total Dissolved Solids: less than 3000ppm

Cyanuric Acid: 30-50ppm

Please note, if you own a saltwater swimming pool the TDS and CYA will be higher!

So, what happens when any of the above levels get higher than what is recommended? Most pool professionals will recommend a drain and refill which will definitely lower the levels but might cause other problems for you. If you own a fiberglass or vinyl liner swimming pool we don’t recommend it and ultimately since our water is hard in the Oklahoma and Texas area, we recommend recycling the pool water instead!

Weber Pools proudly offers The Puripool Process which is an alternative to a drain and refill. This service tackles hard water and prevents you from needing to drain your swimming pool. Since this service is mobile, it comes to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycles the water onsite. It uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, TDS, CYA, phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming the swimming pool. This means no downtime and serious water conservation!

In the end, draining a swimming pool is extremely dangerous and a huge waste of water. Using our system will give you, your family and all bathers in a swimming pool the best water quality to swim in. The water will not only look better but it will feel better too! To learn more about this service, why it’s the smarter decision and to book an appointment today, contact us!

Weekly Pool Service, The Best Investment For Your Pool!

Dallas Pool Service

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!

Dallas Pool Company

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

Pool service Dallas

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!

Weber Pools Weekly Pool Service Dallas

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!