Phosphates In Pool Water Can Be Challenging!

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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!

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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!

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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!

The Dangers of High Calcium In Your Swimming Pool

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High Levels of Calcium Hardness is Dangerous In Your Swimming Pool

There are many dangers of having high Calcium Hardness (CH) levels in your swimming pool! When it comes to calcium in tap water there are certain places in the country that have much more than others and Dallas, Texas is one of them. In our area, the calcium coming out of the tap water is 300 parts per million which are right in the middle of what is recommended for your swimming pool (200-400ppm). With that said, it’s important to note that swimming pools need a certain amount of calcium to keep the interior finish intact but when those levels get too high, a variety of problems can occur. The challenges for residential and commercial swimming pool owners is when calcium levels get too high in their swimming pool. When these levels continue to climb scaling occurs on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, decorative water features, spillways, and salt chlorinators (if you have one). It can also be challenging to manage the water chemistry too! If you happen to have a saltwater chlorinator, high levels of calcium hardness will prevent it from functioning properly. Calcium levels rise in your swimming pool when evaporation occurs. When there’s evaporation, the hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. Over time a period of time (usually two years) scaling will occur and by now, your pool water should have been drained!

So what happens when calcium levels get too high? The simple answer is it must be lowered from the swimming pool water. At this point, you can choose to drain and refill your swimming pool (standard pool professional recommendation) which takes 2-3 days and could damage your interior finish or you can recycle it using The Puripool Process. At Weber Pools, we offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. This service puts drinking quality water back in your swimming pool and you can swim in the pool while it is being filtered. Not to mention, we conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool which is great for water conservation.

For residential and commercial swimming pool this should be your first choice because of the following:

  • Excellent water quality
  • The water feels better
  • Water conservation
  • No possible damage to the interior finish (the water level never changes)
  • No downtime
  • The water will be easier to manage
  • Less scaling (f you change out the water in your pool every two years)

Please note, our mobile filtration trailers will come to your residential or commercial swimming pool water and recycle it on site. Depending on the size of the swimming pool, most residential jobs can be done in less than a day. For commercial swimming pools, we offer a variety of services even a refresh.

If you are curious about how this service can help you, please contact us today!

Your Swimming Pool Water Quality Is Important

Swimming Pool Water Quality

Let’s face it, swimming pools are a luxury, and if you own a swimming pool there are numerous benefits that can be enjoyed. Simply put, whether you are exercising, hosting a barbecue with friends and family or lounging in the pool, it is extremely important you know how to keep it clean and sanitized. Typically, most people think that by brushing the water tile line and interior finish, skimming and keeping proper chemistry is enough but it goes far beyond that. Swimming pools should be maintained at least once a week to keep them clean but depending on weather conditions sometimes maintenance will need to occur more than that. An example of this is if you live in an area with lots of trees and other vegetation you might need to maintain it more to keep leaves and other debris out of the pool. Honestly, on windy days we aren’t afraid to let you know we skim out leaves every day. We do this to prevent issues and phosphate buildup. But, on a weekly basis, the water tile line and the interior finish of the swimming pool should be brushed to prevent buildup and dirt. Debris should also be skimmed out of the swimming pool as soon as possible as it can change the chemistry in the swimming pool and could cause excess chlorine usage or an increase in phosphates.

One major benefit to having in your swimming pool is an automatic swimming pool cleaner. This will help remove debris from the bottom of the swimming pool and drastically reduce the amount of work that you need to do. Regularly check all equipment for leaks because this can not only waste water but it can also cause poor filtration which can lead to inadequate movement of water and the possibility of algae growth.

On top of all this, keeping adequate amounts of chlorine in the swimming pool, monitoring your pH, Total Alkalinity and keeping your CYA levels within a normal range is also essential for keeping your swimming pool clean and the water clear and free of contaminants. Depending on where you live, you are also going to need to consider Calcium Hardness (CH) and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) as well.

On the other hand, due to bather load, if you own a commercial swimming pool or like to swim in them, proper maintenance is extremely important along with adequate filtration. Water quality especially when it comes to commercial swimming pools has been in the news a lot. Weber Pools works with a variety of commercial swimming pool to keep them clean and ready to swim in. We also offer The Puripool Process which uses Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration to lower Calcium Hardness, Total Dissolved Solids, Cyanuric Acid, and waterborne diseases.

This service is available for both residential and commercial swimming pool owners. If you have any other questions about the importance of swimming pool water quality or The Puripool Process, please contact us today!

 

Commercial Swimming Pool Water Refresh With Puripool!

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In Dallas, commercial swimming pool water is highly regulated. It’s regulated for your safety and to keep Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) and Cyanuric Acid (CYA) from getting too high and to make sure you are swimming in the best water quality. Trust us when we say, these regulations are for your safety especially with the number of bathers and high risk for waterborne diseases like crypto! So at Weber Pools, we would like to introduce you to Commercial Swimming Pool Water Refresh! It literally is exactly what it sounds like, we come to your commercial swimming pool and refresh the water!

How Do We Do This?

Well, we use a service we have already been providing in a slightly different way. We will come to your commercial swimming pool with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer and we recycle the pool water for 12 hours. During this time we will lower Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), phosphates, salts, and waterborne diseases to keep your pool looking great. The price of this service is $250.00 and we will lower all those levels as much as they will come down in a total of 12 hours.

Why Do You Need This Service?

As a commercial swimming pool owner, you will need this service because it will help you stay in compliance, it will keep your calcium levels down. It will also help prevent your TDS and CYA levels getting to a point where the city would shut you down. It will also keep better quality water in your swimming pool at all times.

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About Weber Pools Puripool Service

The Puripool Process is more convenient, less wasteful, and puts cleaner, safer recycled pool water in your pool without exposing your plaster or pool shell to air and potential damage and this process is normally complete in less than 24 hours. The Puripool purification process pulls water from your pool and uses reverse osmosis, 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 you can swim while we clean and polish your water and it saves about 85% of the water.

If you should have any questions about the commercial swimming pool water refresh, contact us today!

The Proper Way to Test Water Chemistry In Your Pool

If you enjoy taking care of your own swimming pool, are you testing the water chemistry correctly and accurately? The two major choices you have when it comes to testing your water are either test strips or using the drop test method. At Weber Pools, we recommend Taylor swimming pool test kits for the best accuracy. Whether or not you take care of your swimming pool, you should familiarize yourself with Taylor test kits! In today’s swimming pool industry there are a variety of ways to test chemistry levels in your swimming pool and we highly recommend Taylor swimming pool test kits first. Taylor test kits are going to be the most reliable and frankly, the only way to go. With that said, we hope that this blog post gives you some understanding of why buying a Taylor pool test kit will always be the way to go. Not to mention, making sure your weekly pool service uses this type of test equipment too!

Taking a water sample into a pool store will always be the easiest but there are so many variables that can make that more challenging. For example, it takes time out of your day to drive there, depending on where you go the person testing your water might not be very well educated and it has been proven that if you go to a variety of different pool stores, you are most definitely going to get a variety of answers. That’s why we feel it’s extremely important that you know how to test the water.  Using Taylor swimming pool test kits will make your life a lot easier, you are going to get the most accurate results, and those results will equate to a much better pool experience. With Taylor test kits you can test for Calcium Hardness (CH), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), chlorine, pH, Total Alkalinity (TA), and so much more!

Do to the wide range of colors and numbers it will allow for the highest level of inaccuracy.

Taylor test kits for swimming pools have been around since the late 1960’s, but the company has been around since 1930. They are extremely popular in the industry and have a wide range of testing products. One of the biggest benefits of using these test kits is they use titration for testing accuracy. This is where you will count the drops used, instead of relying on a visual color comparison which provides a larger range of miscalculation. This will give you the most accuracy when it comes to reading numbers.

 

Keep in mind, you will have options when it comes to testing kits and we want to help you find what is best for you and your swimming pool needs! If you have any questions on why we choose Tayor swimming pool test kits, contact us today at 800-535-0778