Spring Safety Check for Your Pool

Spring is the beginning of swimming season and time to ensure your pool is ready for summer. One of the responsibilities of pool owners is ensuring their pool is safe for their family and guests. Here is a safety checklist to make sure your pool is meeting safety standards.

Inspect Handrails, Ladders and Diving Boards

Any equipment attached to your pool should be inspected for corrosion and stability. Many ladders and handrails are made from metal and can weaken over time when exposed to water. Inspect to ensure all the screws and components are still sturdy.

Inspect Drain Covers

It is vital that drain covers are tightly in place and are not damaged. A damaged drain cover can cause excessive suction that can be dangerous, even deadly, to small children swimming in your pool.

Gates and Fencing

You want to ensure you have a safe enclosure for your pool. A fence around the pool with a locking gate is the best way to ensure children and pets do not have access to your pool when no adults are present to ensure their safety. Make sure your enclosure is secure.

Thorough Pool Cleaning

Start the summer off right with a thorough cleaning and sanitizing of your swimming pool. Even if you normally perform your own pool maintenance, spring is a good time to hire a professional pool service for a thorough cleaning using commercial equipment. They can also inspect and perform maintenance all your pool equipment to ensure it is working properly.

Before you jump in the pool this spring, make sure it is safe and ready for summer. Do a spring safety check and cleaning to prepare your pool for many enjoyable summer days in your pool.

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Somar Pool Service & Repairs
4581 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 840-8544

Tips to Make Your Next Pool Party a Hit

If you are planning a pool party at your home, you want everything to go perfectly. You want to have refreshing beverages and tasty poolside treats for your guests, as well as music and a festive vibe. While concocting a signature beverage for your party can be fun, you first need to think about the basics. Safety is the true key to making your pool party a hit, not what you serve to your guests. Here are some tips to ensure your pool will be ready for your party.

Give It a Deep Cleaning

Having many people in your pool is bound to push the PH balance to the limit. Give your pool a head start, with thorough, deep cleaning. You may want to hire a local pool company to scrub it down and balance the water to ensure it is ready for the extra stress on your pool. You also need to make sure the pool deck is squeaky clean to avoid slips and falls.

Inspect Your Pool Area

Check to make sure there is nothing that needs repair around your pool. Inspect railings, ladders and all equipment to make sure everything is sturdy and in good shape. You should have life preservers available in case of an emergency.

Appoint a Pool Supervisor

While you may not need an actual lifeguard, it is a good idea to have someone in charge of keeping an eye on the pool. Whether you will have kids at your party, or adults who may not be great swimmers, you want someone in charge of making sure everyone stays safe in the water.

Safety should always be the first priority at a pool party. Make sure the pool is clean and you have the safety precautions in place to ensure your next pool party is a hit.

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Somar Pool Service & Repairs
4581 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 840-8544

Keeping Your Outdoor Pool Clean

Keeping your pool clean can be a simple task, especially if you do your regularly scheduled checks.  Cleaning your pool is an important part of protecting it and helping it maintain it’s life and safety. You will want to follow these simple tips, so your pool will stay clean and be of good use to you for years to come.

  • Cover your pool when it is not going to be used for a while. This will help keep outside blowing debris, leaves, and twigs out of the water, keeping it clean, while also protecting from possible damage.
  • Check the filter. Some filters work better if you let them go for longer, but make sure you are checking it the right amount. You definitely don’t want an overfull filter. That could cause some major problems.
  • Skim the pool. Use your leaf skimmer net to get any floating debris out of your pool. Empty the strainer basket, so that it can continue to do its job well too.
  • Vacuum the pool. When your pool is getting a lot of use, lots of foot traffic can bring in lots of dirt. You may also have other debris at the bottom the pool that the vacuum can suck right up and make the swimmers feet happier.
  • Check the pool chemicals. You don’t want a bacteria fest growing in your pool. Make sure to check the PH levels regularly to make sure your pool water is safe to swim in.

Following these tips and keeping your pool clean from debris, will keep your pool stay cleaner longer. To make it easier on yourself, hire a professional pool service for regular cleanings.

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Premier Pool Enterprises
3502 Sixes Road, #108
Canton, GA 30114
(494) 496-5579

End-of-Summer Pool Cleaning

Summer is definitely swimming season, meaning your pool gets used almost every day. While you may be great at keeping it maintained, all that use can add up over the summer months. If your pool is looking a little rugged after all the pool parties and late night dips, it may time to schedule a deep cleaning for your pool to bring it back to its pre-summer condition.

Deep Cleaning for Your Pool

Regular weekly cleanings are needed to remove debris from the pool, keep your chemical balance in check and clear out your pool filters. But at the end of the summer, you need to go a little deeper to remove all the excess contamination that can build up on the walls, floors and inside your pool equipment. Here are some areas that need to be covered when performing a deep cleaning for your pool:

  • Scrub walls. Your pool walls need a good scrubbing after the summer. Although pool services often perform these every time they service a pool, this is a step that often gets missed by DIY pool maintenance.
  • Vacuum and skim the pool. Most pool owners do not own a pool vacuum that can remove all debris from the water, so to get a deep cleaning you need a professional pool service to perform vacuuming.
  • Inspect and clean pool equipment. All valves, skimmers, filters and impellers should be cleaned and inspected as part of your end-of-summer pool maintenance.
  • Stain removal. Over time your pool can become stained from the minerals and algae in the pool water. A professional pool service can remove most stains during a deep cleaning.

Many pool services offer one-time deep cleaning services as well as ongoing pool maintenance. To get your pool back to pristine condition, call in a professional this fall.

Posted on behalf of Somar Pool Service & Repairs
4581 Weston Road
Weston, FL 33331
(954) 840-8544

4 Reasons to Use a Pool Cleaning Service

It is understandable to want to save money, especially when it comes to maintaining your pool. Just having a pool is a luxury and many people want to reduce the cost of this luxury by doing their own pool cleaning. While it is admirable to reduce your spending, you may not be getting the bargain you think by cleaning your own pool. Consider these four reasons that it may be a better option to hire a professional pool cleaning service.

  1. Cleaning supply costs. To clean your pool right, you need the right equipment. This means pool scrub brushes, nets and other equipment to maintain your pool. Professional services not only use their own equipment, they have better equipment that can do a higher caliber cleaning.
  2. Chemical costs. Keeping your pool chemical balance is important for safety. Not only can it be a pain and time consuming, those chemicals cost money. Don’t forget to add in the cost of running to the pool store into what you spend on chemical each year.
  3. Pool repairs. Do you know how to inspect and maintain every component in your pool? A professional pool service does. Inspecting your pool equipment is part of most cleaning services, which can help find and fix small issues before they become bigger, more expensive problems.
  4. Time is money. Your time is worth something. If you are spending 1-2 hours a week cleaning your pool, what is it worth to you to have that time back? Let the professionals do their job and enjoy your pool instead of cleaning it in your spare time.

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Premier Pool Enterprises
Canton, GA
(494) 496-5579

How Regularly Do You Clean Your Pool?

If you own a pool, you know it must be cleaned regularly to maintain a safe swimming environment. But are you cleaning it often enough? If you’re new to owning a pool and have been maintaining it on your own, it’s possible you’re not doing enough to keep your pool clean. Consider the dangers of letting your pool go too long without a thorough cleaning.

Algae Growth

In warmer climates, especially the humid areas of the southeast, algae can grow at an alarming rate in pools. You need to keep your chemical balance at a level which will inhibit algae growth, plus clean the pool walls and surfaces around your pool regularly.

Recreational Water Illnesses

Pools without a proper pH balance can be dangerous to your family’s health. Recreational water illnesses are caused by germs that can be inhaled or swallowed from contaminated pool water. You need to understand how to keep your pool clean and ensure that your chlorine levels are correct to keep these germs at bay.

Pool Repairs

Dirty pools can also cause problems with your pool equipment. Too much algae, debris or bacteria in your water can clog filters and put stress on your pool pump. Also, this equipment needs to be regularly cleaned and serviced to ensure it’s working correctly and to maintain the pool water’s chemical balance.

The best way to ensure your pool is staying clean and healthy is to hire a professional pool service to maintain your pool. Most offer weekly or bi-weekly service to clean, inspect and maintain your pool for a reasonable price. Making sure your pool is always clean and safe for you and your family is always a worthwhile investment, and can help extend the life of all your equipment.

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Premier Pool Enterprises
Canton, GA
(494) 496-5579

Take A Break From Cleaning Your Pool

Many pool owners have resigned themselves to the ongoing task of keeping their pool clean. Every week they spend hours clearing out debris, adding chemicals and cleaning the various filters. It can be exhausting, taking time away from relaxing or actually enjoying the pool they are working so hard to maintain. If you are one of these pool owners, maybe it’s time to take a break from the weekly hassle of cleaning your pool by hiring a professional pool cleaning and maintenance service.

Benefits Of Using A Pool Service

Most people who clean their own pools do so to save money. While it is noble to be frugal, you may not be saving as much money as you think when you handle your own pool maintenance. When you take into consideration the costs of chemicals, equipment, fuel costs for transportation to and from the pool supply store and the value of your time, it may not make much sense to clean your pool yourself. A professional pool service is equipped to clean your pool faster, and usually more thoroughly, than you can do on your own. Some benefits of using a pool maintenance service include:

  • Professional chemical balancing. Let trained professionals keep your pool water at a safe pH balance. They know exactly how much of the chemicals need to be added to maintain your pool water at safe levels.
  • Regular equipment inspections. On top of cleaning your pool, many pool services will also inspect your pool equipment to ensure it is working properly. Alerting you to possible problems early can help you save quite a sum on expensive emergency repairs later on.
  • Better equipment. Professional pool services have expensive vacuums and other equipment to ensure that your pool is kept at a higher level of cleanliness than you can accomplish with tools designed for the average homeowner.

Having a pool service maintain your pool will save you time, and may be much less expensive than you think. As a gift to yourself, call your local pool service to sign up for regular maintenance, and take a break from cleaning your pool!

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Avoid Pool Repairs With Weekly Maintenance

If you own a pool, there’s a certain amount of maintenance necessary to keep it clean and functional. Although many pool owners may get away with doing the bare minimum in pool maintenance for a while, eventually it can lead to the necessity for expensive repairs. Getting your pool on a weekly maintenance schedule can keep the pump and filter running smoothly, ensuring your pool is ready to use when you want to take a refreshing dip.

Weekly Pool Maintenance

Keeping your pool maintained requires a little time or money, but in the long run, it’s less expensive and time consuming than overhauls and repairs. One of the best ways to ensure that your pool stays clean, safe and in good working order is to hire a professional pool maintenance company to perform weekly pool cleaning and maintenance. Some of the services they can perform include:

  • Checking and maintaining the pool’s chemical balance
  • Cleaning the skimmer baskets
  • Inspecting all pool equipment, such as the pump and filters
  • Skimming the pool and brush walls
  • Checking valves and adjusting as necessary
  • Emptying pump baskets and unclogging impellers
  • Maintaining the auto-cleaning system

While you may be able to do some of these tasks yourself, a professional pool service will be able to handle basic upkeep while spotting potential problems before they become expensive issues. This allows you to relax and enjoy your pool during your free time, knowing that it will be ready to use when you want to dive in for a swim. It’s worth the investment to work with a professional pool service, as they can help to stave off future problems while removing weekly maintenance chores from your packed to-do list.

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