Why Should I Purify My Swimming Pool Water?

With swim season in full effect, many people start asking why should I purify my swimming pool water? The answer to this question is pretty simple and we want to use this blog post to inform you on why it is extremely important to do so. Have you ever gotten out of the swimming pool feeling extremely dry or with itchy skin? Do your eyes burn or turn red when you swim? Has swimming in your pool or commercial swimming pool become less fun because of these or because of smelling like high levels of chlorine when you get out of the pool? This is a common problem today and we want to inform you why this happens and how you can swim in much better water!

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Just because the water you are swimming in is blue and clear doesn’t mean it’s clean. In fact, pool water, for the most part, is pretty dirty and just because sanitizer is used doesn’t mean it’s always safe to swim in. In reality, individuals urinate in swimming pools, A LOT! Between that, body oils and other fluids pool water can still be blue and clear but that doesn’t mean it’s clean. Over a span of two years, water gets used a lot and should be changed or purified. So, if you’re getting out of the swimming pool with dry/itchy skin, rashes, or red eyes you might want to think about changing out the water in your swimming pool.

At Weber Pools, we are extremely aware of water quality issues that’s why we offer the best option when it comes to water quality. We offer Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration for your swimming pool. This service comes to both residential and commercial swimming pools and recycles your swimming pool water onsite. When it comes to filtration of water there is no better option than RO. With RO we can filter out everything down to small waterborne diseases to turn your current swimming pool water into drinkable conditions. To put this into perspective when it comes to a drain and refill we always ask, “would you drink your tap water?” There is no better quality of water you can get than drinkable water. This process will also lower the following swimming pool issues:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Cyanuric Acid
  • Phosphates
  • Salts
  • Waterborne diseases

By choosing to use our mobile filtration on your pool water you can remove the oils, urine and other issues that cause your skin to be dry and your eyes to turn red. This is a service that we recommend at least every two years but please note once you swim in water that feels this great, you might want us out more frequently.

If you should have any questions on how this service can help you, please contact us today so you and your family can swim in the best water possible.

Dangers of Draining A Swimming Pool

There are many dangers when it comes to draining a swimming pool. Depending on what time of year, as well as, the interior finish of your swimming pool, and who you hire to do it should also go into your decision on why you should think twice before you drain your swimming pool. At Weber Pools, we are very concerned about this because we’ve seen a lot of damage occur that could’ve been prevented by making a wise decision. The purpose of this blog post is to inform you on the dangers that are involved, why you should think twice before you drain the swimming pool and what alternatives you have.

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Typically, swimming pool water needs to be changed because of high calcium hardness, high total dissolved solids (TDS) or even high cyanuric acid (CYA). If you own a commercial swimming pool they might need to drain because of waterborne disease. Any of the above force residential and commercial swimming pool owners to make a decision to empty out the water in the pool. After discussing the risks that are involved we hope you think twice before you drain.

In an earlier blog post, we highlighted the risks involved with draining fiberglass and vinyl liner swimming pools. We also discussed in-ground concrete pools too. To read more of what those risks are, CLICK HERE!

We realize that most swimming pool owners don’t think about issues like this but the above issues can happen and we want to make sure that you protect your investment by not causing major damage that can hit your wallet hard. At Weber Pools, we have an alternative to a typical drain and refill that eliminates all the dangers because the interior finish is never exposed. We have a mobile filtration trailer that comes to your residential or commercial property and recycles the water onsite. Since we use Reverse Osmosis (RO) we are able to provide you with drinking quality water! Since the water level never changes there’s no risk in using our service no matter what interior finish you have. We are able to lower calcium hardness, TDS, CYA, salts, phosphates and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool. The final result of our service is the best quality of water for you and your family to swim in that will also help with burning eyes and itchy skin too.

Remember the dangers of draining a swimming pool are extremely high. Now that temperatures are above 90 degrees in the Dallas area, those risks increase. So the next time someone tells you to drain your swimming pool, please contact us instead for a complimentary quote!

Cloudy Pool Water, What’s the Problem?

Cloudy pool water is a direct reflection of two possible issues. Now that the temperatures are warming up and individuals are starting to use their swimming pools there are some changes that both residential and commercial swimming pool owners are going to need to make to make sure their swimming pool is blue and ready to swim in. Most importantly there are some drastic differences on how you take care of a swimming pool when it is winter time compared to summer. At Weber Pools, we want to discuss what those are, how to keep your swimming pool clear and why you might have cloudy pool water! It is around this time when we start to get more calls complaining of cloudy pool water and to put it plain and simple it is the following three reasons why this happens:

  • Your filter times aren’t long enough
  • Lack of chlorine
  • Your pH is too high

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When you have cloudy pool water it is typically the onset of algae growth in your swimming pool. Your pH could be high but those levels must be very high to do that. For the sake of educating you, we need to discuss the behavior of algae. Algae love warm water! It is very hard for algae to bloom in cold water that’s why when summer hits how you take care of your swimming pool needs to change. First, as stated above your filter times need to increase. Your filter should run every night for at least 10 hours. If you have a bigger swimming pool these times might even need to be higher. Filtering your swimming pool keeps the water moving, circulates the sanitizer and of course filters out certain contaminants.

Next, your chlorine levels need to increase. During the winter time you can get away with 1 part per million (ppm) but when the water gets warm these levels will need to increase to at least 3ppm. During storms and increased number of bathers, you might need to increase these levels to 5ppm.

As for pH, it should always be within 7.2 and 7.8. When you start climbing above 8 your water might become cloudy. Balancing your chemistry is another way to prevent cloudy water.

Finally, you must clean your swimming pool water at least once a week. Make sure you brush the water tile line, the steps/benches and interior finish of the swimming pool. Remove all debris from the surface of the pool and empty out the skimmer basket to maintain the flow of water into the filter.

If you’re still struggling with taking care of your swimming pool, contact us today we offer a variety of different weekly services to help you!

ABOUT WEBER POOLS

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.

Most of our staff has been with us for at least 10 years. Please note, all of our services are offered for both residential and commercial swimming pools!

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Dallas Pool Service starts with Weber Pools!

When you are looking for honest, reliable, smart, and quality weekly pool service and maintenance you should look no further than Weber Pools! Weber Pools has been operating in the DFW area and offering excellent pool service in Dallas TX for over 15 years. Our experienced staff has over 75 years of combined experience in delivering quality innovative services for our customers. We are a family-owned and operated member of the Performance Pool Group, a group of sister companies that allows us to take care of your pool needs from A-Z.

With summer just a few weeks away, hiring a reliable company to take care of your backyard paradise is extremely important. Not only that but having a company you can trust to show up each week, perform what was outlined in the agreement and meet your satisfaction is what we strive for. When you hire a company the main goal is to be stress-free about it knowing that your water should be perfectly balanced, clean and ready to swim in every day. We have a Basic Service, a Gold Service, and a Platinum Service that you can choose from. We outline these specifically so you know what you are paying for each week! But our service work goes far beyond just weekly pool service. We can also help with the following:

  • Hot tub sales and service
  • Puripool
  • Pool repairs and remodels

Hot Tub Sales and Service

Your hot tub is probably a great source of relaxation to you and your family, but keeping it clean can be among the least favored chores around your home. Weber Pools can keep your hot tub looking good and performing at optimal levels for your continued enjoyment. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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In the past when pool water became too loaded up with chemicals and contaminants, it was drained and refilled. Most pools will need this about every three years. Drought, environmental concerns, restrictive drain regulations, etc. have made draining a pool more expensive, more of a hassle, and less desirable considering the reality of dumping tens of thousands of gallons down the drain is not very Eco-friendly. So why not recycle your swimming pool water instead? CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Pool Repairs and Remodels

Whether you are looking to refinish your pool, or do a complete remodel or addition, Weber Pools can help. We can put together and implement a plan from start to finish no matter what the scope and size of the project is. Because of our sister companies and affiliations, we can cover all of the trades and keep it under one roof, with one payee and one supervisor. We are uniquely situated to complete your entire outdoor living project in a timely and cost-efficient manner. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

We want you to know that when you hire us, you’re hiring the last company you will ever need. Our goal is to provide you with top notch service and give you the ability to use us for all of your backyard needs. So if you’ve been looking to make a change, contact us today to experience the Weber Pools difference!

Please note, Weber Pools can service both residential and commercial swimming pools!

 

Clean Pool Water and Water Quality In Your Swimming Pool

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If you frequent the swimming pool, clean pool water should always be a concern of yours. There has been a lot of talk about waterborne diseases and how they are increasing. As a bather in a swimming pool, you need to know what they are, how you can come in contact with them and what the symptoms are too. Keep in the mind that just because a swimming pool is blue and clear doesn’t mean that the water is always safe to swim in. This is usually more of a problem with commercial swimming pools but can also be an issue with residential pools as well. At Weber Pools, our goal is to make sure the clarity of your water is good. We are also concerned with the quality too and so should you. With this blog post, we want to inform you of various waterborne diseases and how you can remove them if necessary.

When it comes to swimming pools, the following are some of the most common waterborne diseases:

  • Campylobacteriosis, which is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.
  • Cholera, which is a bacterium with symptoms of muscle cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Cryptosporidium, which is a bacterium with symptoms of diarrhea, stomach cramps, upset stomach and slight fever.
  • Shigellosis, which is a bacterium with symptoms of bloody stool, diarrhea, and fever.
  • Typhoid fever, which is a bacterium with symptoms of fever, headache, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and an abdominal rash.

Cryptosporidium is by far the most common waterborne disease and one that everyone should be concerned about but wouldn’t it be nice to swim in a pool and know that you are swimming in the best quality of water? With Weber Pools, this is possible and using The Puripool Process can give you drinking quality water in your pool. Our Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration Trailer comes to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycles the water on site. The process will lower calcium hardness, total dissolved solids, cyanuric acid, salts, phosphates, and waterborne diseases without draining the swimming pool.  Since we use RO filtration, as a swimmer you will now have the opportunity to swim in drinking quality water. It will provide you with the best quality of water to swim in and to look at. Since the water will be rid of any and all waterborne diseases, you can rest assured that getting out of the pool with dry, itchy skin or red eyes will be a thing of the past. The water will also be lower in calcium hardness and total dissolved solids which prevent scaling on the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways, and decorative water features. This process will prolong the lifespan of your investment and as a parent or swimmer, you will feel the difference in the water. Please keep in mind this water is much better than tap and is quality at its highest. If you have a swimming pool and would like to experience clean pool water and drinking quality water in your pool, contact us today!

 

The Best Pool Service and Construction In Dallas

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If you’re looking for the best pool service and construction in Dallas then Weber Pools is going to be your best bet. We are committed to you and offer a variety of weekly service options, constructions options and so much more to make your swim experience the best possible. With this blog post, we want to share a variety of our service and recent jobs performed……

  • Pool cleaning: Keeping a pool clean is a weekly fight. With our Dallas pool cleaning service, you do not have to devote so much of your time to this nagging chore. We offer weekly packages that include netting, vacuuming and brushing your pool, in addition to adjusting the chemical balance of the water to ensure it is safe and sanitary. Our weekly service is available for under $100 a month.
  • Pool maintenance: There is more to maintaining a pool than just cleaning it. Our Dallas pool service makes sure everything is accounted for. From cleaning and replacing filters to adjusting water levels, our team can ensure everything is running smoothly with your pool.
  • Pool repair: You will be happy that you have a relationship with Weber Pools when you end up needing pool repair in Dallas TX. Problems can emerge without warning. Many pool owners know how paralyzing a broken pump or heater can be. We can repair everything from your pump to chips in your pool deck.
  • Puripool: In the past when pool water became too loaded up with chemicals and contaminants, it was drained and refilled. Most pools will need this about every three years. Drought, environmental concerns, restrictive drain regulations, etc. have made draining a pool more expensive, more of a hassle, and less desirable considering the reality of dumping tens of thousands of gallons down the drain is not very Eco-friendly. So why not recycle your swimming pool water instead?
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  • Pool Construction: Whether you are looking to refinish your pool, or do a complete remodel or addition, Weber Pools can help. We can put together and implement a plan from start to finish no matter what the scope and size of the project is.

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to pool service and we would love to talk to you about your pool needs, offer you real solutions to meet those needs, while also saving you money. As pools become more advanced and technology driven, the days of the old pool guy who showed up in flip flops and muscle shirts will be over. We believe we are a cut above most pool companies because we stay informed and educated about our industry. This is an important part of the Weber difference. If you’re curious to know more, contact us today!

Dealing With Hard Water Pool Issues and How To Get Rid of It

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When you have a swimming pool in the Dallas area, dealing with hard water in your swimming pool is going to be extremely common. This is also going to be an issue for residents in Oklahoma too. When talking about hard water, we are referring to the amount of calcium hardness in the swimming pool. Depending on who you speak to this can also be referred to by total dissolved solids (TDS) as well. At Weber Pools, we are most concerned with calcium hardness and how this affects your swimming pool. As a swimming pool owner, this should also be your concern as well. Calcium is necessary for your swimming pool but levels that are too high can be damaging to the swimming pool and can also be extremely costly to remove. That’s why we want to discuss hard water issues and how you can take care of your swimming pool when those levels get high!

The recommended levels of calcium hardness in your swimming pool are between 200 – 400 parts per million (ppm). When levels rise above this they are described as being high. Does that mean that as soon as water hardness reach 401ppm that you will need to change out the water in your swimming pool? No, but when they rise above 600ppm you will begin to notice calcium scaling on your water tile line, the interior finish of the pool, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. There is a direct correlation between increased calcium hardness and scaling….. the higher the level of calcium, the thicker and harder it will be to remove. This happens because as pool water evaporates, calcium and other hardness minerals remain in solution and gradually build up in concentration. When this happens, a water change is necessary and at Weber Pools, we would like you to consider The Puripool Process which utilizes Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration. With RO filtration you can lower the following:

  • calcium
  • total dissolved solids
  • cyanuric acid
  • phosphates
  • salts
  • waterborne diseases

This process can be done on both residential and commercial swimming pools without draining the pool. Our guarantee to you is to conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool and to leave you with better water than you would get out of the tap. Please keep in mind that we put drinking quality water back in your swimming pool which means you and other bathers will swim in the best quality of water.

If you have any questions on how this would work on your swimming pool or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today!

The Best Way To Lower Calcium Hardness In Your Swimming Pool!

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In Dallas, we deal with higher levels of calcium hardness coming out of our tap water. It is recommended to have between 200 and 400 parts per million (ppm) in your swimming pool and the tap water in Dallas usually has 300 ppm or higher. High levels of calcium hardness can cause major issues to swimming pools and we want to educate you on the best way to lower it when levels get high in your swimming pool. Typically every two years calcium hardness levels will climb in the swimming pool. It is around this time that they get to be more troublesome and it will be recommended to change out the water in your swimming pool. When this happens you can either drain and refill it or recycle it using our Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration trailer. We will highlight both and explain why we feel recycling the water is a much better option.

First, a typical drain and refill take on average 2-3 days to perform, you run the risk of cracking the interior finish when you change out the water and you fill the pool back up with moderately hard water again. Not to mention, it’s a waste of approximately 20,000-gallons of water or more.

Whereas with mobile filtration we can typically finish residential pools in less than a day, you can swim in the pool while it’s being filtered, we put drinking quality water back in the pool and since the water level never changes, it’s safe to perform 365 days a year!

This past week we processed a swimming pool using The Puripool Process because they were dealing with moderately high calcium levels and high cyanuric acid (CYA) levels. This was a 15,000-gallon swimming pool that we processed in less than 11 hours. The following was the initial chemistry:

  • Calcium hardness – 600ppm
  • Total Dissolved Solids – 2,000ppm
  • CYA – 100+

After bringing our mobile filtration trailer to their home, we were able to give them the following results without draining the pool:

  • Calcium hardness – 170ppm
  • Total Dissolved Solids – 665ppm
  • CYA – 0

The following are benefits of using our system:

  • Lowers calcium hardness
  • Lowers TDS
  • Lowers CYA
  • Lowers phosphates
  • Lowers salts
  • Removes waterborne diseases
  • So much more

In the end, as a swimming pool owner, you have a choice to make when it comes time to changing out the water in your swimming pool. We hope you will choose to recycle the water instead because it takes less time, we are able to give you much better water than tap, there’s no downtime and if this service is performed every two years you can prolong the lifespan of your investment. Remember, calcium hardness can destroy swimming pools by scaling the water tile line, the interior finish, filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. Change out the water in your swimming pool every couple of years! You will notice a difference in the feel of the water and it will save you time and money in the future!

This service can be performed on both residential and commercial swimming pools. It is also good on any surface too. Contact us today to learn more!

The Best Alternative to Draining A Swimming Pool!

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With temperatures warming up, many residential and commercial swimming pool owners are thinking about using their swimming pools again. This is a great time for many because they have a chance to use their swimming pool to swim laps, host pool parties, relax or just cool off. This is also the time where maintenance and other work needs to be done on the pool too because of increased number of swimmers, increased temperatures, and storms that bring lots of rain and wind. This means pools should be monitored at least once a week in regards to cleanliness and chemistry. During the summer time, it is extremely important to increase your filtration run times and your chlorine levels. Before and after storms you are also going to want to remove debris as soon as possible to prevent filtration and chemistry issues. But what happens when calcium hardness, total dissolved solids (TDS) and cyanuric acid (CYA) levels increase in the swimming pool? This is a common issue for most swimming pool owners and we hope this blog post helps explain what you should do when these levels increase.

In an earlier blog post, we highlighted the dangers of draining a swimming pool. The dangers should be major concerns of yours because anytime you remove water from your swimming pool the risks are high. That’s why when temperatures climb the risks increase and we want to be the first swimming pool company you think of when it happens!

On average, about every two years, it is recommended to change out the water in your swimming pool because of rising calcium hardness and total dissolved solids (TDS) levels. Due to our poor water quality in Dallas, this is something that every swimming pool owner should do every couple of years. Our service includes having our Reverse Osmosis (RO) Mobile Filtration trailer come to your residential or commercial swimming pool and recycle the water onsite. Our trailer is equipped with RO filtration membranes that lower these common swimming pool water issues:

  • Calcium hardness
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Cyanuric acid (CYA)
  • Salts
  • Phosphates
  • Waterborne diseases
  • So much more

By using high-pressure RO membranes we are able to conserve approximately 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool, you are able to swim in the pool while the process is being performed, you can drink the water coming back into the pool and we guarantee you better than tap water when the process is done. The process can be done on most residential swimming pools in less than a day which also saves you time and money. In the commercial setting, it is a great alternative because there’s no downtime and since we never expose the surface of the pool we also take all the risks a way of damaging the plaster or any liner of the pool.

If you have any questions about how this service is performed or if your pool water is a candidate for this service, contact us today!

How To Prepare Your Pool For Swim Season

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If you’re a resident in the Dallas area, now is about the time when everyone starts thinking about swimming in their pools again! Typically, most people associate Memorial Day weekend with the beginning of summer but as temperatures heat up, those with swimming pools will want to swim as soon as possible. The key though is making sure your swimming pool is ready to swim in because after a lengthy winter/off-season there are definitely some things you are going to need to do to prep your pool for the upcoming season and we hope this blog post gives you some insight.

First and foremost, disinfection should be every pool owner’s top priority. Without a regular cleaning and testing routine, a pool can become green quickly (especially with warmer water), fostering pathogens that are harmful to you and your family. To combat bacteria and the spread of diseases, you should always have enough chlorine in the pool and maintain proper pH levels. To gauge acidity on the pH scale, there are many swimming pool test kits that are incredibly easy to use. We prefer Taylor Test Kits.

With the help of these test kits, you can adjust your pool water to its ideal balance of chemicals. The following guidelines will help when it comes to proper levels of key chemistry for your swimming pool.

  • Total Alkalinity (TA): 80 – 120 parts per million
  • Calcium Hardness: 200 – 400 parts per million
  • Cyanuric Acid (CYA): 30 – 50 parts per million
  • Chlorine: 1-3 parts per million (winter) and 3 – 5 parts per million (summer)
  • pH: 7.2 – 7.8 (7.4 is the pH of human tears, so aim for that balance.)

As a swimming pool owner, part of having a pool is properly maintaining adequate chlorine and ph levels. Even if nobody has entered the pool since last testing it, chlorine levels can change due to sunlight and debris in the pool. You will want to make sure you test your swimming pool at least once a week and definitely more around times when there is a storm. Storms bring lots of rain, wind and other issues that can drastically change the chemistry in a swimming pool. During times of a storm, you should remove debris from the pool as soon as possible to prevent chlorine loss and filtration issues.

The other biggest things that you will want to be aware of is increasing your filtration run times. During the winter time when the water is cold you can get away with less filtration but when the water is warm those times must increase. Typically, most pools should be filtered at least 10-12 hours each night. If you haven’t already, now might be the time you might want to look into an installing an energy efficient pump which can save you a lot of money.

With that said, you will also want to make sure you skim the pool for debris, brush down the steps and benches and also the sides of the pool too at least once a week. This also might need to occur more during windy times or storms. Remember, having a pool requires work and hiring a weekly service company like Weber Pools in Dallas can help. The key is to make sure you are constantly monitoring your swimming pool for things that might go wrong. If you have any questions or would like a quote on weekly service or repair work, contact us today!