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!

Unique Swimming Pool Construction/Remodeling In Dallas

Have you been thinking about getting a new swimming pool or upgrading your current one? This could be as simple as replastering your swimming pool to adding water features or even changing a traditional deep-end swimming pool to a play pool. At Weber Pools we can do it all and through the Performance Pool Group and our other partnership agreements, Weber Pools has the resources to tackle any Dallas pool maintenance project in either a residential or commercial setting, as well as turn-key outdoor environments for our customers from start to finish: one bid; one foreman; and most importantly, one company standing behind the job. We hold all the required licenses, workman’s compensation and general liability insurance for your protection. With that said, we would like to highlight some recent swimming pool construction jobs to give you an idea of what our capabilities are.

  • Outdoor Kitchen – no problem
  • Hot Tub – no problem
  • Cedar Arbor – no problem
  • Resurfacing – no problem
  • Tile work – no problem

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. Recently, we had the opportunity to do the following which we have found to be unique….

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Wheelchair entry

This pool was a recent construction that we performed with our sister company. What makes this pool more unique is the fact that there is a wheelchair ramp for easy entry. Most people don’t feel it is possible to do this but we highlight it because if you have a vision or let us know what you’re looking to do with your swimming pool to accommodate anyone, we can probably do it for you.

 

 

 

 

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Deep-end swimming pools popularity is slowly decreasing. Many pool owners want the ability to be able to touch the bottom of the swimming pool everywhere and to also be able to play volleyball or other popular water sports in the pool. This can only be done if you have a play pool and recently we took a 8′ pool and made it 5′ then remodeled it and put new Jandy equipment set in.

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Rust resistant diving board

Finally, when it comes to the fun of using a diving board to jump in the pool, have contests with friends and family on who can make the biggest splash wouldn’t it be cool to install a diving board that can handle the elements? It might seem simple to most but at Weber Pools, we only install high quality swimming pool products and filters, that is why we always recommend installing a rust resistant diving board! They will last longer and can prevent issues down the road.

Please note, 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!

Quality Tile Work For Swimming Pools In Dallas

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When it comes to your backyard swimming pool many people want it to look clean, have water that is clear and safe to able to swim in the pool and to able to look at how beautiful their swimming pool is. To keep a swimming pool clean it requires regular maintenance. This includes brushing the tile, brushing the interior finish of the pool along with the steps and benches also. It also means balancing your water chemistry on a regular basis but even when you do everything you should, stains occur, filtration equipment breaks and tile cracks or falls off. When this happens, having a service company that can help you with everything is always important to have.

At Weber Pools, it’s important to us that we gain your trust when you hire us. That’s why through the Performance Pool Group and our other partnership agreements, Weber Pools has the resources to tackle any Dallas pool maintenance project in either a residential or commercial setting, as well as turn-key outdoor environments for our customers from start to finish: one bid; one foreman; and most importantly, one company standing behind the job. We hold all the required licenses, workman’s compensation and general liability insurance for your protection.

Just last week we were hired by a local apartment complex to replace the tile in their swimming pool. Choosing the right tile for your swimming pool takes time, choosing the right company for the job also takes time but when you hire us we guarantee the job will be done right and at 100 percent satisfaction rate by you. The key to this project that we just finished was making sure communication was good with our customer. They were showed a variety of types of tile along with colors. When the tile was agreed upon then deciding on size and placement came next. Obviously, tile was placed along the side of the pool but as you can see by the picture, we also laid down tile along the steps too. This is honestly a huge safety feature that we always recommend and we like suggesting it too because it really makes the tile pop when you look at it!

Quality starts with the professional grade materials and supplies we use. The highly motivated and well-trained staff are dedicated to providing quality service for the large HOA pools as well as the small backyard pools, and it ends with a desire to make the customer happy. Remember, choosing the right company when it comes to pool construction, pool remodeling, and weekly pool service is extremely important. We know we can gain your trust and want you to think of us first.

About 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.

Unlike other companies that just build something and leave, we want you to be a customer for life. The next time you have a backyard or pool need give us a try and experience the difference we offer for quality and reliable Dallas pool service. There are no jobs too big or too small. Give Weber Pools a call at 817-481-7665.

Weekly Pool Service in Dallas

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We are now well into spring and it is already April! When April hits, the thoughts of getting into your swimming pool increase too. This is an exciting time for many because it means that they can start using their swimming pools again. If you’re like most, having a swimming pool can be extremely fun when you get to host others or just enjoy it by yourself. Whether you are using it to relax, swim a few laps, exercise or lay around, having a swimming pool that is clear, blue and ready to swim in should be your number one concern. Hiring a reputable swimming pool company seems like an easy task but with so many choices, you’re going to need to do your due diligence when hiring someone to come into your backyard and take care of your investment. At Weber Pools, we understand this and hope this blog post gives you some insight on why hiring us for weekly pool service and maintenance in the Dallas area will be a smart decision. We proudly service Dallas, Grapevine, Plano, Ft Worth and more cities in Texas.

At Weber Pools, we guarantee or service goes far beyond just walking in, adding chemicals, leaving you a note and coming back the next week. Quality is our mission and your happiness is a priority. When we show up each week, we promise to inspect all pool equipment for leaks, brush the tile line, interior finish of the swimming pool, vacuum as necessary, remove all debris, empty the skimmer and pump basket, adjust chemicals, backwash as necessary and leave your swimming pool in perfect condition. What is perfect? Perfect is something we establish when we bid on your pool and talk to you about our different service options. That way you know weekly what to expect from us and vice versa. Our job is to provide you with a pool so clean, you never have to worry about it and our commitment to you is to always make you aware when repairs are needed. Your swimming pool should be a relaxing experience that is exactly what we want it to be.

About Weber Pools

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.

Through the Performance Pool Group and our other partnership agreements, Weber Pools has the resources to tackle any Dallas pool maintenance project in either a residential or commercial setting, as well as turn-key outdoor environments for our customers from start to finish: one bid; one foreman; and most importantly, one company standing behind the job. We hold all the required licenses, workman’s compensation and general liability insurance for your protection.

Quality starts with the professional grade materials and supplies we use. The highly motivated and well-trained staff are dedicated to providing quality service for the large HOA pools as well as the small backyard pools, and it ends with a desire to make the customer happy.

Are you ready to experience the Weber Pools Difference? Contact us today for a free estimate!

Frequently Asked Questions About the Puripool Process

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Vector illustration of frequently asked questions, or FAQ, talk bubbles.

Have you been thinking about using the Puripool Process in your swimming pool? As a commercial or residential swimming pool owner, there are a variety of things that you will need to be aware of before the service is performed on your pool. The purpose of this blog post is to highlight a variety of the most popular frequently asked questions that will help you better prepare yourself for having your swimming pool water recycled. As a swimming pool owner in the Texas area, please note that the water coming out of the tap is moderately hard and there is nothing you can do about it. It’s loaded with calcium, magnesium, and other hardness minerals. Over time these hardness minerals will increase in concentration in your pool water and calcium with start to stain the tile, the interior finish of your pool, your filtration equipment, spillways and decorative water features. When this happens, most swimming pool professionals will recommend a water change/drain-and-refill and the following is a list of questions that most people ask us:

  • Can this filtration process take place during the summer?
    • Yes, since the liner of the swimming pool is never exposed, the process can be performed every day of the year!
  • Do you need electricity for this process?
    • No, our Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration trailer is self-contained and we use a diesel generator to run all of our equipment.
  • Can you swim in the pool while the process if being performed?
    • Yes, there is no downtime (which is great for commercial properties) during the process and since there are no electrical cords used, you can swim in the pool while we recycle the water
  • Do we need to be home during the process?
    • No, as long as we can access the swimming pool there is no reason why you need to be around while the process is being performed
  • Is the mobile filtration trailer loud?
    • No, we run the trailer all day and night and since the trailer is insulated and locked the noise from the generator is no louder than an AC unit.
  • Why should we use your service?
    • Ultimately, we provide a much better end product than tap water. We actually put drinking quality water back in your swimming pool. We guarantee our customers that the water in their swimming pool after the process is done will be lower in calcium, total dissolved solids and cya compared to a drain-and-refill.  Other benefits include since the pool surface is never exposed, it can prevent the possibility of the cracking of plaster, floating of vinyl liners or pools popping out of the ground once the water weight has been removed.
  • How long does it take the process to be complete?
    • At this time we are able to treat 40,000 gallons a day! Obviously, the size of your pool is the deciding factor on how long it will take based on this level. However, most residential pools will take between 10-12 hours to complete.

If you’re curious to know more about how recycling your swimming pool water can give you the best swim experience, keep you in compliance with city/state regulations and prolong the lifespan of your investment, contact us today!

Swimming Pool Water Quality Issues

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With swimming pool season just around the corner, people are starting to get excited about warmer temperatures, relaxing by the pool, hosting pool parties or going to water parks to enjoy an afternoon with their family. As much as that sounds fun and exciting, you should always be concerned about the water you are swimming in. Water quality in the Dallas area has been in and out of the news but if you have kids before you take them to a public pool you might want to familiarize yourself with this blog post along with signs and symptoms of potential waterborne diseases.

When dealing with bodies of water, some of the most common waterborne diseases are:

  • 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. (most common waterborne disease)
  • 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.

There are more but these are the most common ones with Cryptosporidium being the one that is most commonly seen. If your water is affected because of human accidents which happen regularly in swimming pools you should be extremely careful on how you handle the situation because chlorine might not always be enough. Waterborne diseases can make you sick which means you have a couple of options with how to handle the water if one is present. Your first option would be to do a drain and refill of the swimming pool but that is a huge waste of water and can take two – three days to complete! If you own a commercial swimming pool, two – three days without a functioning swimming pool could hurt business. Whereas, with Weber Pools Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration, you can actually recycle your swimming pool water which will help purify your swimming pool water while conserving up to 85% of the water! Remember, just because your swimming pool water is blue and clear doesn’t mean it’s safe. If you’re concerned, you should have the water tested to unsure your safety!

For more information on waterborne diseases and how Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration can provide you with the best water quality, CLICK HERE! If you have any additional questions on how the service works or would like to book your appointment today, contact us at 817-481-7665.

Why Would You Want A Heat Pump Chiller For Your Swimming Pool?

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In the swimming pool equipment retrofit industry, Weber Pools always enjoys making retrofits and additions to swimming pools. In addition to that, we also like to discuss what we do because information is key whenever making changes or additions because it could be something you were looking to do as well. Just this past week, we installed a heat pump/chiller and we would like to discuss with you how they work, why you might want one as well as some other insights too.

Heat Pump Chillers are designed to not only heat up pool water but cool it as well. Chillers are the perfect answer to uncomfortably warm swimming pools. They are specifically designed to solve the problem of hot pool water. The pool water circulates through the system, as airflow removes the heat from the water instantly. The chilled water is then pumped back into your pool, giving you a refreshing and comfortable feeling while swimming during the hot summer days. Not only will your pool be much more refreshing during our hot summer months but your pool water chemistry can be easier to maintain as well.  Anytime you have a drop in water temperature it can result in less chemical consumption because the hotter the water, the more chemicals you will need to prevent algae growth. Please keep in mind, you can get on average 10 degrees cooler water using a chiller.

So, if you are installing a heat pump, why should you get one with a chiller? We strongly recommend a heat pump with a chiller anytime you are considering a heater for your pool. It’s important to understand that once a heat pump is installed, a chiller cannot be added later. In other words, you either have to get the unit with or without the chilling component up front, without the option to add the feature later. This pretty much gives you an opportunity to always create a comfortable temperature for you to swim in year-round. So weather it is cold outside and you want to heat up your swimming pool or if it’s hot you would be able to cool it down as well. Many people will install heat pumps for energy savings so if this is the direction you are heading towards, we highly recommend getting one with a chiller as well.

If you have any questions about brand names, why we make these recommendations or how we can install one for you today, contact us now at 1-817-481-7665.

In the picture above, this is a Jandy Heat Pump Chiller we installed on a commercial property just last week. We highly recommend Jandy products for the following reasons:

  • Qaulity
  • Performance
  • Durability
  • Options
  • Warranty

To learn more about them and our relationship with them, CLICK HERE!

How Ozone Joe’s Swimming Pool Ozone System Create a Clean and Clear Water for Your Pool?

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This is a guest blog post from PST Pool Supplies

“Using ozone for your swimming pool is becoming more and more popular as individuals become more aware of how they work a what they can do for your swimming pool. Ozone is a natural gas composed of three atoms of oxygen. Its chemical symbol is O3. It is blue in color and has a strong odor. Normal oxygen (O2), which we breathe, has two oxygen atoms and is colorless and odorless.

Benefits of Ozone For Your Swimming Pool

  • Reduces chlorine/bromine usage up to 70-90%
  • Eliminates red, irritated eyes
  • Eliminates dry, itchy skin
  • Helps to reduce fading of colors on swimsuits
  • Improves water clarity
  • Eliminates foul chlorine/chloramine odors
  • Provides a more healthy swimming environment
  • Has No Effect on pH.
  • Greatly Reduces Maintenance Time.
  • Powerful than Chlorine – 55 Times More!
  • Compatible with Salt-Chlorine Generators.

At PST Pool Supplies we prefer Ozone Joe’s Water Purification System. We especially like installing the system after water purification because the benefits listed above work much better when calcium hardness levels are lower. This is a major issue in the Southwest United States where calcium coming out of the tap water is extremely high. When it comes to ozone systems, we have highlighted the Ozone Joe’s swimming pool ozone system 30,000 gallons product because it’s the most popular size for a swimming pool. Please note that they also sell Ozone Joe’s for spas, smaller pools as well as commercial size applications as well.

If you are tired of getting out of your swimming pool smelling like chlorine, having your expensive swimwear fade, your skin dry out or most importantly not being able to enjoy your swimming pool because of red, itchy eyes, this product is for you. They offer a standard warranty as well as an extended warranty on each purchase. This product will drastically increase your bather comfort and reduce your chemical consumption. If you should have any questions on how this product works, contact us today and if you are looking to purchase them at an incredible price, CLICK HERE!”

Reverse Osmosis Mobile Filtration For Commercial Swimming Pools!

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A commercial swimming pool that is being used while the filtration process is being performed!

Last year, we recycled numerous different commercial swimming pools with our Reverse Osmosis (RO) mobile filtration trailer for a variety of reasons. We’ve noticed an increase in these types of requests because, in Texas, commercial swimming pools are highly regulated due to the number of bathers. Not to mention, the cities have a lot more strict regulations when it comes to water chemistry in their swimming pools. Typically the following are reasons why a commercial swimming pool would be out of compliance:

  • High Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels
  • High Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) levels
  • High Calcium Hardness levels
  • Presence of waterborne diseases

If any of the above issues are present, commercial swimming pools could be shut down until they are handled. Unfortunately, if it is in the middle of swim season it could mean downtime for the swimming pool, which is never great for the establishment or for those that want to swim in the pool!

Just because the water is blue and clear and is reading adequate levels of chlorine doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to swim in. So, how do commercial swimming pools deal with increases in calcium hardness, TDS, and CYA? What happens when there is a waterborne disease present? Our fill water in Texas is loaded with calcium and other hardness minerals. As water in the swimming pool evaporates, these hardness levels will increase in the swimming pool fairly rapidly because they don’t dissolve and they do remain in solution. For commercial swimming pools, the most common delivery of chlorine is by liquid injection. This liquid is loaded with salt, which causes the TDS levels to rise as well in the swimming pool. At this point, the commercial property will need to change out the water in their swimming pool. When this time comes around (could be once per year) Weber Pools can come with our RO mobile filtration trailer to recycle the existing water in the swimming pool. This is extremely beneficial to your commercial property because of the following factors:

  • No downtime – swimmers can swim in the pool while it is being purified.
  • The interior finish is never exposed
  • The water after purification is much better than tap. It’s actually drinking quality water!
  • Water Conservation – we can conserve up to 85% of the existing water in the swimming pool.
  • Lowers the chances of calcium buildup on the swimming pool if the process is performed regularly.
  • Removes waterborne diseases
  • Water quality is the best
  • Keeps your water within city and state regulations

About Weber Pools

Weber Pools is a Greater Dallas/Fort Worth pool service company that specializes 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.

For a short video on how this process works, CLICK HERE!

If you should have any questions or if you’re looking to schedule an appointment to have the best quality of water in your swimming pool, call us now! 1-817-481-7665

 

Choosing The Right Contractor For Your Pool Remodel

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Have you been thinking about remodeling your swimming pool? Is this the year you make those changes you’ve been thinking about for quite some time now? Enjoying your swimming pool with friends, family, and others can be one of the most enjoyable summer experiences. Whether you are hosting a party, a barbecue, using your pool for exercise or even for relaxation showing it off and making sure your investment lasts and you get what you paid for should be your number one concern. We are aware of this at Weber Pools and there are things that we want to share with you in this blog to help you make the right decision.

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. Whatever you are looking for, we can help. We recently handled a commercial swimming pool remodel that we would like to highlight with you as well as a few unique details that we discussed with our customer.

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One of the most important keys that we feel separates us from other companies is we do our best to make as many suggestions as possible to improve your purchase. For example, we installed a rust-resistant diving board to keep it looking new. It might seem like something simple but most people aren’t aware that you can buy one nor the importance of needing one. It’s our job to educate the customer and to make sure we think of all the options to make the swimming pool great! That’s why we completed this swimming pool with travertine coping, tropics blue mini pebble plaster, and glass tile. Contact us to learn more about why these decisions were made.

When it comes time to making a decision on a pool remodeling company, we know there are many different companies you can hire. Ultimately, Weber Pools has many years of experience in servicing and constructing swimming pools in and around the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. We offer everything from chemical servicing to filter cleaning, and we offer a combined full-service pool cleaning package. We can also be hired for pool remodels, backyard fireplaces and so much more!

Please keep in mind, we also work with our clients directly in maintaining and servicing your pool and filters throughout the year. A well-maintained pool is the envy of your neighbors and offers the opportunity for relaxation, entertaining and/or exercise. Let Weber Pools help you make the most of your pool with proper care, cleaning, and maintenance. Remember, purchasing a remodel is just the beginning. Maintaining it with a quality company can help prolong the lifespan of your investment. If you are curious to know more, contact us today!

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