Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of filter is best for my pool?
    There are three types of filters: Sand, diatomaceous earth, and cartridge. The filter that is right for your pool depends on several factors. First, the size of your pool; second, the location (ie indoors or outdoors); third, bather loads and frequency of use, and finally, turnover rates.
  • Are there any chlorine alternatives?
    Yes, there are chlorine alternatives that many people have found useful, ranging from the addition of ozone to your pool or spa to using biguanides. Contact us to discuss the options that are best suited for your situation.
  • Can I use my automatic pool cover as a winter cover?
    Yes you can, however that is not its intended use and doing so can significantly reduce the life of your automatic cover. We recommend using a winter cover whether it is a tarp style cover with water tubes, or a "trampoline" style safety cover. Using your equipment for its intended purpose will extend its life and save you money in the long run.
  • What is a "salt water pool"?
    A salt water pool is a pool that is treated with large amounts of salt and utilizes a chlorine generator to turn the salt into chlorine. In other words, a salt water pool is a pool that is chlorinated. This equipment also has limitations that should be taken into consideration before you decide to purchase them.
  • Are solar panels a viable alternative to gas heat?
    Solar panels are a great way to maintain a comfortable swimming temperature during the summer. However, when the sun is not out, it is not as effective. Solar can be a great complement to gas heat or heat pumps may significantly reduce your heating costs.

Expert Advice

  • Using a solar blanket on your spa will increase the life of your hard cover.
  • Filtering your pool longer will reduce the amount of chemicals needed to maintain water quality.
  • Maintaining the pH of your pool or spa water will increase the effectiveness of your chosen sanitizer.
  • The number one reason people stop using their spa is that the hard cover gets waterlogged and too heavy to lift. Replacing the hard cover on your spa is a quick and easy way to ensure that you get the most enjoyment out of your spa.
  • Keep in mind that with colder temperatures comes higher evaporation rates. The steam you see rising from your hot tub equates to water loss.
  • If you want stress-free enjoyment of your pool this year, contact us about weekly maintenance.