Category: Pool Service

Premier Pool Service- Pool Closing Program

Premier Pool Service: Seasonal Service

To ensure that your swimming pool is closed properly for the winter season, call Premier Pool Service today. We offer seasonal services, which allows you to have a pool prepared and closed for the winter, as well as opened early in the spring. Some pool owners are unsure of when to close a swimming pool, or even how to close a swimming pool. Find out what services are included in our pool closing program and contact us today.

Pool Closing Program

The best time to close your swimming pool is right after the warm weather goes, before it turns freezing. Algae growth is minimal during this time, which makes for an ideal and seamless pool closing process. Pool services typically involve a pool closing program which includes draining pool water to a proper winterization level, blowing out the plumbing lines and filtration equipment, adding pool & winterization chemicals, swimming pool cover installation as well as disassembling all pool accessories including ladders, diving boards and lights.

What does the Service Include?

Our pool closing service includes draining your swimming pool to the proper winterizing level, shut down pool heater, blow out water from lines & equipment, remove handrails, fittings, baskets, etc., remove cartridge from filter, balance, shock, & add winterizing chemicals, put on winter cover. These are the various items you can expect to be complete when you hire Premier Pool Service to close your swimming pool. To ensure your swimming pool is getting the proper care and is protected from harsh winter storms, we recommend that you close your swimming pool for the winter. Call us today to find out more about ways you can prepare your swimming pool for the winter.

How do you Close an Inground Pool

There are multiple steps that have to take place before putting a winter cover onto your swimming pool. You have to lower your pool’s water level, make sure the water is properly balanced, and remove and additional items in your swimming pool, so they don’t get damaged. You also have to make sure there isn’t any water left in the lines or equipment because they could get damaged.

  1. Adding the chemicals. The first swimming pool tip Premier Pool Service is offering is that you keep your pool chemically balanced; therefore, the first thing you’ll want to do is test your pool water. You’ll want to add any chemicals that are off balance or missing from your pool water. Additionally, Premier Pool Service recommends that you use winter algaecide to ensure that algae is less likely to grow underneath your pool cover. After you’ve added the chemicals and waited for them to completely run through the filtration system, then test the water again to make sure nothing is off balance.
  2.  No more water. If you’re closing your swimming pool, make sure to back wash all of the pumps and filters. By doing this, you’ll be getting all of the water out of your pipes and filters. If you aren’t careful, and there is still water floating in the pipes, the water will freeze and can potentially damage your pipe lines. To prevent this from happening, deplete all the free water from your swimming pools pipes.
  3. Pool Cover.  Installing your pool cover is the finishing touch to closing your swimming pool for the winter. Make sure you watch your pool cover closely during the winter to ensure that it is secure on your swimming pool. Sweep any debris that fall on top of your pool cover, that way when it comes time to opening it, the debris won’t fall into your swimming pool.

Contact Premier Pool Service for any pool maintenance, cleaning, or repairs that you may need assistance with. Premier Pool Service has multiple locations across the country, so look to see if we’re located in your area.

Swimming Pool Tips: The Winterizing Process

Swimming Pool Tips for the Winter Months

Premier Pool Service is providing swimming pool tips for this winter. There is a lot of responsibility when you have to maintain your swimming pool. During the summer there are procedures completed to ensure that your swimming pool is clean, and the same rules apply for in the winter. While you still have to keep up with your swimming pool maintenance, you don’t necessarily have to close your swimming pool for the winter season. In this blog we will address how to keep your swimming pool clean throughout the winter season, and how to close your swimming pool if needed.

How do I Close my Swimming Pool 

Prepping your swimming pool for closure is simple, and can be done easily by a professional. Premier Pool Service provides seasonal services for pool owners who are interested in closing their swimming pool for the winter season. When you’re closing your pool you have to balance your pool water with the right chemicals, drain all the pipes of water, and secure a pool cover onto your pool.

First, you have to test your pool water and see what chemicals need to be added.

Second, you should remove any pool accessories from your pool, and lower your pool water.

Third, you’ll want to shock your swimming pool, and backwash the pumps and filters.

Lastly, it is recommended that you install your swimming pool cover that way you don’t have additional debris flying into your swimming pool during any storms.

For a more detailed breakdown on how to close your inground swimming pool, click here.

Swimming Pool Tips

The best way to ensure that your swimming pool stays clean is to keep up with your swimming pool maintenance. Whether you’re in the winter months or the summer months, you have to keep up with your swimming pool. There are actions that can be taken to “close” your swimming pool that is essentially keeping it in a predominately clean state throughout the winter months. If you’re located in a warmer state, like Florida, there is no need to close your swimming pool because its warm and sunny the majority of the time. Premier Pool Service recommends that you clean your swimming pool weekly. The longest you can go without cleaning your pool may be one month; however, we don’t recommend waiting this long. There are weekly and monthly maintenance tasks to keep up with.  These tasks are crucial in the colder months because they offer safety to your swimming pool when the weather is cold.

Steps to a Clean Pool 

  1. Adding the chemicals. The first swimming pool tip Premier Pool Service is offering is that you keep your pool chemically balanced; therefore, the first thing you’ll want to do is test your pool water. You’ll want to add any chemicals that are off balance or missing from your pool water. Additionally, Premier Pool Service recommends that you use winter algaecide to ensure that algae is less likely to grow underneath your pool cover. After you’ve added the chemicals and waited for them to completely run through the filtration system, then test the water again to make sure nothing is off balance.
  2.  No more water. If you’re closing your swimming pool, make sure to back wash all of the pumps and filters. By doing this, you’ll be getting all of the water out of your pipes and filters. If you aren’t careful, and there is still water floating in the pipes, the water will freeze and can potentially damage your pipe lines. To prevent this from happening, deplete all the free water from your swimming pools pipes.
  3. Pool Cover.  Installing your pool cover is the finishing touch to closing your swimming pool for the winter. Make sure you watch your pool cover closely during the winter to ensure that it is secure on your swimming pool. Sweep any debris that fall on top of your pool cover, that way when it comes time to opening it, the debris won’t fall into your swimming pool.

If you need additional assistance with completing any of the following swimming pool tips above, call Premier Pool Service today! We offer multiple service packages for low prices. Our professional service technicians are eager to clean your swimming pool.

Why Should you Install Pool Automation?

New age technology is making things easier for the everyday person. With pool automation you can control lights, pumps and most of the functioning equipment in your swimming pool & backyard. Being able to turn on your spa or even turn your backyard lights on with a click of a button is incredibly handy.

If you already manage your life via mobile device, and you enjoy new technology to make life more convenient, pool automation is like second-hand nature to you. With backyard/pool automation you can control, schedule, and manage everything from adjusting the pump speed, to turning on the spa, from where ever you are.

Whether you just want your pump and heater to run on a schedule, or to get the spa ready for when you get home from work, you’ll have the power at your fingertips. All it takes is Wi-Fi, a good automation system, and a few hours of setup, and your smart pool control will be ready to obey your every command.

How Does Pool Automation Work?

With the help of your pool builder or pool service technician, you can access all of your pool equipment via mobile device. However, without the proper connection this process isn’t achieved. Make sure to tell your pool builder or pool service technician that you want an automated system installed and wired to your phone.

The first thing you want to ensure when adding smart pool automation is, making sure you have a dependable internet connection, ideally with upload and download speeds of at least 3 Mbps available wherever your pool pad is located. It’s easy to check the strength of your internet connection with online speed testers.

The main source of your pool automation system will be a control hub that is connected to your pump, heater, and smart relays, which control alternative devices such as lights or booster pumps. A touchscreen control pad means you can consistently operate all your equipment from the pool pad, even if you know longer have internet connection.

Furthermore, some automation brands will control valve actuators, which allows you to switch back and forth from pool to spa with just a tap of a button.

While newer products have made it fairly easy to add automation to your existing pool equipment, installation involves working with electricity and some basic software setup. The latest generation of automation systems can be installed in about two hours.

Important: Safety first. If you’re fine with software setup, but aren’t a savvy electrician, hire a pro. Aside from ensuring the system will be installed correctly, it’ll keep you and your system safe as well.

Do I Really Need Pool Automation?

There are additional features that you would be able to access based on having your swimming pool automated. Life will be easier with the touch of button, beyond simply scheduling or adjusting settings from your smartphone. These accessible, by mobile device, features are going to be an exciting element to your life.

Relaxing Spa Night

You’ve just wrapped up a delicious dinner date, and it looks like you might be headed for a swim, or a soak in the attached hot tub. However, there is one thing holding you up. You aren’t even home yet, and your spa is still cold. You want to walk through the door and take your date straight to the water.

Don’t let your night stop there. Just open the app on your smartphone and initiate the theme (also called routines or group functions, depending on the app) you named “Relaxing Spa Night.” While you drive back to your place, your spa heater will get the water up to a comfortable temperature, and your landscape lights will turn on; leaving you with a relaxing night in the spa and under the stars.

Vacation

You’re lying there on the beach outside your hotel, enjoying the sand and surf. The last thing on your mind is arriving home to cold water, or an algae problem in your pool.

Not to worry. With a “Vacation” theme set up before you go, you can set your automatic pool cleaner to work at specific times of the day, keeping your pool spotless for when you get home.

You can also schedule your pump to run at lower speeds automatically every day, and at certain times such as during off-peak hours when power rates are lowest.

And if you’re traveling during winter, you can set your pool or attached-spa heater to turn on automatically if the temperature drops below a predetermined setting.

Party Time

You’re busy decorating, preparing food, and setting up extra seating. You don’t have time to run out to your pool pad and mess with controls. Instead, you can tell your voice assisted device to initiate your “Party Time” theme.

With that simple verbal command, all the actions programmed into your theme will begin. It will turn the pool heater on and bring the water up to the ideal temperature. Run your pump, and turn on water features as well as backyard lights. Your backyard oasis pool will be party-ready with just a touch of a button.

Once you’re pool is built and you’re ready for the perfect service company, contact Premier Pool Service and we can help get you set up with an automated pool! We also offer a variety of service packages, pool installations & pool repairs!

Maintaining your Pool Heater

A properly installed and maintained heat pump or pool heater can last five to ten years or longer, before having to replace or upgrade. However, if you follow these maintenance tips you can avoid common problems and extend the life of your pool heater.

Your pool heat pump does not require a lot of maintenance.  The main thing you have to be aware of is keeping the pump free of debris; such as leaves or pine needles and occasionally ensure there are no rodents nesting inside or chewing on wires.

Pool Chemical Balance

It is common during weekly/monthly pool maintenance to check the chemical balance in the water of your swimming pool. With the chemicals balanced correctly in your pool they also determine the performance of the pool heater/ pump.

We strongly recommend that you monitor your water pH balance weekly or hire Premier Pool Service to perform maintenance check ups on your pool. It is easy to maintain good  balanced water in your swimming pool; however, if the swimming pool water is unbalanced there could be possible damage done.

Most importantly, poorly maintained pool water is unhealthy for you, your family and your friends when using your pool.  That is why it is important to properly maintain your pool & keep your water chemistry balanced. This is something that Premier Pool Service can help you with.

Winterizing your Pool & Heater

Take time to close your pool for the off season

During winter months, it is important to remove water from your pool heater, PVC pipes, pump and filter to avoid damage from ice.  Water expands when it freezes and may lead to leaks or pipes bursting if you leave water in equipment during winter months. This kind of damage will require replacement.

You are not subjected to winterize your swimming pool. If you have a pool heater and you’re still going to operate and swim in your pool. Then the best thing to do is keep the pool water flowing. If there is constant movement between all the pipes, damage shouldn’t occur. The only time the pipes would freeze over is if the water is still. Therefore there is an alternative option, if you wanted to still use your swimming pool in the off-season.

Invest in a Pool Cover
If you decide to drain your pool pumps & pipes of water and close down your pool for the off-season, then you will want to invest in a pool cover. Pool covers protect your pool heat pump from snow, ice, rain, leaves, sand, pine needles, dust and other harsh elements. One of the benefits of investing in a pool cover is that your pool unit will look better and last longer for years to come.

Maintain Proper Water Flow Rate
Ensure your swimming pool filter has proper flow rate by washing debris from the cartridge regularly. Otherwise your pool heater may not function efficiently if water is unable to pass through the cartridge.

Hire Premier Pool Service

To ensure that your swimming pool is properly closed for the off-season, hire Premier Pool Service to assist you with any maintenance needs. We over multiple service packages that are low costing and get the job done. Have a clean swimming pool for a low price! Contact us today!