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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.

Premier Pool Service will Open Your Pool

Now that the cold season is over, pool owners prepare to open their swimming pools for the warmer seasons. Even though the sun is shining and the water is warm, the pool isn’t quite ready for swimmers yet. Premier Pool Service is here to provide tips, on what to expect when you open your swimming pool, with the following easy-to-read instructions. With a little bit of work, you will be on your way to having a clean pool and a stress-free spring opening! Let us show you how to open a pool with this fail proof list of tips!

If you are a new pool owner or are taking care of your pool for the first time, you may want to call Premier Pool Service and request our Pool Opening Service. Premier Pool Service will be happy to send one of our trained and certified technicians to your house and have them assist you with opening your pool. They will also provide tips on how to easily open your pool in the future.

1. CLEAN THE POOL COVER

If you have a winter cover or a solid safety cover, the first thing you will want to do is sweep or blow all the leaves off of the cover before removal. This will not only lessen the amount of debris in your water, but will make for a happy closing next winter!

2. REMOVE THE POOL COVER

With an extra set of hands, if available, remove the cover from your pool. It is inevitable that a little water and debris will fall into the pool from the cover, and this is OK. You will be shocking and vacuuming the pool, so a small amount of water and debris won’t hurt anything.

3. STORE AWAY THE POOL COVER

After removing the pool cover, you will want to lay it out and brush away the remaining debris. Once the cover has dried, sprinkle both sides with Alkalinity Up or calcium powder to prevent mold and mildew buildup. Fold the cover loosely and store in a cool, dry place.

4. RAISE THE WATER LEVEL BACK TO NORMAL

Use a garden hose to fill the water level in your pool back to its normal level. This is typically around the middle of the skimmer opening or halfway up the tile.

If you didn’t winterize your pool, you can skip down to Step 9.

5. RECONNECT YOUR POOL EQUIPMENT

If you arranged for your pool to be serviced for freezing temperatures over the winter, you will want to reconnect all the pool equipment. This includes reconnecting your filter, pump, heater, and any other disconnected equipment.

6. REMOVE WINTER PLUGS AND RE-ATTACH DRAIN PLUGS

Make sure to take out all the winterizing plugs from your swimming pool equipment. This may include your pump, filter, heater, booster pump, and pool cleaners. Remember to reinstall each regular drain plug.

7. TURN YOUR SYSTEM BACK ON

Now is the moment you’ve been anticipating, you will want to start turning most of your pool equipment back on. This includes priming the pump and turning on the circulation and filtration system. If you have an air relief valve on your filter, make sure to open it to bleed the air from the system.

8. TEST YOUR POOL CHEMISTRY

Once the filtration system has run for multiple hours, you will want to test your pool water for pH, Total Alkalinity, and Chlorine levels using a good test kit. Ideal levels for these chemicals should be:

  • pH: 7.4 to 7.6
  • Total Alkalinity: 80 to 120 ppm
  • Chlorine: 2.0 to 4.0 ppm

9. REGULATE YOUR POOL CHEMISTRY

It is now time to begin regulating your pool chemistry to safe, comfortable swimming levels. You will be able to control the pH and chlorine levels in your water by adjusting the Total Alkalinity.

10. TIME TO ADJUST THE pH BALANCE

When the Total Alkalinity is within its proper range of 80-120 ppm, you can now adjust the pH balance in your pool. Bringing the Total Alkalinity back to a normal range should have pushed the pH level close to normal, as well. If the pH is not between 7.4 and 7.6, not to worry.

11. TEST AND REGULATE CALCIUM HARDNESS

Your pool’s calcium hardness level should always be above 150 ppm. If the calcium hardness is too low, you can bring it up by adding Hardness Plus.

12. BRUSH AND VACUUM THE POOL

After your pool chemistry has been regulated, there will still be some remaining dirt and debris from the colder seasons. Now is the time to thoroughly brush and vacuum your pool, giving special attention to areas near pool steps, ladders, or additional equipment you mat have.

13. RUN THE FILTRATION SYSTEM OVERNIGHTFiltration will filter out all the dirt, debris, algae, and bacteria still floating in your pool after brushing and vacuuming your pool.

14. SHOCK THE POOL

Shocking the pool will eliminate nearly all the remaining bacteria and contaminants in your water after the winter off season. Shock products will quickly and effectively shock your pool. Be sure to read the instructions to determine how much you should add to your pool.

Contact Premier Pool Service with any pool maintenance needs you might have. We offer multiple cleaning packages, as well as upgrades, repairs and installations. We are more than qualified to open and close your pool when the seasons change. Call Premier Pool Service Today!

How to Create a Low Costing Energy Bill

Premier Pool Service recommends that you follow these steps if you want to reduce your energy bill. A swimming pool pump is one of the highest energy consumers for a household. Following these few steps can help you create a low costing energy bill each month. For a more energy efficient swimming pool and low costing energy bill please, read below.

1: How to Reduce Energy Bills

There are multiple ways that you can reduce the cost of your energy bill with your swimming pool pump. The swimming pool pump is responsible for circulating water throughout the pool, which keeps it clean. If there is a noticeable change in your swimming pool clarity, it would most likely indicate that the pool pump needs to be cleaned or replaced.

2: How long to Run your Pool Pump

The average pool pump runs 12 hours summer, and 6 hours winter; However, there are multiple variables that affect how much filtering your pool water needs.

When a pool builder or pool contractor designs a swimming pool or inground pool, most use an 8-hour turnover formula to size the pool pump and filter. That is, the size of the pump and matching filter is large enough to pump and filter all of the water in the pool, in an 8 hour time period.

For a 20,000 gallon pool, an 8-hour filter system (pump, filter, valves, pipes) would be designed to produce at least 42 gallons per minute, or gpm.

3: Upgrading your Pool Pump

Upgrading your swimming pool pump is one of the most effective ways to create an energy efficient pool. Having a new variable speed pump is the perfect solution to cutting down costs and the best way to keep your swimming pool clean. Variable speed pumps are designed to pump & filter water throughout your pool in an efficient amount of time without having to run your pump 24/7, which would raise costs.

Did you know that a typical variable speed pump can pay for itself in as little as 1 to 2 years? Premier Pool Service specializes in upgrading outdated pool pumps to new, energy efficient pumps. Many energy companies will give you a rebate when you upgrade your pump! This is the perfect opportunity for you to get paid to save money. Our Jandy/Zodiac Pool Pumps are designed to minimize the amount of energy used to circulate water in your swimming pool, so you will be saving money all year round.

4: Choosing Premier Pool Service

 

Premier Pool Service, is an outstanding pool service company and can help you with not only your pool maintenance, but with upgrades and repairs as well. Premier Pool Service has multiple service packages available to their valued customers to choose from. There are packages for basic pool maintenance and packages for a more detailed pool maintenance, which includes more cleaning than just the basic poolcleaning. We are capable of running evaluations on your pool equipment and can offer you excellent rates based on if your equipment needs replacing or if you want to upgrades.

If you are in need of a new pool pump, contact Premier Pool Service today! Read more articles based on how to take care of your pool pump & how to be more energy efficient. 

Ways to Enjoy your Pool this Fall

Fall is here! As summer comes to an end, there is cooler weather and less leafs on trees, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your pool! Fall is an excellent time to enjoy being a pool owner. Premier Pool Service is going to suggest five ways you can enjoy your pool this fall–and not get the winter blues.

1.  Include a new spark of Fire to your Backyard

Enjoy the cool, autumn weather with an outdoor fire pit or fire table in your pool. It’s a fun way to relax with friends and family, and perfect environment for kids to enjoy roasting marshmallows. Not only will it keep you warm, but it provides ambiance and can provide a beautiful look to your patio and landscape.

2. Adding an Attached Spa

An attached spa would be the perfect addition to your beautiful swimming pool. While kids play in the pool, the adults get to lounge in the spa. The warm water provides a relaxing, massaging effect that has many benefits. Premier Pool Service has a sister company called Premier Pools & Spas which offers a wide selection of attachable spas, as well as a pool and spa combination.

3. Installing a Pool Heater

You don’t have to stop swimming in your pool just because summer is over. When heating your pool, you get a longer swim season; in fact, you get to enjoy it year-round. You can even opt for an energy-efficient heater to save on heating costs. If you already have a pool heater and want to upgrade that older equipment, there are energy companies that offer rebates when you upgrade to a more energy efficient heater.

4. Utilize Heaters

Portable gas heaters can provide heat while enjoying your pool-side patio, allowing you to sit back and enjoy cocktails or dinner outside even when during cooler months. As the weather warms up, the heaters can be stored away.

5. Serve up warm drinks

Enjoy the night air and starlight sky by your pool and stay warm with hot cocktails or a cup of hot tea. Bring a cozy blanket with you to stay warm. It can make the perfect date night!

Now is also a great time to service your pool, so that it stays clean during the winter months and is prepped when you wanna jump in come summer time. Contact Premier Pool Service today!