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Your Pool Care ABC’s

At Aqua Blue Pools we believe that your pool should sparkle all year long. We offer comprehensive pool care services so that you can spend more time enjoying your pool rather than working on it. When it comes to keeping your pool clean, there’s several different terms you may hear:

  • Alkalinity: Total alkalinity is a measure of the total amount of dissolved particles whose pH is higher than 7.0. On average total alkalinity should be kept around 80 – 120 ppm.
  • Chlorine: Chlorine is the most common chemical used in pool cleaning. It’s available in liquid, tablet, or granular form.
  • Filter: Swimming pool filters help to remove dirt and debris from your pool. There’s many different kinds of filters to choose from and they often depend on the size, type, and location of your pool.
  • Green algae: Algae is one of the most common problems when it comes to keeping your pool clean. It can be treated by shocking your pool or through proper circulation and vacuuming.
  • Neutralizer: This chemical destroys excess amounts of chlorine and bromine so they’re not harmful to swimmers.
  • Oxidizer: This is a non-chlorine shocking compound that removes and destroys any built-up chemicals without raising chlorine levels.
  • Pump: Your pool pump works to circulate water through the filter to remove dirt and debris from going back into your pool.

If cleaning your pool has become a dreaded weekly chore, our comprehensive pool care services can handle the work for you! Our month-to-month agreement includes the following services:

  • Test pool water each trip
  • Vacuum pool floor as needed
  • Clean tile in pool regularly
  • Clean or backwash filter regularly
  • Skim water surface each trip
  • Treat pool with necessary chemicals each trip
  • Brush pools walls each trip
  • Maintain pump room/pit area free of chemical containers
  • Clean out strainer and skimmer baskets as needed

Don’t let cleaning your pool keep you from enjoying it! Leave the work to Aqua Blue so that you can spend more time jumping in rather than cleaning. Give us a call today to learn more about our pool care services!