How to Backwash a DE Filter with Multiport Valve System

Are you a pool owner with a DE filter wondering how to do a backwash on your pool filter?  The one thing that we can tell you is that you should just follow the simple steps and not ever rush through this job. If you follow the steps, you will be successful. Before doing any…

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How to Fix Drips on the Autopilot Salt System

The Autopilot Salt System is one of the preferred salt systems that we install on customers pools when converting to salt water from chlorine tabs. This system is not the least expensive system on the market but it is in our professional opinion, one of the best.   And, for less technically inclined individuals like…

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Is it Necessary to Have Freeze Protection on my Swimming Pool?

Is it necessary to have freeze protection on my swimming pool? This is a question that we sometimes hear from new pool owners when we enter the winter season when it’s too cold for most people to use their swimming pools. If you are thinking of purchasing a home that has a pool, then it…

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Comparison Between Intelliflo X and Jandy Variable Speed Pumps for Pools with Waterfalls

Do you have a swimming pool with a negative edge or waterfall?   Pool owners know the costs of running their pool, especially during the heat of the summer months.   The sun beats down and the chlorine evaporates quickly. If you don’t have the right kind of equipment on your pool, then the costs will rise…

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Closing Your Pool or Leaving it Open-A Comparison

“I want to close my pool. How much do you charge for that?” a new customer asked. I explained to the him that we charge $300 for a pool closing and gave him details about what it consisted of. We asked the customer if he had a safety cover; He informed us that it was…

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What is a Reasonable Cost for a Swimming Pool Closing?

The fall weather and temperatures have finally arrived in North Georgia. If you are a swimming pool owner who closes your pool, here are some tips for closing for the upcoming offseason. A small percentage of our customers close their swimming pool in the winter. The rest of the customers keep their pools open year…

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How Often Should You Backwash your Swimming Pool Filter?

You let your pool go without the cover during the winter. You thought that because the water temperature was low, the pool wouldn’t turn green. Well, even in the winter, you have to maintain the chemicals and continue to care for your equipment. If you don’t, then your pool will turn green quickly, even when…

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Why Can’t the Pool Professional Provide me the Full Warranty for the Heater Purchased Online?

Just last week, I received an email from a customer. We had previously provided them with a quote to install a new pool heater. The quote for the heater and the labor to install was more than $4,000. In the email, the customer provided pictures of three heaters from online showing the prices and wondering…

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Why are There Stains on My Swimming Pool Liner?

You closed your pool for the season & you want to make sure that there aren’t any stains before your Pool Technician puts the cover on your liner pool It makes sense to investigate any suspicious stains on the swimming pool liner. You see a stain that you think could maybe be algae. But, after…

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What are Three Things to Know about Cyanuric Acid?

Swim season is almost over in North Georgia, but you can still swim in your pool even without using a heater.  With temperatures still in the low 80’s, there is still potential that algae may grow in a swimming pool that is not properly balanced. When people discuss their swimming pool chemicals, they generally talk…

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