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Why Cleaning Your Pool Filter is So Important

BY: Sapphire Pools of Texas / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Pool, Pool Filter Cleaning, Pool Maintenance

Your home pool provides you and your family with a great deal of relaxation, therapy and entertainment during the long hot summer months. For this very reason, staying on top of the routine maintenance of your pool is critical to the overall appearance, safety and health of your pool. In addition, if you do not preform pool maintenance regularly, then at one point you are going to find yourself stressed out and faced with a larger task of cleaning, vacuuming, and servicing your pool. Further, regular maintenance of your swimming pool will extend its life expectancy and contribute to additional years of service from your home pool.

Pool filter maintenance is one of the most important maintenance services that every pool needs. Your pool filter helps to keep the water in your pool bright blue, crisp and clear of dirt and debris. Your filter also keeps other contaminants out of the water, which can ultimately lead to skin problems or other problems as well. Since our skin is remarkably absorbent, when swimming in your pool, if you do not have a properly functioning filtration system, then these contaminants are able to be absorbed into your body. Thus, the importance of both your pool chemicals and your pool filter that work together to alleviate any potential health problems.

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There are three different types of pool filters that are commonly used by pool owners. They are a sand filter, cartridge filter, or a diatomaceous Earth filter. Each of these filter types is top-rated and provide full functionality when it comes to cleaning and filtering the water in your pool. Pool filters also provide other benefits as well. In addition to keeping the water clear, crisp and clean, your pool filter keeps the water pressure in your pool at the right levels and also prevents continued wear on the water pumps, that are a component of your filtration system.

Maintaining your pool filter will minimize the amount of chemical additives that will be required to disinfect your pool which ultimately contributes to healthier and safer pool water. Part of the maintenance of your pool filter simply requires that you wash the filters regularly. Embarking on this simple task will surely make a drastic difference in the performance of your filtration system. Here at Sapphire Pools and Spas our highly qualified and skilled pool technicians are here to provide you with all the pool maintenance services you need. We offer a variety of pool maintenance packages that are suited to our clients’ needs and to their pocketbooks as well.

If you are a pool owner and value the relaxation, entertainment and therapy your pool affords you, then the time is now to put a regular pool maintenance program in place. Incorporating a pool maintenance program into your summer routine will not only save you money but will also save you a great deal of frustration and hard work down the road. Our expert technicians highly recommend that you have your pool filters cleaned twice per year. Once at the end of the spring season when all the pollen has fallen and is no longer a concern, and again at the very end of the long hot summer months.

Yes, spring is upon us and the time is now to open your home pool. For further information about proper pool maintenance and our specialized pool maintenance programs, feel free to reach out to our specialists here at Sapphire Pools and Spas.   We are here to answer all your questions and address all your concerns and to help you get the very best out of your overall pool system.

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Proper Care and Maintenance of your Home Spa

BY: Sapphire Pools of Texas / 0 COMMENTS / CATEGORIES: Spa Services

Surely there is no better way to wind down, and relax at the end of a long, hard day than by immersing yourself in your beautiful home spa. Certainly the stress you have to deal with in your career life can be overwhelming, but relaxing and enjoying the soothing bubbles in your hot tub is one sure fire way of making all that unwanted stress go away. Following a routine maintenance schedule, is important to the upkeep of your home spa and to keeping it looking beautiful, refreshed, and clean. The therapy you gain when immersed in your hot tub is something you do not want to lose out on, especially when you need it most, which is why it is so important to keep your hot tub in perfect condition so you are able to use it whenever the need arises.

One of the biggest concerns that come into play with your hot tub maintenance is the quality of the water. Here at Sapphire Pools and Spas we recommend you test the pH levels of your spa water each day before use. If you find that the reading does not fall within the appropriate 7.2-7.6 range, then it is necessary to add pH increaser if it is too low, or a pH decreaser if the reading is too high. Follow the instructions on the container closely in order to bring the water pH level balance to a healthy and safe level.

Another maintenance concern is that of hygiene. For the purposes of hygiene and for your overall safety it is highly recommended that you change the water in your hot tub at minimum every four months. In addition, you want to be certain to shock the water weekly with an oxidizing element. Each of these maintenance tasks is essential to the overall health and well-being of not only your home spa but your own health as well.

Further maintenance tips include cleaning the vinyl cover of your spa regularly. Typically it is a good practice to clean the cover each month with a specialized cleaner, making certain to wipe the cleaning solution off thoroughly. You may also want to clean the shell of your hot tub monthly as well, but be certain that you do not use harmful cleaning products, but rather specific cleaning products that are designed for the care and maintenance of hot tubs. Utilizing other household cleaning solutions or agents can certainly cause grave harm to your hot tub shell.

Another very important routine maintenance task is that of cleaning the filter cartridges. There are a variety of products you can use to accomplish this task, but here at Sapphire Pools and Spas we recommend the use of a spray cleaner for your filter cartridges. It is best to clean your filters monthly and we also advise that you have a spare set of filter cartridges always on hand so as to avoid any downtime with your home spa.

Finally, we also suggest that you clean and maintain your entire spa area or room, removing any type of dirt, grime or debris from the immediate area. You want to keep the air circulating in and out of your spa area or room and to maintain a fresh scent and aroma. Scented candles are always a great choice for adding a freshness to the air as well as a comforting and therapeutic atmosphere.

If you are, however, like many other home spa owners who simply do not have the time to maintain your hot tub, then surely you have come to the right place. Here at Sapphire Pools and Spas we are equipped to provide you with all the routine maintenance you need to keep your luxury spa up and running at all times. We offer a variety of maintenance service packages and are sure you will find the ideal package for your individual spa needs. Contact our professionals today and let us give you the peace of mind you need to know that whenever stress and a hectic pace are weighing you down, you can always count on the comfort and therapy of your home spa.






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