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Spring Into Summer With Pool Services from Sapphire Pools and Spas

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Summer is just a few weeks away and surely you want to make certain that your family swimming pool is ready to accommodate all that summer fun and relaxation. Summertime means a lot of things to a lot of people and enjoying long hours during the summer days and nights swimming in your pool is one favored activity by many families. Having your own pool, whether above ground or in ground, requires a good deal of maintenance and care, maintenance and care that many people, in this hectic world we live in, just don’t have enough time to perform. put all your pool service needs to rest by reaching out to the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas.

We offer a variety of service and maintenance packages to suit the needs and budgets of all our valued clients. Our professional technicians are all certified and licensed to perform all types of pool services, maintenance and repair and are committed to delivering customer service that will simply not be matched by any of our competitors.

Maintaining your swimming pool is essential to its functionality and to its life expectancy. A swimming pool is a large investment and an investment that pool owners want to protect. Performing routine maintenance to your pool will ensure that your investment is not only protected, but that your investment will last you years and years and years.

Whether you are investing in your first swimming pool or have been a pool owner for some time, owning a pool can be a bit of a challenge because of the many components and elements that come into play. Pool owners need to know how to keep your pool running at its best, which supplies are necessary to the smooth running and overall maintenance of your pool, what type of maintenance service is needed routinely, and yes how to get your pool ready in time for the exciting summer season. All of these tasks and concerns can weigh heavy on pool owners who either haven’t the know how or expertise or simply haven’t the time to give to the maintenance of their pools.

Well, worry no more. The experts here at Sapphire Pools and Spas are the perfect team for you.   Our consultants will work alongside of you to determine the perfect pool maintenance package for both your swimming pool needs and your pocketbook. Once you have selected the package that is best for you then you can be sure that the trained and highly skilled technicians we employ will routinely come out to your home and render your maintenance services routinely without delay.

Prepping your pool for the summer months is a routine task for our teams. We will remove your winter pool cover for you and begin preparations immediately. More than likely your pool will have a low pool water level, so we will add water for you to achieve an appropriate pool level. Next we will manage any debris or dirt that was able to find its way onto the walls of your pool during the long winter months. We will vacuum your pool’s floor and finish up with any other cleaning tasks that may be needed.

Once your pool is properly cleaned, we will then check your pump and filter to make certain that they are functioning properly.   We check all your pool equipment for any leaks and for functionality and give primary attention to performing a full water analysis as well as distribution of chemicals required to start up your pool for the summer season. Once we open and prep your pool for the summer months ahead, we will routinely maintain and clean your pool according to the service package you select.

Our varied service packages include weekly chemical checks, skimming debris from the water’s surface, brushing and cleaning all sides and steps of your pool, cleaning out pump and skimmer baskets, vacuuming, performing water analysis on a quarterly basis, and ensuring that your pool equipment is free of any type of malfunctions. Our technicians routinely check pH, alkalinity, chlorine and cyanuric acid levels as well, making certain that all levels are proper and safe at all times.

Summer is truly right around the corner so don’t waste a moment longer. Give a shout out to the teams here at Sapphire Pools and Spas and let us get your pool ready for the long, enjoyable summer months ahead. Put all your pool maintenance worries to rest with our professional, friendly teams!

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Save Time and Money with Routine Pool Care

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

If you are a pool owner, then chances are you value the relaxation, therapy and entertainment your pool provides for you and your family and friends. There are probably times, however, when maintaining and caring for your pool can be quite an inconvenience and quite time consuming for you. Surely many of us feel as though there are just not enough hours in a day to accomplish the abundant tasks we set out to do daily. In the warmer months, one of those very tasks is sure to be the proper pool care, cleaning and maintenance of your family’s pool. With endless tasks and challenges facing all of us every day, wouldn’t it be not only fitting and helpful, but smart and beneficial to leave the care and maintenance of your pool in the hands of a reputable, professional pool company.

At Sapphire Pools and Spas we are recognized for our superior pool care and maintenance programs that not only afford pool owners the appropriate, routine care and maintenance of their pool and pool equipment, but also work within client budgets. Our professional technicians are trained and skilled to handle all types of pool problems, repairs and maintenance. By choosing one of our customized care and maintenance packages, pool owners are assured of the functionality, cleanliness and safety of their pools at all times.

From regularly scheduled cleanings, maintenance and upkeep to specialized pool equipment repairs, our teams can handle it all. When choosing a schedule and package that suits both your pocketbook and timelines, you can be sure that your pool will be properly maintained, all chemical levels balanced, filters and cartridges are clean, and all pumps and motors are working up to standards.

There is something quite rewarding and refreshing about basking in the summer sun, swimming and relaxing with family and friends. Surely there is something even more comforting to know that you needn’t be concerned about the cleanliness or safety of your pool when the friendly and professional technicians here at Sapphire Pools and Spas are contracted to take care of all your pool needs. We are truly committed to the well-being and safety of all our clients and give detailed focus to the necessary tasks to be performed in order to maintain the healthy and safe condition of your pool.

Summer is a joyful time of year for most and not having to worry about setting aside hours of time to clean, care and maintain your pool only affords you longer hours of fun and relaxation. It is important to keep your pool clean, safe and efficient with routine pool maintenance service and our teams are here to do just that. We provide quality services, reliability and affordable prices to all our clients. Our technicians know the ins and outs of all the local rules and regulations and are equipped and trained to handle all types of pool care, maintenance, repairs and renovations for your pool.

Whatever your pool needs may be, the pros here at Sapphire Pools and Spas will be there. Whether routine maintenance, a smart repair or even a pool renovation and upgrade, rest assured our efficient, certified technicians will be there to provide the perfect solution for you.

If you want your pool looking sparkling clear and completely safe and healthy all the time, then look no further than the friendly, highly trained and professional teams here at Sapphire Pools and Spas to handle all your cleaning, maintenance and pool repair needs. Check out our routine care and maintenance packages today!

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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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Spring into Action and Open Your Swimming Pool

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

Well, spring is right around the corner which means our days will be much longer, the temperatures much warmer and our moods a whole lot happier now that the long, cold winter days and nights are over. With that said, spring is an ideal time to think about opening your swimming pool. Preparing your pool for all your fun summer swimming and games is actually quite an easy task to perform if you know just what you need to do beforehand.

If you are like so many other pool owners, however, who prefer to leave the pool opening, cleaning and routine maintenance to the professionals then surely you have come to the right place. The professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas are highly experienced in all types of pool services and are eager to provide all our valued clients with all their swimming pool needs. Opening your pool and preparing it for the swimming season is the first important step to enjoying summer pool swimming and activities with family and friends.

Steps Required When Opening your Swimming Pool

To begin with, you obviously need to remove your pool cover. After the long hard winter months your pool cover is in need of a thorough cleaning since it is more than likely covered with dirt, debris and other standing water that has accumulated over the winter months. It is important to remove the standing water with a pump and then give focus to the leaves, dirt, debris and other materials that are present. Once you have fully cleaned your cover, then you can remove it, and lay it out in the direct sunlight to allow it to completely dry before you fold it up and store it away until winter season rolls around again.

Next, you need to inspect your swimming pool to make certain that no damage occurred during the winter months. If you find any damage has occurred then now is the time to address any necessary repairs. Again, the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas are here to provide you with all your swimming pool repair needs in timelines that are accommodating to your needs and at prices that you can truly afford.

Once repairs have been finalized then it is time to fill your swimming pool to the proper water level and vacuum it giving much attention to the floors, walls, and your pool steps. You want to be certain that your pool is thoroughly cleaned so that when you add your chemicals they will be able to work more efficiently and effectively. Yet again, we remind you that our highly experienced technicians are here to assist you with the opening or your pool and with your swimming pool preparation for the summer months ahead.

Finally, when opening your pool, after you have completed the steps above, it is time to add the appropriate chemicals to the water and balance your swimming pool water accordingly. Testing of your pool water is important, including testing for pH, alkalinity and calcium in your water. When adding the chemicals to the water and ensuring that the water is balanced properly, which, once again our expert teams can take care of for you, then it is time to chlorinate your swimming pool water accordingly.

Our technicians will perform further testing of your water to ensure that your water is at adequate chlorine levels. Once this is confirmed we will then shock your pool and add sufficient doses of algaecide and pool care pills. These simple steps will surely make opening your swimming pool a whole lot faster and easier should you choose to perform the task yourself and are indeed typical tasks performed by the expert technicians here at Sapphire Pools and Spas when providing these pool services to all our valued clients.

If you are looking to hire a professional pool service company to get your pool opened and operational this year, then take a moment now to give a call out to our qualified team of swimming pool technicians. We are ready, willing and able to take care of all your swimming pool needs all season long and look forward to the opportunity to serve you. From opening your pool and cleaning your pool, to performing necessary repairs and routine maintenance of your swimming pool all season long, the friendly and professional technicians here at Sapphire Pools and Spas can surely handle it all.

 

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How to Reduce Pool Pump Energy Usage

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

In today’s world so many people give focus on the environment and saving energy. With that said, pool owners are no exception. Your pool pump can certainly be a tremendous energy waster, especially if they are not equipped with the proper sized pool pump motor, or when the pump is allowed to run too long during the course of each day, or if the water is not either sanitized or balanced properly. Make sure your Pool Pump Energy Usage is being maintained at an appropriate level. There are a variety of steps you can take in your efforts. The goal is to make your pool more eco-friendly while saving on electricity, money and energy. First and foremost, it makes perfect sense to install a new energy efficient pool pump which is sure to reduce the amount of energy your pool pump uses. In addition, to an energy efficient pool pump, there are a few additional ways you can surely reduce the amount of energy that is consumed by your pool pump.

Ways to Reduce Energy Used by your Pool Pump

Another practical means of reducing pool pump energy is by simply running the pump only when it is absolutely necessary. Though it is mandatory to run the pump for a sufficient amount of time in order to keep your water composition balanced and in good, healthy condition, pool owners should perform their own testing or experimenting to determine just how much time you actually need to run your pump to keep your pool clean, clear and safe.

Another practical way of reducing energy used is for pool owners to invest in a variable speed pump. Variable speed pumps actually use lower speeds which, in turn, use less energy and can actually reduce energy consumption by as much as 50-70%. Though these specialized variable speed pool pumps cost more, over time you will definitely enjoy an attractive payback. Further, the motors on these variable speed pumps are quiet and cool permanent magnet motors, with a life expectancy that is far greater than that of traditional pool pump motors as well.

Using a bigger filter will also contribute to reduced energy. A larger filter tends to be more efficient and effective at trapping dirt and at contributing to less filter pump run time.   With a greater dirt trapping capability, and less resistance than smaller filters, the use of a large filter means much less work for the pool pump to have to perform when pushing the water through the filter.

Finally, the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas recommend our valued clients also invest in energy efficient pool pump motors. Most pool pumps that come along with your pool come equipped with typical, standard motors. If you change your standard motor to an energy efficient motor you could reduce the amount of amp draw by as much as 25% thus contributing to energy efficiency. The innovative design concepts, development and specialized materials that are used in top of the line energy efficient pool motors contribute greatly to their efficiency and their overall effectiveness.
These are a few suggestions on how to reduce the amount of energy your pool pump is using. If you have further questions about your pool pump, or any of your pool equipment, contact the technicians here at Sapphire Pools and Spas. We are here to answer all your questions, and offer you informative data and insight on how best to maintain your pool as well as how to turn your pool into an energy efficient back yard source of entertainment. Give us a shout today. We look forward to serving all our valued clients and, don’t forget, if you are in need of any type of pool services, repairs or maintenance plans, we are the ideal team for you!!

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Sapphire Pools and Spas for all your Pool Maintenance and Safety Needs

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

Pool owners need to be concerned about ongoing safety and pool maintenance of their swimming pools. Both pool maintenance and pool safety play an important role in not only the overall appearance and value of your pool, but in the life expectancy and the safety of your pool as well. Pool owners want to keep their pools clean, safe and healthy for swimming at all times, but surely this important task takes a great deal of time, effort, chemicals and equipment.

Here at Sapphire Pools and Spas our licensed and certified technicians are highly skilled and experienced in handling and working with pool chemicals and equipment. They use their high levels of expertise to combat any dangers or problems that may be present and are very knowledgeable when it comes to potential hidden dangers that can exist in your swimming pool that can cause health concerns for your family and friends.

We take into consider the many potential substances or situations that can cause concern for pool owners from muriatic acid and chlorine content to vacuum ports, drain suction and even exposed wires or GFCI outlets. We are committed and dedicated to providing all our valued clients with our top of the line pool services as well as our methods and techniques for performing safety pool repairs that are necessary to maintain the overall structure and health of your pool.

The risks and potential dangers are varied for pool owners. Muriatic acid, for instance, is highly corrosive and can cause serious harm if it comes into contact with your skin or if it is inhaled. The proper use of this substance is essential to the safety and well-being of all you and all your swimming pool guests.

Chlorine is also a powerful substance that can present quite a few dangers as well. You never want to inhale the fumes of chlorine or allow it to get into your eyes or your mouth. Proper levels of chlorine in your pool water are essential to your health and safety as well. In addition, it is important to take safety steps when storing your chemicals as well, making certain that any storage area you have is well ventilated and that chemicals are not stored anywhere near to a heat source.

The professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas also want our clients to be aware of the importance of a properly functioning main drain suction system. One of our gravest concerns is that pool owners do not recognize the need for a drain cover so as to prevent anyone from covering the suction drain and becoming trapped under the water. Our teams will inspect your covers, if you already have them in use, and make certain that they are not outdated or worn out. As a pool owner, we want you to be aware of the importance of an updated drain cover and are here to assist with these specialized needs as well.

Further pool repairs we can assist with include the maintenance of your vacuum ports. These ports are typically located in your skimmer basket or on the wall of your pool and can present with similar dangers as those of your main drain suction system.

Finally, when we come out to your home to perform maintenance or pool repairs we dedicate focus to the GFCI outlets and any electrical wires nearby. Your pool system runs on electricity as we all know, and because your pool is intended to be a delightful source for entertainment we want to be certain that there are no dangers or hazards with regard to your pool set up. We will confirm that any outlets you have by your pool are GFCI outlets which serve to trip and cut power when and if a line is ever exposed to water. When we are performing repairs to your pool or pool system, our technicians will cut the power to the pool until all repairs are completed. While performing any repair or maintenance to your pool, we will confirm that all wires are properly insulated and in good shape as well.

Your pool is intended to be a place of fun, relaxation and entertainment which is why the professionals here at Sapphire Pools and Spas want to be certain to remove any risks that may be present. Our technicians are trained to handle all types of situations with all types of pools, and are committed and dedicated to keeping your pool water clear, clean, safe and healthy. Contact us for all your pool repairs and pool maintenance needs. We look forward to serving you today and every day.

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Superior Pool Maintenance you can Trust

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Pool owners in Fort Worth, Dallas, and the surrounding areas have come to know Sapphire Pools as the company you can trust for all your pool maintenance needs. With a superior staff of technicians and specialists, we are committed and dedicated to providing top of the line pool maintenance to all our valued clients. Recognizing full well the value your swimming pool has, not only to your home, but to your family, we strive to deliver products and services that are truly top notch.

We believe that during the summer months our clients would rather spend their time relaxing in a refreshing swimming pool for hours on end rather than having to expend long hours maintaining that very pool. Pool owners fully understand the importance of routine and proper pool maintenance as well as the time and cost that goes into it. Since the tasks at hand can be somewhat time-consuming and should absolutely be performed routinely in your efforts to maintain a clean, refreshing and healthy swimming pool, many pool owners have entrusted these very tasks to the professionals here at Sapphire Pools.

We offer both maintenance and service plans that meet with budgets of all types and serve to provide our valued clients with all the necessary maintenance needed so as to keep their swimming pools working properly and safely providing the leisure relaxation they are meant to provide without compromise.

Maintenance and Services Provided by the Experts here at Sapphire Pools

Whether you are looking to invest in a full-service maintenance package or a customized service plan, rest assured we here at Sapphire Pools have it all. We will work with all our valued clients to customize their individual needs into their own service plan and put in place a maintenance schedule that is accommodating to our clients’ needs and affords them all the required services to maintain their cherished swimming pool.

Our full service maintenance plan includes weekly chemical checks (chlorine, PH and alkalinity levels), ensuring that all chemicals are at appropriate levels, cleaning debris and dirt from your pool’s surface, vacuuming your pool, emptying all skimmers and pump baskets as well as pool cleaner bags, ensuring there are no leaks or any other types of malfunctions to your pool, and providing proper upkeep to the lining, sides and steps of your pool as well. In addition, on a quarterly basis, we will conduct a full water analysis of calcium, salt, stabilizers, and dissolved solids as a part of our full maintenance plan which affords our clients peace of mind knowing that their swimming pool is being maintained by some of the best in the industry.

Our highly skilled and experienced team of professionals wants all our clients and their families to enjoy the comfort, relaxation, enjoyment and therapy their swimming pool can afford them, which is why we provide our superior pool maintenance services at prices that are affordable and in timelines that are fitting to our clients’ schedules. We are all about our clients and their well-being which is why we pride ourselves on our state of the art products and services as well as our friendly and highly trained team of pool specialists.

If you are a pool owner in the Fort Worth area and are in search of a top-rated pool maintenance and service provider then surely you have come to the right place. Our technicians are here to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have with regard to our specialized pool maintenance options and service plans. Give us a call today, we look forward to serving you. We also wish to send along, from our little family to yours, wishes for a happy, safe, and healthy 2017!

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