The first step in building your new swimming pool is by taking the time to consider your budget and site conditions. When choosing the pool site with the conditions in mind you can figure the size and shape of your pool while incorporating elements of your property that will compliment and add to your vision of the ideal backyard resort. CC Pools can then work with your ideas and expectations to create a beautiful pool. Since pools are permanent structures that become part of your home for years to come, you can be sure that our team of pool professionals will turn your backyard into the vacation of a lifetime!
At CC Pools, we believe that owning a pool is supposed to be enjoyable and fun. We provide a variety of services to help individuals achieve this goal. In addition to this, we make it easy to schedule these services. We can open pools at the beginning of the season and do the work to close the pool at the end of the season. We can also provide weekly maintenance to people during the entire swimming season.
It is understandable why you might want to spend more time enjoying your swimming pool and less time cleaning it. If you are interested in cleaning services that we have to offer, you can call us to coordinate the service, or to get prices and additional information that might be relevant. The goal is for you to enjoy your pool and allow us to take care of everything else. We also want you to know that every one of our clients receives services from skilled and trained technicians, not inexperienced novices. We are a client-based service company that puts a great deal of emphasis on quality rather than quantity, so that you can spend more time enjoying the pool and your family time.
We can also give you all the chemicals that you need to maintain your pool. It can be somewhat difficult to balance the chemicals in your swimming pool, and it is an important job that you have to maintain as long as you have your pool is open. No matter whether you are just opening up your pool after a long dry season or you are trying to prepare it for heavy use, it is very important that you stay on top of the cleaning chemicals when it comes to your pool. Most of the time, you can tell if the water in your pool is balanced just by looking at it, feeling it, and smelling it. It should be clear and silky, and it should not have a strong chlorine smell. It will need to be tested regularly in order to monitor the chemical levels properly. You can either take your own chemical readings using a water test kit or bring a water sample to a pool store and have them test it.
In order to make sure that the pool is chemically balanced, the pH is supposed to be between 7.2 and 7.8. The total alkalinity should be somewhere between 80 to 120 parts per million, calcium hardness should be 200 to 400 parts per million, and free chlorine is supposed to be between 1 and 3 parts per million.
Even though CC Pools will take care of all the chemicals for you, it might help you to know a little bit about the chemicals that need to be used in your pool. The following are some of the chemicals that are involved in the process:
Chlorine. This is the most common chemical that is used to sanitize pools. It is not only a sanitizer, but also a strong oxidizer of contaminants and an effective algaecide. Basically, chlorine does a lot in order to keep your pool clean and safe. All of the other swimming pool chemicals are there in order to keep the water in the best possible condition for chlorine to perform its function.
Bromine. Bromine is somewhat similar to chlorine and is a less common sanitizer. It is more stable than chlorine in indoor pools and in the high heat applications, such as hot tubs. However, it is important to know that bromine does not last as long as chlorine in outdoor pools where it is exposed to ultraviolet light from the sun.
Oxidizers. Non-chlorine oxidizers are sought after by many pool owners because of the potential contaminants that are in the water. Chemical shock treatments, such as potassium monopersulfate, can be used once in a while. For the best possible results, it would be a good idea to do this at evening or at night, so that the oxidizer will not be destroyed by ultraviolet rays from the sun.
Cyanuric acid. Although chlorine is the most important chemical for sanitation, it generally doesn’t like to maintain itself in the water, particularly if it is exposed to sunlight. Cyanuric acid in the pool stabilizer that will help you keep more chlorine in your pool, so that you don’t have to buy chlorine constantly.
pH increaser or decreaser. It is very important that you maintain the pH balance of your pool, in order for the chemicals in the pool to do their job. If you need to increase the pH of your pool, you can mix soda ash into a large bucket of water and add it into the pool. If you need to decrease the pH, you can add muriatic acid or sodium bisulfate.
Alkalinity adjusters. Alkalinity helps to stabilize the pH of your pool water. If you have a murky pool, this is a pretty good sign that the alkalinity needs to be modified. You can increase your alkalinity with sodium bicarbonate and lower the alkalinity with muriatic acid.
If you are using pool cleaning chemicals, they should be stored properly and handled with care, preferably always put in their original containers. They should be kept out of reach of children and pets and put in a location with good ventilation that is cool and dry. They should be away from any electrical sources or heat sources. Make sure that they are properly sealed and stored close to the ground but off of the ground, in order to avoid any falling hazards. Solid and liquid pool chemicals should be stored separately. Make sure that when you open them, that you do so in a well-ventilated area. Also, make sure to use quite a bit of caution when you are introducing new chemicals to your pool water.
Of course, CC Pools will stay on top of all of this for you, so that you do not have to worry about it, if you choose to hire us.
CC Pools will provide you with the chemicals that are required to maintain your pool during the swimming season. We also offer competitive pricing, which we can discuss with you when you call regarding the services.