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Do You Need Pool Improvements

Do You Need Pool Improvements?

While it’s the off-season for swimming pools and water recreation, you are probably looking at your in-ground pool in dislike. It just sits there in the dead of winter, unable to provide any fun or relaxation for you, your family, or your guests.

However, you don’t have to hate your pool. This is the best time to do some quick and inexpensive pool improvements.  The cold weather gives you some time to figure out where to put some of that piggy bank money you’ve been saving. Assuming your pool is in good mechanical shape, we have some suggestions to better its cosmetic aesthetics.  

Three Easy Improvements To Like Your Pool Again

    1. Custom Lighting. Whether it’s landscape or pool lighting you’re looking for, either can be a big improvement.

      Landscape lighting can illuminate the grounds in ways that accentuate your in-ground pool. This is fairly easy to do or you can hire an electrician to professionally handle it. There are pool lighting kits available at pool stores or your local hardware shop.

    2. Redo your deck. Whatever decking you have for your in-ground pool, maybe it is time to update it.

      If you have concrete decking, consider upgrading to stone. You can create many variations with just a few of the simplest upgrades. Consider lining the top edge of your pool with a different color or custom tile. A water slide or diving board would be a great addition for both children and adults alike.

    3. Add water features. How does a new water fountain sound?

      A beautiful water feature flowing into your pool is always an option. Another option to consider is a jacuzzi. This feature can be used year-round and make your backyard pool decking all the more beautiful to look at.

 

 

Pool Improvements: Time To Start Up Those Pool Parties Again

As you can see, there are quite a few projects to up your pool game in the neighborhood. Contact Artesian Pool Daytona to get an estimate on a custom-built pool for your home, today.

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Time To Replace Your Pool Liner?

We have all heard, at one time or another, the cliche “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. And so how, you may ask, does this have anything to do with a pool liner blog?

We thought you might ask, so we have a simple answer. If it’s time to replace your pool liner, knowing that they last, on average, about 15 years, you may just want to go with something easier on the eyes. 

Whether you know it or not, a pool liner is an integral part of your pool. The liner is the only part between your chemically-treated pool water and the pool wall itself. So, obviously, it is important to get it right the first time around.

So, would you like to know how to spot when you need to replace your liner?

Three Easy Ways To Tell You Need A New Liner

  1. Your Liner Is Fading. Direct sunlight does not bode well for pool liners. The harmful UV rays will make the pool liner brittle, resulting in the potential for punctures and tears. Pinhole leaks can form and, to the naked eye, we would never see the damage. The only way we would even know is when it’s too late and the water has already dissipated. 

    Pro Tip: When getting a new liner, take a ‘before’ picture with as accurate a liner color as possible. Take a picture every year, thereafter, for color comparison. 

  2. Water Loss. There’s always some evaporation or kid horseplay to divert water from your pool. Some water loss is completely normal, but losing anything over an inch a week is definitely outside of the norm.

    If you do notice the level going down, check for any punctures or tears. If you mysteriously find a tear, you may be able to get away with a quick patch job. If it’s a large hole or tear, an immediate replacement is a must. 

  3. Do You See Wrinkles? If you see any wrinkles, this only means one thing: your pool is telling you that your pool maintenance has been lacking. It’s showing you its vinyl has become broken down and brittle. Unfortunately, there is no way to reverse this condition once the wrinkles have appeared. Seek out a pool liner as soon as possible.

Replacing Your Pool Liner

While it may be a hassle to replace your pool liner, it is much easier and less expensive than doing major repair to your pool walls.

In the market for a new in-ground swimming pool? Let the experts at Artesian Pools assist you all the way.

Pool Maintenance

The Best Tips on Identifying Pool Problems

Owning a home with a swimming pool means opportunities to enjoy the sunshine and have fun with your family. Running into pool problems can be a nasty break from all that rest and relaxation, however.

If you experience common pool problems, your best first tip is not to worry: they are usually easy and not costly to deal with. Identifying and resolving these problems yourself them will give you more time to enjoy your pool and a safer, cleaner swimming area.

Once you’ve pinned down your problems and solved them, it’s also easier to avoid them in the future through weekly maintenance and monitoring.

What Causes Your Common Pool Problems?

Some common pool problems you will face are mineral accumulation, cloudy water, algae, and burning eyes.

Mineral buildups are caused by the minerals found naturally in your water source. They are carried by the water and then adhere to your swimming pool surfaces and in your filter once the water evaporates.

Debris and Chemical Imbalances

Burning eyes, a strong chlorine odor, and a cloudy pool are the result of improper chemical levels.  Debris is unsightly and can clog your filter, but otherwise is mostly just a nuisance and easily dealt with.

Maintaining the chemical levels in your swimming pool such as pH, total alkalinity and calcium will keep your pool sparkling and clear, solving most common pool problems.

If you have calcium rings in your pool and want to fix this,  purchase muriatic acid solution and try to scrub it off. Use gloves and eye protection to ensure safety. If you are dealing with especially hard water, you should not use chlorine with calcium hypochlorite. Your pool chemical retailer should be able to provide an alternative chlorine product for you.

Correct chemical levels will solve not only mineral buildups but also cloudy water as well. 

It is a common misconception that chlorine causes burning eyes. The real culprit is a chemical called Trichloramine (NCI3.) This also causes the odor we associate with pools. 

One of the most important steps, if you are having pool problems, is to find a store that sells chemicals and pool related items. You can find testing kits that will measure and monitor your calcium, pH and alkalinity balance. After determining which levels may be off, you can target the right chemicals to bring your pool back to normal levels.

Enjoy a Clean Pool Year Round

The main pool problem people face is in not using theirs. Pools are meant to have fun with and gather around. The best way to keep a healthy pool is to use it. From short swim to pool parties, the more you use your pool, the more familiar you will be with it.

Now that you know how to take care of a pool, why not look into buying one? Visit Artesian Pools to see how we can help you choose the best pool for you!

 

In-Ground VS Above-Ground Pools

Some facts about above-ground versus in-ground pools

There are many factors to consider for those who are choosing what type of pool to purchase. The budget is usually the biggest one, but others are more based on preference.  Here are some facts on above ground vs in ground  pools that will help you differentiate which kind is best for you.

 

Pricing

The pricing of an in-ground pool, depending on whether its concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass, can range from $25k – $75k.  A price like this includes the patio, electric hook installments, proper landscaping, chlorine generators, heaters, and covers. 

above ground pools tend to cost a lot less, around $3.5k – $13k  including the kit, installment, and decking. Usually with theses kinds of pools, the surrounding/ decking area will be the most costly part of the project.

Maintenance

There is no real difference in maintaining in-ground and above-ground pools. Since the water will still need to be treated properly, the same care will need to be done. The only real difference, is that the difficulty of maintenance with above-ground pools can vary based on deck and patios. the higher the patio, the easier it should be to vacuum.

Longevity

In-ground pools last much longer than above-ground pools, however the longevity of the pool really depends on the material they are made with. Fiberglass pools last up to 20 years, but Concrete pools can last significantly longer. The only downside to Concrete is that is must be resurfaced every 15 years.

Above-ground pools tend to last 10- 15 years, but need a replaced lining after about 5 years.

Pool Sizing

Though it may seem unusual, above-ground pools can be as large as in-ground pools. The major difference in this case is that the depth cannot really vary in an above-ground pool. 

There was some information on the difference between above ground vs in ground pools. Hopefully this helps you decide which type is best for you.

Also, take a look at Artesian Pools for great value and great pools!

 

 

Maintaining Your Pool: A Beginner’s Guide

Are you a new swimming pool owner? Perhaps you’ve recently bought a new home with its own pool. Or, maybe you’ve taken the plunge and bought an artesian pool to add to the home you already had.

Congratulations. There’s a whole glorious sun-dappled pool owner future ahead of you. But, the simple task of maintaining your pool now rests on your shoulders.

As with any investment, it’s best to become as well-educated as you possibly can. Pool owners with a proper education have fewer problems, overall, with them and, where they do, they know full well how to fix them.

This brings us to the question of maintaining your pool, and everything that entails.

Maintaining Your Pool

Maintaining Your Pool

Understanding Your Pool

For starters, you’ll need to understand what’s actually going on in your swimming pool, and that starts with a few basic terms.

Circulation

Circulation is a swimming pool factor that is criminally overlooked. The flow of water around a pool which makes up its circulation stops the water from developing problems with algae or cloudy water. Pool pumps affect this, as well as filters.

Cleaning

Just like a home, keeping a clean pool has implications far beyond it just being more attractive. Your pool needs consistent, active cleaning, usually as a result of the circulation from our first point. You should skim, vacuum, or clean your pool often enough to where detritus never has time gather on its surface.

The Right Combination of Chemicals

It’s well-known that a swimming pool is a delicate balance of the chemicals being used to keep it clean. Before you run off to mix any old assortment of chemicals to unexpected results, start with a water test. This will tell you which way your pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels need to be adjusted, if at all. Then it’s just a case of talking to your local pool specialist and doing a little research to make an intelligent adjustment.

Owning a swimming pool is a full-time commitment, but one with a lot of great payoffs. Ultimately, maintaining your pool is and will always be the best way to keep your investment in its best possible shape.

Get in touch with us, today, and get the kind of pool you’ll want to put a little work into.