Monday, July 19, 2010

Green Pebbletec Pool

This is what the pool looked like when we showed up.

First, we drained the pool.

We are working on cleaning the water line.

The pool has been drained, cleaned and filled.

We completed the work and it is safe, clean and ready to be enjoyed. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Green to Clean in Tempe, AZ

Nasty, Pea Green Soup Pool Water

Chemicals for This Job

We Added Chemicals and the Pool Is Starting To Turn

Almost There... 

Beautiful job!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Tile Clean

Pool Is Drained and Getting Vacummed 

 Calcium Line Before the Tile Clean

 Calcium Line After the Tile Clean

Before the Tile Clean

After Tile Clean

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pool Tile Cleaning and Filter Cleaning

Pool Tile Before Pool Savers

Clean, Pool Tile After 
Time to Clean the Filters

Cleaned Filters, Ready to be Re-installed

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pool Filter Cleaning in Mesa, Arizona

Cartridge filters require manual cleaning on a regular basis.

Most manufacturers recommend cleaning cartridges when the filter pressure rises 8-10 pounds above the start up/clean pressure. However, some filter's pressure won't go up even when the filter elements are filthy so... most pool professionals in Arizona recommend manually cleaning cartridge filters once every six months. After a few cleanings, you'll learn more about the pool and how dirty the filter is becoming and can vary the cleaning intervals.

Here are a few pictures from a recent filter cleaning job completed in Mesa, Arizona.

Before Cleaning

 After Cleaning

The manual cleaning process takes somewhere between an hour and two hours depending on how dirty the filter is, how many elements are being cleaned, and how large the elements are.

Thanks to Mesa Pool Services for the pictures from their recent job!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Extreme Pool Cleaning - Drain & Wash in Gilbert, Arizona

When a pool has been green for a long time - more than 6 months - the interior is coated with a green algae slime that is often crusted onto the pool interior. To remove it, you can complete a pressure wash, acid wash, or chlorine bath. In most cases, an initial pressure wash removes most of the algae slime. I'm posting photos of a recent job showing an interior pressure wash and the results.

Pool is drained... and stained.


The spa is pretty dirty too!


Beginning to pressure wash.


And more washing...


And still more pressure washing...inch by inch. This job took us about three hours.


Finally clean!


Crystal clear again!


Here's the final picture!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Acid Wash in Tempe, Arizona

Acid washing a pool is a procedure to apply a diluted acid mixture to pool plaster striping away dirty and stained plaster. Because the process removes a layer of the plaster it isn't something that should be done every year but rather two to three times during the normal life of the plaster which is typically about 15 years.

Pool is drained here and ready to be cleaned.

Note the staining on the walls...

Touching up some spots with a fine grit sand paper.

Steps Before Acid Wash

And after the acid wash

Nice and clean!

Pool is filling again