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05 Feb Pool Installation CT, MA, RI

Since 1970, Aqua Pool and Patio has been Southern New England’s most recognized name in pool installation and design. We have earned a reputation for excellence in all the services we offer. Aqual Pool is widely known for stunning backyard transformations, pool maintenance, pool upgrades, pool construction, water testing, and pool opening and closing services. Aqua Pool’s excellence in Customer Service alone sets itself apart from our competition. Luxury Pools are our specialty. We assure our customers of the most creative looks, highest quality installations and best service in the business.When you are planning to install a unique built-in, free-form or edgeless swimming pool, you want to choose a company with the experience to design, install and maintain the pool of your dreams with as little disruption to your life as possible. Ask about installing fun and unique features such as small fountains, waterfalls, and integrated lighting – if you can dream it, we can build it! Thank you for visiting us online, we look forward to collaborating with you soon. Call now: 860-623-9886.

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03 Jul Pool Start Up Time!

In order to kick off your swimming season, it’s important that you open your pool the right way in order to have great swimming experiences for the rest of the year. Whether an experienced pool owner or a novice to the process, here are a few tips from the professionals to ensure you get it right:

Prepping
Before you do anything, remove any plugs that were in place to protect your pool during the cold season. This includes all suction and return lines. Then, fill you pool to the appropriate water level to ensure that your pump is filled and primed. After this safety check, you can start the pump and watch for confirmation that your water is moving. Look for any leaks around equipment that could be a sign of deterioration of your pump. A seal leak can ruin your pump’s motor if it goes unnoticed.

Test Stage
Once your pool is running, the next task on your list is to test your water’s chemical levels. If your pool has been closed, you will most likely need to make adjustments. You can test your water yourself at home or can take a sample to your local professional for help. The ideal levels you want are as follows:

  • Chlorine should be between 1.0 and 3.0 ppm
  • pH should be between 7.2 and 7.6
  • Alkalinity should be between 80-120 ppm
  • Calcium hardness should be between 150-225 ppm

Chemical Dosage
Next, you will need to adjust your chemicals after the test stage. Two rules of thumb to keep in mind for correct strategy: only add pool chemicals to water that is moving as circulation is key in how your pool absorbs and utilizes these additions and only add chemicals to your pool water (never add water to your chemicals!). When making the necessary adjustments, we recommend adding the chemicals in small increments with your pool running.

Second Test Stage
As you make your way into the thick of swimming season, it is critical to stay on top of maintaining balanced water. This means that at least once a week you should perform a water chemistry test and make adjustments if necessary.

Cleaning and Keeping Up Movement
After establishing balanced waters, be sure to set your pool pump to run. Circulating your waters during the daylight hours when sunlight hits the surface can help lengthen your chlorine’s life while also keeping your pool the most sanitized. Be sure to also vacuum and skim your pool regularly to keep out dirt and debris that can eat into your chemical’s lives and make your pool cloudy or dirty!

With these start-up steps, you should be well on your way to having a great swimming season. If you need any help along the way, at Aqua Pool, our professional staff is ready to assist you.

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03 Jul The Three Basic C’s of Pool Care

If you want sparkling blue waters that look inviting to friends and family, encouraging them to jump in all season long, then it’s integral you take the right steps to provide proper care for your pool waters. Most often, one of the biggest mistakes we see people make is not taking regular care of their pool. The three most basic tenets of a good maintenance routine are:

Cleaning
Regular cleaning sessions to remove dirt and debris that makes its way into your waters is the first step in attaining that crystal clear, swimmable quality. We aren’t saying that every time a single leaf blows into your pool, it’s time to blow the whistle and get the skimmer but making a positive habit of routinely checking skimmer baskets, cleaning filters (especially after big storms or lots of wind) can set you on the right path. Shoot for vacuuming, brushing, and cleaning your pool filter each week if you can.

Chlorine
One of the least expensive ad most effective sanitizers on the market, chlorine, can work wonders if applied appropriately to your waters. With capabilities to sanitize, oxidize, and perform as an algaecide, chlorine is your secret weapon to attaining and keeping the perfect pool. NOTE that when chlorine is a “problem”, it is usually the operator and NOT the chlorine that is the problem. When used properly, chlorine is NOT annoying, foul smelling, or the cause of burning eyes! Many people blame chlorine, by itself, when they experience a pool that smells bad or causes their eyes to burn right away. Those problems are NOT caused by the chlorine but rather poor use of chlorine.

Consistency
Last but not least, consistency is the third critical component. Similar to a pet, your pool needs attention and upkeep from you. This attention and time invested each week is minimal but if left on its own, your pool problems will rapidly multiply resulting in hassle, headache, and expense. Set a calendar or write our your routine to help you stick to the schedule and you’ll rest easy knowing that your pool looks and feels good. Plus, if something does start to go awry, you can get a jump on the problem saving you from future pool woes.  This is the only way to keep you, your family and friends in the water, enjoying a splashing good time.

At Aqua Pool, we provide a host of services for world-class pools so you can achieve your backyard dreams. Let us know how we can help you stay consistent!

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03 Jul Pool Care Videos

At Aqua Pool and Patio, we know that it can be difficult to perform certain pool maintenance tasks without the proper instruction. To help pool owners everywhere, our talented team has created several helpful videos hosted on YouTube that show the correct methods for everyday pool tasks. You may want to bookmark our channel and refer to these tutorial videos whenever needed. That or you are more than welcome to call our knowledgeable staff that is more than happy to assist you with any pool questions.

  • How to Vacuum a Pool: In this video, we prepare a pool for vacuuming by setting the equipment for our demo pool to service mode, turning the filter pump on, and running spa fill to bypass the floor system. Next, a step-by-step demo of setting up a vacuum and then getting down to the business of getting a pool clean.
  • How to Clean your Wet Pump Basket: In this handy video, we show you how to clean the pump basket for pool systems that operate with a wet institute pump or filter. From shutting the filter off to gaining access to your basket, let our professional walk you through how to remove debris from your basket to ensure clean water.
  • How To Drain the Water out of Your Pool: Too much rainwater in your pool can cause issues. In this video, we show you how to adjust the level of your pool’s water to its optimum level to ensure the proper functioning of your equipment.  By using a garden hose, this helpful tutorial sets up exactly what you need to do to drain water out of your pool to the level of the skimmer mouth.

Stay tuned for more informational videos to help you navigate the perks of being a pool owner!

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