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29 Jan
How to hire the right pool repair company? Posted by Esposito Pool | Comments: (0) | Pool Repair

Like most good things, a swimming pool requires a great deal of maintenance and care. Whether it's a swimming pool in the backyard of your house or a commercial pool, it will require the occasional repair as it begins to age. Cracks may develop or there can be leakage issues with your pool, these little things can add up to bring huge jolts in your maintenance budget. Without the right tools and the knowledge of right materials, pool repairs cannot be done by you. So rather than doing it yourself, hiring experts for the job is a good idea. Consider these three things while hiring the right pool repair company:

•    Is the company a pool expert? It is important to hire a pool service company with expertise in every type of pool repair works including pool leak detection; problem identification with heat pumps, pool lights, filters, automatic chemical feeders, and other pool equipment; plumbing diagnosis; and pool surrounding and paving issues. An expert pool repair company will make simple yet great improvements on your current pool to help you save hundreds of dollars on your repairing work.

•    Does the company have state license? Major repairs to any pool require special licenses. Some states in the U.S. require pool service companies to have contractor license in order to carry out building, repairing and maintenance works on public or residential pools. For instance, the State of Texas requires a license to perform work on pool equipment. So before hiring talk to your pool repair company in Houston, TX to make sure it is properly licensed for the types of repairs you've requested.

•    What's the reputation of the company? Know about the company's reputation in the community, and the best way to do this is to check their previous works and results. Also, observe some of their true customers through their testimonials. A reliable pool repair company, which has been in this industry for several years, will always provide trustworthy services that any customer would like to recommend to others. 

In addition to doing your due diligence, don’t forget to ask for referrals from your friends and neighbors who have got their repairing works done by a pool service expert. These facts might come in handy the next time you hire a pool repair services company. No matter what type of pool repairing service you're looking for, follow the above mentioned tips to hire a professional pool specialist that can fix your problem in a short time at a reasonable price.

 

27 Jan
How to test your swimming pool for leaks Posted by Esposito Pools | Comments: (0) | Pool Care, Video
Bill demonstrates this easy to follow video on how to determine if your swimming pool is leaking. Call us today if you need expert pool repair or if we can help give you the right advice for your swimming pool.
 
 
Print these instructions and use the tracking chart at the bottom. Please follow these test instructions and feel free to contact us to evaluate what your results mean or if you have questions with test.

Based on the differences in your test results, it will narrow down where your leak is coming from or determine if you need to continue with some additional testing.

* It is important to follow these instructions to get results that can be analyzed to narrow down the source of your leak. 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
  • Bucket or large cup (clear is best and tall enough to sit slightly above water level.) You don't want a bucket that sits too high above the water
  • Rocks to weigh down bucket
  • Thin Marker
  • Small plastic ruler

TEST 1
1. Fill pool to highest normal level.
2. Make sure water is not filled so high that it drains out your overflow. Have water height below overflow unless you have them sealed closed. (As a note, we always recommend keeping overflows closed 365 days a year.)
3. Turn off all water fill lines especially automatic fillers.
4. Turn off all pool circulation.
5. Place Rocks in bucket.
6. Set bucket on step or bench where you will leave it for test.
7. Mark outside of bucket at current water level.
8. Remove bucket from water.
9. Mark inside of bucket at same height.
10. Replace bucket to same location.
11. Fill bucket with water to the same height as pool level.

Using chart below:
12. Note exact level of water in relation to mark on bucket.
13. Note time and date of starting bucket test.
14. Note water height in spa and other water features/basins.
15. Do not disturb pool or bucket during testing.

16. At each 12-24 hour interval - measure and record water loss inside bucket and out of bucket.
Continue test for at least 72 hours, unless water loss outside of bucket is too rapid and more than 3-4 inches.

After Test 1 is complete, start Test 2:

TEST 2
17. Turn pool pump on - only pool pump, no cleaners or features. 
18. If you have a raised spa or other water features, be sure to allow them to fill back up completely before continuing to step 19.
19. Fill pool back to same level as when you started test 1.
20. Fill inside of bucket to the same height as pool level.
21. Set pool pump to run 24 hours/day without pump turning off.
22. Do not turn on other pumps, features or cleaners, etc.

23. Note exact level of water in relation to mark on bucket. 
Turn off pump momentarily if circulation causes too many ripples to see exact water level on cup. Then immediately restart pool pump.
24. Note time and date of starting bucket test.
25. Do not disturb pool or bucket during testing.

26. At each 12-24 hour interval - measure and record water loss inside bucket and out of bucket.
Continue test for at least 72 hours, unless water loss outside of bucket is too rapid and more than 3-4 inches.


TEST 1 - PUMP OFF
Starting Spa/Feature water height - Full or ______ inches low. DATE/TIME BUCKET LOSS POOL WATER LOSS
START
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6
Ending Spa/Feature water height - Full or ______ inches low.

TEST 2 - PUMP ON 24 HOUR/DAY
Starting Spa/Feature water height - Full or ______ inches low. DATE/TIME BUCKET LOSS POOL WATER LOSS
START
1
2
3
4
5
6
Ending Spa/Feature water height - Full or ______ inches low.


Remember, rain will not ruin these tests unless it rains enough that pool water overflows into bucket or water flows out of your pools overflow drain. If this happens, you must restart test.
Otherwise, your pool and bucket fill at the same rate and in the end we are ONLY concerned with the difference between the inside and outside of bucket.

Good Luck and contact us with results
EspositoPools.com

 

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24 May
Follow These Tips To Spend Less on Swimming Pool Repair & Maintenance

For most pool owners, having a swimming pool means much more than just being able to go for a swim whenever they want. There is a lot of maintenance involved in owning a swimming pool no matter what size the pool is and where you live. While a pool owner may do all of the work to keep a pool well maintained, there will be times when a pool will need repairs.

Everyone wants to save money in whatever task they do, hence, swimming pool repair job is no different. So, check out these tips to reduce your pool maintenance costs.

Follow These Tips To Spend Less on Swimming Pool Repair & Maintenance

TIPS TO SPEND LESS ON SWIMMING POOL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

HIRE A REPUTABLE COMPANY – By hiring a reputable swimming pool repair and maintenance company, you are taking a step forward to maintain your pool, which is otherwise a difficult task if done on an individual basis. Allowing chlorine levels to dip too drastically will allow algae to begin to grow. Levels that are too high can result in chemical burns and itching eyes. Your pool filter should be cleaned and replaced at regular intervals to help it continue functioning at its best. The team of experts of Esposito Pools is knowledgeable in all aspects of swimming pool repair and maintenance needs. Allow us to reduce some of these stress-inducing things and call our professionals to keep your pool repaired and maintained.

CLEAN & MONITOR YOUR POOL FILTER – Pool pumps use a significant amount of electricity. You can enjoy clean water and smaller electric bills by limiting the amount of time that your pool pump runs. In most cases, four hours per day is enough to maintain optimal water quality. It will help you save money by running your pump for limited time period. On a regular basis keep monitoring all your pool equipment to get small repairs done on time, so that you can avoid costly repairs later on.

POOL COVER – KEEP THE MAINTENANCE COST LOW – A pool cover is also an excellent way to keep the pool maintenance costs low. Having a pool cover that fits properly and used appropriately can help reduce the number of those pesky “love bugs” from getting in. Once you start seeing them flying around ensure that your pool is properly covered, and if you happen to neglect, they will be everywhere. It will also keep leaves, grass and even tiny little objects, which create the most hindrances in the proper functioning, away from your pool.

Regular pool maintenance is very much vital for the proper functioning of your pool. Being the most trusted pool repair company in Cypress, Esposito Pools can help you keep your pool well-maintained. We will handle all your repair needs, from top to bottom with utmost care and perfection.

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16 May
Troubleshooting Tips To Help You Avoid Pool Pump Failure

Owning a pool can be an exhilarating and luxurious experience. Swimming pool is a paradise where you can relax and unwind, have fun, or create memories with your family that will last a lifetime. However, sometimes pool problems such as pool pump failure can create stressful moments. Esposito Pools, specializing in pool service in Cypress, is capable of handling all of your pump related needs.

Below are mentioned the troubleshooting tips that will help you stop a small problem before it becomes a gigantic mess.

Troubleshooting Tips To Help You Avoid Pool Pump Failure

INSPECT YOUR POOL ON REGULAR BASIS – Make it a habit to visually inspect your pump and filter the system on a regular basis. Look for the signs of corrosion on bolts, pump housings, and between threaded connections. Also, keep a check on any type of water stains that might have developed in the time span. O-rings, gaskets or cracks in the unit need professional repairs, so call your pool repair company before complete pump failure sets in.

CHECK THE WATER FLOW – You have to inculcate the habit to determine if the flow from your water return is weak or strong. This can be easily done by simply feeling the flow with your hand. If the flow is weak, 9 times out of 10 it is a dirty filter. However, there can be other reasons, such as an obstruction in the inlet or outlet lines or your pump system could be sucking air. If you have cleaned your filter and skimmer but still need help to get the optimum flow from your pump, give our knowledgeable technicians a call.

DETERMINE ITS CYCLING – While the pump is still operational, keep a check whether it is cycling between on and off at irregular intervals. Check out if the motor is overheating or shutting itself down. This type of problem occurs due to faulty electrical cords. If this is the case, an electrician should be contacted to fix the problem. However, if the electrical wires are not the actual cause, then probably it can be the malfunctioning of the internal part. Contact your reliable company specializing in pool services in Cypress to prolong the life of your pump.

Pool pump failure can lead you in a troublesome situation where you will be left with no solution, but hopefully the aforesaid tips can be of some help. Therefore, choose a company that can provide you with satisfactory pool services in Cypress. Give Esposito Pools a chance to help you with your swimming pool repair or maintenance needs, so that you can enjoy your pool every day.

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17 Apr
Choosing the Right Type of Pool Cleaner: Suction Side, Pressure Side or Robotic

Pool cleaning is always considered the great activity as it enables the pool owners to cut back on a large portion of pool maintenance. People often wonder as to which type of cleaner is best suitable for their swimming pool? Esposito Pools, being a leading provider of impeccable range of pool cleaning services in Cypress and surrounding areas, knows what are the prons and cons of different pool cleaners. Before you purchase pool cleaners, check out the prons and cons of these three types of cleaners - suction side, the pressure side, and robotic cleaners.

Choosing the Right Type of Pool Cleaner: Suction Side, Pressure Side or Robotic

SUCTION SIDE POOL CLEANERS – Suction-side pool cleaners work along with the dedicated suction line in your pool. They get attached to the suction line and utilize the suction to propel the cleaner throughout the pool while scrubbing the pool surface, eliminating dirt and debris from your pool.

Pros:

The moving parts are fewer

The cost incurred in less

Easy to maintain

Cons:

Increases the pressure on filter

Requires pool pump to run

PRESSURE SIDE POOL CLEANERS – Pressure-side pool cleaners make use of existing pressure side line so that the cleaner propel throughout your pool. The water returned back into your pool fuels the cleaner, but it can require an additional booster pump to run. Unlike suction side cleaners, pressure side pool cleaners do not use your pool’s filtration system. Instead to accumulate dirt and debris they make use of filtration bag, thus relieving pressure and avoiding wear and tear of the filtration system.

Pros:

Relieves pressure on filter

The cost incurred in less

Easy to maintain

Cons:

Can sometimes require extra booster pump

Requires pool pump to run

ROBOTIC POOL CLEANERS – Likewise other pool cleaners, robotic cleaners do not use pool cleaning equipment and nor do they run off the power from your house. The best thing is they free up pressure on your pool equipment and reduce overall power costs and consumption while providing superior cleaning power. They use the simple technology of “plug and play” and pick up large and small debris in the built-in filtration system. Many times they also scrub the pool floor and steps clean thus eliminating the need to clean your pool walls with a brush. The reason why the robotic cleaners are considered ideal for most pools is that they reduce the maintenance cost and wear and tear of the pool equipment.

Pros:

It offers superior cleaning

Energy efficient

Eliminates wear and tear of pool equipment

Cons:

The upfront cost involved is higher

With it arises the need to clean the filter

Professional pool technicians send by Esposito Pools provides reliable pool cleaning in Cypress at an affordable price along with pool equipment inspection & maintenance as well as monitoring of pool water level. Along with outstanding pool service, we give our clients the direct estimate of their pool cleaning and maintenance requirements. The cleaning service rates might slightly vary depending on the size of the pool, trees & shrubs, and other additional features that a pool might have. 

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27 Mar
Repair Considerations For Fiberglass Swimming Pools

In the recent past, fiberglass pools have become popular with homeowners because they are relatively easy to install, can hold up well over the course of time, and they look spectacular. But, there exists some repair issues specific to fiberglass pools and can be problematic in the later run. 

Repair Considerations For Fiberglass Swimming Pools

If you're considering to install an inground fiberglass pool or if you already own one and thinking of remodeling it, then you might have or will come across the below mentioned common repairs associated with fiberglass pools.

LEAKS – When the fiberglass shells are shipped to their new home, it is very much necessary to add a backfill to keep the shells in place. Though sand is used normally yet this material can play havoc with plumbing. But how? If the sand around the pipes is not properly compacted, it will settle which causes pressure on pipes and eventually leads to leaks.

BULGING WALLS – Maximum of the inground pools are dug from the earth before vinyl or concrete is added to create a surface capable of holding water. The above-mentioned sand backfill issue can be a problem here too because when sand is saturated by water, it becomes liquefied and this leads to immense pressure being placed on the walls of the pool. If the fiberglass shell is not strong enough to withstand this pressure, unsightly bulges can form on the wall.

SPIDER CRACKS – In all the fiberglass products, these cracks are common and accepted. They are mere hairline cracks that appear on the surface layer, also known as the ‘gel coat’. Moreover, these cracks are not structural for they don’t extend into the structural layers of the pool and only affect the thin layer of the gel coat.

The main reason why they are known as “spider cracks” is that they branch out like the spokes of a wheel from a center so the result looks a lot like a spider’s web. Although these cracks don't cause any real issues, yet they look horrible. And after all, when you have spent thousands of dollars on a fiberglass pool, won't you expect it to look fabulous?

POOL LEAKS – A leak in a fiberglass pool can cause the pool shell to lift from the ground. Pool leaks can occur anywhere inside your pool; a leak can occur at a pipe connector under the pool deck, beneath the skimmer, on the sidewalls and a crack in the shell. Prevent problems by detecting and repairing the leaks in your pool quickly as it might get worse in the long run, causing greater damage to your pool and need costly repairs.

These are the main fiberglass pool problems along with few others. But the fiberglass pools come with many advantages too. If your swimming pool is going through all or any of the aforesaid common fiberglass pool problems, you need to contact a professional team specializing in pool repair in Houston or your local area to fix the existing issue as soon as possible to avoid further loss and damage.

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