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Year: '2016' - Month: '8'

30 Aug
Pool Cleaning Tips: How to Permanently Remove Black Algae Posted by Esposito Pool | Comments: (0) | Pool Service

If you see black spots growing in your pool, understand that it is a sign of the beginning of black algae (which are really blue-green algae that look black). Black algae are perhaps the hardest algae to get rid of because it has very deep roots that can grow into the side of plaster pools. They have outer protective layers that protect them from normal chlorine levels and sanitization process. They usually grow quickly in warm water on a sunny day. Regular pool cleaning often restricts the growth of algae species. Though black algae aren’t harmful, their presence can be a sign that other bacteria are present. Besides that black algae growth makes your pool look dirty. So, it’s important you must get rid of black algae with these treatment methods:

 

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Method #1: Drain the pool and acid wash the plaster. After that pressure wash the pool, and pump out the water. Then bleach wash the pool, rinse again, and refill the pool with fresh water. Replace the filter media and any semi-porous items to avoid contaminating your cleaned pool with black algae traces.

Method #2: The key to getting rid of black algae is to brush the area hard, brush thorough to "break open" its protective slime layer in order to allow chemicals to penetrate the organism. Triple shock your pool by adding 3 pounds for every 10,000 gallons of water your pool holds. Make sure you add the shock at night and run your filter 24 hours a day until the black algae has been taken care of.

Method #3: Balance the pool chemistry to a low pH/high alkalinity condition, then brush the black algae with a steel bristled brush vigorously. After brushing the black spots, Triple Shock the pool as mentioned in the method 2.

Method #4: If your budget allows and your pool is full of black spots, you can go for replastering option. This is the most effective method to permanently get rid of black algae. Make sure you ask your pool cleaning to properly clean the pool tiles to remove the black algae spores completely. After getting your pool plastered, it’s your responsibility to properly sanitize pool floats, swim suits, brushes, nets, and cleaning equipment.

Black algae are more typically found in concrete or plaster finished pools because of their rough surfaces. Their protective slime layer makes it impervious to normal chlorine levels. They don’t have any effect on water clarity, but it makes your pool appear to look ugly. So, if your pool has started to get black spots, call your expert pool cleaning Cypress company today and get rid of them permanently.

16 Aug
Small changes that can make big difference when remodeling your pool Posted by Esposito Pool | Comments: (0) | Pool Repair

When you decide it is time for a face lift for your swimming pool, you must ensure that you and your expert pool professional make a good use of your money to remodel your pool. The cost of a pool remodeling is more than likely, more than you’re willing to pay, unless money is not a concern. Thankfully, it is doable to make dramatic transformation to your swimming pool with small changes, without spending a fortune. Small changes will help you reap big benefits – saving money and upgrading the look of your pool.

 

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Fire Pit

Fire pit feature has become a standard backyard pool installation. They bring a special aura to your outdoor space and make your pool side a perfect place for relaxation. Stylishly designed, fireplaces for pool side spaces come in different designs and offer many options. You can either get a fire with traditional wood burning feature or setup for natural gas or propane. The fire pit can be made of metal, concrete, natural stone, and the biggest advantage is that you can select decorative elements depending on how much you are willing to spend on it.

Underwater color changing LED Lighting

Get color-changing pool LED lights installed inside your pool, which will help you increase energy efficiency, lifetime value, quality of light, and controllability. You can easily get brightest yet energy efficient LED lights with superior lens, intensity & color effects and they can be retrofitted to virtually any type of swimming pool. A well-lit pool with interesting lighting patterns is a must-have extra for your pool that makes it even more appealing.

Pool Lighting

By adding light to your outdoor space surrounding the pool you can increase the time you and your family enjoy using it. Pool lighting, especially the deck, path leading to the pool and lighting of other special features surrounding the pool, will allow you to extend the use of your outdoor living space beyond sunset. Pool lighting is also a great way to create ambiance, set the mood for your pool party. Of course, you must use LED lights to save as much energy you can, after all, remodeling is being done to save money in the future!

Water Slides

Adding water slides to your swimming pool won’t cost you much. By integrating waterslide to pool, you get the feel of a water park in your backyard! With endless fun for children and adults too, a water slide is an ultimate addition to any pool. From a straight drop to gently curved slides, you will variety of options in modern swimming pool slides.

You can make significant transformation to your pool with these small changes. Besides major renovations such as pool plastering, tiling and resurfacing, get these modifications done by your pool remodeling Houston company and change the appearance of your pool within limited budget.

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27 Jan
Best Pool Cleaning Services in Houston
Esposito Pools is ranked as one of the Top 19 Best Pool Cleaning Services in Houston for 2018. Expertise.com scored pool cleaning services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best pool cleaning services in Houston, TX.

 

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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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