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10 May
How to Use IntelliTouch MobileTouch Remote to Start Your Pool Heater? Posted by Esposito Pools | Comments: (0) | News, Pool Care, Video

Controlling the temperature of your pool water has never been so easy before. The technologically innovative Pentair IntelliTouch MobileTouch Remote allows you to control the temperature of your pool water efficiently. The control panel receiver of this intuitively designed remote system works from an operating range of 300 ft. from the transceiver antenna, which is generally located close to the IntelliTouch load center.


It easily takes all your worries of operating and scheduling your pool and spa heating, cleaning, and filtration cycles. Let’s find out how we can use this Pentair IntelliTouch MobileTouch to turn on your pool heater competently.

• Plug the AC adaptor of MobileTouch remote in the AC wall outlet and hook up the adaptor plug into the bottom of the cradle.

• Charge the MobileTouch wireless controller by keeping it in the cradle. It allows the full charging of the wireless controller battery.

• Once, it is charged, take away the wireless controller from the cradle. You can operate it in the cradle while the AC power is attached to the cradle.
• Press the Power button located on the lower front right side to switch on the controller. The main screen will be turned on but the LCD backlit might be turned off if it is kept ideal for more than 5 minutes.
• Once, the LCD screen is ready, press the Heat button located at the second position of the lower section from the left side of the MobileTouch controller. 

• The Spa mode and Pool mode will be displayed on the screen showing “OFF” status by default.

• To turn on the pool heater, press the lower second button at the right side of the controller. Once, the heater is ON, you can set the temperature up and down as per your convenience.
• To turn off the heater, again press the lower second button at the right side of the controller.

As it name suggests, the Pentair IntelliTouch MobileTouch Remote is intelligent and your ticket to a better pool enjoyment with less worries. Be sure to check your pump, heater and other pool equipment regularly and contact your pool repair company in Houston if you face problems using MobileTouch Remote or operating pool heater.

06 May
Tips to Maintain Your Pool Water Chemistry and pH Posted by Esposito Pools | Comments: (0) | News, Pool Care, Video
It’s all about water when it comes to enjoy and relax in a pool on a sunny day. Though, it is equally important to take care of your pool water against contaminations. You don’t need to be a chemist for maintaining your pool water chemistry but you must understand the proper use of chemicals to maintain ideal pH value of your pool water. Sometimes, the pool owners use too much of pool chemicals that might disturb the pH balance of the water and damage their pool equipment.


Here are some tips that every pool owner must know to maintain the pool water chemistry.

Opt for Right Type of Chlorine

Chlorines that are used as major disinfectants against bacteria, fungus, and algae for pool water come in different variants such as 1-inch tablet, 3-inch tablets, or granular form.  The most common type of chlorine is the 3-inch tablets that are slow-dissolving and needs less maintenance. Use of Chlorine tablets in excess amount can make pool water acidic and corrosive. So, choose the type of chlorine tablet depending on the size of your pool. 

Check the Chlorinator Daily

Chlorinator slowly dissolves the chlorine in the pool water. If you use too much of chlorine tablets in the water, it might get blocked that will inhibit the flow of water from the pump system towards the pool. So, it is important that you monitor your chlorinator daily to make sure it is adjusted properly and it is not getting choked with the chlorine tablets.
Avoid Dumping Chlorine Tablets in Excess

If you will dump the chlorine tablets in excess into the chlorinator of your swimming pool, it will make all the water passing through your pool plumbing equipment very acidic and corrosive. This will not only harm the swimmers but will also accelerate the corrosion process, which will cause early breakdown of your pool equipment.
Monitor pH balance of Pool Water Closely
It is as imperative as using chlorine in your pool. Make sure that the pH level of your pool does not go below 7.2. It should be maintained somewhere in the range of 7.2 to 7.6 to ensure that the pool water is safe for swimmers and your pool equipment. You can do so by using a drop-type test. Whenever you suspect that the pH value of your pool water is below 7.2, make sure to contact pool remodeling and maintenance professionals in Houston to ensure that further damage to your pool equipment can be avoided.
Being a pool owner, it is your responsibility to maintain your pool water chemistry along with its pH for a better longevity of your pool equipment. 

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. 

  • 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

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:

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.

Starting Spa/Feature water height - Full or ______ inches low. DATE/TIME BUCKET LOSS POOL WATER LOSS
Ending Spa/Feature water height - Full or ______ inches low.

Starting Spa/Feature water height - Full or ______ inches low. DATE/TIME BUCKET LOSS POOL WATER LOSS
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



Esposito Pools is your expert pool plastering, repair and service company in the greater houston area.

Recent Entries

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.


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.


The moving parts are fewer

The cost incurred in less

Easy to maintain


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.


Relieves pressure on filter

The cost incurred in less

Easy to maintain


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.


It offers superior cleaning

Energy efficient

Eliminates wear and tear of pool equipment


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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15 Mar
Rebound Cracks – Solution Is To Get Your Pool Repaired

Rebound cracks are predominately horizontal cracks that occur 2-3” below the top of your pool steps. It occurs when the excess gunite bounces off the wall upon application that has a low cement to sand ratio and is weak in strength. Upon immediate visual inspection, it is impossible to see any issue. As the pool ages and settles with time, the steps built with low cement content don’t have the strength to withstand the stress and the weakest areas crack. Usually, the crack runs horizontally under the step.

Pool Repair Houston

So for this, you need to get your pool plastered again or get it fully repaired by the company specializing in pool repair services. But before you seek professional help from a pool repair company, check out the reasons for pool cracks:

•    INADEQUATE BEARING OF THE SOILS OR SOIL RELATED ISSUES – When the pools are built, no one is bothered to take into consideration the soil over which the pool is being built. When you consider all the construction material and the pool water, then a pool can weigh more than 450,000 lbs. The soil in the Texas region is very reactive and that is why the soil cannot withstand the weight of the pool until and unless the soil is properly prepared. Moreover, the construction efforts put in by the company specializing in pool repair in Houston are always in place to deal with the soil issues and avoid any future problem like this.
•    LACK OF TENSILE STRENGTH – Inadequate tensile strength and improper placement of reinforcing steel can also cause pool steps to crack. The rebar installed in older pools varies on its placement. Often rebar is installed in larger than 10”x10” on center grid patterns which are bad. 8”x8” on the center grid pattern is standard in today’s pools.
•    INADEQUATE COMPRESSIVE VALUES OF THE GUNITE – Guinte application is considered great and perfect in pool construction if all rebound and trimmings are thrown out of the pool during construction. However, if this is done the total cost of the construction would increase. The areas of the pool that have rebound in them have no compressive strength and the pool structure is weak in that area. Hence, do not throw any of that dead material, instead, wind it up on the pool floor, steps, and benches of the pool and spa. 

If your pool is also facing rebound cracks, it’s time to think about a pool remodel or pool repair.  Cracks in swimming pools must be addressed to prevent them from becoming worse, such as allowing the pool to lose water. Water loss may not appear to be a concern; however, any amount of water loss over a period of time can result in the major structural problem for the pool. Esposito Pools – the reliable and professional company offering pool repair services in Houston takes pride in going beyond your expectations and will do everything to explain the most efficient way to operate your pool or make repairs or remodels.

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24 Feb
Check Out The Best Materials For A Pool Hardscape

With each passing day, options available for the hardscape of a pool area are increasing widely. The plain concrete patios are becoming a thing of the past. Ranging from natural bluestone to composite wood, homeowners can now achieve a look that matches the natural landscape around the pool area seamlessly. While for those who prefer a concrete patio, stamped surfaces and pavers can update this material and give it a more stylized & modernized look. When planning your hardscape area, safety, aesthetics, and durability are the main considerations to be taken care of. For the same you can fix an appointment with the company offering pool repair services in Houston as their team of experts can ease your work by delivering the best services.

Best Materials for a Pool Hardscape


The biggest advantage of natural stone hardscape is that it is durable and offers a sophisticated appeal to the swimming pool area due to its different types and colors. However, the natural stone is porous so it should be sealed yearly to protect it from chemicals and weather. If individual stones break or become withered, this type of patio can be repaired by replacing them without disrupting the entire patio.

•   BLUESTONE – Bluestone hardscaping is a blue-gray flagstone which is both non-slip and resistant to water. It is a good choice for swimming areas     for it stands up well to hard use. Bluestone is available in uniform, non-uniform, and smooth textures and offers a perfect blend with the natural     landscape.
•   FLAGSTONE – Likewise bluestone all types of flagstone create a non-slip surface that is resistant to hard wear and water. It is available in warm,     earth tones. 
•   SLATE – Slate is just another type of flagstone that is highly durable. The material can be cut in different ways to create a customized look thus     making the installation an easy process.
•   TRAVERTINE – Travertine is a hardscape material that is as beautiful as it is durable. Colors include ivory, brown, and gold. One of its distinct     advantages is its resistance to heat, providing a cool surface for swimmers and patio loungers. The porous nature of travertine causes it to absorb     water incredibly quickly, which provides a non-slip surface.
•   LIMESTONE – Limestone can be cut in many shapes and sizes, it is an easy stone to work into virtually any design. It is available in multiple colors     including pink, brown, blue, and gray and can hold up well to hard wear and weather changes.


Concrete is a highly versatile and durable hardscape material, and its maintenance cost is also low. It is less expensive than the natural stone, concrete can be textured, stamped or treated in other ways to resemble other natural materials, making it a good option for homeowners seeking to save money without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. With concrete, you can achieve any shape and it is also easier to incorporate curves into your hardscape design with this material. There is a drawback, stamped concrete tends to crack, hence, proper maintenance becomes quite critical. But concrete pavers tend to crack less and can be more easily replaced.

Planning the hardscape that surrounds your swimming pool is an essential part of the design process. Discuss the options with a reliable company offering pool repair services in Houston to determine the best option for your outdoor living area.

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