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Why are Robotic Pool Cleaners Popular?

In Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

Do you want to be able to clean your pool with a swipe on your phone? Do you want to pre-program a cleaning schedule or activate a quick clean mode to do the job instantly? There are pool cleaning robots that can do all that and more. It is important to consider the swimming pool’s budget, size, shape, and amount …

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How to Best Avoid Pool Pump Damage

In Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

A pool pump is the heart of your pool. The purpose of your pool pump is to suck water from the pool, which goes through a filter and is pumped back into the pool once clean. It makes sense that, like a car engine, a healthy pool pump means a healthy pool and better swimming conditions for your friends and …

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How to Get the Sand Out of a Pool

In Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

If you have ever swum in a pool and felt something sandy on your feet, you may have wondered where the sand comes from.  Not only is it a nuisance, but it can cause severe damage to your pool if left unchecked.  This blog post will explain where sand comes from and how to remove it! Why is There Sand …

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Shocking a Pool – How Long Should You Wait Before Swimming

In Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

An oasis is an essential part of a backyard for southern states like Texas.  We do not have to wait for the swimming season; we never close or cover a pool.  However, swimming pools need to be maintained and kept in optimal condition. Shocking is critical to clean a pool, but it requires some pretty hefty chemicals, including chlorine.  It’s …

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Adjusting Pools pH and Alkalinity

In Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

Every room in your home needs maintenance, and so does a swimming pool.  Pool water can be refreshing and tranquil.  But without proper care, it can destroy your oasis. Total Alkalinity and pool pH are essential for sanitary water conditions and pool surfaces.  It may be challenging to manage unless you understand what they are and their role in the …

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Chlorine Tab Shortage – Other Ways to Sanitize Your Pool

In Ask the Pool Experts, Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

In August 2020, Louisiana’s large chlorine production facility burned down, causing a Chlorine tab shortage of a prevalent form of chlorine in tabs for use in swimming pools.  For many homeowners, the challenge once again comes down to: How do I use less chlorine? Many pool owners have always been uncomfortable with chlorine, and for obvious reasons — it kills …

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Pool Maintenance Services

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Our commitment to our clients at Platinum Pools is to build our customers the backyard of their dreams. When a customer is looking to build a swimming pool, we provide a walk-through of the building process and design a pool that is fitting to their lifestyle and their backyard. We build beautiful pools and outdoor living environments for our clients, …

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How to Remove the Leaves from Your Swimming Pool

In Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

They are pretty to look at, gives you a nice shade, and a nice breeze.  Oh!  But they can be soooooo messssssssy!  If you have trees surrounding your swimming pool, then, you probably have a love/hate relationship with them.  Even if you always keep them trimmed, those leaves always seem to find a way to fall into your pool.   In …

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Pool Maintenance in the Fall and Winter Months

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Many people think that there is less pool maintenance in the fall season.  Many won’t swim in their oasis as much as they do in the summer.  However, your pool still needs maintenance.  What changes in the Fall and Winter Months is how you should monitor the chemicals in your pool. Believe it or not, proper pool care during the …

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Why Borates are Important in Swimming Pool Maintenance

In Pool Maintenance How To by Swimming Pool Expert

Everyone who has a swimming pool knows that water chemicals can go out of whack if not maintained properly. It is important to keep your pools total alkalinity (TA) and pH in the recommended levels, if either is out of balance, it will affect the function of all chemicals in your pool, including chlorine.  If you are looking to make …