Swimming Pool Builder - Swimming Pool Contractor

Today we are discussing the Three most common mistakes made by pool owners and what you can do today to ensure they don’t happen to you. 

They are all water chemistry related.  By being proactive you can avoid these blunders and save a bunch of cash at the same time.

1.  Allowing pH to get above 8.0. At 8.5 chlorine is only 10% active. At 7.0 it is about 73% active. By just maintaining pH around 7.5 the chlorine is 50-60% active. Keeping the pH in check will allow you to use to the full potential the chlorine that is already in the pool.

2.  Not checking your pool chemistry often enough. Test your water once a week during the warmer months.  Although it almost sounds remedial, I see this far too often – a pool can go green or get severely out of “whack” pretty quickly.  Stay on top of this so you can make adjustments sooner.  This will avoid you playing “catch up” when things do get out of their desired ranges.

3.  Not keeping alkalinity between 80-140 PPM. Low or high alkalinity has a direct impact on your water balance – most importantly, it can reduce the effectiveness of your sanitizer.

Swimming Pool Cleaning | Swimming Pool Maintence 

 

Swimming Pool Coating starts with the Pool Paint Sealant that will keep the pool surface intact. There are several steps in determining when you need to sand your swimming pool as well as what pool sealant to use.

The right way to begin a pool resurfacing project is to determine what kind of sealant you are currently using in your pool. Typically, there are 2 types of coating used for pools: Chlorinated Rubber Paint or Epoxy Paint. Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint has a life span of two to three years while Epoxy Pool Paint has a life span of five to seven years. If you can’t determine which type of paint your pool currently has on it, take a chip of the paint to a pool paint store to be tested. A good rule of thumb when resurfacing/repainting your pool is to continue to use the same type of epoxy . If you have always used Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint, it is best to stick with it.

The next process would be to determine how many coats of coating that are ALREADY on your pool walls. You don’t want to paint over too many coats of paint. One or two coats are fine, but if you are over that amount, you’ll need to have the pool sanded . If you are to sand extra layers of pool epoxy before to applying new either Chlorinated Rubber Pool coating or Epoxy Pool coating , be sure to polish the entire area before sealing .

The final step before you apply fresh pool paint when resealing your swimming pool is to plug any cracks within the swimming pool . You’ll need to sand cracks and patch holes to ensure a longer lasting pool paint life.

Once you’ve prepared your pool to be resurfaced and repainted, you can apply your pool paint. Chlorinated Rubber paints can be painted directly to the surface of your pool. All Chlorinated Rubber pool paints are self-priming. Epoxy based pool paints usually need a coat of primer first, most often on bare concrete.

When applying the pool paint to the surface of your swimming pool, you’ll want to roll the chlorinated rubber pool paint or epoxy based pool paint on evenly and at a good pace. Whichever type of pool paint you use, be sure to following the pool paint manufacturer’s directions for proper curing and coating time. For information on this and other pool needs, visit www.poolpaintstore.com

Swimming Pool Maintenance starts with the Pool Paint Sealant that will keep the pool surface intact. There are several steps in determining when you need to resurface your pool as well as what pool paint to use.

The wise way to start a pool maintenance project is to determine what kind of sealant you are currently using in your pool. Typically, there are 2 types of paint used for pools: Chlorinated Rubber Paint or Epoxy Paint. Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint has a life span of two to three years while Epoxy Pool Paint has a life span of five to seven years. If you can’t determine which type of paint your pool currently has on it, take a chip of the paint to a pool paint expert to be tested. A good rule of thumb when resurfacing/repainting your swimming pool is to continue to use the same type of coating . If you have always used Chlorinated Rubber Pool Paint, it is best to stick with it.

The next process would be to determine how many coats of sealant that are ALREADY on your pool walls. You don’t want to coat over too many coats of paint. One or two coats are fine, but if you are over that amount, you’ll need to have the pool buffed . If you are to remove extra layers of swimming pool paint prior to applying fresh either Chlorinated Rubber Pool coating or Epoxy Pool coating , be sure to rinse the entire area before applying .

The last step before you apply fresh pool coating when repainting your swimming pool is to repair any cracks within the pool . You’ll need to sand cracks and patch holes to ensure a longer lasting pool paint life.

Once you’ve prepared your swimming pool to be resurfaced and repainted, you can apply your pool paint. Chlorinated Rubber paints can be painted directly to the surface of your pool. All Chlorinated Rubber pool paints are self-priming. Epoxy based pool paints usually need a coat of primer first, most often on bare concrete.

When applying the pool paint to the surface of your swimming pool, you’ll want to roll the chlorinated rubber pool paint or epoxy based pool paint on evenly and at a good pace. Whichever type of pool paint you use, be sure to following the pool paint manufacturer’s directions for proper curing and coating time. For information on this and other pool needs, visit www.poolpaintstore.com