Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I need my own pool?
Having your own swimming pool is a luxury, surely. However, it is a luxury that pays for itself. It eliminates the need for you to go to an overly crowded resort, or worse a public pool. With a pool of your own, you can feel at ease and relax like nowhere else.
How do you go about the process of Pool Installation?
It is rather easy, just visit our site and leave us a message so we can schedule a face-to-face meeting. From there, our designers can help you through the process of choosing the pool type and the design elements you want to put in.
Once we have a clear picture of what you want out of your pool, we can talk about the schedule we need to follow during the construction phase. Keep in mind that the pricing of the pools depends on the specifics of the project, so it may vary from client to client.
What is the difference between an in-ground pool and an above ground pool?
As their names suggest, the difference between these two categories is the manner in which they are installed. Above ground pools are less permanent structures because they can be assembled and disassembled at will. While they are cheaper, they are also relatively less sturdy than their counterparts.
On the other hand, in-ground pools are the type of pools that need to be properly installed in your yard. They have various types, but all of them require some form of construction work. As we said, these pools are more expensive than above ground types, but they also become permanent structures of your property in the process of installation.
What are the different pool types?
When it comes to in-ground pools, they are generally divided into three categories: fiberglass, vinyl, and gunite. The main difference between the three primarily stems from the type of material used in their construction.
Why is Pool Maintenance so important?
Basically, it is a means to keep your pool in the best shape possible. Just remember that there are so many things to take into consideration. By itself, regular upkeep is almost like a part-time job. That is why we recommend that you get someone else to do it for you.
Why do I need to monitor the different water levels of my pool?
This is an important component of maintenance work. Bear in mind that the salinity and the ph levels will have an effect on the pool’s water. By keeping your water levels in check, you can ensure that they are safe to swim in. Swimming in unclean water can lead to water-borne skin diseases.
How can pool water be kept clean?
There are actually a number of ways to do this. First, you have to ensure that your filters are running at optimal conditions. Second, you have to put in all the sanitary pool products as prescribed by the experts. This is because these chemicals are specifically designed to stop algae and other contaminants in their tracks.
What makes the liners of the pool so important?
You may not realize it, but your pool liners actually play a major role in keeping the appearance of your pool in top shape. This is because they are one of the major design elements in your pool. As a natural focal point, they cannot but draw the eye.
That is why it is vital that your liners be in the best shape possible. While they are very durable, cracks and etches may appear over time. The moment you notice any imperfections, you need to make sure to have that fixed right away.
What is the importance of your pool finish?
Like your liners, your pool’s finish is actually a major design element for your pool. That is also why prospective pool owners should think long and hard about the type of pool finish they will be using. It ties the whole aesthetic theme together.
You need to make sure that your finish goes together well with your liners. This is because they need to complement each other in order to create a more cohesive look for your swimming pool.
How do I know when my pool equipment is in need of servicing?
The best way to know for sure is to have the professionals look it over. By making use of our management services, you can ask our team to do a pool equipment inspection. This is so that they can give you a concrete idea of the actual state of your equipment.
Why would I want to renovate my pool facilities?
Renovation work can be done for any number of reasons. Most people want to renovate simply because they are bored with the pool that they have right now. They often address this by giving the pool a major makeover by changing the finish and replacing the liners with something bolder.
However, you can also have it done in case you want to add more amenities to your pool. For instance, new parents often hire us to install additional child-friendly safety features like the railing and anti-slip walkways to prevent any untoward accidents.
What does a patio do for my pool?
The patio serves a practical and an aesthetic function. First, they can provide an additional layer of safety for the pool owner. This is because they have a layer of anti-slip material that is vital to any poolside environment. As you already know, the water all around the area is bound to create a slippery surface. The patio essentially counteracts those effects.
As if that were not enough, your patio can also add an extra layer of extravagance to your pool facilities. When properly used, they can help accentuate the design elements of your pool making everything else look better in the process.
What kind of material is the patio made from?
There are actually a number of choices available to you. The most popular choices are wood, brick, and stone. More often than not, it is just a matter of choosing which one suits your facilities’ look best.
When should I close my pool?
As most pool owners know, your pool becomes unusable during the winter season. We highly recommend that you close your pool before the temperature hits freezing to ensure that it is protected by the time the extreme cold comes.
What is the process of closing the pool?
It entails deactivating and removing all the electrical and moving parts in your pool. After that, we will be putting in a winterizing solution to the pool water. Once that is done, we’ll put the pool cover on the pool and make sure that it is securely in place.
As a side note, it is vital that you let the professionals take care of this for you. It may seem straightforward and simple at first glance, but there is a science to the entire process.
When is the best time to reopen the pool?
The best time to reopen the pool would be when spring has officially arrived. You want the weather to be nice and warm again by the time you take the lid off.
Can I reopen the pool myself?
Like with the process of closing the pool, this task is best left to the professionals. This is because it has to be done properly. For instance, upon opening the pool, you also have to put in additional chemicals designed to kill any microorganisms that may have settled there during the months of inactivity. Such a process needs the exact and measured hand of a pool professional.
Why do I need a Lifeguard for my pool?
Having a lifeguard at poolside is a necessary precaution to prevent any untoward accidents from happening. It is vital that you minimize the risks of accidents and drowning as much as you can. A professional lifeguard is there to respond to emergency situations as well as prevent them from happening in the first place.
Who qualifies to be a lifeguard?
The minimum age requirement is 15 years. Aside from that, the trainee must be physically fit and healthy. Needless to say, they must also be strong swimmers. More importantly, however, is that they must have a sharp eye for danger and a quick reaction time.
All of these things are necessary if they want to perform the job.
What sort of training does a prospective lifeguard have to endure?
Basically, the training focuses on the ability of the lifeguard to perform emergency rescues underwater. That is why it gives strong emphasis to advanced water training. Aside from that, trainees are also taught first aid and CPR in order to prepare them for worst-case scenarios.
After finishing their training, where does the lifeguard go?
Here at Swimming Pool Management Services, we have worked out a system for our professionally-trained lifeguards. Upon finishing their training and getting their license, we ship them out to our local pool partners where they can have the opportunity to serve.
In simpler terms, we give our lifeguards jobs in the nearby pools.
What is the lifeguard’s job description?
In a nutshell, the lifeguard is put in charge of the safety of the people at the pool facility. This means they have authority to enforce the rules of the pool, admonish rule breakers, and encourage people to have fun safely.
Fixing the Pool Liner
Whatever type of facility you may have, whether it is an in-ground pool or an above ground pool, your pool liner is one of the most important aesthetic components of your swimming pool. It is one of the main focal points of your pool, so it is inevitable that someone will notice it. Neglecting this important part of your pool may be sending a bad message.
Aside from its impact on your pool’s aesthetic value, you also have to ensure that you get the type of liner that will fit your pool perfectly. That being said, we highly recommend that you get a thicker set of lining. This ensures that your newly installed liners can last for a longer period of time. You need this because your liner goes through a lot. It has to deal with weather changes as well the strong chemicals you put in your pool. So, keep in mind that the longer your liners last, the longer your pool is able to maintain its look.
Broken liners are no laughing matter. You need to think long and hard about having your liners fixed as it will definitely have an impact on your pool’s overall aesthetic value as well as its usability.