Increase Energy Efficiency with Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service

Many pool owners are interested in learning how to increase energy efficiency in order to save money on their pools. Angelo Rodriguez, Jr., of Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service currently works on pools in Plano, Dallas, Rockwell, and the cities in the surrounding region. He is able to detect pool leaks and repair mechanical issues and thereby help his customers save on costs.

Using a pool cover consistently is one simple way to improve a pool’s energy efficiency. In fact, over 90 percent of the pool’s heat dissipates at the surface. Additionally, Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service recommends the use of an energy efficient pool pump to minimize the power usage.

Several cities in Texas also offer Smart Energy loans or tax incentives for homeowners who purchase solar-based pool parts. For example, the city of Plano operates a local loan program for borrowers who want to get into solar pool heating.

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Types of Pool Cleaning Equipment

While professional pool cleaning organizations like Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service in Royse City, Texas, can help pool owners by completing maintenance and repair for them, some individuals choose to clean their pools themselves. In order to do this job properly, a pool owner will need at least the items below.

  1. Pumps and filters. This equipment helps remove bacteria from the pool water, which keeps the water safe for swimmers of all ages.
  2. Automatic pool cleaners. Using a pool vacuum like a Polaris machine or a Kreepy Krauly automatic cleaner helps keep the pool free of leaves and other fragments that may contaminate the water. These machines scoot around the bottom of the pool and remove small debris.
  3. Brushes, nets, and skimmers. These tools, which can be used to scoop litter from the pool water, require a little more manual labor but can save on energy costs.

Operating in the greater Dallas area, Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service offers refurbished equipment like the items listed above at a very reasonable rate.

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Tips on Closing the Pool for Fall and Winter By Elite Swimming Pool and Spa Service Staff Writer

Although much of the country sweltered under a drought during the summer of 2012, soon enough the school year will start and the season will change to cooler weather. Though pool lovers may not want to say goodbye, in most cases closing down the pool is a necessity.

During the seven days before you close your pool, keep in mind a number of important steps that should be completed:

First, bring the pH to between 7.2 and 7.6. Brush, vacuum, and shock the pool. Add long-lasting algaecide to the sanitizer after it has been readjusted. Gradually reduce the filtering times and turn off the heater.

If you live in colder regions, you should close your pool when the nighttime temperature dips into the 40s on a regular basis, with the daytime temperature reaching the 60s and low 70s.

In warmer areas, it may be difficult to completely close the pool, because the temperature remains warm enough to promote the growth of algae and bacteria. Regular maintenance is still required, though at a reduced rate. A cover will keep the area much safer and also reduce the growth of algae.

About Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service: A full-service pool care company, Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service offers a range of maintenance, repair, and cleaning services to customers throughout the Dallas region.

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Salt Water Pools: Advantages and Disadvantages, by Angelo Rodriguez, Jr., owner, Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service

Salt water pools are becoming more and more popular at both commercial and residential properties, but not everyone knows what a salt-water pool is or how it differs from a traditional pool. Here are some tips for those looking to invest in a salt water pool: 

Advantages:
-Salt water pools use chlorine, but it is not placed directly into the pool. Instead, chlorine is released from the salt in the pool through a process called electrolysis.

-The water in salt water pools is usually less harsh on the skin and eyes.

-Since salt water pools do not need chlorine, owners do not have to buy or keep chlorine for the pool.

Disadvantages:
-Salt water pools can use more electricity than traditional pools because of the salt water generator.

-They still require regular maintenance and upkeep.

Salt water pools can be more conducive to algae growth.

Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service provides maintenance, cleaning, and repair services for traditional and salt water pools.

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Service To Others

Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small, and show you care through your actions by giving your time … We are all God’s children so it is important to share His gifts. Do not worry about why problems exist in the world – just respond to people’s needs … We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but that ocean would be less without that drop.“- Mother Teresa

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