Maintenance

Algae

How Do I Get Rid Of Pool Algae?

Swimming pool contractors and service professionals understand that the best way to address algae in a swimming pool is to take preventive steps to ensure that it doesn’t get a chance to take hold. If you’ve seen a swimming pool that has been taken over by algae, and in some cases, it seems as though it happens overnight, you know it is a dark green, smelly substance that you want to avoid. Algae creeps up the sides of the pool and down to the floors and infiltrates your equipment and your pool steps. It is difficult, and sometimes costly; to remove and can put your pool out of commission for a week or more. Continue Reading

Pool Chemistry

Tips For A Cleaner Pool

Keeping the water moving in your pool is important as it helps keep your pool clean. The filter system helps clean the water and good water flow is vital in order for the filter system to operate properly.

Proper circulation in your pool helps to stir up the water in every area of your pool to keep dirt and debris from settling in hard to reach areas such as under steps or ladders or areas that are farthest away from the jets. Here are some tips on how to get better circulation and save you a little time cleaning your swimming pool. Continue Reading

Backwashing

6 Simple Steps For Backwashing Your Swimming Pool

As the owner of an in-ground swimming pool, you know that there are many different tasks required to keep your pool clean and functional. From maintaining proper water chemistry levels, vacuuming, and simply skimming off the debris, swimming pools require constant upkeep. One way to keep your pools’ filter system in proper working order is through the use of backwashing, or reversing the flow of water through the filter to remove any built-up contaminants.

As dirt accumulates in the swimming pool filter bed, the resistance to water flow increases which causes a reduction in water to the pool. When the flow is insufficient for proper water circulation, or when the pressure gauge indicates a pressure rise of 8-10 lbs. above the clean pressure, it is probably time to clean your pool filter. Continue Reading

Solar Pool Heating

5 Questions About Solar Pool Heating Systems

The popularity of solar pool heating is increasing in Northwest Ohio. The fact is, solar pool heating is an environmentally-friendly alternative to other heating systems. Solar pool heating systems can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants. What’s more, these systems are low-maintenance and easy to use, with a proven long-life span.  As your Ohio swimming pool builder, Hawaiian Pool Builders has answers to five questions about solar heating pool systems.

Solar swimming pool kits harness the energy of the sun to help regulate the temperature of the swimming pool water. In many cases, solar panels are placed on the roof of your home to draw in the heat from the sunlight. From the panels to the swimming pool, tubing is connected which transfers the heat from the solar panels to the swimming pool, circulating the water. Continue Reading

Swimming Pool Rain

Coping With Rain

With summer in full swing, it’s time for BBQ’s, outdoor events, long nights, and days spent with friends and family in your in-ground swimming pool. It’s also time for summer rain storms. In northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan as the humidity builds, so does the possibility of rain. Often times it comes fast, hard, and in copious amounts. You may think that coping with rain is just the normal part of summer, but rain can have adverse effects on your swimming pool. Continue Reading

Pool Cleaner

4 Benefits Of An Automatic Pool Cleaner

A pool can be a great asset in the warmer months, providing a venue for family fun and activities such as barbecuing or just a place to rest and relax. However, to keep the pool attractive, it should be completely clean and neat. Debris will constantly find its way into your pool, especially if you have trees in your yard.

Leaves, grass and other debris can make your pool look neglected and unattractive, but can also clog filters or pumps potentially causing equipment failure. An automatic pool cleaner is a simple system that cleans most pools effectively. They are also easy to install, maintain and clean out.

They save energy. Since an automatic pool cleaner is self-programmable with microprocessors, it allows them to navigate around the water by themselves. That way, your pool stays clean without the need to expend your time and effort dragging cleaning tools through the water, and around your back yard.

Automatic pool cleaners can scrub the surfaces of your pool to create a cleaner more hygienic finish. They come in a variety of sizes and models to suit the requirements of your pool. They can be installed on an existing pool, or added to your new pool design.

Automatic pool cleaners are also very effective.   They can effectively clean the various crevices in the steps, walls or floor of your pool. This can prevent a build-up of debris which could cause damage to the integrity of your pool. Most are effective at cleaning debris, regardless of the volume or size of particles.

Efficient at sanitizing your pool. When manual cleaning can take about three hours, an automatic cleaner has the potential to clean the same size pool in roughly 45 minutes. This not only ensures a thorough cleaning, it’s done quickly giving you more time in your pool.

Some models even feature remote control operation which allows you to ensure that your pool is super clean without leaving the comfort of your sun lounger. This gives you to relax and top up your tan while the pool cleaner works, ensuring it is attractive and clean, when you want to take a swim to cool off.

At Hawaiian Pools Builders, we are here to help you with the purchase of your automatic pool cleaner. Considering the size of your pool, your budget and the exact functionality you require, we will make sure you have the right fit for your inground pool.

Vacation Pool Maintenance

How-To’s For Vacation Pool Maintenance

A common concern we hear is about vacation pool maintenance. At Hawaiian Pool Builders, we want you to come home from your time away with your inground swimming pool sanitized and operational.

Whenever possible have a friend, family member or neighbor ‘pool-sit’. Having someone ‘pool-sit’ would more than likely be giving them permission to use your pool while you are gone. In which case, make sure that you have taken the time to write down all instructions. Also, go over the instructions with your sitter to make sure they don’t have any questions and are clear on what you expect.

If that isn’t possible, here are some ‘vacation pool maintenance’ tips. Continue Reading

Rain Affects Your Pool

4 Ways Spring Rains Affect Your Pool

No doubt, this has been an odd winter for most of the country. And thankfully, it won’t be too long before Mother Nature ushers out Old Man Winter. Once Spring arrives, we can expect rain. Spring rains can affect your pool, and your pool’s water. Here’s four ways spring rains affect your pool.

Rain is acidic: Because rain is acidic, it lowers the pH of your swimming pool water.  Acidic water can damage your pool’s heat pump and filtration system. Additionally, acidic water irritates the eyes and skin.  Rain also brings contaminants from the atmosphere and leaves and twigs from nearby trees.  This additional debris can incrementally affect your pool water’s pH, clog the filter and cause more problems if not addressed. Continue Reading

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