Folks, it’s time we have a conversation about pool maintenance products.
When it comes to caring for your swimming pool, a little upkeep goes a long way. But no matter what kind of pool you have—whether it’s in-ground or above ground, vinyl-liner or concrete—it will need regular maintenance. And part of that means that you’ll need to make sure you have the right tools for the job.
Fortunately, we at Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. have developed this guide so that you can get all the equipment you need to keep your pool in great shape. If you’re looking to purchase these products, then head on over to our online store today!
Here are our 4 online products you must buy for your pool.
When algae start to develop on your pool’s surfaces, it’s essential to have something to scrub it off.
An algae brush is a simple, straightforward device for getting rid of that undesirable pool plague. Typically equipped with stainless-steel bristles, it’s designed to scrub deep into the pores of your surfaces and keep your pool––algae-free. It’s a must-have item for any pool owner.
Note: If you have a vinyl-liner pool, you cannot use a stainless-steel brush. Opt instead for a brush with nylon bristles, which will be gentler and prevent damage to the pool’s surfaces.
Our Recommendation: A & B Algae Brush
Once you’ve scrubbed algae and any other grime off your pool’s surfaces, you’ll need some way to suck it up and out of the water. A pool vacuum makes this laborious process quick and painless. They’re also handy for removing leaves, flocculants, and other organic waste that finds its way into your pool.
Both manual and automatic vacuums are available. We prefer the convenience of an automatic, but they tend to be more expensive. And while there may be some who prefer the sense of Zen that comes from hand-cleaning a pool, we definitely consider the time and back-ache saved with an automatic vacuum to be a worthwhile investment. Your mileage may vary.
Our Recommendation: Dolphin Echo (Automatic Vacuum)
A leak rake is handy to have when you have a few leaves that have fallen into your pool, but not enough to make setting up the vacuum worthwhile. Leaf rakes are incredibly easy to use. With a large mesh bag on the end, they stop the leaves from falling back into the pool after you’ve skimmed the surface.
Our Recommendation: Purity Pool 18’’ Fenix Leaf Rake
Even though a telescoping pole does not serve any purpose on its own, it’s a useful instrument for extending your reach when using a brush, leaf rake, or a manual vacuum. And thanks to its telescoping design, you can lengthen it and shorten it to get a more comfortable grip. It also means you won’t have to continually walk around your pool to get closer to where the debris is. Heck—pull up a yard chair and skim your pool from the comfort of your seat!
Our Recommendation: Lion Pool LP816I
Buying a pool vacuum cleaner can be an intimidating experience. With a whole litany of different makes, models, and types available, it can be easy to feel paralyzed by the sheer number of choices.
Fortunately, we’re here to help you make an informed decision!
Here’s our rundown of the three major types of automatic pool cleaners: suction-side, pressure-side, and robotic.
Suction-side pool cleaners use a pool’s suction port to suck up dirt and debris. The pool’s suction allows the cleaner to “pulse” through the water, moving it slowly throughout the pool.
These cleaners are simple, with few mechanical parts, and are a cost-effective option for pool vacuums. However, they’re very energy intensive, and can drive up your electricity bill. They’re also more susceptible to clogging, and require more frequent cleaning, than other types.
Our Recommendation: The Zodiac MX8 Elite
As the name suggests, pressure-side pool cleaners rely on harnessing pressurized water to create suction, picking-up debris, and moving along a pool’s surfaces. The collected debris then moves through the vacuum into an attached filter bag. Pressure-side pool cleaners typically attach to your pool’s return port (rather than the suction port, like a suction cleaner). However, many pressure-side cleaners can also attach to a booster pump, which lets them operate independently of your pump and filter system.
Our Recommendation: The Polaris Vac-Sweep 360
Simple, smart, and convenient, robotic cleaners are the gold standard for pool vacuums. Unlike the pressure- and suction-side cleaners, these bad boys don’t connect to your pump and filter system. All they require is a plug-in socket, and they’re good to go.
Like pressure cleaners, robotic cleaners use a filter bag to collect debris, which needs to be cleaned after each use. However, recent years have seen a great variety of different types of robotic cleaners crop up. They range from simple and affordable models to swanky cleaners with jet propulsion, solar power, and four-wheel drive.
Thanks to the automated and programmable interface, robotic cleaners are by far the easiest to use. That said, their more robust build does make them more difficult to repair. Typically, this shouldn’t be a problem: when taken care of, a quality robotic cleaner should last ages. If, however, your robotic cleaner is proving troublesome, it’s best to call an experienced technician like ourselves to fix the problem.
Our Recommendation: The Dolphin Echo
Curious about more pool vacuum options? Check out our online store today!
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this saying can certainly be confirmed by pool owners. An accumulation of chemicals and pollutants can not only affect the quality of your pool water, but also cause unsightly stains and discolorations to your pool’s lining.
Palm Beach Pool Doctor is a leading supplier of outstanding pool equipment and products. We carry and locally deliver a selection of pool sequestering agents, metal removers, and stain preventing solutions.
One of our specialists would be pleased to recommend the product best suited to your needs! Call now!
Any pool owner will tell you the importance of regular maintenance, both for practical and aesthetic reasons. The multitude of chemicals used in pool water treatment can create the perfect breeding ground for stain-inducing bacteria.
By employing powerful, effective stain prevention chemicals, you help to keep your pool free of unsightly and unsanitary stains. You will also be keeping your pool’s water fresh and clean, regardless of the time of year.
Palm Beach Pool Doctor can recommend from our extensive online store inventory of pool cleaning and maintenance products. Some of the products we carry and deliver are:
We work alongside leading producers and manufacturers of these products, and we are pleased to be able to pass on the savings to you.
To learn more about our products, or for a free consultation, contact us today. We look forward to serving you!
Pool stain removers are commonly referred to as stain and scale chemicals by the pool industry. Their purpose is to keep minerals and metals dissolved in solution. When these minerals and metals come out of solution, they can stain your pool’s surface and lining. By keeping chemicals properly dissolved, you alleviate these problems. To combat this, we suggest our SeaKlear pool stain remover and Spa Pure pool stain preventer products.
While pool stain removers will swiftly remove discoloration and bring your pool water back to balance, the easiest option is to choose pool stain prevention chemicals.
Choosing stain and scale chemicals also helps your pool’s longevity. It reduces the need for frequent cleaning and maintenance, and wasteful measures like full drainages to remove surface stains.
All our products are highly effective and powerful, yet safe for your home and family!
We specialize in all services related to pool services, including firing-up, repair, maintenance and treatment, deep cleaning and more. We have all the resources and industry expertise necessary to serve pools of all sizes and types.
With our powerful, well-priced products, you can enjoy a well-kept pool all year around. As always, our staff of professional pool specialists can recommend and advise on a wide variety of products. Whatever your pool needs, you can be confident that we supply it and deliver it––safely.
Keep your pool free of stains and discoloration. We guarantee your satisfaction with our outstanding products and services.
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If you own a pool in Palm Beach County there’s no way you haven’t heard of Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. We offer the region’s leading pool maintenance service. Our team is able to handle everything from repairs to maintenance so that you can get back to enjoying the good times—pool side!
On top of our legendary pool maintenance and repair services, we also sell a wide range of pool vacuum cleaners. If you’re interested in a pool vacuum robot that’ll get at that hard-to-reach deep end, we have Dolphin Zodiac and Hayward robotic cleaners. If it’s a more traditional pool vacuum you’re after, check out our Pentair Dorado and Pentair Rebels.
You’re sure to find just the pool cleaner you need at Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. Check out our online shop or drop by the brick-and-mortar at 1660 S Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach!
Among the most popular pool vacuums on the market, the Pentair Dorado boasts a Bristle-Drive Technology that’ll do a number on even the toughest dirt and debris. With an oversized vacuum inlet, not even large objects like leaves and twigs will slow it down. Its oscillator and programmed steering will help it navigate around underwater obstacles so that nothing can stop it!
Or try the Pentair Rebel. With its compact design and dual-action roller skirt, the Pentair Rebel provides an unparalleled clean all the way to the water line!
Hayward is an industry leader for pool products. And their pool cleaners are no exception.
The Navigator V-Flex comes with patented SmartDrive technology for easy and programmable navigation. It also has the patented V-Flex variable vane turbine which makes it nearly impossible to clog with large debris. With maximum suction power, it’s one of the most reliable vacuums available!
The AquaNaut 200 and AquaNaut 400 also comes with Hayward’s patented variable vane technology for better suction and fewer clogs. It will climb walls and has an easily programmable navigation system. Plus, it comes with 40 meters of hose and a 2 year warranty––we’re very excited about this amazing vacuum cleaner!
The Dolphin S300 and the Dolphin Echo are the culmination of over 32 years of research and development. These premium cleaners boast programmable and remote-control navigation options. With the patented PowerStream mobility, the Dolphin S300 can climb just about any surface, vertical or horizontal!
And, because they use a waterproof 40-foot power cable rather than a suction hose, the Dolphin robotic pool cleaners won’t get tangled!
This super-efficient suction-powered pool cleaners are time-tested and pool-proven. With X-Drive Navigation, the intelligent bi-directional navigation system will easily climb walls, encircle drains and even clear at the waterline! The articulating turbine blades allow for maximum efficiency—even on low-flow pumps. When it comes to pool cleaners, the Zodiac is the leader in its class!
We could spend all day describing our vacuums. But if you want to get a good sense of what you like, it’s best to come by the shop to speak with our experts!
Call us at (561) 275-0069 for more information!
Without the right guidance, giving your pool a deep clean can be difficult. Without the right equipment? It’s impossible.
Luckily, Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. is able to help you on both fronts. Whether you’re looking for assistance in cleaning your in-ground pool or you’re just looking for the right nylon wall brush for the job, we’re the team for you.
In the interest of saving you a lot of stress, time, and money, we’ve decided to throw together a little primer on keeping your pool clean.
There are few things as wonderful as having a pool in the comfort of your own home. It is a luxury not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy. With the many enjoyments that come from a backyard pool comes a whole lot of responsibility.
The high temperatures and steady sunshine of Delray Beach make it one of the perfect pool communities in America. This climate of ours also makes any pool the perfect breeding ground for the many micro-organisms and bacteria that can compromise a pool’s health.
It sounds a like a cruel joke but it’s true!
That’s why any pool, whether it is used regularly or not, requires regular cleaning.
Cleaning a pool isn’t rocket science but it also isn’t as simple as scrubbing the railings with a cloth. There are many tasks, but not all of them need to be carried out on a weekly—or even biweekly—basis.
One relatively simple weekly task is skimming. With a leaf skimmer, you or your pool doctor can simply skim the surface of the pool’s water, removing leaves, debris, insects, and any other floating object. Having a decent leaf skimmer is essential. Thankfully, they’re also quite affordable.
Checking your pool’s filter is another essential weekly task. All the water that’s pumped into your pool has to first pass through the filter, which acts as a barrier for unwanted contaminants. Without a clean pool filter, small bits of debris and bacteria will find their way into your pool water. It won’t take long for that pool to become unsuitable for swimming in! Pool filters such as the Jandy – CS Cartridge are easy to clean, and they’re perfect for most residential pools.
Every so often—once a year, or every several years—you might need to give your pool a really deep clean. The deepest clean imaginable comes from acid washing your pool.
Over time, you might notice that your pool’s plaster has changed color. Maybe it has turned from white to blue or even gray. You might even drain your pool to try to scrub these sickly stains from the plaster, but to no avail.
To remove these stains from your pool, you need to acid wash your pool. During this process, your pool is drained and scrubbed. After your pool has been scrubbed down, muriatic acid is applied to the plaster’s surfaces. This type of acid is strong––so strong in fact that it will remove all these stains, and the entire topcoat of plaster along with it.
Acid washing is one of the pool cleaning tasks that many homeowners don’t feel comfortable carrying out on their own. If you’re looking to rid your pool of unwanted green algae, or you’re just looking to give your pool a fresh clean, call Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. and ask about our cleaning services!No person who spends hundreds—or thousands—of dollars on their private pool wants it to fall victim to stains and needless decay. Yet from time to time, stains appear. Chances are you’re too busy to give your pool an aggressive daily cleaning to keep this from happening. You might be surprised to learn though, that even a busy homeowner can take care of their pool. You just need the right information, the right skills, and the right tools. At Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. we’re all aware that those three things are hard to come by on the Internet. The World Wide Web is rife with misinformation, falsely advertised products, and shady entrepreneurs who make big promises they can’t keep. That’s why we’ve decided to take it upon ourselves to educate you on the basics of pool stain prevention. What causes pool stains? How can you get rid of them? How can you prevent them from appearing? Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. will answer all these questions and more.
Few things are as frustrating as making a several-thousand-dollar investment only to have it quickly ruined by factors outside of your control. Pool owners know the feeling of this sting acutely. There are a ton of good reasons to buy a pool, after all—and enjoyment of your home’s outdoor space with friends and family ranks highly at the top of most Delray Beach residents’ list. However, when you re-plaster the pool lining, and it becomes stained within a week or two, your splash pad can feel like, well, a burden.
Plaster is a great material to line a pool with. It’s a classic for a reason. It’s inexpensive, water-resistant, and relatively durable. But it’s also filled with millions of tiny pores that can hold onto pigment deposits effectively. So a stained pool is a reality that 90% of plaster-lined pool owners will face. All of us here at Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. will go over how to identify common stains and what to do about them. We’ve thrown in a couple direct links to products on our website that we can deliver to you for easy stain identification and removal.
Well, color is not actually a great indicator of what might be causing a stain in a pool. It’s more of a rule-of-thumb. The only way to correctly identify what is causing a stain in your pool with 100% certainty is to either call a pool cleaning technician or to use a stain removal verification kit.
These kits are inexpensive. They’re not 100% necessary, but I do recommend them. These kits remove all the guesswork from pool stain treatment and cuts down on the number of products you’re likely to try.
We’ve got a great one over in the store. Stain Drop’s Stain Removal Verification Kit is the kit I carry. It contains three unique surface tests to pinpoint exactly what’s causing your stain.
Cause: Dark, reddish stains often signal metal rust in the pool. Either you’ve got metals contaminating the pool for rainwater or a coin or electronic device fell in. Doesn’t really matter, it stains either way!
Treatment: Any of Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc.’s pool stain removers that treat metals. I especially recommend Sea Klear’s Metal Klear product. It’s affordable, can be used in salt pools, and tackles a wide range of metals to keep them in solution—and off your plaster.
Cause: Berries falling from nearby trees are the most likely culprit.
Treatment: Natural Chemistry’s Purge. Perfect for quickly clearing out organic stains.
Cause: Possibly precipitated copper ions, but more likely to be organic waste from falling leaves or bugs.
Treatment: Clear the pool of solid organic matter with a pool skimmer. Then shock it with a pool shock product to prevent algae overgrowth. Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. carries Shockwave, a really affordable treatment, here on our online site.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our brief blog entry on pool stains. If you want to know more, give us a call. Alternatively, click on any of the links above to be redirected to Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc.’s online store. We offer free local delivery in the Delray Beach, Boca Raton, and Bonton Beach areas, and advice you can trust to back it up!
Most homeowners in Delray Beach dream of relaxing next to their own pool after work. Lounging poolside with the kids on a hot summer’s day is everybody’s idea of a good time. But for many, that fantasy vision fails to account for the hard and grueling work of maintaining the pool so everybody can enjoy it.
The simple fact of the matter is that pool maintenance is an important household chore that keeps your pool a healthy and safe place for you and your loved ones to swim. At Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc., we’ve made our names by being the best of the many pool companies in the Delray Beach area. And so, who better to produce a guide on the importance of regular pool maintenance than us?
Take a look at this guide and let us know if you have any further questions.
Many Delray Beach homeowners don’t envision how difficult regular pool maintenance can be. The rule of thumb is that you should expect to spend as much time caring for your pool as the part of the yard it replaced. If you think of long afternoons spent drenched in sweat mowing the lawn, that’s about the equivalent amount of energy you’ll spend on weekly pool care.
And don’t think about installing robotic pool cleaners. They can’t keep up with dust and debris like human maintenance can. There is no substitute for sweat and hard work when it comes to maintaining the correct pH balance and keeping your pool free of algae and bacteria.
The principles behind pool maintenance are pretty simple. You need to keep the pool’s surface and floor free of debris and dirt. This requires sweeping and manually removing leaves and other garbage with a pool skimmer.
You will also need to spend time testing and balancing the chemicals used to clean the pool. Chlorine is commonly used and is inexpensive, but you will want to read your pool’s instructions as provided by the manufacturer to find out what products are best to sterilize your pool with.
There can be too much of a good thing, however. If you add too much product to sterilize your pool, you or your children can experience irritation and even chemical burns. Not enough, and your pool gets overrun with algae and looks like a swamp. As you can see, maintaining a healthy pool Is tough stuff.
It doesn’t have to be! When it comes to affordable weekly pool maintenance, Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. keeps afloat by providing the best customer service at low rates. We dunk our competitors by establishing winning relationships with all our clients in Delray Beach and beyond.
If you’re looking to find out how we can take the back-bending work out of keeping your pool safe and healthy for you and your loved ones, give us a call today! And bookmark this page, because we’ll always update it with pool maintenance tips and tricks.
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