A pool without a pool filter is not a sight you want to see. Filters rid your swimming pool of bacteria, dirt, and debris, which in turn keeps your water nice and clear. Not to mention, they protect swimmers from getting sick too.
It’s a crucial element of the swimming pool experience. Without one, we guarantee your local, public swimming pool would not be a popular spot in your community. Read on to discover the ABCs of pool filters and how to go about choosing one for your backyard pool.
There are three main types of pool filtration units that you need to be familiar with.
In a nutshell, sand filters are the most commonly used filters in residential pools. The reason for this being that they’re inexpensive and easy to maintain. They may be an ideal choice for the budget-conscious homeowner. The downside is, sand filters are not as effective at catching dirt. What’s more, homeowners get stuck with the tedious task of backwashing.
Cartridge filters, on the other hand, are fast becoming the most popular choice for new pool installations among homeowners, and they’re the units we typically recommend. These bad boys will keep your water looking cleaner—catching particles 2x smaller than sand filters. They’re also extremely compact and easy to clean.
Forget about the dreaded backwashing job. Cartridge filter systems eliminate the need for the task altogether. What’s more, cartridge filters are known to extend the time between cleaning and replacing filter parts. With some models, you’ll only have to clean them once every season.
Finally, DE filters are the Rolls-Royce of pool filtration systems. They’re capable of trapping outrageously tiny particles, using advanced diatomaceous earth technology. Usually, they’re not the go-to option for the average homeowner.
So, now that you know the kinds of filters out there, you can make an informed decision on the one that’s right for you. But your job’s not done yet! Next, you need to size your filter correctly.
Typically, we recommend oversizing your filter system, and we’ll tell you why! Although buying a bigger filter might seem like a waste of money, it’s actually a great trick to save money in the long run. Oversizing your filter will reduce the stress load on your filter and pump, effectively extending its lifespan. You’ll also cut down on the frequency it needs to be cleaned, which is good news for your to-do list.
If you’re unsure about the kind or size of filter you need, don’t hesitate to drop us a line! The team at Palm Beach Pool Doctor is always happy to help. By the way, our online store stocks a wide range of filter systems for every size and type of pool. Some of the reputable brands we carry are:
We hope this short guide gives you all the need-to-know information on pool filters. If you still want to know more, feel free to drop by our shop for a visit!
If you’re in the market for a new home and you’re thinking about investing in a beautiful new property with a pool, make sure you’re not jumping into anything without a professional pool inspection. Although a pool generally adds to the market value of a home, one that isn’t in good condition can be a money pit.
Home inspectors rarely have the required expertise to assess a pool system properly, and you shouldn’t rely on them alone. It is highly recommended to hire an expert like the Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. for the job. A professional pool inspection should always include a full assessment of the following components.
Our pool inspector will first and foremost take a walk around the pool area, taking note of the deck, the coping, and the mastic that connects them both. A good initial walk-around of the pool will allow us to quickly determine if the pool is in good condition or not.
Then, we will check that the pool has the appropriate safety features. Our pool inspector will carefully assess whether the pool area is secure with complete fencing and correctly latching gates.
This is a big one! Our pool inspector will carefully check the pool from top to bottom. It is probably best for us to empty it to get a grasp of the whole pool truly. We’ll then be able to inspect the pool lining and foundation for any cracks or leaks, or any other kind of damage that could end up causing you trouble.
The pool’s hardware will be carefully checked. This means all the ladders, the handrails, the drains, the lights, and anything extra that is connected or a part of your pool. For example, your specific pool might have a diving board or a water feature that might need particular attention.
In the case of a diving board, it is essential to test it to ensure it is adequately secured to the ground and isn’t cracking or weakening. Especially if it’s older and has seen better days, inspection is a must to be sure it doesn’t pose a danger.
Finally, the pool’s electrical components will be looked at and assessed. This accounts for the pool filters, pumps, plumbing, heaters, timers, and anything else. We will get back to you with a full report of our findings and easily be able to let you know if the pool is in complete working condition or may need repair.
With a little bit of help and a professional eye, make an informed decision on whether a property is worth your while. You’ll save a lot of time and money in the long run and have a safe and fully functional pool to enjoy. Always better to be safe than sorry!
When you find yourself in need of pool vacuum repair or general pool repairs, look no further than Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc.. Our diligent, skilled pool specialists can keep your pool vacuum, pump, and other components working effectively!
With our unmatched expertise in pool systems, products, chemicals, and accessories, we offer the pool services you need. Arriving promptly on the scene, we professionally diagnose your pool vacuum issue and proceed diligently with the repairs.
We’ll have it working as good as new in no time!
To schedule a pool inspection and service appointment, contact us today!
Any pool owner will tell you that installation is just the first of many steps. Pool cleaning and maintenance are required to enjoy countless happy hours in or by the pool with your loved ones. The primary tool involved in these activities is an efficient, effective pool vacuum.
If you suspect that your pool vacuum isn’t functioning at its peak, simply reach out to the pool professionals at Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc.. We can assess its appearance and condition and proceed with the necessary services. We can replace or repair any pool vacuum component as needed. If replacement proves essential, we offer an unparalleled inventory of industry-leading pool vacuum products.
With our pool vacuum services, you’ll enjoy a well-functioning and inviting pool for years to come!
Contact us today to learn more about our pool services!
At Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc., we believe in the endless enjoyment provided by swimming pools and are pleased to specialize in all aspects of pool ownership. We work alongside leading manufacturers and suppliers of outstanding pool products and can offer unbeatable low costs on our entire inventory of products.
We carry products made by highly reputable brands such as Hayward, Maytronics, Dolphin, Zodiac, Pentair, and others.
We offer repair and maintenance services for any of these vacuums, promptly and diligently in our well-equipped facility. We can also sell you a new model if yours is unrepairable.
We have been providing outstanding pool maintenance, repairs, and inspection services to pool owners for several years.
We operate in a wide geographical area which includes Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Boca Raton, and elsewhere in Palm Beach County. We have established a considerable reputation for our unparalleled expertise, wide range of services, and great rates.
When you require pool vacuum repair or maintenance, or any other pool services, we are the company to call!
Enjoy a beautiful, refreshing pool all year round with the pool specialists at Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc.. Our pool specialists have the product inventory, skills, and resources to provide the services you need— all for incredibly low rates.
To set up your pool inspection today, or to learn more about our services, contact us today.
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.
Call for a free consultation!
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.
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