On hot days, there is nothing like having a pool on your Boca Raton property. You get to avoid the noisy public pool and beach, and just stay home and enjoy the outdoors in relative peace. Of course, this comes with some give and take. A pool requires upkeep and repairs so that you can enjoy it when you want to. The question is, do you have the time to maintain it or the training to repair a pool?
If not, then you have come to the right website. Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. has years of experience keeping the pools of Boca Raton in perfect working order. Our staff is expertly trained, and provides timely, efficient and affordable service so you can enjoy a dip without the hassle.
What is offered in your pool service?
We have a range of different options that you can mix and match depending on your needs. Here are some of our most popular services we offer the pool owners of Boca Raton.
Vacuuming: This is the most well-known part of pool maintenance, and it also happens to be one of the most time-consuming and boring. All the sediment that hits the top of your pool will eventually sink to the bottom and form a dark coating of debris. To remove it you must patiently and carefully vacuum the area to make it presentable and clean.
Pool cleaning: Besides vacuuming there are also the walls, edge and top of the pool. We will skim the surface, brush the walls and clean the tiles or lining at the waterline where stains collect regularly.
>Chemical service: We will test your water and add the appropriate chemicals to keep it crystal clear and safe for swimming.
Backwash filter: Just like other filters, the filter of your pool needs to be cleaned occasionally so it can continue to do a good job. Backwashing pushes the built-up dirt and debris out of your system and that is why the process is also known as flushing your filter.
If you are interested in other pool maintenance services that are not specifically mentioned here, then give us a call. We will almost certainly be able to help you out!
Once a year pool maintenance
There are many pool services which only need to be performed once, possibly twice, a year.
Pool inspection: Have our professionals carefully go over every inch of your pool for signs of trouble. By catching a problem early, your pool maintenance costs will be much lower.
Deep pool cleaning: Also referred to as an acid wash, this deep cleaning will remove the imbedded grime in the plaster of your pool that comes from neglect, algaecides or debris. The end result is a beautiful and uniform pool finish.
Firing up pools: If you have closed your pool for a season or two then it will need some special care to get it ready. We will clean the pool, shock the water and check your equipment to make sure everything is in perfect working order.
There is more to having a pool on your Boca Raton property than simply diving in whenever you please. If you have just recently purchased a new home with a pool in the backyard or you have recently installed a pool on your property, you can’t go wrong with choosing Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. to make sure that your pool is always swimmable.
That said, it is never a bad idea for a pool owner to have a firm grasp on the equipment and chemistry that goes along with keeping your pool clean and refreshing. With this in mind, we are proud to offer our customers a pool school program.
In our pool school program, we will go over how your pool equipment works as well as making sure that you know how to use it properly. We can also teach new pool owners about important chemical elements about their backyard oasis such as how to balance the water’s pH level, how to monitor its alkalinity and how much chlorine you’ll need to sanitize the pool.
Our pool school program is a comprehensive course on all the best pool practices so in the rare circumstance that our pool professionals are unavailable to answer your questions or carry out necessary maintenance, you’ll have the tools to maintain your pool yourself with the same expertise as a Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. employee.
If you are ready to learn how to maximize the quality of your swim whenever you need to escape the heat, call (561) 275-0069 today to register for our pool school program.
Just like any feature of your home, after enough time has passed, your pool will require more than just vacuuming, chemical treatments and deep cleanings. No matter how tempted you are to repair your pool yourself, remember that you are dealing with complex and expensive equipment, which is why you are better off calling Palm Beach Pool Doctor, Inc. to make sure your pool repairs are being carried out by a trained professional familiar with these systems.
Some of the most common pool repairs we can fix with ease include:Pump motor problems.
The pump motor has the most moving parts, which makes it highly susceptible to damage. Let us take a look at it to make sure everything is in good working order and circulating properly.Tears in the lining.
Small tears are easy to patch up whereas larger ones usually require the entire lining to be replaced. Our keen eye for detail will be able to assess which fix you require.Pool filter problems.
If your filter appears to be malfunctioning, first try giving it a rigorous clean. If that fails to correct the problem, give us a call and we’ll be prepared to carry out a full inspection.Leaks.
If you have noticed that your water level is dropping rapidly, give us a call and we’ll examine the whole system for leaks through a series of tests and fix it.
Above Ground Pool Maintenance
Above ground pools may seem like the simpler option when it comes to pools but they need just as much regular attention as a pricier inground pool. Did you know that your above ground pool can benefit from maintenance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis? While we’re not saying you need to have Palm Beach Pool Doctor Inc. in every day throughout the summer, we highly recommend a bi-weekly or monthly service just to make sure everything is working the way it should be.
While we always recommend having an on-site visit to your Boca Raton pool to learn about above ground pool maintenance we like being able to help out or clients whenever possible, so take a few of these points into consideration if you are a new pool owner!
- Your pool filter should be running for 12-18 hours every day
- pH and chlorine levels in your pool should be tested every day
- What should these levels be? 7.4-7.6 for pH and 2.0-4.0 for chlorine
While some pool installation contractors are good at helping their clients get off on the right track we understand that not all are. If you’re confused about what you should be doing with your pool, just give us a call. We’re ready to help!
Above Ground Pool Maintenance Cost
Having a pool in your yard is one of the biggest achievements for many homeowners in Boca Raton. But it’s no secret that pools can be costly. The good news is that when you work with Palm Beach Pool Doctor Inc. your maintenance costs don’t have to break the bank. With our certified crew you can expect to spend between $100 and $200 monthly. Now that’s not so bad, is it!
Inground Pool Maintenance
Inground pools need to be maintained all year round. These beautiful additions to backyards in Boca Raton need to be taken care of, but if you are a pool owner you know how worth it that investment in maintenance is.
Like above ground pools you’re going to need to make sure your pH and chlorine levels are within the right range. And because your inground pool is at ground level you’re going to have to take additional care to ensure that the environment is safe for animals and small children.
Aside from running your filtration system, checking levels, and shocking your pool weekly, a big part of inground pool maintenance involves cleaning, and safety procedures.
Inground Pool Maintenance Cost
Many of our clients wonder when they call for pool services if inground pool maintenance is going to be pricier than above ground pool maintenance. Luckily that is not the case. You can expect to pay the same amount for either type of pool, and no matter what condition your pool is in you can expect the same professional pool services from our dedicated team.
Hard Water Pool Maintenance
According to the United States Geological Survey, most of the ground water found in Florida contains between 121 and 180 milligrams per liter of hard minerals. Minerals like calcium and magnesium dissolve in the water and are usually invisible to the human eye but if the water in your pool is too hard, white scale forms can start to develop on the surfaces. If your Boca Raton pool has started to develop these strange stains and scales around its surfaces, you could benefit from Palm Beach Pool Doctor Inc.’s pool maintenance services.
The most important thing with hard water pools is to maintain a low acidity and low alkalinity levels, especially as the water temperature increases. Hard water pools are less likely to become cloudy or produce scale when the pH level is kept around 7.2 and the alkalinity is below 100 parts per million. Now, this might seem like a complicated task but it’s not for our team of pool maintenance experts.
Each and every one of our pool maintenance experts has received an extensive amount of training on how to properly test and treat hard water should the balance be a little bit off. So, don’t worry about having to learn the ins and outs of testing your pool’s chemistry when you can have your water’s hardness maintained by our experts.
Aside from testing the water’s hardness, the second most important thing to prevent hard water from ruining the enjoyment of your Boca Raton pool, is making regular use of a quality stain and scale chemical that can keep your water quality high. These chemicals, if applied correctly, can bind up minerals and metals to keep them dissolved, preventing them from staining and scaling your pool.
If your pool’s water is still too hard for your liking, our pool maintenance experts can also discontinue the use of calcium hypochlorite pool shock. This type of cleaning agent adds a small amount of calcium to your pool whenever it is added to the water.
If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the different chemicals, don’t worry. You won’t have to relearn everything you have forgotten since high school chemistry class to enjoy your pool. All you have to do is call (561) 275-0069 and request that a member of Palm Beach Pool Doctor Inc.’s qualified team of swimming pool professionals come and run some diagnostics on your water’s hardness. Once we have conducted an assessment, we can work out a custom maintenance schedule to make sure that your pool is in tip-top shape all season long.
And if you are eager to learn all the ins and outs of water hardness, quality and which chemical compounds work best to clean your home’s pool, it’s worth to remember that we are more than just a pool maintenance company. We also offer pool school services where you will learn all the latest industry techniques to make pool maintenance easy even when we are not available. For more information on our pool school programs, call (561) 275-0069 today.
If you live in Boca Raton and are looking for a reliable and trustworthy crew to maintain your pool, then give us a call. When your pool look a little under the weather, call the Pool Doctor!