A. You absolutely can take care of your pool yourself. However, proper pool maintenance demands weekly attention. All of the chemical levels including Chlorine, Alkalinity, Free Chlorine, PH, and T.D.S must be consistently maintained to have a safe swimming environment. In addition our pool maintenance technicians are trained and certified to identify changes in the performance and chemical balances of your pool. Should we find any problem areas a correction plan of action will immediately be implemented.
Q. Why is my pool's water cloudy?
A. There are many factors which can contribute to your pool's cloudy water. Some include inadequate water circulation, chemical imbalance, poor filtration, low sanitizer levels or lack of oxidation.
Q. Why is the chlorine smell so strong in my pool?
A. You are probably improperly administering chemicals. This overuse can be costly and harmful to eyes and skin.
A. RWI or recreational water illnesses are caused by bacteria found in water, such as pools and spas. RWI typically causes diarrhea-type illnesses, but also can cause skin rash and ear, eye or respiratory infections. Pool and spa water requires proper chemical treatment to eliminate the incidence of RWI. Also, people should avoid swallowing pool water and do not swim while sick.
Q. How often should I backwash my pool's filter?
A. Of the three types of pool filters - Diatomatious Earth (DE), sand or cartridge - two of these are cleaned by backwashing. In sand and DE filters, water flow is reversed in the filter to clean out debris (backwashed). At start up or after the filter has been cleaned, check the filter pressure. As the filter gets dirty the pressure will rise. Once the pressure has risen 5 to 7 lbs. it is time to backwash. DE filters need to be broken down and cleaned every 6 months. Sand filters need to have sand changed about every 5 years, depending on the alkalinity & calcium content of the water in the pool. Cartridge or modular media filters are cleaned by removing the cartridge & hosing them out with high pressure nozzle. Again the 5 to 7 lbs. rise on the filter pressure will tell you when to clean the filter. On smaller cartridge filters 100 to 150 sq. ft., expect to clean about every 10 days, on larger cartridge filters 300 to 450 sq. ft., expect cleaning every 6 months. You can be assured that our technicians at Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. will perform backwashing services when necessary.
Q. What happens during the excavation process of my pool construction?
A. This is the process of digging and removing the earth to prepare the site for pool construction. Excavation specialists will utilize large equipment to dig out the initial pool site to prepare it for forming and steel workers.
Q. How soon can you start construction on my pool?
A. Typically Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. can begin within 1-2 weeks of finalizing the design. The time of year and number of current projects under construction are also a factor. Other considerations include approvals from homeowner's associations and the necessary permits from city or county agencies.
Q. How much does a pool cost?
A. The price of the pool is determined by the size, type of finish, pool accessories, type of material that the construction will take place in and budget. Please contact Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. to schedule your free consultation today.
Q. What kind of options are available to add to my pool?
A. Technology changes constantly in the swimming pool industry. Innovative water treatment options, color lighting, spa products, remote controls, automatic cleaning devices and many other options are available to make your pool ownership easier and more enjoyable. You can also enhance your project with waterfalls, tanning ledges, fountains and vanishing edges. If you would like some ideas, please let us know and we will be happy to personalize your pool's personality.
A. Don't worry! Our expert design engineers have many years of dealing with the most difficult properties. Our expert design and engineering staff will and have handled the most challenging properties. Our innovative ideas will amaze you as we make your dreams come to life. Before you give up on that small yard or hillside location, contact Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. to give you design advice today.
Q. What is the best time of year to install a pool?
A. At Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. we install swimming pools year round. However, we encourage you to install your pool in the winter months allowing you to enjoy your pool in the upcoming swimming season so that you have the most time to enjoy swimming as long as possible.
Q. I live in the Dallas area? Do you service my area?
A. Absolutely! Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. is happy to serve the Dallas area including the cities of Allen, Carrollton, Dallas, Frisco, Highland Park, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.
We hope this page has answered some of your questions. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. at 972-758-9352. Or for your convenience, you may also submit a request form from this site.
Thank you for your interest in Blue Star Pool Care, LTD. We looking forward to serving you in the near future!