Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about your swimming pool? Check our FAQ's below to see if we have the answer you're looking for.

Q: Is a Baby Gate necessary to add to my swimming pool?

A: No, it isn't. For safety reasons, it is always nice to have that extra piece of mind knowing that your pool is a bit more secure than if you just had window and door alarms. For the cost of investment, Baby Gates are worth it especially if you have younger children at home or ones that frequently visit your home. Melbourne, Viera, Cocoa Beach, Suntree, Merritt Island, Rockledge, West Melbourne, Palm Bay, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Brevard County

Q: My pool is green! What does that mean?

A: That means algae has temporarily taken over, and you'll need to thoroughly clean and treat your pool before you can start swimming. The cause for algae could be a variety of things; the most common cause is lack of proper filtration.

Q: Why is there a white build up along the water line of my pool?

A: White calcium deposits and mineral-scale buildup are potentially damaging to the pool, and they happen over time as a result of heat and the evaporation of certain water minerals. There are two different types of calcium-scale deposits that build up on the pool and create water lines: calcium carbonate, which is a white, crusty deposit, and a layered calcium-silicate combination, which is usually a white-grayish color. Hard water often aids in the development of these deposits. Softening your water combined with other techniques may prevent future water lines after their removal.

Q: How often do I need to clean out the skimmer baskets?

A: This will be determined by how much vegetation you have around your pool… and how much actually falls into you pool and is accumulated by your skimmers. You should get into the habit of checking them at least once a day. If you notice that they are not filling up then you can do it once every two days and so on… be conscience of the seasons. (ie the fall time when there tends to be more foliage).

Q: I bought a home and the pool is completely black!

A: The homes on the market today could have been sitting for a while and sometimes it's hard to determine how long they have been sitting vacant with no filtration system running on them. There are a few options that you can choose from to make your pool sparkling again. 1. You can try and change the water with chemical balancing. This is a risky option as, again, you don't know how long the pool has been sitting with the murky water. Sitting for a long period of time, the murky water will begin to eat at your swimming pools surface and create craters, cracks, and even leaks. It is best to choose the chemical balancing option if the pool is somewhat clear and the bottom is visible. 2. You can drain it and pressure wash it. This scares most people into thinking the worst. "You're going to POP my pool!" No, we won't pop your pool. A pool professional will determine the water table that your home sits at and leave just enough water in it to prevent your pool from popping. This way, a pressure washer can get right to the surface of your pool to fully clean out all the murky water that has been sitting on the surface. This option can also be a let-down as you may pressure wash it and reveal the fact that the surface has in fact deteriorated and has visible craters, cracks, and broken tiles. This is when you will need to move to option 3. 3. Resurfacing your swimming pool. Resurfacing your swimming pool will allow all old materials to be removed, clean and free of any murky waters, craters and cracks. Adding new tile will fill in any gaps that might have caused leaks either currently, or in the future. Remodeling or resurfacing your pool places a solid adhesion of materials that will last a guaranteed 10 years, and more often than not, resurfacing your swimming pool will allow the materials to last much, much longer if properly cared for. So, in a nut shell, the route you wish to take when trying to clear the murky black water from your pool is a big decision. Feel free to call us for a FREE consultaion whenever you have questions about your options. Having a professional's opinion is always very helpful!