Pool Maintenance in Kingwood

Eliminate stress and worry about pool maintenance with the help of the Kingwood pool specialists who offer a complete range of services for a safe and enjoyable swimming season. Whether you need a one-time service call, or require ongoing pool maintenance on a weekly or monthly basis, FSL Blue Pools customizes pool care services according to your specifications. 

Basic pool maintenance services include: 

  • Pool vacuuming
  • Leaf and debris removal
  • Water testing and chemical balancing
  • Shock treatment
  • Pool equipment inspection
  • Pool repairs and replacement parts

Filter and Equipment Inspection

Protect your investment in your Kingwood pool with professional pool cleaning from our experienced technicians. FSL Blue Pools staff not only clear waste and balance chemicals, but also inspect filter components and all pool equipment at your request and convenience. Pool care is made simple and easy with cost-effective solutions and prompt repairs from pool repair specialists. Benefit from total peace of mind and a swimming season filled with fun only when you sign up for customized pool maintenance plans tailored to your budget. 

Pool Shock Treatments

To get the most out of your pool, you need to give it some TLC on a frequent basis. One overlooked aspect of residential pool care is the regular shock treatment.

What is a pool shock treatment? A shock treatment cleanses the pool water of any common bacteria, organic matter, and dirt, and ensures that the chlorine in your pool is doing its job.

Sometimes the chlorine levels in your pool will bind to ammonia particles and small traces of nitrates. These nitrates can come from swimming trunks, sunscreen, debris, and various contaminants. When they find their way into your pool they react and bind with the chlorine.

When your chlorine becomes “bound,” you need to break it up. Otherwise all that chlorine will cease to be an effective sanitary treatment. One way of determining whether your pool needs a chlorine shock treatment is by smelling the water. If your pool has a strong smell of chlorine, it usually means that your chlorine has bound itself to the free-floating traces of ammonia.

To break up the chlorine, chlorination needs to be brought to its “breakpoint.” To reach breakpoint chlorination, the water’s chlorine level needs to be brought to a very high level. Doing this will kill off any lingering contaminants and ensures that the chlorine does its job as a powerful sanitizer.

When should you perform a pool shock treatment? We recommend testing your pool on a weekly basis to determine if the water is in need of a shock treatment. When your chlorine is in the range between 2 and 4ppm, you do not need to perform a shock treatment.

Want more information on regular pool care? Give FSL Blue Pools a call!

The Acid Wash Treatment: Aggressive Pool Care in Kingwood

Have you started to notice extreme buildup, discoloration or staining on the ground and walls of your pool? If you’re looking to restore your pool to its healthy and original state, then an acid wash treatment is for you. The acid wash treatment is so strong that it effectively strips stains and buildup from the plaster of your pool.

If you are considering performing this treatment yourself, FSL Blue Pools urges you to take proper precaution. This treatment requires equipment that is unavailable to most homeowners, so you might find yourself having to enlist the help of other people. If you want to protect yourself from any complications, why not give FSL Blue Pools a call? You’ll be able to rest easy know that your pool is being cleaned by a certified team!

The acid wash treatment is different from the chlorine wash treatment. While the acid wash treatment will remove stains and restore your pool’s surfaces, it might also damage those surfaces with repeated use. A chlorine wash, combined with deep scrubbing, will kill most germs and bacteria that linger in your pool.

The Importance of Regular Pool Maintenance

Vacuuming your pool each week is essential for clear water and well-functioning equipment. FSL Blue Pools recommends that the sides and bottom of a pool are brushed thoroughly prior to vacuuming so that all debris is removed. Neglecting to clear away waste results in clogged drains as well as algae deposits that stain your pool and may eventually contribute to equipment failure.   

Pool Brushing and Debris Removal Tips

FSL Blue Pools pool maintenance technicians recommend using a standard pool brush to remove dirt and scrub away algae before it sinks to the bottom of the pool which makes it more difficult to clear away. A stainless steel brush is effective for use in concrete in-ground pools. 

Vacuuming Your Pool

Before attaching the vacuum hose to the filter on your pool, make sure to submerge it fully into the water to eliminate air and for proper suction. Pump and filter settings must also be properly configured for vacuuming. Contact FSL Blue Pools for assistance or to set up an appointment for a service call.  

Cleaning the Skimmer

Cleaning out skimmer baskets regularly is essential to the proper maintenance of the pump and filtration system. For maximum efficiency, check skimmer baskets daily and remove leaves and debris promptly. 

Effective Filtration Systems   

Your pool’s filtration system should be checked regularly throughout the season. Whether your pool is equipped with a sand, cartridge or vertical grid type filter, FSL Blue Pools pool maintenance professionals are available to inspect, clean and maintain the skimmer, pump, strainer and drains on any Kingwood pool to verify its safety and so that all unwanted particles are consistently and efficiently removed.

Chemical Balancing

Depending on the level of activity and use, pool water must be tested daily or several times a week to add chemicals as needed. FSL Blue Pools recommends periodic shock treatments to cleanse and protect pool water from algae, bacteria and dirt, and to ensure that pH and alkaline levels are within a suitable range.

Contact our pool maintenance staff at any time for more information.