Frequently Asked Questions

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Salt Water FAQ (4)

Is having a salt water system like swimming in the ocean?

No, the ocean has about 20,000 parts per million (ppm) of salt in the water, while a saltwater pool has only about 3000 parts per million salt. At 3000 ppm, you generally cannot even taste the salt.  Any water under 6000 ppm is still considered fresh water. Your eye contains about 9000 ppm salt

Is the water still blue?

Yes, since the salt water system creates chlorine, the water is still blue and also very clear. A salt system gives your pool the best water quality you have ever seen.

Does having a salt water system soften the pool water?

Yes, and this is another benefit of the salt system. Many pool owners appreciate the soft feel of the water.

Where does the salt go?

We add granulated salt (looks a lot like table salt, but without any additives) to the pool according  to manufacturers instructions. Most manufacturers recommend pouring it into the deep end of the pool, but read your directions carefully. The salt quickly dissolves in the pool water.

General (8)

What should I do if my pools pump or filter is making strange noises?

Always turn the system off at the breaker (not the time clock), and contact a pool technician ASAP.

When is the best time to resurface my pool?

Pools may be resurfaced at anytime throughout the year, however, as a word of caution, it is not a good time to do it when a lot of leaves or debris are falling, when your area is experience a lot of  rainfall, or in freezing weather. As a side note, you need to be aware that the pool will not be open for swimming for 10 to 14 days once the pool has been refilled.

What should I do during the winter months as the temperature begins to drop?

In case of freezing temperatures: run pool system continually (until temperature’s rise) so that the pipes won’t freeze.

What should I do in case of excessive rain or hurricane?

a) never drain pool half way down the pool could pop out of ground

b) overflow of pool water will automatically drain off into the yard

c) lawn furniture that can not be placed under-shelter, can be placed into the pool (with the
exception of glass or steel framed furniture)

How long should I run my swimming pool filtration system?

summer months: 12 hours per day
winter months: 8 hours per day

Do you service all types of pools?

No. We only service ingound, gunite pools. We do not work on vinyl, fiberglass, or aboveground  pools. However, the various chemicals and some of the parts we sell can be used on all types of  pools.

What areas do you service?

The Woodlands, Montgomery, Conroe & Lake Conroe