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Replastered this pool in Mckinney, Texas using Durazzo “ocean floor” as well as new tile giving the backyard a facelift. Executive Pool Service has been servicing North Dallas area for over 30 years. We currently operate in Mckinney, Frisco, Plano & Fairview.
One of the biggest problems swimming pool owners have with an otherwise beautiful pool is the unsightly buildup of calcium and lime on a raised spa wall. Here is the best solution we have found as illustrated in these photos. We covered the vertical portion of the brick outside the spa with tile. The raining exposed calcium was cleaned off using 300 swimming pool tile cleaner from Bio-Dex.
How to choose the right pool company before you dive in.
An educational guide to help consumers choose a pool builder; ask the right questions about the company, design, construction, financing, personnel, support and service; negotiate a satisfactory contract.
I recently bought one of these for a customer who’s existing skimmer basket had blow out because of the amount of leaves falling in her pool. I’ve been in the swimming pool business for over 30 years & this is the best one I’ve ever seen. Looks and feels like it’s 3 times thicker and stronger than all the others. Even has a sturdy built in handle that helps when pulling it out.
First step is to drain the pool & spa. We don’t recommend doing this through the backwash as it could back up into the house. Proper way is to use a sump pump. This one has a float that shuts off the pump when the water is gone.
If your water chemicals are balanced but you’re having trouble keeping the “free chlorine” levels up, here’s some things to consider:
1.)Are you running your pump long enough to run all the gallons of your pool water 2x per day? Continue reading
1.Keep correct water level in pool:
Generally, the correct water level for a pool level is the middle of the tile. Insufficient water level will cause the pump to suck air impeding the circulation and possibly lose prime thus shortening the life span of the motor and totally shut down the circulation/filtration of water in the pool. Continue reading
Black algae is the most stubborn algae to get rid of in swimming pools. Using algaecides sounds good, but in my experience they don’t work that well and add metals to the pool water creating the possibility of staining plaster. The effective ingredient is usually copper which used over a prolonged period of time will “copper plate” the plaster on a gunite pool. Continue reading