Don’t have the time or energy to keep your pool sparkling clean?
Leave the hard work to us! Our experienced and friendly technicians will:
- Skim leaves and other debris from your pool’s surface.
- Remove dirt and other materials from the side and bottom of your pool.
- Empty the baskets of your pool pump and other equipment.
- Test your water quality, including your pool’s pH, alkalinity, and chlorine levels on a weekly basis. We test your cyanuric acid and calcium hardness monthly or as needed.
- Make adjustments, when needed, to bring your pool chemistry back into balance.
- Check your pool equipment to spot any potential problems before they become costly repairs.
- Remove debris from your pool cleaner.
- Backwash your sand or DE filter monthly or as needed.
Manufacturers recommend weekly cleaning to keep your pool water clear and to maintain your pool balance. We can work with you to come up with a schedule that best fits your lifestyle, whether you opt for this regular cleaning or for more periodic appointments.
We understand that you have many choices when it comes to pool cleaning here in Houston. When we talk to our customers about why they chose ABC, they tell us that they appreciate the experience and high-quality services our pool specialists provide. Our licensed professionals undergo drug screening and a criminal background check during the hiring process, so you can feel safe having one of our specialists on your property.
In addition to our experienced staff, ABC is recognized as a Certified Pool/Spa Operator by the National Swimming Pool Foundation. This program gives our employees access to special training materials on pool maintenance, care and operation.
Can you clean my saltwater pool or hot tub?
Yes! Our licensed specialists have the tools and equipment to clean almost any type of pool or hot tub.
Can you also make repairs?
One of the benefits of choosing ABC for your pool cleaning is that our skilled pool specialists not only know how to keep your pool water sparkling clean, but also can spot any potential problems with your pool early on. By diagnosing and fixing a problem with a filter, valve or another part of your pool’s mechanical system, we can help you can address smaller problems before they become larger and more costly headaches down the road.
Will my pool be cleaned on the same day each week?
You will see the biggest benefit from your pool cleaning if a regular schedule is maintained. In most cases, your ABC pool specialist will come to your home on the same day each week. During holiday weeks or in inclement weather, our office will contact you to make any needed schedule changes.
Can I change the day of the week my pool is cleaned?
We create our pool cleaning schedules based on the availability of our specialists to serve different parts of the Houston area each day. We do everything we can to try to accommodate any schedule changes requested by our customers.
Do I need to be home when you clean my pool?
Most of our pool cleaning occurs during the day when our customers aren’t at home. As long as our specialists know how to access your pool area and your pets are safely inside, we’re happy to clean your pool when you’re away and have it ready to be enjoyed when you get home.
How long do I need to wait to use my pool after a chemical treatment?
If we perform a chemical treatment on your pool during a routine visit, we will leave you with clear instructions about when you can use your pool again. Depending on the type of treatment, you can typically use your pool again anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to allow the chemicals to mix into your pool water. If we need to “shock” your pool, you will need to test your chlorine levels to see when the level drops to a safe level to determine when you can swim again.
How often should I test my pool’s chemicals?
Although you can usually perform weekly testing on your pool’s chemicals, you are safer testing your pool water’s chlorine and pH levels at least twice a week. Regularly testing and adjusting your water balance will ensure your swimming environment is sanitary, that your pool water is clear and that your equipment is able to function properly.
What am I doing wrong if my pool smells strongly of chlorine or if the water burns my eyes?
Although it may seem strange, a strong smell from your pool actually means the opposite of what you might think: that instead of too much chlorine, there is actually not enough of this chemical in your pool water to neutralize the ammonia in the water. Organic materials such as suntan lotion, makeup and hair spray—otherwise known as chloramines—can react with the chlorine in your pool water, reducing its ability to sanitize and disinfect your pool. In some cases, when this happens, you may need to perform a shock treatment to restore your pool’s chemical balance.
Why is there a white build-up at my pool’s water line?
The last thing a pool owner wants to see is an unsightly white line along the side of your pool at the water line. In most cases, white residue indicates that your pool’s calcium levels are high. There are a few ways you can solve this problem, but the first thing you will want to try is to add a water softener to lower your total water hardness.
How often should I backwash my filters or clean my pool cartridge?
When your sand or Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filter’s pressure gauge reaches 8-10psi more than the start-up pressure, you’ll want to backwash the filter to remove dirt and debris. You may also consider backwashing your filter after you clean your pool after a big storm, when you notice an algae bloom in your pool or when you are trying to address cloudy pool water. For Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filters, you’ll need to add new DE powder to the filter through the skimmer after each time your backwash.
Why is my pool cloudy?
The clarity of your pool water is based on three factors: physical, chemical and biological. Cloudy or green water may indicate that your filters are dirty or defective, your water isn’t circulating properly, your pool chemistry is out of balance or that you have a buildup of algae.
Why is my pool pump noisy?
Although your pool pump won’t likely be completely silent, louder than normal noises can indicate a problem. If your pump suddenly becomes noisier, you may hear a knocking sound, which can indicate higher pressure than normal. This situation, called cavitation, can damage your pump over time. Suction leaks or bad motor bearings may be to blame. ABC’s skilled pool techs can diagnose any underlying problems and suggest a course of action.
How long do I need to run my pump?
Typically, you should run your pump about 8 to 10 hours during the summer months, when you are using your pool more often, and just four to six hours during the winter. As with many other parts of your pool’s mechanics, however, the amount of time you should run your pump depends on several different factors. The best way to get recommendations on how long to run your pump is to ask your pool technician to take a look at your pool and the specific equipment you have.