Last updated 7 days ago
Since Boca Raton stays fairly warm all year round, some homeowners decide to forgo heaters for their swimming pools. While this might be a good choice for some, others get a little chilly when using their pool at night or during the winter.
When deciding whether to get a heater for your swimming pool, ask your family members how comfortable they are with cooler temperatures. If you have the fortitude of a polar bear, you may not need a heater. However, your guests may not be as comfortable in an unheated pool. If you’re worried about the cost of heating your pool, keep in mind that the warm Florida sun does the job most of the time. When you want to use your pool on cool winter nights, you’ll be glad you installed a heater.
To learn more about swimming pool heaters, call Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. at (561) 404-4744. In addition to high-quality heaters, we provide our Boca Raton and Jupiter clients with incomparable pool remodeling services.
Last updated 14 days ago
If you’d rather not swim during the winter, or if you plan on going away for a while, you should consider winterizing your swimming pool. Proper winterization can help you save money on heating and prevent debris from accumulating in your pool. Here are a few tips to help you successfully winterize your swimming pool:
Balance the Water Chemistry
To make sure algae and bacteria don’t start growing in your pool, make sure the water chemistry is correctly configured. Factors to consider include your pool’s alkalinity, pH level, and calcium hardness. All pools are different, so be sure to consult a professional when balancing your water chemistry.
Lower the Water Level
It’s also a good idea to lower the water level of your pool to just below the mouths of your pool skimmers. This prevents water from entering the pool’s plumbing during the winter months, where it could potentially do some damage.
Clear the Water Lines
It’s also a good idea to blow all the water out of your pool’s plumbing. You or a professional can do this with a powerful commercial vacuum. It’s also a good idea to drain the water from your filter equipment, pump mechanism, chemical feeder, and other components.
Find a Strong Cover
Finally, you should put a cover on your pool. Some covers are essentially large tarps that attach to grommets around the edge of the pool, while others are more heavy duty. You might even opt for an automatic cover to make it easier to protect your pool. If you’re unsure which kind of pool cover will work best for your pool, consider asking a professional.
The pool experts at Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. will gladly help you keep your pool in good shape for years to come. To learn more about our pool construction, remodeling, and maintenance services, visit our website or call (561) 404-4744. We have over 15 years of experience maintaining pools throughout Boca Raton, Jupiter, and surrounding areas.
Last updated 23 days ago
Winter is coming up, and for many homeowners, that means it’s time to close up the pool for the season. To make sure your pool stays in good shape over the cooler months, you have to take the proper winterization measures.
In this video, a pool expert demonstrates how to properly winterize a pool. He carefully attaches the springs of the pool cover to the grommets along the edge of the pool. He also recommends lowering the water level, blowing out the lines, cleaning the filter, and adding certain chemicals. However, it’s important to note that all pools are different.
For help with any aspect of pool maintenance, don’t hesitate to call Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. at (561) 404-4744. We also provide pool remodeling services to homeowners in Jupiter, Boca Raton, and surrounding areas.
Last updated 1 month ago
Building a pool in your backyard is a great way to add value to your property and have more fun outdoors. Once your pool is complete, you might ask yourself whether you want to install a heater. Since Southern Florida is so warm most of the year, you might think that you don’t need to heat your pool; however, there are several good reasons to keep your pool warm during the winter with a quality heater.
Enhance Your Pool Enjoyment
If you don’t heat your pool, you may only be able to enjoy it during the spring, summer, and fall. Though Boca Raton stays relatively warm in the winter, sometimes it’s just too chilly to swim. You’ve already invested thousands of dollars in your pool—you might as well invest a little more so you and your family can maximize your enjoyment.
Increase Rental Bookings
Winter is a time when people from colder climates seek the warm refuge of Florida’s Gold Coast. If you’re not living in your home during this time, you might take advantage of the seasonal migration by renting out your property to guests. Advertising your heated pool can help your rental stand out among the others, and the money you earn from renting can exceed the cost of heating your pool.
Get More Exercise
Regular exercise is an important part of staying healthy. However, many people have trouble finding the will to exercise. If you have trouble committing to regular exercise, a heated pool might be just the ticket. Swimming is one of the best means of exercise because it works out the entire body and is easy on the knees, and a heated pool may increase your likelihood of regular exercise.
Pool heating is the most effective when you buy a high-quality heater and hire a team of professionals to install it for you. If you’re ready to start heating your pool, call Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. at (561) 404-4744. We’ve been providing pool construction and remodeling services throughout Boca Raton since 1996.
Last updated 1 month ago
If you want to add personality to your pool, choosing the right tiles is essential. First, remember that pool tiles serve specific functions. They can heat your pool or even reduce the amount of maintenance required to keep your pool clean. If you want a traditional look, opt for porcelain tiles. A mosaic tile floor will give your pool more color. For a more natural, rustic look that requires a bit more maintenance, consider tiles made from brick or stone. Your pool builder will have more specific information about the functional benefits and drawbacks of each tile. From there, you can pick a tile based on the aesthetic look you are after.
At Fountain Blue Pool Service, Inc. we have a wide array of pool tiles to offer you. Click over to our website to learn more about the pool construction and remodeling services that we offer for homeowners in Jupiter, Boca Raton, and the entire West Palm Beach area. For more information, contact us online or call us at (561) 404-4744.