If you own a pool, you need to read this article.
If you are unhappy with your pool or dissatisfied with the service maintaining it, you absolutely must read the entire article.
This info will change how you view your pool, and the relationship between your pool, your equipment, and your service provider.
This will be oversimplified to cover a ton of info quickly, so here it goes.
if you have a pool maintenance company, their primary goal is to be at your pool as little as possible.
This is not me bashing or ranting, this is just reality.
Their secondary goal is to use the least amount of chemicals required to maintain your pool.
Sorry, but it's true.
This doesn't mean they're all ripping you off, it's just how the pool service industry works.
It comes down to simple arithmetic.
Time+money+chemicals+fuel = cost.
If they can cut any of these costs, they save money and make more per pool.
Now throw into the mix that humans are flawed.
How many service providers are truly educated about pool chemistry?
How many of them are driven to grow their company, focusing on customer satisfaction?
How many are willing to take on the expense that being ethical and honest brings with it?
Again, this is not an attempt to bash pool service providers.
Education, owning errors and mistakes, as well as providing great customer service, all come at a cost, which is largely financial. Unfortunately, a large portion of today's service providers can not afford these expenses.
So to sum it up, if someone is maintaining your pool, there's a high probability that you've hired someone for a service who succeeds by providing as little service and materials as permissible, and they are very likely under-educated, and are carrying the burden of living month to month hoping nothing goes wrong.
Now you know why so many pool owners can't find a pool service provider that their happy with.
Now the good news, along with some really cool info.
Did you know that a GOOD pool service provider can be amazing and a God send?
They can offer smart solutions that will help them meet their goals while keeping you happy and actually saving you money!
Check out how these options for better pool water can completly change the game.
Our recommended technologies like UV systems, AFM (activated Filter Media), mineral induction combination systems, and centrifugal pre-filtration will all drastically improve your pool water and the work required to maintain it.
When combined to work synergistically, they produce outstanding results.
We believe in this tech so much that we install it on all of our signature pools.
We could spend a very long time explaining each one of these technological advancements in detail. However, as we said, we want to inform you first, then you can dig as much as you like.
below we'll list the technologies we believe are game changers.
we'll start by listing them 1-4
Along with what they do.
There will be an informational video for each.
1- UV systems - Ultraviolet can sterilize pool water without chemicals.
If you remember the Ebola outbreak of 2014, a UV robot named "Saul" made his debut and did not disappoint.
"Saul" the UV robot, made by a San Antonio based company called Xenex, proved to in fact be a literal killing machine.
It's been well documented that UV is an incredibly heavy hitter pertaining to disinfection.
Multiple medical studies have shown that UV can disinfect at an extremely effective level that is changing the way hospitals are viewing disinfection and even the use of bleach (chlorine).
It's the real deal!
2 - AFM (Activated Filter Media) - glass filtration media that can be put into a standard sand filter in place of the sand. This stuff filters down to 4 microns, prevents algae, prevents biofilm, recharges with backwash, and it actually never needs to be replaced. Yes, it will outlast your filter.
3 - Mineral Induction Combination Systems - combine anti-microbial minerals into the pool water that automatically deliver bacteria and algae-fighting minerals in combination with optimized chlorine for a cleaner, more comfortable pool water that doesn't require daily maintenance.
4 - Centrifugal Water Pre-Filtration - a revolutionary new stage process which captures 80% of the dirt load before it ever reaches your filter. The separated solids are collected in a collection chamber while the clean water is directed out of the pre-filter. Pre-filters can reduce maintenance by over 75%, minimize filter wear, reduce backwashing by over 50%, which keeps water and chemicals in the pool. This saves water which is always a good thing for the environment and your water bill.
So, there you go.
These are some of the technologies that get missed that will give you a more efficient, cleaner and healthier pool.