Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pool Parties

With graduation's around the corner, and consistently nice weather in sight pool parties are about to be in full swing. Through years of assistance in this area, I felt this was a good time to address ways to help pool owners look like their pools should be featured in a magazine brimming with brilliance.

Now, before I start on this journey I want  to make one important statement....if your party is on Saturday don't start working on your pool on Friday! Although I risk sounding like Mr. Obvious, you would be surprised at the number of folks who do just what I described. Show quality pool water takes time, time for adjustments, and time to react. So, if your party is in fact on Saturday, start working on your pool on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The first step is to make sure your pool water is balanced. We can help you with this with our free computerized water testing. Balancing is an important first step as it allows the other processes to work at their optimal potential. Secondly shock the pool to oxidize and clean-up any organics and undesirable compounds in the water. Shocking also adds a quick boost of chlorine to the water. At this time make sure your chlorine source is added to the water. You now have a couple of days to "play around" with the water and make any necessary adjustments. There are times when it takes 24hrs for an adjustment to take place, so by starting early you have plenty of time. The last step is to "polish" the water. I typically do not use clarifies, however if there is a party I want the pool to look it's sparkling best. This application of clarifier will have your pool as clear as an aquarium. More is not better when using clarifiers....trust me for now I will explain later.

Finally make sure you are running the pool 8hrs per day during this process. Some folks like to turn the pump off during the party, I like to keep it on as the pool is under a lot of stress during the party.

So there you go.....follow these tips and your pool will give you all the pleasure of a perfect pool party.

Chat with you later....

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spa Owners-Care made easy!

In 15 years of assisting customers with spa water care I can't tell you how many times I was asked "Is there just one thing I can add that will do everything?" Well, the answer has always been "no", however there are some innovations on the market that get us pretty darn close.

The fist product is a natural product by ecoOne called Spa Monthly. This is an awesome product for those challenged with keeping their spa sparkling clear at all times.
ecoOne uses a natural organic approach to water care by using coconut essence oil as an attractant to the organics that give consumers standard care issues. This would include natural body oils, lotions, dirt, and minerals in the water. Best of all it makes the water feel soft, non-irritating, biodegradable, stabilizes pH and alkalinity, it's also all natural and non-foaming. One bottle of this natural "magic" will keep 500 gallons of water crystal clear for a month. It's compatible with most sanitizing systems, but in my opinion the most important feature of this product is how it makes water care so easy by carrying the load of the entire process.

Now, the next product riding the line of "just put this in and that's it...." comes closer than any product I'm currently know. This product goes by the deserved sexy name of SilkBalance.
I love this product! Gone are the days of balancing, test strips,sanitizers, and bottles of this, or that. Yup, all you add weekly is a dose of SilkBalance..........aaaand enhanced spa shock. Well, here is the story, SilkBalance has been in Europe for years as a standalone spa product. However, in America we have an entity called the EPA, and to have any sort of sanitizing claims SilkBalance was required to post a significantly large amount of financing for the EPA to conduct years of testing. In short, although SilkBalance does sanitize, by leaving out this claim and having the consumer use Enhanced Spa Shock which contains a small amount of unstable chlorine, we solved the issue. SilkBalance also makes the water feel silky soft, has a pleasant aroma, and just flat out rocks! Add your weekly dose of SilkBalance and Enhanced Shock and that's it. Our customer base is loving this product as well as many members of our staff.

Simply put....who doesn't want easy? We all do! For more information on any of these products, contact us on facebook @ Energy House Fresno, email us at energyhousefresno.com, or call us at 559.432.1500.