is upon us as well as the start of Hurricane Season. This can be a challenge
for homeowners as well as our service industry. We would like to share
some helpful tips and information to all our customers.
Rainfall makes Florida foliage
beautiful but its hard on the swimming pools. It dilutes the existing chlorine,
changes the PH balance and rearranges a stabilized pool. Its part of summer
and we do our best to keep the chlorine at a swimmable comfortable level.
Algae blooms are a battle.
Brevard County has one of the largest yearly yellow/mustard algae problems.
We hate it to. www.poolcenter.com/algae2
Its time for any upgrades
s well. We will be looking over all the filters to see if yours is ready
for replacing. The filter is really the center of your pool. Circulation,
filtration and stabile chemicals are key.
The pools must run when its
hot. At least 8 hours a day. During the hottest part of the day. I know
its an expense but its necessary for the proper maintenance of your pool.
We strongly suggest you keeping
chlorine at your home. If we have heavy rains for 2 or more days add it
to the pool. There is no way for us to visit every home in 1 to 2 days
after a storm. Also in the event of a Hurricane or Tropical storm chlorine
will be in short supply often weeks of waiting. We can purchase a filled
container or 2 for you and leave it and your home. Its $9.50 to do so a
jug. If you would like to do this please add it to your next payment.
Rainfall and storm water
in the pool. Most pools have deck drains to absorb run off or a slant to
run into your yard. Making sure the drains are cleared is very helpful.
Rarely does the pool overfilling happen but if so these drains and slopes
solve the problem. It is helpful for you to know how to drain your pool
of over fill if there is a problem. If you do not know how please ask us
to show you before the storms hit.
Preparing your pool for a
hurricane. Lawn furniture, grills, tree limbs etc are harmful to your pool
if they land in it and than have to be removed. We do our best to get there
after a storm but its a long process and a busy one. Remove those items
and store or secure them. Tree trimming prior too storms is very proactive.
Please keep in mind if we
are under hurricane evacuations we as a family and a homeowner are also
making that preparation to leave or secure our home.
Hurricane and tropical storm
disaster clean ups are not part of monthly service. These situations are
independent and clean up depends on severity and damage.
White flies are still a problem
in Brevard County. Yes the have moved up from South Florida and are here
to stay. If we notice you have an invasion we will let you know and give
you any information on solving that problem. They really do suck the chlorine
from your pool. Not pretty. See attached link for more info.
Phosphates also rear there
ugly heads more so in warm water. Its like algae super food. The minute
conditions are right they cause a super bloom. If we suspect we will test
and discuss the best treatment. I will attach a link explaining how phosphates
arrive in your pool. This is almost always the cause of a stubborn returning
We want to do everything
possible to help you relax and enjoy your swimming pool. If you have questions
please contact us.
Thank You, Ohana Pools