Here at CTA, we pride ourselves in our extensive Pool Maintenance Program. We make a custom maintenance routine and tailor it to your individual pool's needs. Our program is a system of checks and balances for your pool and includes, but is not limited to maintaining Chlorine Levels, PH Levels, Overall Quality, Debris Control, Water Clarity, Gasket/O-Ring/Rubber Fitting Maintenance, Heater Inspection, and Water Level Maintenance. Below is some expanded information on each of the fore-mentioned areas.
To maintain the proper level of residual chlorine when bather load is heavy, we shock your pool once a week with a 3 to 5 times higher than normal dose of chlorine. Chlorine is broken down by the sun's ultraviolet rays. We also use cyanuric acid to stabilize the chlorine in your pool at the beginning of the swim season, which will help you maximize your chlorine's efficiency all summer long. Filters remove suspended particles from pool water but don't control bacteria or algae. We maintain a residual chlorine level of 1.0-3.0 ppm (parts per million) to kill bacteria and/or algae present in the water.
The ideal pH for pool water is 7.5. A pH range of 7.4-7.6 is considered acceptable. We maintain an alkalinity range from 80-120 ppm will help minimize changes in pH, which can result in scaling and corrosion.
To ensure accurate readings, we replace test kit reagents annually. To ensure the highest water quality, we test your pool's pH and free chlorine levels daily, adding chemicals as needed. Proper chemical usage is important for maintaining a healthy pool.
We clean and change your skimmer baskets frequently, which help minimize the number of leaves that end up on the bottom of your pool. When we clean the surface of your pool with a leaf net, we work your way around the sides first, then clean from the middle of the pool to the sides. We also recommend keeping the trees and shrubs around your pool trimmed back to minimize the number of leaves and debris that end up in the pool.
GASKETS, O-RINGS, & RUBBER FITTINGS-
We check the condition of the gaskets regularly--and replace them as needed--to make sure your pool's components cannot be penetrated by water. We also coat all accessible o-rings, rubber fittings, and gaskets with a silicone O-ring lube to keep them from drying out.
If your pool water appears green or has an unpleasant odor, the problem is probably caused by algae. We test for proper chlorine levels and make adjustments as necessary. We keep your filter, pump, lint trap and skimmer baskets clean and in proper working condition to ensure that your pool water stays sparkling clear. We adjust pool inlets so the surface water is moving in a circular direction. We also check and empty the skimmer and pump baskets regularly.
To maintain your heater's heating efficiency, we follow a regular program of preventive maintenance, including annual inspection and de-liming of the heat exchanger when necessary.
We maintain your pool water level halfway up the skimmer box opening. Normally, your pool should lose no more than 1/4 inch of water per day. If we notice a greater loss, a leak is a probable cause. Leaks can also be discovered by the following symptoms: Loose tiles or cracks in the pool deck, cracks, and gaps in the bond beam, water-saturated soils in the area around the pool, pool pumps or plumbing, and/or bubbles in the return water when the pool's pump is running.
Is your plaster cracking, the tile coming off, or is that drain loose? We can fix these problems and many more! Let CTA bring our 25 years of expertise to your home and diagnose your pool's problem. In any case we can fix the problem on our first visit! Our pool experts will not only diagnose and repair your problem, we will give you expert advice to prolong your pool's life and prevent premature problems in the future. And, if your pool requires more attention, we can provide it with routine maintenance to keep your pool in tip-top shape for years to come.
Here at CTA Pools, we have the ability to completely design your dream pool from the ground up on the computer first, before actually beginning any of the construction. Our designers use only the latest design studio software and CAD programs, powered by our extensive computer network to produce detailed architectural drawings. This, intern, gives you as the future owner a wonderful picture of what your backyard will look like when it's done before we ever start. By using this process, changes such as the location of a waterfall can be made almost instantly.
We first sit down with you for a consultation to get an idea of what it is you want for your back yard. Then we begin the initial design process and develop a preliminary template on the computer-based on our initial consultation. We then present our computer design template(s) to you; it is through this process that together we design the backyard of your dreams. The power of the computer enables us to make instantaneous changes to your design until it is too your liking, while at the same time, our experts will be making suggestions that facilitate the process.
We look forward to designing your dream pool together!
Is that pool not what it used to be? Is something lacking in your pool that maybe it used to have, or never had at all? Here at CTA, we can turn that older pool into a modern marvel for family and friends alike to pawn at! We use modern-day techniques combined with traditional expertise and a general "good eye" to make that older pool something you can be proud of.
Our computer design side will take your existing pool design and render a new model; all done in software so that you can see the end result of your pool without us having to touch a thing. Below is a recent renovation we started along with before and after pictures for your examination.
We have been maintaining pools in public arenas, apartment complexes, retirement homes, and gyms for a very long time here at CTA. Our Commercial Account Program will ensure that your specific needs are met. We pride ourselves in meeting the needs of even the largest swimming pools with efficiency and speed, especially over the summer. Contact one of our pool professionals for more information. We will respond to your request quickly!