Sunshine Pool Service Owner Managed & Operated Rene Valenzuela (619) 895-1088
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I just moved into a new home in which the pool has not been serviced in several months and the water is yellow/green. Do I need to empty the pool and start out with fresh water? A. In most cases the water can be chemically treated and filtered to get it back to the required chemical balance. Generally in these cases there is also low levels of water due to evaporation and water may need to be added.
Q. How often should my filter be cleaned? A. It is generally recommended for a residential pool filter to be cleaned twice a year. However, this may vary depending on several factors, for example, if the pool is heavily used it might be necessary a more frequent cleaning. Or if a large amount of dirt made way to the pool additional cleaning will be necessary.
Q. What is a "Salt Pool"? A. "Salt Pool" is the common name for pools that have a Salt Chlorine Generator. In this kind of pools, the chlorine is produced by the Chlorine Generator instead of being added in the form of other chlorine products.
Q. I have a Salt Chlorine Generator that automatically produces chlorine. Do I still need to service my pool? Shouldn't that be enough to keep my pool clean? A. The chlorine produced by the Chlorine Generator is just one of the components of pool water chemistry. There are 7 components to water chemistry: chlorine residual, total alkalinity, pH, hardness, total dissolved solids, stabilizer, temperature. All 7 components need to be constantly balanced for a pool to work correctly and prevent equipment damage.
Q. Does Sunshie Pool Service maintain "Salt Pools"? A. Yes. We do service "Salt Pools".
Q. The water of my pool is turning greenish and is not as clear as it was. I have tried all kind of chemicals that my friends recommended and the problem continues. Can you help? A. Yes, we can help. Most likely you are experiencing an Algae Growth. Algae are one-celled plants, of which there are about 20,000 known varieties. In the pool business they're commonly known as Green Algae, Yellow Algae and Black Algae. When a pool water is not properly balanced and cleaned, algae can appear. Sunlight speeds algae growth, appearing in the pool as green, yellow, or black slime often resembling fur. It thrives in corners and on steps where circulation might not be as thorough as elsewhere in the pool. Algae can have an impact on the water chemistry components. In some cases it might be necessary to treat the water with algaecide to control the growth.
Q. Why should I pay for someone to clean my pool? Nowadays cleaning and maintaining a pools is very easy. A. There are several reasons to hire the Professional services of Sunshine Pools Svc:
Technical and Chemical Experience
Accessibility to Parts
Sparkling Clean Water
Low Cost Routine Maintenance
Call Sunshine Pool Service today, enjoy your pool and relax!
Q. Is your service really low cost? A. Preventive maintenance is always less expensive than corrective maintenance. Having a regular weekly routine maintenance for your pool (this includes maintaining a proper chemical balance and weekly inspections) will extend the life of your pool equipment. Improper balance in the water as well as deferred maintenance can cause costly problems in your pool system. So, yes, preventive maintenance is key to saving money.