Category Archives: Swimming Pool Repair

Swimming Pool Safety-Children

Swimming Pool Safety Tips for Parents & Kids

You care for your pool by maintaining it with regular pool service and cleaning, but a clean pool isn’t the only way to keep your family safe. As you get the pool ready for swimming season, you’ll want to go over some simple safety rules with the kids. These rules are essential even if they’ve already taken safety lessons and have enjoyed the pool each summer for many years.

Go Further than Lessons

One of the simplest ways to ensure your child’s safety in the pool is through swimming lessons. You may choose to teach your child to swim, or you may think about hiring a local teacher. City pools and neighborhood recreation pools often also provide lessons.

A child who knows how to swim may also benefit from learning simple safety rules that all swimmers need to observe. Ensure your child feels comfortable and safe in the water through swimming lessons, but also make sure those lessons come with information on pool safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals swimming lessons may reduce the risk of drowning by 88% for children aged one to four years.

After the first swimming pool cleaning of the season is complete and your pool is ready to use, remind the kids of the following rules before they jump in the water:

  • Never run around the pool
  • No horseplay around the pool
  • Never dive into the shallow end
  • Always swim with a buddy
  • Never push anyone else into the pool
  • Know how to dial 911 for emergencies

Swimming Pool Safety SignIn addition to these basic safety rules, it’s also important to have a talk with teenagers who might be inclined to drink and then swim in the pool. Alcohol greatly increases the risk of drowning. Also, encourage teenagers to remain vigilant when young children are in the pool.

Pool Safety for the Adults

Children who know the rules of the pool will enjoy a safe and happy summer, but adults should also remain aware of safe habits and pool rules.

Install safety equipment: Consider swimming pool upgrades from A Better Pool Service like alarms, fences, and pool covers to enhance safety when the pool is not in use.

Inspect the pool regularly: Keep up with regular maintenance and pool repairs to ensure there aren’t any electrical problems or other issues that could pose a safety threat.

Pool Safety and Small Pools

There’s a misconception that large pools require lessons in safety while small plastic pools that take just a few minutes to fill aren’t dangerous to anyone. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case since a small child doesn’t need a deep pool in which to drown.

Remember: Supervision is always priority number one when any pool of any size is in use.

Greet the season with a safe and happy pool experience. After arranging for your seasonal swimming pool service visits, sit down with the family and go over these simple safety rules.

When it’s Time for Swimming Pool Repair?

If your pool started to give you issues this past summer, winter is the best time to address those pesky swimming pool repairs. By having a reliable Dallas pool maintenance company on your side to inspect the problems, you can get everything taken care of during the off season so you backyard oasis will be back up and running in the spring.

From pool filtration equipment and filter part replacement to swimming pool lighting and pool crack repair, A Better Pool Service works year round to help homeowners keep their pool up to par so they can enjoy the luxuries of pool ownership. Our pool services have helped many Dallas area residents prevent costly pool repairs that typically occur from neglecting the smaller issues.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Service in Dallas, Carrollton and Surrounding Areas

With our swimming pool cleaning services, we also provide maintenance care; our expert pool technicians will not only clean your pool, but they will also check out all the equipment and parts to make sure they are operating properly. Even during the colder months of the year your pool needs necessary maintenance to keep it in working order.

  • We will check and clean the pool skimmers for debris and make sure all the parts are working properly. If you do not have a pool cover during the off season, we will clean the surface in and around the pool area.
  • As the temperature drops the filtration of your pool can be decreased; we can change the settings of your pool filter and pumps down to only 4 to 6 hours per day, which will also reduce your energy costs during the winter.
  • During the off season it is still important to keep up with your swimming pool chemicals. While you do not need to treat your pool as frequently, it is still important to check the pool chemistry at least once a week during both the fall and winter; your pool’s finish and equipment can be damaged if the pool chemicals are imbalanced.
  • Pool repairs will be addressed to you as we inspect your pool on a regular basis; this will prevent major repairs in the future and will save you hundreds to even thousands of dollars.

Pool Equipment Repair Expertsswimming-pool-repair

Or technicians are highly trained to perform maintenance and repair on all types and brands of pool equipment. They are skilled on all the major brands of pool equipment including Aquapure, Aqua Link, Compool, Ecosmarte, King Technology/Frog Systems, Laars Heaters, PACFAB, Plaris, Purex, Zodiac and many more. No matter how old, new, or type of equipment, our experts can handle it!

If you are having issues with any component of your swimming pool equipment, please contact us immediately at (214) 347-8016 or submit a request with our online form.

A Better Pool Service is here for all your pool repair and maintenance needs!

Spa repair, hot tub service

Common Hot Tub Heater Repair

Are you considering installing a spa or hot tub, but aren’t sure about the repairs that go along with it? Do you currently own a hot tub and don’t know what parts need to be replaced and when?

The first clue when needing a hot tub heater repair is the water temperature. If your hot tub starts to become a cool tub, what should you look at first, besides a clean hot tub filter, good water level and an operating pump?

There are many components that contribute to an electric hot tub heater repair.

  • Flow Switch is the part that tells the heater that there is enough water flow into the heating element and is safe to give power to the heater element. It has two wires that connect to the control panel and it senses the flow of water that goes through; the flow switch can get stuck by either opening when it should be closed or closing when it should be open. If you have a common issue like wire shortages or loose connections, you can isolate the flow switch from the circuit to determine if it is the source of the problem. By removing it from the circuit and bypassing the current to see if the hot tub heater operates without the flow switch, and it does work, then replace it.
  • Heater Elements, which are wire filaments that are wrapped in insulating powder surrounded by a sheath, are located in the heating chamber. When properly connected, the power leads connect to the element and should heat the element which heats the hot tub water. An OHM meter is used to test the heater element for a short circuit. When testing, test on the lowest setting, then measure the resistance of the terminals; an infinite reading on the meter indicates there is no continuity to ground, which is the reading that you want; if you do not receive that, then there is likely an issue with the heater elements.
  • Thermostats for hot tubs are also an important component that can cause issues. In older hot tubs or spas, the thermostat comes as a manual part. It can be easily turned on by turning a knob, but some systems require an Allen key to turn. Check the thermostat to see if it is set on the correct temperature, but be sure not to turn it above 104 degrees. If you own a newer model hot tub, it is likely that it uses electric potentiometers to control the temperature from the circuit board. If the thermostat is reading a different temp from that of the actual water temp, then it may be time to replace the thermostat or consult a professional regarding certain settings for you hot tub.

Hot tub repair, hot tub part replacement

Additional Spa and Hot Tub Part Replacement

There are many working parts and components that operate a hot tub including heater unions that have to do with leaking problems, the Hi-Limit switch that works as the temperature sensors, the contactor that regulates voltage and much more. If you can narrow down the issue or broken part, you could save yourself a lot of time and headache.

If you need help with any hot tub heater repair in Dallas, contact us today!

Spa repair, hot tub maintenance

When it comes to inspecting and maintaining pool and spa functionality, A Better Pool Service has the professional staff and experience your hot tub needs to be kept in fine working order.