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Get that filter cleaned!

Swimming season is just around the corner. Be ahead of the game and have your filter cleaned before you get back in the pool. Call Chuck, our service scheduler, today! And while we are there we can spend some extra time to inspect all of your pool equipment and make sure it is operating as it should.

End of Year Pool Filter Clean

pool filter cartridge

Is Your Pool Filter Clean & Ready for Winter?

The Pool Man, Inc. wants to remind you that it is important to make sure your pool filter is clean before the end of the season. 

Think of the pool filter like a filter in a vacuum, if it’s all clogged and dirty, efficiency will go down and things won’t get sucked up. But unlike a vacuum, this is a more costly fix should something not work, so keeping the pool filter clean is one of the most effective ways that your pool will operate at its best.

Contact us today to schedule your end of year pool filter clean, to ensure your pool is running at its best even through the winter months.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool constructionswimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!

 

Make Sure Your Pool Heater is “Winter Ready”

enjoying a hot tub

Is Your Pool Heater “Winter Ready”?

It may be warm here in Houston, but it is the perfect time to make sure your pool heater is ready for the winter.  Just think, when it is cool outside, it can be nice and toasty in your spa.

When winter comes, you do not want to be blindsided with a broken pool heater.  If you are in need of pool service, maintenance, or repair services in Houston, Tomball, Cypress and surrounding areas, our pool service team can help.  Call the Houston pool service specialists at The Pool Man, Inc. to schedule your pool service, maintenance, repair as well as pool heater or pool equipment check today.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool constructionswimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!

Pool Maintenance Tip, Pool Service Company in Houston, The Pool Man, Inc.

pool skimmer
Have you skimmed the pool and cleaned out the baskets today? One of the simplest ways to keep a pool looking good and functioning well is to get rid of the most evident debris.

According to the experts, skimming the pool every few days helps the efficiency of the pool’s circulation system — think about it, everything you don’t get eventually sinks to the bottom and could find it’s way into the filter — and may lower chlorine use.

Be sure to empty the skimmer baskets every few days, too, and dump out anything caught in there with a few shakes or spray it with the hose.

Remember, if you do not have the time or inclination to clean your pool, skimmer or filter, contact the pool maintenance team at The Pool Man, Inc. for complete information on our pool maintenance services.

ABOUT THE COMPANY
As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool constructionswimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!

Swimming Pool Water Testing Tips from Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

testing pool water, pool water testing kit
The Houston weather is getting warmer and swimming pools are getting more use.  As summer rolls around, testing your swimming pool water should become a routine part of your week, and a basic at-home testing kit is easy to come by. Here are a few testing tips from the professionals to get the most accurate results.
  • The best time to test the pool water is at dusk.
  • Make sure to choose an area of the pool where water does not come back from the filter, preferably the deep end and submerse the kit elbow deep.
  • When you open your kit, be sure not to drop any water on the testing strips as they will become contaminated.
  • Wait at least four hours after swimmers have left before you test the water.
  • Wait at least eight to 12 hours after a rain or windstorm before you test the water.
  • Weekends aren’t the best time to test as neighbors mow their lawn or fertilize and if it’s in the air, it can affect your reading.
  • If you have a normal pH reading for three weeks and suddenly get a high or low reading, wait 24 hours and test again. If it’s the same reading then, adjust accordingly.
  • Test your water at same time of day each time you use your kit.
  • Run the pump at least one hour before testing the water.
Please remember these helpful tips when testing your swimming pool water.  If you do not have the time to maintain your swimming pool, The Pool Man, Inc. offers pool maintenance service in Houston, Tomball, Spring, Magnolia and surrounding areas.  Contact us today for more information on our pool maintenance services. For more pool water testing tips and information, please subscribe to our blog. ABOUT THE COMPANY As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool designpool constructionswimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013. For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!  

Protect your Pool Equipment & Pipes from Freezing, your Houston Pool Service Provider, The Pool Man

swimming pool in winter, protect pool equipment from freezing

With another cold snap coming our way don’t forget to protect your pool plumbing and equipment from freezing.

Here are some tips to help:  Keep your pumps running during freezing temperatures (running water won’t freeze), Cover your pool equipment with a tarp or blankets, Wrap any exposed pipes with insulation and make visual inspections during the freeze to monitor your equipment.  If you have automatic freeze protection – make sure it is working properly.  Follow these easy tips and you can avoid any unexpected expenses.

As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool design, pool construction, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders experts at Pool Man Inc. today!

 

 

Pool Repair Special for December Only – Houston Pool Repair, The Pool Man, Inc.

Houston Pool RepairTis the season for giving!  In the spirit of giving, effective today through December 31st, 2013 The Pool Man Inc is having a 10/10 Service Special this month.  We’ll give you 10% off pool repair parts & labor and we’ll donate the same 10% of parts & labor to Operation Military Embrace.

No need to put off your pool repair until next year!  Contact us today to get your 10% savings this month only and we’ll donate the amount you save to help our returning veterans.

As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool design, pool constructionand pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders experts at Pool Man Inc. today!       

 

 

Electrical Safety Tip from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston – The Pool Man, Inc.

This tip is brought to you through The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

 If a tingling sensation is felt in or near the pool, shut off all electrical power to pool equipment.

Call a pool professional or electrician to check the pool for electrical safety before allowing anyone to use the pool.

Electrical leakage in a pool area could come from any electrical source. If a tingling sensation is felt, electrical leakage is probably present.

Even with the power off, electrical current could be present. Any electrical leakage in the pool can be very dangerous.

As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool design, pool construction, swimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!       

Pool Heater Maintenance Tip from The Pool Man, Inc., your Houston Pool Builder

Now is the time to have your pool heater inspected. You should have the following looked at by a service professional: 

·          Proper gas pressure

·         Make sure heater controls are working properly

·         Inspect valves and actuators for proper operation

·         Confirm temperature sensors are reading correctly

·         Ensure that heater venting is not blocked

·         Make sure area around heater is free from debris

As a Houston pool builder centrally located in the area of Tomball and Cypress, Pool Man Inc. offers custom pool design, pool construction, swimming pool renovation, and pool maintenance Houston residents can trust. Since their start in 1981 as a Houston pool service company, Pool Man Inc. has been providing Tomball, Houston and Cypress pool owners the highest levels of service and quality. With the best industry craftsmen in Houston, pool designs are brought to life using soothing water features, outdoor and LED lighting, custom rock formations and grottos. Pool Man Inc. has received multiple pool design awards from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and was recently recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a Member of Distinction for 2013.

·         For more Houston pool maintenance tips, pool design ideas and outdoor living articles, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. For pool design photos and inspiration, visit the gallery on their website, and see what Pool Man Inc.’s award winning pool design and construction team can do for you. Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Houston pool builders and pool renovation experts at Pool Man Inc. today!    

Pool Maintenance Tip – Understanding Pool Chlorine, from your Houston Pool Service provider

Combined Chlorine (chloramines)

Combined chlorine occurs when free available chlorine combines with ammonia or other nitrogen containing contaminants present in the pool water. Combined chlorine (or chloramine) is not an effective sanitizer for pool water applications. Combined chlorine can contribute to cloudy water, chlorine odor and eye irritation. They only way to test for combined chlorine is to test for total chlorine and free chlorine, then subtract free chlorine from total chlorine to determine the combined chlorine level.

Total Chlorine – Free Chlorine = Combined Chlorine

Removal of combined chlorine is achieved through a process known as “breakpoint”. To achieve breakpoint by chlorination, 10ppm of free chlorine must be added for every 1ppm of chloramine. This is an “all or nothing” process. The entire amount of the specific type of chlorine chosen must be added in order to reach “breakpoint”.

Please contact our pool service department for more information.

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The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited member, receiving the BBB Awards for Excellence for 2013 – Winner of Distinction