Orson Around the Pool

Discount Corner

Purchase an automatic cleaner during the Month of January and receive free installation.

Also, if you refer a customer who is with us for 90 days, you will receive a FREE month of service.

We appreciate your business and your loyalty.

December 25, 2009 at 11:47 AM Comments (0)

The Impending Weather

Winter is here and most of the        leaves have fallen, but we still suffer unwanted debris in our pool because of the wind and winter weather.

The wind is a damaging nemesis. The wind can deposit material into your pool that can threaten the integrity of your swimming pool water and the very health of your family.

A change in water chemistry, due to this debris, can also cause plaster damage and unnecessary equipment repairs.

It is important to get this debris out of your pool as soon as possible following high wind or an extreme storm.

After a service call, if you see the wind or weather has again deposited some unwanted item in your pool, if it is easy to extract, please remove this debris to protect the integrity of your pool water and to eliminate any health issues. We have found lawn chairs, tree branches, stuffed animals, real animals and just about everything you can imagine in some of the pools we service. Some of the items we have found are just toys, but for the same reasons these toys must also be removed when children are finished swimming.

Almost any item left in your pool for an extended period of time can damage your pool and add additional cost to its ownership.

December 25, 2009 at 11:46 AM Comments (0)

Energy Corner

It is time to reduce pool equipment operational hours if they have not already been reduced. Since the weather is becoming cooler, algae and other bacteria have a more difficult time breeding in your pool water.

There are three things that affect the running time of your pool equipment:

1. The angle of the sun

2. Cooler days and nights

3. Cooler water

Because of these natural occurrences, we are able to reduce the running time of your pool equipment and this saves energy and money.

We will adjust your running time. Please do not adjust.  Every pool is a little different and the running time for one pool may not be the appropriate for another.

Remember, we still have water that needs to be circulated to prevent insect infestation and to filter out other items that can cause damage to your pool and health issues for your family.

December 25, 2009 at 11:45 AM Comments (0)

Protecting Children Just Got Easier

Many of you are aware of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act passed by congress to protect children in commercial swimming pool settings, but there is a way you can protect children in their backyard.

In past issues we discussed different ways to keep children from sneaking into the pool when supervision is unavailable.

1. Motion alarms on all doors and gates leading to the pool area.

2. A secondary fence around the pool.

3. A motion alarm in the pool.

While these are great protection devices, sometimes they are not enough. There is a great way to protect your children from the possibility of injury when you are present and everything seems innocuous.

Replacing your current main drain cover with a larger drain cover can help reduce or eliminate the horrendous accidents that can occur when a child is trapped by the main drain and cannot break free.

A larger main drain cover spreads the suction over a larger area and makes the possibility of entrapment very unlikely.

The newly designed and affordable compliant anti-entrapment drain covers are easily retrofitted to existing drains and are instrumental in the effort to prevent future devastating injuries and drowning deaths.

If you are interested in receiving a quote on replacing your current main drain cover with an anti-entrapment cover, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Meanwhile, please make sure to keep children away from the main drain and design rules for their protection.

Our motto is: “Safety first and everything else second.”

December 25, 2009 at 11:44 AM Comments (0)