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Pool Suction Cleaners

kreepy krauly pool cleaner

The legendary Kreepy- Krauly cleaner just keeps getting better. It’s been redesigned for greater cleaning coverage from the water line to the pool bottom. But it still gives you all the simplicity and reliability that over three million owners have trusted for decades. Kreepy Krauly cleaner’s powerful suction relentlessly removes dirt and debris automatically. And with only one operational moving part, you can count on years and years of dependable service, and an exceedingly low cost of operation. Features Redesigned for greater cleaning coverage from water line to pool bottom. Powerful suction makes removal of both large and small debris a cinch. No wheels, gears, or diaphragms to continually replace or repair. Regulator valve automatically adjusts water flow to set the ideal speed for maximum cleaning performance. No expensive, energy draining booster pump to buy, saving you significantly on your utility bills. Installs in minutes, with no tools required.

Product Description
The 2x Suction PoolCleaner™ uses your existing pump and filter for power. This cleaner plugs into either your designated suction port or the skimmer. The 2x is ideal for most average sized pools (6′ Depth or Less).

Features

Some of the features that make 2 Wheel POOLCLEANER™ unique:

the pool cleaner

SELF ADJUSTING TURBINE VANES
All the POOLCLEANER™ cleaners have the patented self-adjusting turbines, which maximizes the power from the water flow. This turbine is similar to a paddle wheel with blades that are adjustable. This feature allows the POOLCLEANER™ to still move at low suction and low pressure. In addition the folding vanes of the turbine allow for the easy passage of larger debris through the cleaner.

STEERING SYSTEM
The 2x Suction POOLCLEANER™ has an internal programmed steering system, that causes the left wheel to periodically reverse, allowing the POOLCLEANER™ to turn and then move into another direction. For the 2x Suction POOLCLEANER™ there are five different programmed turns ranging from 90 to 450 degrees. This feature allows the POOLCLEANER™ to cover not only the deep end, but also the shallow end. The POOLCLEANER™ has no problem with uneven surfaces or strange shapes. It won’t stick in a corner, or get hung up by a main drain.

ROBUST TIRE TREADS
One look and you will see that the patented tire treads give the POOLCLEANER™ better climbing ability and obstacle maneuverability. The tires come with tread wear markers that show you when to replace your tires. The front tires of the POOLCLEANER™ have humps (raised treads) that allow the POOLCLEANER™ to overcome any reasonable obstacles such as the main drain and uneven surfaces. This makes the POOLCLEANER™ ideal for all pool surfaces and shapes.

ADJUSTABLE SKIRT
The POOLCLEANER™ has patented adjustable skirts that allow the cleaner to maintain optimal suction under the machine even when it encounters obstacles. When the POOLCLEANER™ encounters an obstacle one (or more) of the skirts will lift up (adjust) over the obstacle while maintaining suction under the cleaner.

Pool Cleaning

Regular Pool Cleaning:
Regular weekly swimming pool service is critical to making sure your pool is enjoyable year-round. Let our friendly professionals do the work so you can enjoy your pool! We offer different levels of regular service based on your needs and budget, WE use the best professional-grade chemicals  for your corona swimming pool service.

Regular pool service starts at $88 per month. Call us for a free estimate for your specific needs!

REGULAR POOL CLEANING SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Removal of debris on top and bottom of the pool Skimming increases the efficiency of the pool circulation system and lowers the amount of chlorine that needs to be added to the pool.
  • Pool Vacuum A pool should be vacuumed weekly to keep the water clear and reduce the amount of chemicals in the water.
  • Pump basket Cleaning- Pump basket cleaning helps remove any debris that may have been missed by skimming and ensures water is flowing properly.
  • Wall  Brushing Brushing the walls  helps prevent algae growth.                                                           Our commitment to our customers is our top priority

    We offer high-quality work and use only the finest swimming pool products, but what really sets us apart from other companies is our exceptional customer service. Our commitment to our customers is our top priority. For many years we’ve been providing professional, quality service for customers with all varieties of pool service needs. Schedule a free corona pool service estimate today and give us the opportunity to show you why we are the right choice for you and your swimming pool service. We will service your corona pool each week on the day arranged for your swimming pool service and will deal with you honestly , you will be treated with courtesy , we will respect  your property and will respect your privacy, will respect your privacy at all times, We will never  make any repairs without communicating with all of your options. We have Equipment  Sales & Installations, Including Pumps, Energy-Efficient Motors, Filters, Heaters,  pool suction Cleaners and Salt Systems Equipment .

Add some waterfalls to your Swimming Pool

WATER FALL

A lot of swimming pools these days are now featuring waterfalls along the edges to create a much more enticing visual appeal. These types of waterfalls are built so the water falls down into the swimming pool, creating a continuous and never ending water flow with the pool. Sometimes, there are small bulbs placed around the pool, helping to give the water a glittery effect once the water from the waterfall makes contact with the water in the pool.

Swimming pools that feature waterfalls are thought of as being more of a status symbol. Normally, waterfalls can be found in the bigger hotels and resorts, and sometimes in big mansions if the owners can afford them. There are other locations, such as popular water attractions and theme parks that have them as well.

Waterfalls also provide a great attraction for little kids, as they like to play in the water as it goes up and over their heads – then comes down on top of them. Depending on the size of the swimming pool, there can be several waterfalls attached. Most often times, swimming pools that have multiple waterfalls can be found with exquisite resorts and the most popular of water parks.

These days however, waterfalls are becoming more and more affordable, and can be found with many private swimming pools. You can also find smaller swimming pools that have smaller waterfalls constructed along the walls of the pool. Even though they don’t produce a wide arc, they do create a splash effect that’s simply amazing to watch.

To use waterfall, you’ll first need a swimming pool. The easiest way to construct a waterfall is when your pool is being built, so it can be built into the pool. You must also make sure that the water going into the waterfall is clean. You’ll also need to treat and clean the water going into the waterfall on a regular basis, as it can easily build up moss and algae if you don’t.

There are some waterfall models that will allow warm water to flow through them. Keep in mind, warm water is used more for health than aesthetic appeal. If you are using your waterfall for swimming, you obviously wouldn’t want to use warm water. On the other hand, if it’s just for show or occasional use, then warm water waterfalls may be something of interest to you.

Although they are great to look at and watch, a pool waterfall can cost you a lot of money. If you have the waterfall constructed at the same time you have your pool built, you can help save yourself a lot of money. If you’ve thought about getting a waterfall – you should always plan things ahead and try to save yourself as much money as possible.

How to ensure safety at your Swimming Pool

101828_B-cropWith any type of swimming pool (above ground or below ground) you’ll need to make sure that safety is enforced. Swimming pool safety is essential with children especially, along with those who can’t swim. With accidental drowning rates on the rise, you should always make sure that you know a lot about safety – to protect those who swim at your pool.

The most important area of safety with a swimming pool is to make sure that children can’t get into the pool if you aren’t around. The easiest way to do this is to put a fence around your swimming pool, and make sure that the gate is locked at all times. Little kids may be drawn to the water, and they can easily fall in and drowned if they aren’t watched. Hundreds of little kids die in the United States alone by drowning, simply because they had access to a swimming pool. Most of these deaths could have easily been avoided if the swimming pool owner used a fence around his pool.

When you open your pool up for the summer, you should also make sure that you have plenty of safety equipment nearby. If you have little kids of your own that you know can’t swim, you should always keep them within an arm’s length of you. If you are going to be taking them into the water, you should use a waist belt or safety jacket with them, to ensure that they stay afloat. Those of you who have an in ground pool probably have a kiddie area where the water isn’t deep. This is perfect for teaching little kids to swim, as they can stay in this area until they get comfortable in the water.

Anytime your swimming pool is open, you should make sure that there is always someone around who can swim. If you let friends use the pool that you know can’t swim, there is always the risk of accidental drowning. Even though it may not be the intention, it can easily happen in just a few seconds. Swimming is a lot of fun and great exercise, although it can be very deadly if someone gets in the water that can’t swim.

If you have an above ground swimming pool, you won’t need to have a fence around the pool, unless you want a privacy fence. Above ground pools require a ladder or deck, which makes it hard for little kids to get into. On the other hand, some kids who can climb up the ladder may not know how to swim. If you have kids in your house or kids who use your pool that you know can’t swim, you should always make sure that they understand not to go near the pool unless you are around.

If you enforce swimming pool safety in your home, it will go a long way. Everyone loves to swim and enjoy the water, especially on hot days. A swimming pool can provide a lot of fun for the entire family, although you should make safety your first concern. You can never get too much safety, especially in the event of saving lives. Before you let someone use your swimming pool, you should make sure that they understand the safety aspects of swimming. Never allow alcohol around your pool either, as it can easily affect someone’s ability to swim. If you enforce safety and make sure that those who use your pool have safety in mind – you’ll go a long way in protecting those you love from serious injury or accidental drowning.

The Pros and Cons of Automatic Pool Covers

auto cover-resized-600We have already discussed Automatic Pool Covers in another blog that covers all covers, but this past year I have had many request for Automatic Pool Covers and mostly I have found that those people have not read our blog on Pool Covers.

The reason we are getting request for them is because the homeowner has already had a couple of Pool Companies out to their house and they tell the salesman that they want an Automatic Pool Cover, or the salesman in his attempt to up sell will pitch an Automatic Pool Cover. Regardless, the salesman doesn’t take the time to educate the consumer on what they are getting ready to invest in. We would love to sell you a Automatic Pool Cover, but before we do, we want you to know what you are buying.

So here is your information on Automatic Pool Covers, the Pro’s and the Con’s.

As with anything, cost will vary on the type of the Automatic Pool Cover and the Manufactuer that make them. You get what you pay for and sometimes you don’t even get that.

Cost: $5,000 to $15,000

People think that they will fall in the $5,000 range all the time with the Automatic Pool Cover, but in reality most people spend between $12,000 and $15,000. This is a more realistic number you can expect to spend. If you are looking for a cover lid that matches your decking plan on $15,000.

If your pool is not a true rectangle then you will have tracks that mount on top of the decking of your pool. These tracks can be toe stubbers, and are somewhat unsightly.

The less expensive Automatic Pool Covers that are mounted on top of the deck can run around $8,000 to $10,000 installed, not including electrical hook up.

The Drill or Manual Pool Covers are top mount and usually run between $5,000 to $8,000

Pro: They will help heat your pool.

Automatic Pool Covers are made of a heavy vinyl and work much better than a solar cover. It is not uncommon for them to add 10 to 15 degrees to the temperature of the pool. If you have a Heat Pump the cover will help keep cost down by not letting a lot of the heat dissipate into the air also reducing evaporation.

Con: They will heat your pool too much sometimes.

When a customer calls and says that their pool is getting too warm, we advise them to leave their cover open to try and cool the pool off. At this point the automatic cover is a huge expense that is not being used for the intended purpose. Or if you have a heat pump with a chiller then you can cool the pool with the chiller. It does run the operational cost up though.

Pro: Keeps People Out

Automatic Pool Covers work good for keeping children and even adults out of the pool if you do not wish to have them in the pool. You can even walk on the cover, it feels like walking on a water bed.

Con: Keeps People Out

If you buy an Automatic Pool Cover for your pool, I suggest when you are planning to entertain on the weekend with a pool party that you open your cover on a Wednesday and leave it open until after the party. Then if the cover does not open you will have time to have someone come out and repair it before your party. I have had this happen where the customer went to open their cover during a cook out swim party and the cover would not open, it being Saturday there was no way we could help them so they went without swimming.

Pro: Keeps Dirt Out

With an Automatic Pool Cover your pool will be easier to keep clean. And save you time in taking care of your pool.

Con: Keeps Chlorine In

Whether you are on a Salt Generator or Chlorine your Automatic Pool Cover will hold the Chlorine in and not let it dissipate the way it should. It is advised that you keep your Chlorine levels to the bare minimum when using an Automatic Pool Cover. Chlorine and Salt are both corrosive to your Automatic Pool Cover.

Pro: Some Counties Allow The Automatic Pool Cover To Take The Place Of A Fence

Con: Automatic Pool Covers Generally Cost Much More Then A Fence

The Rest of the Story

While Automatic Pool Covers save you in some areas with time and maintenance, it is advisable to budget about a $1,000 a year for your Automatic Cover because when you go to replace your cover in usually about 5 to 6 years, it will cost you close to $5,000. This does not even take into account replacing the motor or pulleys and ropes in the webbing.

During the winter months if snow is in the forecast you will need to open your Automatic Pool Cover. Even though Automatic Pool Covers can carry the weight of several people on them, they will not carry a snow load and can pull the rope out of the tracks and sometime they even collapse the tracks. We advise our customers to purchase a regular security cover and use that during the winter months to keep from having to worry about opening their Automatic Pool Cover due to snow.

So there you have it, the Pro’s and the Con’s of owning an Automatic Pool Cover. After being in the Fiberglass Swimming Pool Business since 2001 there is a reason I chose not to install an Automatic Pool Cover on my personal pool. The Con’s far outweighed the Pro’s in my opinion.