MONSOONS

During the monsoon, damaging winds can cause a lot of havoc on
our pools.   Excess debris, such as dirt, leaves and palm tree
blossoms, can turn a pool green with hours.  As much as we would
like to help everyone, it is physically
impossible for us to clean your pool if it is not your route
day.  We do suggest that during the monsoon season and
especially following a wind storm, that you do the following:

Empty and clean out all skimmer and
pump baskets, as often as possible.

Turn on your pool filter (if it's not already on)
and let it run for several hours.

Remove any large pieces of debris from the bottom
of the pool so it does not damage the plaster
or clog your pool cleaner.

Cleaning and trimming trees and shrubs around the pool
before this season is very important and will also help
tremendously.

Doing these things will help prevent any costly repair bills
later on and keep you enjoying your pool everyday of the
week, all summer long.

If you are unable to do these things and you still need us
before your route day, we will be forced to charge an extra
service charge of $50.00.
FIVE STAR POOL SERVICE, LLC
602-809-POOL (7665)
WE ARE YOUR LOCAL POOL EXPERTS!
Suntan lotion, oils, make up and
urine are the usual causes of chemical imbalance
when there are an excess number of people in a pool
and can turn your pool green within hours.  It can be
helpful if you let us know before hand that you will be
having a party so that he can adjust the chemicals
accordingly.
Remove all toys and
floats after swimming.
These items are dirt and
leaf magnets. They can
also jam the skimmer
door.
Be sure to check your pool after parties and excess amount
of people in your pool.  Sometimes the skimmer door can
get jammed, dislodged or broken.  If this happens, the water
will not be able to circulate through the skimmer which can
lead to a green pool, warped pump, motor failure and
plumbing issues.  A simple check when finished swimming
can save a lot of problems later on.
Ducks in the pool may be cute but this will guarantee a green pool.  If ducks hatch in your yard, they will come back every year.
The best way to discourage them is to buy a fake replica of a predator to scare them away.  Most people opt for owls, which can
be placed in or hung from a nearby tree or awning.  Some ducks might respond better to rubber snakes or alligators placed
around the perimeter of the pool.
Dogs.  Oh how we love our dogs.  But, dogs in swimming
pools are hard on the filter, chemistry and equipment. Dog
hair can clog a skimmer or pump basket very quickly,
especially a hairy dog.  The hair can clog a pump basket
and pool pump repeatedly, and you may have multiple
pump repairs on your hands.. If you have a dog, and he or
she wants to take the occasional dip, that’s OK. So, if you
allow dogs in the pool, be sure to monitor all baskets and
filters to make sure the dog hair is not clogging anything.
If your backyard is over grown with trees, bushes,
weeds and flowering plants, your pool is going to be
messy between services.  Also, make sure your
gardener avoids getting any debris in your pool.  
Gardening debris can turn your pool green within
hours.
You should run your pool for one
hour for every 10 degrees of
temperature.
Example: 100 degrees = 10 hours.
SUMMER POOL TIPS
The end of June is the best time
to trim your palm trees to avoid
new blossoms from blooming.
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