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Caring for S Florida Pools since 1977
A & T Pools is a family owned pool cleaning service business founded in 1977. We offer a wide range of services, specializing in pool/spa maintenance, minor repairs, maintenance, and pool cleaning services. Serving Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Atlantis, Manalapan, Lantana, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, Florida.
If you like to clean the pool yourself, at least do your pool a favor by letting professionals manage the pool's water quality. Save your pool's finish, your equipment and possibly your family's health by having us out weekly to manage your pool water. $50 AND UP * .
Our technicians on the field are Palm Beach County Licensed and trained to master pool chemistry. Our technicians are carefully screened, trained and tested to insure that you receive quality service.
Our mission is to provide the best service possible at affordable rates because we know your pool and spa is an investment that was made for therapeutic and enjoyment reasons.
Do you have issues with staining at the bottom of your pool or have pools that have become taken over by algae due to stagnant water or lack of pool care? A service that is especially helpful in these instances is acid washing your pool, often referred to as “drain & clean”.
What is acid washing?
Acid washing removes a thin layer of your plaster, gunite or Pebble-Tec to reveal a fresh surface. This removes algae, mineral, chlorine and even dirt stains from the bottom and sides of your pool. If your pool was poorly maintained in the past or has had stagnant water which turned into an algae bloom, algae and phosphates can become embedded in your pool’s finish, making it nearly impossible to get rid of. Acid washing your pool removes any algae or phosphates that are not otherwise removed with chemicals. When finished, the acid washing process gives your pool a clean, fresh new finish and clear, sparkling water.
How do I know if I need an acid wash?
Generally pool owners will want to acid wash their pools when unsightly stains start to occur from algae, minerals, chemicals or dirt. Another common reason to acid wash pools is if the water has not been well taken care of or stagnant which produces algae and water discoloration. Often times the amount of chemicals and labor used to bring the water back to normal can be pretty close if not more than the cost of an acid wash. A good rule of thumb is if you can’t see the bottom of your pool it’s time to acid wash.
Is acid washing safe?
Our service technicians have been thoroughly trained to ensure your pool will be safely drained and cleaned. Acid is applied in order to etch or take off a very thin layer of plaster, gunite or Pebble-Tec. The acid is then carefully removed and the pool is filled with no harm to the surface of your pool. On average, pool owners will want to acid wash their pool once a year to remove stains. Keep in mind that acid washing does speed up the need to re-surface a pool, so pool owners should avoid acid washing more than once a year.
Keeping a clean, well balanced hot tub is much like maintenance on a pool, but at a faster rate. Hot tubs use up chemicals faster and there are other changes caused by heat and aeration. Your Hot Tub will require additional care and upkeep. Below are some simple steps to ensure your hot tub stays clean and safe.
• When taking care of your hot tub there are two major methods of sanitation, chlorine and bromine.
• Chlorine tends to be the cheaper option out of the two choices, but requires more maintenance.Due to the heat in hot tubs, chlorine becomes ineffective at a quicker rate, where as bromine lasts much longer, requiring less application and maintenance.
• Whether convenience or price rules out the use of chlorine or bromine, maintenance and upkeep is key for healthy water.
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