Spring Openings for Swimming Pools in Utah

January may feel too early to schedule a spring opening for your swimming pool or spa, but believe it or not, before you know it the winter months will have melted away to a perfect-weather-for-swimming summer. If you’re getting anxious for June to roll around, get a head start by calling 801-209-9527 to schedule your swimming pool or spa opening.

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When Should I Winterize My Pool?

We are the last people who want to admit this, but, well, ahem…it’s going to be fall soon. Even though the temperatures are still in the nineties, and there are plenty of good swimming days left, it may be time to start thinking ahead to the inevitable drop in temperature that is right around the corner.

When should I winterize my swimming pool?

Option one: If you live around Salt Lake City, Utah, the answer to this question will vary. Some of our pool customers choose to leave their swimming pool open year round. You’ll need to turn up the heat to bear the colder temperatures, but believe it or not, you can continue to enjoy your pool throughout the winter months. 

Option two: If you don’t want to pay the high utility prices associated with leaving your pool open all year, you should close your swimming pool whenever you’re done using it for the year. This will vary based on temperature and personal preference, but for many will occur between September and October.

Do I have to winterize my swimming pool?

Unless you’re opting for option one above, then the safest and answer we recommend is: yes! See our post here about the advantages of winterizing your swimming pool for more information.

To schedule your winterization for your swimming pool or spa, call us at 801-208-9527.  We will travel to your Utah location anywhere along the Wasatch Front, including Salt Lake County, Utah County, and Davis County.

Swimming Pool Company in Utah

Are you having a hard time finding a Swimming Pool Company in Utah? Perhaps you’ve checked the phone book, made some calls, but you’re unimpressed (or maybe can’t get anyone to return your phone calls) and ready to try a new swimming pool company.

Good news, you’ve come to the right spot. Lifeguard Pools and Spas believes that if you love your pool company, you’ll love your pool. And we’re ready to make sure you love your pool company.

Lifeguard Pools and Spas specializes in:

  • Swimming Pool Maintenance– swimming pools have all sorts of gizmos and gadgets; we’re here to make sure all those pool parts are working in harmony.
  • Swimming Pool Service & Repair– the most enjoyable swimming pool is one that you don’t have to worry about. Sign up for weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly service for your swimming pool and spa and you’ll see how enjoyable your summer can be. We offer regular route maintenance for Salt Lake County, Utah County (including Provo and Orem) and Davis County.
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals– make your life easier by contacting us for your swimming pool chemicals.
  • Spring Openings & Winterizations– the bookends to every season, contact us early to schedule your spring opening or winterization.

Call us at 801-208-9527 and find out how much you can love your pool company, and your pool.

Best Ever Swimming Pool Company in Utah

How do you make summer 2012 the best summer ever? Hire the best ever swimming pool company in Utah: us! We actually show up when scheduled and we’re easy to get a hold of.

Not only will we show up every time, but we also promise to show up on time. Lifeguard Pools and Spas sets itself apart by:

  • doing a great job
  • making communication easy- call, text, email and we’ll always respond
  • doing whatever it takes to keep you swimming all summer long

So if you’re done spending your Saturday’s under the blazing sun vacuuming leaves from the bottom of your swimming pool, don’t dismay. Lifeguard Pools offers regularly scheduled pool service and maintenance that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Testing and balancing chemicals
  • Vacuuming and skimming all pool services
  • Emptying traps and baskets
  • Maintaining filters
  • Visually checking to ensure pool equipment is in good working order

Make summer 2012 the best year ever by hiring the best ever swimming pool service and maintenance company in the great state of Utah. Call us today for a free estimate.

How to Calculate Swimming Pool Volume: A Pool Volume Calculator

Have you ever wondered how to calculate the volume of your backyard swimming pool? There are many instances in which you will need to have an idea of how many gallons your swimming pool holds- like if you’re adjusting or adding swimming pool chemicals.

We found this handy little swimming pool volume calculator over at Pentair Water’s website. You will need to have an idea of how deep your pool is at both the shallow and deep end of the pool, as well as the basic shape. Enter those values in and push “calculate” and presto! the gallons (or volume of your pool) will be magically calculated.

If calculators are a little too much math for you, and you’ve always been curious about getting help with your Utah swimming pool maintenance– consider giving us a call. We are the only swimming pool company in Utah that specializes in swimming pool, spa, and hot tub service. We are pros when it comes to weekly and bi-weekly swimming pool care, including maintaining your swimming pool’s chemicals. Check us out on the world wide web at www.lifeguardpools.com or call at 801-208-9527 for a free estimate and friendly chit chat 🙂

What You DON’T Want In Your Swimming Pool Company

Many swimming pool companies in Utah spend most of their time and energy on building pools, and couldn’t care less about helping their customers with their long term pool service needs. If you notice that your swimming pool company is doing any of the following, you need to call Lifeguard Pools. We are a swimming pool and spa service company, and that’s all we do. Pretty simple, huh?

  1. They Never Answer The Phone: Your swimming pool company should want your business, and should work hard to get it and keep it. If your pool guys aren’t answering the phone and your messages aren’t being returned, your swimming pool company doesn’t care enough about you. Move on to a company that answers your calls, like Lifeguard Pools and Spas. We’ve even been known to answer our phone on weekends and evenings for all of your swimming pool and spa emergencies.
  2. They Never Show Up On Time: Your time is valuable- and you deserve to have your swimming pool service company to show up on time. If you’re spending too much time waiting around and not enough time actually enjoying your pool, give us a call.
  3. They Don’t Send Qualified Pool Professionals: Your pool company should be sending qualified pool professionals who know what they’re doing and perform the agreed upon service. If you’re noticing that the quality of service and repairs is low, it’s time to find a new company.

If you’re looking for a new Utah swimming pool company to complete your weekly or bi-weekly service, give us a call at 801-208-9527.

3 Good Reasons To Schedule Your 2012 Utah Spring Opening Early

2012 is the year! This is the year you schedule your Spring Opening early! Why? Well we’ve got the answers below:

1. Mild Winter=Early Summer:
When the temperature is 70 degrees in March in Salt Lake City, Utah there’s a good chance you could be soaking up the rays poolside in spring this year. And you probably won’t be the only one of your neighbors to have the same idea. Call and schedule your spring opening early this year- and don’t worry, if the summer-like temperatures don’t hold, you can wait to turn on the pool heater until you- and the temperature- is ready.

2. An Ounce of Pool Prevention….:
Hopefully this won’t happen to you, but if you have the misfortune of discovering something has gone awry with your swimming pool or hot tub equipment over the winter months, don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your spring opening. That way you don’t risk spending Memorial Day waiting for a pool repair.

3. It’s Just Not Worth the Worry:
 

Seriously! It’s not worth missing those beautiful first days of swimming pool season waiting for your swimming pool company to come and get everything up and running. It’s not to early to schedule your swimming pool spring opening. Call us today at 801-208-9527 to schedule your Spring Opening. We look forward to having your pool up and running early this 2012 year.

Why is Ph Important to Your Salt Lake Pool

Turns out there are a lot of reasons that caring for the Ph of your swimming pool or spa is important. Check out the list below:
  • Chlorine, your pools sanitizer, is most effective when Ph is between 7.4 and 7.6. You should measure and check the Ph level regularly- or hire  Lifeguard Pools for regular swimming pool maintenance so we can watch it for you.
  • If the Ph of your pool drops below the 7.4 mark, the water becomes too acidic and the acidity of the water can eat away the plaster, plumbing and equipment- which of course leads to pre-mature wear of your pool.
  • If the Ph of your pool rises above 7.6, the water becomes scale-forming and can deposit scale on your plaster, plumbing and equipment- this can lead to your pool heater working less-efficiently.
  • Another important reason to monitor the Ph in your swimming pool is swimmer comfort. Ph levels that are too low or too high can lead to dry itchy skin, burning skin, eye irritation, etc.

Mild Utah Winter = Early Summer?

You might have noticed that it’s been a bit of a mild winter here in Utah. We can’t remember the last time we had to pull out a snowblower- and it’s February! Apparently the snow boots we purchased for the winter will have to wait until next winter to get any use. And have you checked out the weather report for the week? The 40’s all week long! Hallelujah!

And we definitely aren’t complaining about this mild weather front- as long as the water tables hold up. Do you think that means we might be enjoying an early summer? Will everyone be scheduling their swimming pool spring openings in April? Or maybe it’ll be too hot to use our hot tubs by May?

Who knows, but we’re looking forward to swimming weather!

How Do I Know When It’s Time to Clean My Swimming Pool Filter?

Q. How do I know when it’s time to clean my swimming pool filter?

A. When a brand new filter, filter elements, or sand is installed on a pool and the system is first started up, you should take note of the pressure gage at the top of the filter and make note of that number. When the filter pressure rises more than 10 lbs. above that number it is time to backwash or clean your filters. Since the hydraulics of every pool are different, that starting number will be different on every pool.

After you have cleaned or backwashed the filters the pressure gage should read at it’s original starting position. You may find that your filters need to be cleaned as often as once a week, or sometimes as little as once a year, depending on the type of filter, water, climate, etc. The pressure gage should determine the amount of time between cleanings, not the calendar. If you have to clean your filters too often (more than once a week), it’s likely time to replace your filter media entirely. 

Of course our advice is particularly gaged for swimming pool owners along the Wasatch Front in Utah.