While the rest of the Country have to "winterize" their pools, Arizona residences do not. This is due to Arizona's wonderful temperatures in the winter time. Our temperatures tend to not get below freezing. It is important to keep pH levels, Alkalinity levels, Chlorine levels and weekly maintenance the same as we would during the summer. This will help maintain the surface of your pool and other mechanical parts.
Here at Vistancia Pool Care, we not only clean pools, we will also assist you in removing snakes from your property!
Over the years, Vistancia Pool Care's owner Mike Sullivan has had his fair share of run-ins with rattlesnakes while on the job. Armed with his trusty bucket and grabber stick, he'll come assist you in removing snakes from your property. Just give Vistancia Pool Care a call!
When comparing salt water pools and chlorine pools two things normally come to mind- cost and health.
As salt water pools offer a few perks they also come with some downfalls. Some of the perks of owning a salt water pool are that salt water is easier on your skin. It also requires less maintenance in chemicals and less frequent maintenance visits. These pools cost more to install and use more electricity than a chlorinated pool. Salt water pools can also damage pool features, plants and soil that can become costly to replace.
Chlorine pools are less costly to install initially. These type of pools also cost less in electricity and do not cause damage to your pools features. However, they are harsh on your skin and more expensive as far as maintenance goes.
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With Arizona's high temperatures in the summer, the pool water tends to become too hot to enjoy. If you're finding that your pool is not refreshing due to the heat, we have few tips for you to follow.
Combat high temperatures in your swimming pool with the following pointers:
Let your pool get airflow. If your pool is surrounded by tall shrubs or thick trees the airflow is not being able to reach your pools surface.
Keep water moving with water features. Waterfalls and fountains help reduce heat by releasing it and lowering the temperature to your water.
Lose the pool cover. Pool cover help by keeping the debris out of the water but they also trap in heat.
Swimming is a great low impact exercise
Some exercise can be rough on the joints. Swimming is a great alternative and saves on joint damage.
Swimming is a whole body workout
You may not feel as if your working out hard as you feel the comfort of sunshine on your face and cool pool water against your skin but swimming burns as many calories as any other workout.
We are the land of the free, we are the home of the brave. Let's pay tribute to our brave American Heroes on this special day and forever. Happy Independence Day!
The temperatures in Arizona are so hot that a pool party is the perfect way to spend Independence Day. Below, we bring you a few ideas to make the day spectacular.
As safety is not the most exciting thing to think about for a party, it is the most important. Be sure to choose a designated adult to watch children in the pool. Remember to keep a phone near by to call 911 in case of an emergency.
Decorate for the holiday
Simple Red, White and Blue accents will make your party stand out. Decorate on a budget with streamers, flags, Patriotic plates and napkins. A red, white and blue flower arrangement can make as a festive centerpiece.
Serve Fun Food and drinks
Be sure to offer an assortment of drinks for adults and children. Don't forget water!
Make sunscreen accessible and have a few extra towels on hand.
Have a few ideas ready for pool games, these are always a great way to break the ice. Belly flop or cannon ball contest are always entertaining.
Skimming Debris and Cleaning out Baskets in between Vistancia Pool Care Visits will help increase the efficiency of the pool's circulation system and lower the amount of chlorine that will need to be added to your pool. Skimming the pool's surface every few days helps is the easiest way to keep your pool clean. If floating debris sink, they become harder to remove. Using a long handled net can help to remove bugs, leaves and unwanted items in the pool. Once a week the strainer baskets can be cleaned out as well. to do so, remove the basket and shake it out, then spray the inside with a hose. This will also help with the pool's circulation and will help lower the chlorine demands.
We would like to honor the active duty and Veteran Military by saying Thank You for Serving on this Memorial Day holiday