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Pool Cleaning and why Chlorine is necessary

Ever get out of your swimming pool, and get serious irritation to your eyes, or even feel a bit ill? Well, there might be something missing that is essential to get rid of those issues you may be experiencing. There is a common myth that chlorine is pretty scary to deal with when it comes to enjoying your swimming pool for the summer. Although, we’re here to debunk that myth as chlorine is actually vital to the quality of the water in your pool and why it may be necessary to consider pool cleaning. Not to mention, without chlorine, the height of micro-organisms, algae, and bacteria grow at a rapid rate which can be damaging to your overall experience when wanting to just take a simple dip, or throw that amazing pool party you’ve been planning for weeks. 

Well, how does chlorine exactly help my experience? Please know, we are more than happy to provide some clarity as chlorine-based pools are sanitizers that get rid of those pesky germs known to cause waterborne diseases. Without chlorine, there are tons of external causes like the general environment that can include windblown debris and dust, rain that can contain spores of algae, and other sources that are purely unsanitary if not taken care of. Now technically, you can swim in water without chlorine, but only on the contingency that you have fresh water and a little over a week to enjoy your swimming pool as bacteria will follow shortly after. Please also note, anyone who is swimming in a pool that is not cleaned with chlorine would have to ensure minimal wear in their choice to swim with and personal hygiene including taking a shower prior before taking a dip safely. 

To continue on the topic of personal hygiene, there is also a conflict between chlorine and irritants that are caused by swimmers. This is more formally known as a term called “chloramines”. Another misconception in regards to chlorine is that chloramines are the actual cause and reason for those issues that can be concerning after getting out from your swim. Those who urinate in the water or don’t take personal hygiene to account as a routine can, unfortunately, distort chlorine as those substances don’t exactly mix well together. This can be a result of additional chlorine to be an added routine to your swimming pool to banish those chloramines that are created. Remember, chlorine is your best friend when it comes to replenishing the health of the water in your pool and we know how hard you worked getting everyone together for a swim this Saturday. 

Please also know, we understand there’s a balance to the amount of chlorine that is added in the water which is why we ensure to properly check the right proportion needed for the process of pool cleaning. If this made you a bit curious about what else your swimming pool may need or could be missing, please check our page that offers all of our services. Again, we are excited to be apart of the enjoyment to your swimming pool this summer, and the next. Please call (702) 839-9265 to make sure you’re stress-free for future barbecue parties! We are more than looking forward to speaking with you.

Swimming Pool Tips and Tricks

Swimming Pool Pumps & Heaters - Clarity Pool Service of Southern Nevada

by Clarity Pool Service, Las Vegas, Nevada

Clarity Pool Service is a pool builder in Las Vegas, Nevada. With decades of experience building and maintaining swimming pools in Southern Nevada, Clarity Pool Service knows how to get the most from your swimming pool. Now that swimming season is here again, we have a few swimming pool tips and tricks to help you enjoy your pool all season long.

Tennis Balls – Float a tennis ball in your swimming pool to soak up oils and lotions from the surface of your pool water. Oils and lotions leave a sheen/film on the water surface that clings to skin, hair, and swimwear. Keeping a tennis ball floating in your swimming pool will help absorb the oils and sheen from the water surface and prevent it from coating everything that comes out of the pool water.

Baking Soda – Pool supply stores sell products with sodium bicarbonate to increase the alkalinity of pool water, but did you know that sodium bicarbonate is an ingredient in household baking soda? If you find it surprising that baking soda is a substitute for increasing the alkalinity in pool water, you may also be surprised to find out that some pool supply stores sell baking soda cheaper than at a grocery store. It’s worth checking out your local pool store to compare prices. Note, baking soda will cloud pool water when used in excess, so it is best to only make minor alkalinity increases with it.

Bucket – At the start of a day, fill a bucket with water and place it on the steps or slope leading into the pool so that a portion of the bucket is outside of the water. Mark the side of the bucket at the water line. At the end of the day, check and mark the bucket again at the water line. Measure the distance between the two lines to determine how much water was evaporated or lost during the day. Typically, pool water will evaporate about 1/4 ” in a day. In Las Vegas/Southern Nevada, low humidity, bright sun, high temperatures, and the wind blowing across the water surface accelerates water evaporation so that the number could be slightly higher. If you notice a drop over 1″ in a day, repeat the measuring process several more days to verify if the pool is consistently losing that much water. Consistent drops in water level that are over the average can be an indication of a water leak in the pool or filtration/pump system.

**Note – If you have an automatic water leveler for your pool, turn the water off on your test day to ensure accurate measurement.

Solar Pool Cover – Using a solar pool cover(looks like bubble-wrap) on your pool serves three primary functions. The first function is to get and keep your pool temperature warm and comfortable without needing to run a pool water heater. The second function of a pool cover is to keep debris out of your pool which reduces the need to clean and chemically treat your pool water. The third, and in Southern Nevada most importantly, a pool cover will significantly reduce water evaporation. Wind motion over water surfaces accelerates evaporation. Keep a pool cover on when the swimming pool is not in use will not only make your pool water warm and comfortable but will also keep it cleaner and reduce water loss due to evaporation. In a dry area like Southern Nevada, water will evaporate much faster than other parts of the country.

Swimming Pool Tips and Tricks

Clarity Pool Service is a pool builder in Las Vegas, Nevada. With decades of experience building and maintaining swimming pools in Southern Nevada, Clarity Pool Service knows how to get the most from your swimming pool. If you would like more information, schedule pool service, or have a consultation for a new swimming pool construction, call the experts at Clarity Pool Service in Las Vegas, Nevada at (702) 839-9265.

Get Your Pool Ready For Summer

Clarity Pool Service Cleaning & Maintenance Services of Southern Nevada

Clarity Pool Service, Las Vegas, Nevada

Now that temperatures are starting to climb over 90 degrees in Las Vegas, it is a great time to get your swimming pool ready for summer. Thankfully, Southern Nevada has a milder winter season than much of the country. That means many swimming pools are not ‘closed’ the same way as the ones in colder climates and so it takes less work to re-open our swimming pools. Even so, there are essential steps to take when opening your swimming pool for the season. Not performing the proper maintenance at the beginning of the swimming season can be costly, so let us now talk about some of the things needed for proper pool operation.

Water Levels

Check the water level and fill the swimming pool to its average operating level. Before getting started on pool maintenance, always check the water level to ensure that it is filled up to its average operating level. When pool water levels fall near or below the filter intake, water intake may not keep up with the filter system causing air pockets in the filtration system. Air pockets will reduce the effectiveness of the water and filtration system, and dry pumping can cause pumps to overheat, especially when outside temperatures rise above 100 degrees.

Cleaning Debris

Clean up the debris both outside and inside the swimming pool. Winter in Southern Nevada is milder than much of the country; however, winter winds and weather will cause a buildup of dust and debris in and around your swimming pool. Keeping your pool area swept and clean will reduce the need for cleaning every time the winds pick up and reduce the chemicals needed to keep the water balanced and fresh. Having a clean pool area and swimming pool will also help during the inspection process.

Inspect for Damage

Inspect your pool for any leaks or damage. Now that your water level is correct and the debris cleaned up, it’s time to inspect the various parts of your swimming pool and filtration system for wear and tear. Check the swimming pool and deck for signs of cracking, chipping, or broken pieces. Inspect the visible plumbing for signs of leaks, cracks, or breaks. Remove, clean, and check each filter to make sure they are in good shape for the swimming season. Getting your pool ready includes checking the water manifold inside the filter tank where the filters sit/attach and make sure that there are no cracks or breaks. Cracks or broken areas in the water manifold will allow dirty water to bypass the filters and suck contaminated water back into your swimming pool.

Review Pool Water Chemistry

After filling the water lever, cleaning the debris, and checking the pool and filtration system for problems, it is time to review the pool water chemistry with a pool water test kit. Alternatively, you can bring a sample of your pool water to most pool stores and have it checked on site. Most pool stores will make recommendations based on how water tests.

Get Your Pool Ready For Summer

This list details proper water chemistry levels for optimal swimming pool functionality and swimmers comfort:

pH: 7.4 – 7.6
Chlorine: 1.0 – 3.0 ppm
Total Alkalinity: 80 – 140 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 200 – 400
Cyanuric Acid: 25 – 50 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids: 500 – 5000 ppm

Get Your Pool Ready For Summer

There are products which will help keep your pool water chemistry in the balance depending on how your pool water tests. One essential item on that list is the Total Dissolved Solids number. Water molecules absorb contaminants over time, which require more and more chemicals to stay clean and balanced. When the Dissolved Solids measure over 5000 parts per million, Chlorine and other chemicals are not as effective at keeping the water balance safe and comfortable. Over time, dissolved solids will render Chlorine and other chemicals useless, and it will be a struggle to keep algae away and pool water clear.

Traditionally, the only way to bring the Total Dissolved Solids number down to a reasonable level was to drain 3/4 of the water from the swimming pool and then refill. Clarity Pool Service in Las Vegas offers PuriPool reverse-osmosis pool water filtration service, which filters existing pool water to remove dissolved solids and hard water minerals commonly found in Southern Nevada water. PuriPool water treatment not only saves the time and cost of draining and refilling your swimming pool but also keeps maintenance costs down due to fewer minerals and contaminants in the pool water. Cleaner pool water means fewer chemicals and cleaning to stay balanced and safe.

Get Your Pool Ready For Summer

If you have any questions about your swimming pool and how to maintain it properly, give Clarity Pool Service a call. Our team of experts will get your swimming pool on track for a great summer of fun and reduce the amount of work needed to maintain it.

Clarity Pool Service, Las Vegas, Nevada.
For questions or to schedule your pool service, call (702) 839-9265.

Get Your Pool Ready For Summer

Inground Pools Las Vegas by Clarity Pools

Complete Rockscape Swimming Pool Design

Inground Swimming Pools

by Clarity Pool Service

If you are interested in working with a premier builder of inground pools in Las Vegas, choose Clarity Pool Service. We are fully licensed and insured swimming pool builders in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our goal is to deliver outstanding craftsmanship and service. As our customer, you will work closely with our professional staff to help select a unique design that fits your lifestyle, property, and budget. Clarity Pool Service also has the experience to do the job right the first time. Clarity experience pays for itself from the moment you give us a call.

Las Vegas Pool Builders

From start to finish, we will work on the inground pool installation phase with great attention to detail. The members of our staff are highly knowledgeable and skilled at coordinating the necessary steps of each stage. From inspection and planning, through the pool construction phases, we use high-quality products to bring you great value and performance. You can also depend on our team to stick with your timetable and finish construction stages on schedule. We respect our clients time as much as we respect our own. Clarity Pool Service is a lead by example company.

Pool Contractors Las Vegas

Our pool contractor experience ranges from high-end infinity edge swimming pools to community pools, to relaxing backyard pools. Our company has experience working with architects, landscapers, utility crews, and construction teams to deliver excellence. Rockscapes, water slides, waterfalls, fountains, misting sprayers, swim-up bars, lighting systems, audio/visual media, and a planet full of other ideas, Clarity Pool Service has it covered.

Clarity Pool Service is a client-focused business that will work hard to ensure your satisfaction. Among providers of inground pools in the Las Vegas area, we are an outstanding option.

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Pool Companies in Las Vegas, NV

Custom swimming pool construction project from Clarity Pool Service in Las Vegas, Nevada

Clarity Pool Service

When you are searching for pool companies in Las Vegas, NV, Clarity Pool Service specializes in swimming pool and hot tub installation, pool remodeling, repairs, and providing emergency and scheduled maintenance services. Our mission is to provide a space to relax and enjoy while keeping construction schedules on time and the budgets in check. Our goal is to perform swimming pool projects correctly the first time. There is no wasted time, money, or energy on your custom swimming pool. We are fully licensed and insured Las Vegas pool builders who are ready to put our experience to work for you!

Team of Experienced Professionals

Our professional team guides every step of the pool design and installation process. We will customize your swimming pool to match your requests and provide you with a full cost estimate for the project. We also offer experienced pool remodeling and repair services as well. Clarity Pool Service is not just another pool company in Las Vegas; we have a volume of construction portfolios to show for our custom swimming pool design, manufacturing, and remodeling service.

Inground Pools Las Vegas

A premier pool company in Las Vegas, Nevada, Clarity Pool Service is fully licensed and insured to give our customers peace of mind. We deliver outstanding craftsmanship, and our staff works closely with each client to make sure our design fits your lifestyle.

From designing and planning through completion, our team will sweat the small details every step of the way. Wisdom and experience ensure that we meet our goals through the careful coordination of resources and labor. Our products are high-quality so that the function matches the form with style and durability. The pool company in Las Vegas to trust is Clarity Pool Service.

Pool Heater Installation Las Vegas

In southern Nevada, without a pool heater, the swimming pool season starts around May and ends by late September. When calculated that equates to five out of twelve months for swimming in your pool. Seven of twelve months of not swimming in your swimming pool.

Clarity Pool Service offers a wide selection of pool heater models along with a full listing of installation services. We have competitive pricing and a team of qualified professionals ready to work for you. Make the most of your swimming pool and call Clarity Pool Service about your pool heating needs.

Pool Repair Las Vegas, Nevada

Swimming Pool owners in Southern Nevada know how quickly dust and debris can bog down and block a pool filtration system. Poor circulation and filtration will quickly cause maintenance nightmares when not addressed. Tile and gunite crack and break, pool plumbing leaks and ruptures, and even heat resistant decking will fade and decay, and hard water forms mineral rings around everything. Thankfully, when your pool needs repair, Clarity Pool Service of Las Vegas is there!

Our pool company in Las Vegas repairs pool filtration systems, plumbing, pumps, seals, filters, cracks, chips, stains, and more. We even offer reverse-osmosis water filtration to remove particle solids from your pool water! Concrete pools, gunite pools, fiberglass pools, and vinyl pools are all covered at Clarity Pool Service.

Contact us today for your pool repair consultation! (702) 839-9265

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PuriPool™ Water Filtration

Custom Deck Jet Swimming Pool with Blue Lighting

By Clarity Pool Service – Las Vegas, Nevada

The Problem:

Typically in Las Vegas, residential pools are drained and refilled every 3-5 years. There is only ONE reason why this is needed – buildup of dissolved solids in the water which cannot be cleaned with standard pool filtration. Calcium levels lead to mineral scale formations on pool tile, plaster, and equipment. Higher cyanuric acid levels prevent chlorine from effectively doing its job. As a result, high dissolved levels lead to more algae growth, cloudier water, higher demand for chemicals, damage to pool surface and equipment, and even skin discomfort when swimming.

The Solution:

With the PuriPool™ water filtration process, it is possible to remove dissolved solids without having to drain your pool! Most residential pools can be treated from start to finish in a single day. PuriPool™ filtration is especially beneficial for older pools or anyone concerned about potential damage to their pool surface. PuriPool™ is a good choice for time-conscious customers and people who demand the highest quality water. Also for people trying to make an environmentally friendly choice. When compared to a drain and refill, there is no question that PuriPool™ gives you cleaner water in less time.

The Curse of White Mineral Rings

No one likes the look of that ugly white ring on their pool tile. PuriPool treatment will help keep mineral levels under control in your pool. When combined with an understanding of pool water chemistry you could be well on your way to slowing future scale buildup in your pool. It takes work, but it is possible, and Clarity Pool Service in Las Vegas can show you how!

What about plaster and tile cleaning?

Just because we are not draining your pool doesn’t mean that you can’t still have the maintenance performed that typically accompanies a pool water drain. Tile bead blasting is the process of removing scale buildup from your pool tile. Clarity Pool Service can bead blast your pool tile by lowering the water level slightly, while the water goes through our filtration system. That means you’ll have nice clean pool tile AND fewer minerals in your pool water. When followed up with regular PuriPool treatments and proper water chemistry, you may never need another bead blast again!

Acid washing is also a standard procedure done after a pool is drained. It is done to help reduce the appearance of stains on plaster. Because of the PuriPool process, it is now possible to acid wash your pool with the water still in it! Debris and cleaners used during the process are removed by our system, leaving your pool with a brighter surface and cleaner water.

Small/Medium Commercial Pools

Commercial pools are subject to far stricter guidelines than residential pools. Health department oversight and inspections help ensure public health and safety. They require commercial facilities to meet specific guidelines concerning water quality. As a result, commercial pools are typically drained and refilled annually. Think about how many commercial pools there are in Las Vegas. Now imagine ALL of that pool water that is wasted every single year! From a property management perspective, it is something that is required. Imagine how long it takes to refill that water and the downtime when the pool is unavailable for use.

Our PuriPool process is an excellent match for commercial solutions. Not only because of the tremendous water savings it offers, but because it does not result in an interruption of service. Additionally, as with any pool, our process also avoids exposing the pool surface, thus eliminating the risk of unnecessary damage.

Commercial pool operators will also notice that pool water is easier to balance and requires fewer chemicals. This results in financial savings for the facility, and cleaner, more enjoyable water for patrons. It’s a win-win situation!

Large Commercial Pools

For large or high use commercial facilities, we also offer permanent installations of our system. Our system ensures that your water is always the cleanest it can be. Contact us for details and to discuss your specific needs.

In Summary:

With regular use, your pool water accumulates particles that are so small they cannot be filtered or removed. These are called dissolved solids. Dissolved solids can include dirt, bacteria, calcium, other mineral hardness, residual chemicals, as well as human by-products. As more of the solids build up in your water, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain water chemistry. It is difficult to keep pool water clear and to keep algae under control. In turn, you need to use an increased amount of chemicals, which results in higher maintenance costs. It also increases the number of dissolved solids in your pool water. Eventually, the water reaches a point where it is too difficult to maintain and has to be drained and replaced. In commercial and public pools, health codes have specified maximum tolerable levels before a pool is forced to close.

PuriPool™ Solution

The PuriPool process is a custom designed solution specific for pools. It is the only way to remove dissolved solids from your water without draining. There is no need to waste tens of thousands of gallons of water draining your pool to refill it again with tap water. In many cases, we can purify your pool water to a higher quality than the fresh water coming from your hose!

PuriPool not only saves you the expense of renting a pump to drain your pool and the cost of water to refill, but it also reduces the number of chemicals required to maintain your pool, which reduces your maintenance costs. Add that to the fact that you are providing the cleanest water possible for you and your family while at the same time making an environmentally friendly choice!

Call Clarity Pool Service at (702) 839-9265 to schedule your PuriPool water treatment today!