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Pool FAQ

Here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we've come across, as well as a few swimming pool related tips. If your question is not covered here, or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact A1 Pool & Spa Services.

Do I really need weekly maintenance services for my swimming pool?

Weekly maintenance and cleaning is required to keep your pool safe and clean. Whether or not you need the full range of services A1 Pool & Spa Services provides really depends on how much time and effort you are willing to spend on your swimming pool yourself. If your only interest is to be able to jump in at any given time, then you probably want to consider getting the full service package.

Is there any way to prevent stains in my pool?

Absolutely! Stains in your pool are caused by metals and minerals that come in contact with the water. A1 Pool & Spa Services can help reduce the appearance of stains in your pool by introducing sequestering agents in your swimming pool, which serve to pull these metals and minerals out of the water.

Why do I need a pool heater?

You don't. Heaters are not necessary for you to fully enjoy your swimming pool. They do, however, extend your pool-using days considerably, warming up your swimming pool a lot faster (and sooner) than heat covers. They also allow you to continue using your swimming pool later in the season, when the sun isn't always warm enough to do the job.

Pool Tips

Make sure first aid and life saving equipment, such as a life preserver, is always kept close to the pool.

Keep an eye on the weather. It is extremely dangerous to be in or around the pool during an electrical storm, so you should head inside if the sky darkens.

Never leave children unattended in or around the pool.

Consider enrolling in a CPR course. No one wants to think of the worst, but being prepared for it doesn't hurt and may mean life instead of death.