Pool Heater & Pool Heat Pump
This is the time of year when many people think about extending the swim season. In Arizona, it is possible to swim all year long with the use of a new pool heater. There are a few options when deciding between a new gas pool heater or a new electric pool heater (heat pump)
Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC is fully licensed as an Arizona Registered Contractor #278248 to install your new gas pool heater or new electric pool heat pump. We handle all the city permits that may be required depending on your situation. If a new gas line is needed, we can also handle the permits and logistics. There are several factors to consider when deciding between a new gas pool heater or an new electric pool heater (heat pump). Blue Cactus Pool Service can help answer all your questions associated with a new pool heater installation.
This sadly was a few years ago, but the lessons are always good to review. Pool equipment repair and especially pool light repair should never be done by anyone who isn't an absolute professional. Over the years, Blue Cactus Pool Service has come across some terrifying repairs which were done by either homeowners or previous pool companies. The pool company should be fully licensed and insured. The pool repair company should always be able to provide proof of their license. Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC is a proud Arizona Registered Contractor License #278248 When you need any pool repair done safely and properly, call Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC 623.889.1366
When your pool equipment has gotten this old, it is definitely time to replace. Not only is the pool filter performance very poor, it can also be dangerous at this stage. The fiberglass shell of this sand filter can be weakened by age and the sun. Pressure from normal operation can eventually cause the filter to crack or explode. Also, anytime you have a chance to switch from a sand filter to either a cartridge filter or a DE filter you should definitely upgrade. As discussed in our earlier Blog Post, sand filters often struggle. They just aren't able to filter out as small of particles as cartridge filters or DE filters. Also sand filters only have a TINY surface area that can actually filter. 3 to 4 square feet is all most sand filters can handle at any one time. Most DE filters are 48 to 60 s/f and most cartridges range from 325 to 525 s/f of available surface area to filter.
Upgrading your filter and getting new PVC piping installed is more affordable than most people think. Give Blue Cactus Pool Service a call to get started on a free quote! 623.889.1366
Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC is fully licensed and registered with the state of Arizona. AZ ROC #278248
Your pool filter is VITALLY IMPORTANT to the health of your pool. Most of the pool filters we see are not cleaned nearly enough. At minimum, we would recommend cleaning the filters 3 or 4 times each year. AT MINIMUM. Every other month or monthly would be ideal. Some people are shocked to hear this, but pictures do not lie. Whether you have a cartridge filter or a DE filter, they work very hard collecting all kinds of dirt, debris, and junk out of the water. The more often they can be cleaned out the healthier the water will be.
Learning to clean your own filter is not hard. If financial concerns are the main reason holding you back from getting your pool filter cleaned more often, we would be happy to show you how to do it yourself.
A clean pool filter is also tied directly to the performance of the pool pump and pool motor. As a pool filter gets dirtier, the pressure inside the filter rises. This increased PSI causes the pool pump and pool motor to work harder. This puts undo stress on the entire pool equipment set up. CALL or EMAIL Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC to schedule your pool filter clean today! We can also help with a pool filter repair or new pool filter install.
Our Tile Cleaning Process
As you are probably aware, the water throughout the Valley is very hard. This causes mineral build up on tile, pebble tec, stone, water features, etc. Some pools have gotten so saturated they should be completely drained, cleaned, and refilled with "new" water. This is recommended when the TDS has gotten too high. Other times the customer simply wants the tile cleaned without draining the whole pool. Yes this is possible! We drain the water about 6-8" below the tile. Then we clean the tile using a safe glass bead product at lower air pressure. The mineral and calcium buildup is removed, leaving the surface beautiful again without any damage. The beads settle to the bottom of the pool, where they are vacuumed out after the cleaning is complete. Your pool, spa, and water features will be clean and ready to use.
We have openings to get your tile cleaned ASAP. It is NOT too late in the season. Call or Email us and we can easily give you a quote, based the perimeter footage of your pool. Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC is here for all your tile cleaning needs!
Don't be embarrassed if your pool has gotten away from you or if it has been sitting for years! We can handle it and we've seen it all. Many customers may feel embarrassed or overwhelmed when asking for help, but our service techs have cleaned hundreds of pools over the years. It's just another day at work for us. We are happy to bring professional solutions to your problems.
Whether your pool needs an acid wash, a chlorine wash, pool drain or just some pool equipment repairs, we can give you a timely pool evaluation and complete estimate.
Is your pool company properly licensed with the State of Arizona? Never risk hiring someone who can't properly show you their Registered Contractor License! Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC is proud to be an Arizona Registered Contractor #278248 We have a CR-6 dual license which covers service and repairs on residential and commercial applications.
Is your pool filter this gross? Pool filters should be cleaned every 3 months. When is the last time you had yours cleaned?
Call Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC at 623.889.1366 to schedule your filter clean. Swim season is almost here. Get your pool ready now.
Pool Light Repair:
Is your pool light broken or not working properly? Is there water in your pool light? We fix pool lights. We will determine whether you simply need a bulb replaced or whether you need your entire electrical wires replaced. We can fix either problem. We can get your pool light working again.
Not only is it enjoyable to have a pool light for nighttime swimming, but it is also a safety device. When your pool light is on at night, you can see if anyone has accidentally fallen in the pool. The light enables you to see to the bottom of your pool at night. We can even help you set your remote control so that your pool light comes on automatically at a certain time each night.
Call us for your swimming pool light repair needs. We are licensed to do business in each city in the Phoenix metro, insured, bonded, and ROC#278248.
Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC
Pool Motor Repairs
Is your swimming pool motor really loud, or has it been making a loud humming sound? We can FIX your existing swimming pool motor. We also are certified by APS to install new Variable Speed Motors. However, it's usually more cost-efficient for the customer to have their motor fixed instead of replaced. But we can consult with you on what is the best option for you depending on your motor's problem.
We are licensed to do business in each city, insured, bonded, and ROC#278248.
Blue Cactus Pool Service LLC
Blue Cactus Pool Service