4 Ways to Get Your Pool Ready For Cooler Weather

Are you searching for a way to extend the life of your pool during the summer months? If you’re a new pool owner (or even if you’ve had a pool for years), the name of this game is preservation. Learn how to prepare your pool for the onset of cold weather and you’ll keep dirt, debris and algae away, with ease.

Balance Your Pool Chemicals

The most important ‘pool upkeep’ rule for colder weather is balancing your pH levels correctly. Balancing your pool’s chemicals is important for not only safe swimming in your custom Katy or Cypress custom pool, but for your pool’s equipment as well. As a rule of thumb, aim for pH levels that fall between 7.2-7.6. Then, rest assured you’re keeping your pool in great shape until you use it again.

Shock Your Pool to Preserve Your Pools Health

Come Spring, no one likes to find their pool has been covered with algae. To prevent algae from forming during the winter, it’s important to shock your pool by increasing your chemicals. Your custom pool builder Katy can discuss your pool needs, and provide you with the correct chemicals to keep your pool clear and healthy all winter long.

Clean Your Pool to Avoid Stains and Dirt  

If you don’t clean your pool before closing it up for the winter, you’ll have unpleasant surface stains to deal with in the spring. Make sure to clean the sides of your pool, the filter (so it performs at its optimal level all season long), and clear away any debris. Pay attention to your water level, as you don’t want it to fall below the skimmer box. Once everything is clean and clear, you’re ready to cover it up!

Invest in a High-Quality Pool Cover For Your Katy or Cypress Custom Pool

Now that’s you’ve done the prep work, it’s time to cover your pool. The right pool cover will protect additional debris, dirt (and even nearby wildlife) from coming into your pool. Invest in a high-quality pool cover that will thoroughly cover every inch of your pool’s design—and have peace of mind that it’s protected all winter long.

Pool Company Testimonials That Says It All

Have you dreamt for years of having a pool in your backyard, but aren’t quite sure you have the space—or the budget—for one? Let past customers share their experience, like Carissa and Matt:

“We just want to say ‘Thank you’ for our wonderful pool! We absolutely love it! Thank you for getting it done so quickly so we can enjoy it this summer. All of the crews that worked on it were great. There were never any issues or problems. Thanks for our ‘Paradise.’”

Your Katy and Cypress Custom Pool Builder

Whatever pool water features or design you desire, Triton Pools will help you find the perfect pool, along with a competitive price. From pool landscape and design, to decking, waterfalls and patio covers, your pool and backyard needs are covered! Contact Triton Pools for a free pool quote today!

Choosing the Best Custom Pool Company

A custom swimming pool is a unique addition to any home, but it also represents a serious investment. With a hefty price tag and permanent changes to your property, you want to ensure that you’re trusting the job to a custom pool company that will do the job right. Making sure that you’re working with capable professionals can mean the difference between the pool of your dreams and a nightmare that costs you big. With so many companies trying to sell you on their services, it can be tricky to pick out the real deal, but these tips will help you find the right pool company for you.

Get Multiple Estimates

You’ll have no idea if the company you’re considering is charging an exorbitant amount or a suspiciously low amount unless you have several point of comparison. You never know what great company you may be missing out on by only getting one or two quotes on your pool project.

Research Each Builder

A quick search on Google or another search engine should reveal any serious issues with a potential contractor. Searching for “Company Name reviews” is a good place to start, and from there you should be able to find details on other customer’s experiences or recommendations.

Check the Better Business Bureau

On the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, you can search for a pool company that you’re considering and view any complaints, plus a rating of their services. This is an excellent place to check out a potential contractor before entrusting them with your pool.

See Their Work

Any pool contractor with decent experience will have photos of their past projects. Take a look at what they’ve done to see what they’re capable of. Many businesses will have a full gallery on their website, where you can review the scope of their work and what features they have experience in installing.

Ask About Their Credentials

Always ask a contractor that you’re talking to if they are insured. Insurance is a safety net for a pool company, and is essential to protect your property in the case of an unforeseen disaster or accident. Pool contractors who are insured are serious about their work and can be trusted to take care with your pool.

Adding a customized pool to your home should be an exciting and invigorating experience. By taking the time to make sure you’re hiring the right company, you can ensure that everything proceeds as planned and you’ll soon be enjoying an amazing pool that meets all of your specifications.

How to Prevent Swimming Pool Algae

If you find your swimming pool tinted green at the beginning of summer year after year, you could be facing a serious algae problem. Algae is a simple plant that develops in wet areas and can be a real annoyance when attempting to maintain a clean pool. The good news is that with the right steps you can keep algae out of your pool – for good. Continue reading

5 Tips for Hosting a Pool Party

Whether you’re celebrating your daughter’s birthday or excited to show off your new custom pool, summer is the perfect time for a pool party. Here are some ideas and tips that will help you host an unforgettable pool party.

To start off, choosing a theme for your pool party can bring all of your plans together. A unified theme will make it easier to pick out decorations and maybe even some matching music, and your guests may want to dress to fit. The options will vary depending on the age group, but ideas can include pirates, the beach, tropical paradise, and practically limitless possibilities. Continue reading

The Dangers of Silent Drowning

With the influx of warm weather, both adults and children will soon be flocking to swimming pools across the country.Parents know that drowning is a concern, but the threat of silent drowning still leads to the deaths of hundreds of children every year. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under 15, and almost half of the victims will drown within 25 yards of an adult.

Recognizing a drowning person is more difficult than it appears in movies or television. The characteristic thrashing and yelling seen on screen rarely happens in real life, and this false idea of what drowning looks like leads to a tragic number of children drowning in swimming pools every year. Continue reading

The Basics of Salt Water Pools

Chlorine chemicals have been the traditional method of keeping swimming pools clean and sanitized, but another option has emerged as a popular alternative. Salt water pools, including those equipped with a salt chlorine generator system, provide a sanitized pool while avoiding the negative effects of chemical chlorine.

The process of chlorination is important to remove bacteria, algae, and other organic matter, while also disinfecting water. However, using liquid chemicals to achieve this also carries side effects such as eye irritation, hair discoloration, bleached swimsuits, and dry skin, as well as the hazards of handling dangerous chemicals when performing maintenance on the pool. Salt systems are simpler to maintain and do not include these problems. In contrast to adding chemicals to the water consistently, salt pools use a regenerative system to continually process the water and create the chlorine that keeps the water sanitized.

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Custom Patios Cypress

Give your backyard realm a gaze. There’s your newly-installed pool glinting in the sunlight, the Ph balance just about right to dive in. Somewhere in the mix are the new loungers, the ones that resist the color draining from the sun of course, and your chrome grill begging for a round of bone-in ribeyes. You might not even notice what’s missing in the expanse of grass before you, and that’s what Triton Pools is here for. We provide the perfect, custom patio design to unify your yard’s final aesthetic appearance, whatever the look you want to ‘deck’ it out in. If you don’t want to stop at the patio, we also build custom outdoor kitchens to compliment your new space, all performed with our 3D imaging that not only helps align our goals, but to execute you dream vision with precision. Continue reading

Luxury Pool Company Cypress

Only the best pool company in Cypress should be hired to install your in-ground pool, and fortunately you’ve found it! Triton Pools prides itself on being the best pool company in Cypress because we consistently work with our clients to ensure they’re given the best pool design and installation they could ever imagine! Continue reading