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Advice and Information on Pool Maintenance and Repair

Top 5 Benefits of A Variable Speed Pool Pump

Pentair Variable Speed Pump Install by The Pool Boys in League City

It's easy to shy away from a Variable Speed Pool Pump at first glance of the price tag, but you might be surprised by what they have to offer. Here’s what we consider to be the top 5 benefits of a Variable Speed Pool Pump.

  • Energy Savings = $$ in your wallet
  • Better Filtration = improved water clarity
  • Flexible Programming = better user experience
  • Less Noise = happy neighbors
  • Longer Warranties = peace of mind

If any of these sound beneficial then read on and make your own determination on whether a VS Pool Pump is worth it, or not.

Maintaining Your Pool Before and After a Storm

nice clean pool with proper water chemistry

Living in the Gulf Coast region brings about some challenges for swimming pool owners in regard to weather. Not only do we get frequent storms dipping down from the north, bringing tornadoes in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter across this part of Texas. But more importantly, we are a prime target for Hurricanes and Tropical Storms along the Gulf of Mexico, as witnessed last season with Hurricane Harvey.

5 Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Pool Repair Company

Justin testing a heater control unit in the field

Your swimming pool equipment is broken and it’s time to hit the world wide web in search of a solution. A quick search will yield tons of results; pool companies are a dime a dozen. How do you decide who to bring into your backyard? Keep in mind this person will be working with electricity, gas, water, or all of the above.

As certified pool industry professionals, we have put together what we believe to be the top 5 things that consumers should be looking for when hiring a professional pool repair company.

Is It Time For a Pool Heater Checkup?

rat infested pool heater needs service

As summer comes to an end, heater season is fast approaching, have you tested your heater lately?

Let’s play out a common scenario that we see every year. The party is tomorrow but it’s gonna be a little cooler. Just fire up the pool heater early in the morning to heat the pool right? Not always. Too often we get that urgent call about a pool heater.

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