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Swimming Pool Services

Fronheiser Pools is a full service pool and spa company. Our experts handle everything from pool design and pool building to swimming pool maintenance and repairs. Whether you need help winterizing or summarizing your swimming pool, regular maintenance or even emergency service—you can count on our team of reliable pool contractors to expertly handle each and every one of your pool and spa needs. While Fronheiser specializes in servicing the products and brands we sell, our experts are familiar with and provide service on a variety of pool products.

Pool Opening Program

Customers often ask “when is it the right time of the year to open our pool?” Early spring is generally a good time to begin balancing your pool water as it will prevent algae from forming when the warmer weather arrives. Our professional swimming pool opening services include the removal of the winter cover and winterization plugs, adding start-up pool chemicals, reassembling and starting up your pool filtration equipment for the season, putting in ladders, diving boards, lights and more.

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Seasonal Pool Services

As the seasons change, regular swimming pool maintenance is required to ensure that your pool runs smoothly and safely for many summers to come. The experts at Fronheiser Pools provide yearly or weekly swimming pool maintenance on your pool as well as our winter Algae-Free Guarantee program. Contact us for more information! No matter how big or small your pool problem may seem, you are in good hands with the dedicated Fronheiser Pools team on your side.

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How to Care for your Pool and Spa

Caring for your swimming pool is important in many different ways. A pool with balanced water will ensure bather comfort, safe and clean water, and will also allow for your equipment to work as designed. In addition to balancing your water, there are other functions that must be performed in order to properly care for your pool.

Fronheiser Pools has come up with a Care Guide below to help answer commonly asked questions regarding how to care for a pool. The goal of this guide is to be an ever-evolving source of information, so please feel free to contact us with any suggestions on content that might improve this resource.

Pool Care Guide

Caring for your swimming pool is important in many different ways. A pool with balanced water will ensure bather comfort, safe and clean water, and will also allow for your equipment to work as designed. In addition to balancing your water, there are other functions that must be performed in order to properly care for your pool.

Fronheiser Pools has come up with a Care Guide below to help answer commonly asked questions regarding how to care for a pool. The goal of this guide is to be an ever-evolving source of information, so please feel free to contact us with any suggestions on content that might improve this resource.

Testing and Balancing Your Pool

It is recommended that all pool owners test and balance their pool at least once a week. Follow the four(4) steps in order below:

STEP 1 – Test & Adjust Total Alkalinity
Ideal Range: 80 ppm – 120 ppm
Product to Use: Poolife Alkalinity Plus

STEP 2 –Test & Adjust pH
Ideal Range: 7.4 – 7.6
Product to Use to Increase pH: Poolife pH Plus
Product to Use to Decrease pH: Poolife pH Minus

STEP 3 – Test & Adjust Total Bromine or Chlorine
Ideal Range for Bromine Pools: 2 ppm – 4 ppm
Product to Use for Bromine Pools: Poolife Brominating Tablets
Ideal Range for Chlorine Pools: 1 ppm – 3 ppm
Products to Use for Chlorine Pools: Poolife Brite Stix, MPT Extra, 3” Cleaners Tablets or Instant Clear Cleaning Granules

STEP 4 – Test & Adjust Calcium Hardness
Ideal Range:  200 ppm – 300 ppm
Product to Use: Poolife Calcium Plus

STEP 5 – Test & Adjust Cyanuric Acid (Chlorine Pools Only)
Ideal Range: 30 ppm – 50 ppm
Product to Use:  Poolife Stabilizer
Note: Cyanuric Acid levels in excess of 100 ppm is unnecessary and may lead to bacterial and algae growth. The only way to lower the Cyanuric Acid level is either through dilution or draining and refilling of the pool. 

Algae-Free Water in 3 Easy Steps

In addition to maintaining properly balanced water, follow the below steps while running your pool pump 8-12 hours a day:

STEP 1 – Sanitize
Use AquaZone Bromine Tablets, Poolife MPT Extra Chlorine Tablets, or any Poolife Chlorine product to bring your pool to the appropriate sanitizer level. See above for recommended Bromine and Chlorine levels.

STEP 2 –Shock
Use any Poolife Turbo Shock, or any Poolife Oxidizer product on a weekly basis to shock your pool, and thus destroy contaminants & maintain clarity. Always broadcast shock product evenly across the pool water while the pump is turned on. Brush away any remnants from the pool surface towards the deep end drains

STEP 3 – Algaecide
Use Poolife Defend +, or any Poolife Algaecide, on a weekly basis as an algae preventative. It is always better to prevent algae from growing than to deal with a green pool.

Spa Care Guide

Proper maintenance of your Hot Tub will help to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment. Fronheiser Pools will test your spa water chemistry at no charge at either our Bally or Sinking Store location. Should you require a spa repair from a factory trained technician, we are also able to perform this service.

Our Spa Care Guide below is designed to help provide answers to common questions that spa owners have regarding how to properly maintain their spa. As we encounter more common questions that our customers have regarding spa care, we will update the information and provide answers to these questions below. Please feel free to contact us with suggestions on topics you feel may be worthwhile to add to this page.

Recommended Spa Water Parameters

Recommended spa water parameters are as follows:
pH: 7.2 – 7.8
Alkalinity: 80- 120 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 100–200 ppm
Chlorine: 3-5 ppm
Bromine: 2-4 ppm

Spa Guidelines

Draining your spa every 3-4 months will help maintain a cleaner spa environment and keep odors from developing in the tub.

Testing and balancing your spa water 2-3 times weekly will protect the spa and bathers from unsanitary conditions and prolong the life of the spa.

Using “SPA” chemicals in your hot tub will help you maintain the water balance easier and protect the tub from harm. Chemicals that do not state that they are for spa usage are likely not designed for the unique water conditions of a spa.

Cleaning the spa filters on a monthly basis will allow your water to be filtered properly and help you to maintain good water clarity. A “SPA” filter cleaner is always a good idea to remove oils in the filter that build up and eventually clog and damage the cartridge filter. Using a spa filter cleaner will prolong the life of your spa filter, will give you cleaner water and will ultimately save you money.

Using UV or mineral sanitizer in a spa can reduce the amount of chlorine needed to maintain clean safe spa water. However, every spa still needs to use an EPA registered sanitizer (i.e. Chlorine, Bromine or BAQUA Spa).