POOL MAINTENANCE & SERVICES
Maintenance and service of your in-ground swimming pool can be an arduous and time consuming process. Our professionals will make your life easier while making sure your pool is a well taken care of investment. Good quality care is necessary to keep enjoying your pool year after year.
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You’ll find our friendly, motivated and experienced office staff ready and trained to help answer, or get answers to many of your questions ranging from water chemistry issues to maintenance and service questions. If you have a question they are not able to answer they’ll put you in touch with someone who can.
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Our goal at Quantus Pools is not only to provide clear and sanitary water, but an improved experience with an emphasis on managing chlorine readings and minimizing the environmental impact. It is our experience that water satisfaction is directly related to clarity and chlorine levels. Below you will find several solutions we employ to give our customers the best bang for their buck and the latest in technological pool advances.
Proper Pool Sanitation & Filtration
What you need to know
From the CDC website – “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools, hot tubs or spas, or water playgrounds. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (with chlorine or bromine ) of pools, hot tubs or spas and water playgrounds should inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”
Proper water operation, maintenance and disinfection is vitally important in ensure that you and your family can use your pool in a safe environment. To meet the CDC’s recommendation, the following three facets are of equal importance and only when combined, ensure a safe pool environment.
Proper water operation:
Does your pool have the proper turnover rate? The time it takes for all of your pool water to entirely cycle through your filter and sanitation system. A commercial pool is mandated to turnover every 6 hours.
Proper water maintenance:
Is your pool water properly balanced – pH – Alkalinity – Calcium Hardness – Water Temperature – Dissolved Solids – all need to be checked at regular intervals of a minimum of once a week.
To disinfect water means it must be sanitized. Making sure your chlorine and bromine are at free active levels in the water is most important. In order to achieve this, you will need to rely on UV, ozone or mineral purifiers which can help ensure your chlorine is free and active to disinfect, e.g. oxidize the water. The most effective oxidizer technology available combines UV and ozone to produce hydroxyl radicals.
What you can do:
Have your turnover rate assessed by a professional. They can determine if your pump, filter and plumbing are set up properly for you.
Participate in an orientation on proper pool maintenance and water chemistry.
Obtain a professional inspection of your chemical feeders to make sure they are working properly.
Upgrade to a variable speed pump that can help you set your turnover rate.
Change your sand, DE or cartridge filters to new media.
Install a UV system, an ozone system or a combination of both to introduce hydroxyl radicals into your water.
More about Free Radicals
The Combination of UV and O3 creates hydroxyl radicals – AOP (Advanced Oxidation Process)
Hydroxyl radicals inactivate harmful microorganisms and oxidize inorganic waste products
Hydroxyl radicals are the most powerful advanced sanitizer and oxidation agent available
Effective against a broader range of organisms than chlorine
Capable of destroying 99.9% of dangerous contaminants and microorganisms
Safer disinfection process without the use of harmful chemicals
Does not affect taste, odor or color of the water
Environmentally friendly, family friendly and produces no harmful by-products
UV and ozone can reduce chemical usage by 75%
Minimizes your exposure to potentially harmful chloramines and other chemical contaminants
The oxidation process between contaminants and hydroxyl radicals happen almost instantaneously
How UV Light Works
Source: Pool & Spa News – Shining a Light on UV Pool & Spa News – Shining a Light on UV UV sanitation systems eliminate chlorine-resistant microorganisms, which are common causes of pool closures. These systems reproduce UV radiation inside light chambers via powerful lamps, which emit germicidal UV-C light that is used to disinfect pool and spa water. Facilities equipped with these systems consume fewer chemicals and allow sanitizers to be more effective. How much more effective depends on the water’s hardness, pH and other water chemistry factors. UV-C causes permanent damage to a number of microorganisms almost instantly as the water circulates through the light chamber. By disrupting the microorganism’s DNA, protozoans, viruses and bacteria are unable to replicate and remain inert. This light, however, works only on water that flows through the chamber. Water in dead zones isn’t treated by the light and the light does not act as a residual, thus the need for the presence of a halogen. The effects of UV-C are immediate and do not alter the water’s composition.
Natural Chemistry's Line of Natural Enzyme Products
What are enzyme based chemicals?
Natural enzymes work by biodegrading the non-living organics in pools, breaking them down to their original building blocks, such as carbon dioxide and water, which are essentially reabsorbed back into the pool or spa water.
What is non-living organic matter?
Here is a brief list of non-living organic matter that can be found in your pool that your chlorine deals with on a daily basis.
Personal Hygiene Products (lotions, deodorant, hair products)
Jet Fuel (surprising right?)
How do enzymes help sanitize my water?
Enzyme’s essentially act as a supplement to your chlorine. While chlorine is highly effective at breaking down organic living matter, it is not very effective at breaking down non-living organic matter. Chlorine’s efficiency dramatically drops when dealing with non-organic living matter which requires a higher chlorine reading than actually required to sanitize the pool. By introducing natural enzymes that are specifically formulated to destroy non-living organic matter, your pool can maintain a lower chlorine reading since it’s not being wasted on non-living organic matter.
Variable Speed Pumps
How do variable speed pumps differ from traditional single speed pumps? Single speed pumps are your traditional pool pump. They are loud and inefficient but cheap. They run at one speed and must be able to handle any range of circulation requirements within the motors specifications. There is no flexibility and can cost a home owner upwards of $2,000 a year to run.
Variable speed pumps use what is called a “permanent magnet motor” unlike the single speeds that use the traditional and inefficient induction motors. Magnet motors are also found in the latest electric cars. Variable speed pumps can be dialed in so that you can get the most efficient turnover rate at the optimal speed for the greatest energy savings. This allows the pump to slow down the flow of water thus resulting in less friction which increases the efficiency of the entire circulation system. Furthermore, when you slow the movement of the water, it will allow your filter media to sift more effectively since it spends more time in the filter.
Preventative Maintenance Services
Automatic covers require yearly inspection and routine maintenance to insure carefree operation and prevent costly repairs. In order to make your summer more enjoyable, we are pleased to offer the very best in preventative maintenance service options performed by trained technicians.
Comprehensive System Tune-Up:
All pulleys and fittings are lubricated, cover operation is adjusted, dirt is flushed from tracks, loose screws are tightened and a written inspection is provided.
Deluxe Cover Cleaning:
Cover is cleaned using our specially formulated cleaner & protectant. Leaves and debris are removed from your cover pump and mechanism housing.
Combo Tune-up & Cleaning:
This is our most popular service option and includes both option 1 and option 2, for complete cover care, value and savings. Travel charges may be billed in addition to service fees. If repairs are needed, necessary parts and additional labor billed separately.
Mechanical System Overhaul
Recommended for roughly operating systems no less than 5 years of age. The system is removed, disassembled and thoroughly cleaned. Worn or broken parts are replaced. The system is re-leveled and re-mounted. The cover is run and adjusted and a #1 Comprehensive System Tune-Up is performed. Price based on OEM parts – typically takes 3 hours to perform.
When something is torn, broken or just not right, we are happy to help you diagnose your problem, provide technical support and if necessary, schedule a service call to perform the needed repairs. From sewing repairs to broken ropes, humming motors to stuck covers and even covers crashed into the pool, we can help.
Please call our service department at (847) 907-4995.
Engineering advancements have greatly improved the automatic pool cover systems available to pool owners today. Installation of replacement cover fabric and new replacement systems are our specialty. Let us know when you are ready to upgrade. Quotes are based on square footage and can be given over the phone.
Winter covers (a.k.a. Safety Covers) are a necessity for the winter months and an integral part of ensuring your pool does not become a safety hazard during the winter months. Not only does the winter cover prevent unwanted debris from entering the pool, it protects your family and pets from injury.
Signs that You May Need a New Winter Cover:
Visible wear along coping where the winter cover touches.
Dry Rot – You can actually hear the cover crunch when you apply pressure to it.
Visible Holes – Compromises the safety a winter cover provides where small holes can turn into large tears.
Advise on whether you need to replace the cover and inform you of your options.
We will measure the perimeter or pick up your cover for a duplicate replacement.
We will reinstall your new winter cover per the manufacturer’s recommendations. If you have an existing cover, we can have duplicates made so no new drilling is required.