On this particular pool pressure testing project, we were asked to locate a leak in pool fountain. We used a pressure testing device and held 35 psi in each line on the pool fountain network. The lines tested well and held for the required 15 minutes per leak detection code.
Pressure tested fountain plumbing pipes
Our crew noticed that the main issue this particular pool fountain was experiencing was a structural crack in the foundation of the shell. We were able to resolve the issue by: pressure washing the fountain, acid washing stains, locating the structural crack, grinding the crack and lastly installing a torque Lock staple kit to ensure the crack wouldn’t worsen over time. To finish this project off, we used hydraulic cement on the Staple area and refilled the fountain, the carefully placed the plants back into the fountain.
Torque Lock staple kit to repair pool leak
So many times I get calls from new pool customers in San Diego about their salt cell system not working. This is mainly due to a few reasons. The salt cell is not being properly cleaned every 90 – 120 days as recommended by the manufacture of the pool salt cell. The pools salinity is not in the correct range so it isn’t producing chlorine as it should to keep your pool fully sanitized. With a little bit of patience and basic understanding this can be accomplished. The down side to not keeping up on your maintenances is you will have to replace the pool salt cell system much more frequently and it will cost you more money in the long run, and we all hate to waste money!
Dirty pool salt cell
Clean pool salt cell
This job took place in beautiful San Diego. We were contracted to fully strip the old pool plaster and reset the slanting flagstone pool Coping. The pools mastic was also redone to protect moisture from getting in between the coping and the pool deck. We also had worked with the home owner on a nice turtle inlay look on her newly mini pebbled pool finish. The job went awesome and we finished it off with adding a salt water chlorination system from Pentair pool products. It’s very important when remodeling any pool that we pressure test all the pools suction and return lines to verify the integrity of them and assure that there is no underground pipes leaking in the pool systems infrastructure. This gives the home owner piece of mind that there is indeed no pool leaks and that they aren’t wasting unnesesary water. The final mini pebble was shot and we started filling the pool within a few hours. The project came out great and everyone was happy!
San Diego pool plaster
San Diego pool remodeling
Mini pebble pool resurface
Stripped pool for remodel in San Diego
Pool remodel San Diego
Valley Center Vinny
Yes.. the turtle in Valley Center, California really did give us the idea on the inlays we used in the pool. Thanks buddy.
We were called out to replace four leaking solar pool panels on a a customers roof in San Diego. The current pool solar panels had been repaired and patched several times, but were just at there lifespans end. We special ordered in four new 1.5 inch 4×10 pool solar panels for this pool solar repair. Now the customer is able to heat the pool again for free with use of a working pool solar system. Our solar panels come with a 10 year no hassle warranty.
Pool solar panel repair before
New pool solar panel during install
Pool heating solar panel installation after
On this Pool Coping repair in San diego, we removed and reset some loose pool flagstone coping. The flagstone was coming loose from age and mortar breakdown. We removed the old flagstone, cleaned the bottom surface and reset with a new platinum mortar we use for pool tile and coping applications. Lastly, we color matched the grouting in between the individual pieces of flagstone on the pool Coping. We were able to blend it fairly nicely to match the current aged grouting color.
San Diego pool flagstone repair
Repair to pool Coping San Diego
Completed flagstone coping repair to spa
San Diego Pool Structural Leak Repair
On this particular job we were called out to fix a structural pool crack in a gray plastered pool for the homeowner. We drained the pool, prepared the area, then cut out sections along on the crack and set them in place with epoxy. What this does is help the pool structural crack to not move anymore. It’s held together by the torque lock staple system which is a great tool for us pool contractors here in California. The torque lock system is good for the following applications:
Torque Lock™ Staples are applicable to:
Torque Lock™ Repairs:
SWIMMING POOL CRACKS
SEA WALLS, BRIDGES, DAMS, & TUNNELS
OR ANY OTHER CONCRETE STRUCTURAL CRACK
So if you are worried you have structural issues with more than just your pool or your pool deck please give us a call and we can help you solve your issues of structure separation.
On this particular pool solar repair project we had a leaking pool panel on the customers roof. What was happening is the panel was worn from age, and not secured properly so during wind storms in rancho Sanata Fe it would shake loose. The pool was also losing water as a result when the systems filter was running. We installed a new pool solar panel and resecured the new solar pool panel so it wouldn’t move anymore during the high winds.
Rancho Santa Fe Solar Pool Leak Repair
Completed Pool Solar Leak Repair in Rancho Santa Fe
On this particular repair in La Jolla, Ca we were called in to detect an underground pool leak a customer was having. They were experiencing major water loss from there pool system. We conducted pressure testing on all of there pool system underground plumbing. We found the issue at hand to be a break in the skimmer line underground on the pool. We jackhammered the old pool skimmer out and replace the new pool skimmer in with rebar and encased with concrete. We also cut the tile on the patio to match when we were complete with the La Jolla pool leak repair and new skimmer installation in La Jolla.
La Jolla Pool Skimmer Leak Repair
Skimmer Installation in La Jolla
It was a Great Day for another successful Pentair Pool Automation Installation.
The following pool automation project is one that took place in Oceanside, CA.
Pool Automation Before:
Pool Automation After:
This was a very nice pool Automation upgrade from a hybrid pool system using Hayward and Compool pool automation. We used a Pentair EasyTouch upgrade for the legacy compool automation system with a Pentair Screen Logic 2 web interface for mobile devices. The reason for the upgrade was to give the homeowners total control over their pool automation system needs. After the upgrade they could control all of their pool features, spa features and spa jets, pool/spa lights, valves and pool chlorine production from their Pentair IC40 salt cell system. This amazingly now all can be done by the touch of a finger from their iPhone or android mobile devices. We also installed an upgraded 4 circuit EasyTouch indoor control panel for in house system changes.
The owners of the house at this particular project wanted a good variable speed pump, so swim care pool services installed a top of the line trade series Intelliflo 2 VST variable speed pump from Pentair pool systems.
The current pool filter was a Hayward Diatomaceous Earth pool filter. The homeowner who cleans his filter frequently, wanted to have a cleaner system installed to avoid the messy and health hazardous DE from his pool system. So on this particular job we installed a Pentair Clean and Clear 420 pool filter. Yep, problem solved! No more messy and health causing concerns over the old Diatomaceous earth pool filter. Oh, and it looks a whole lot sexier too I might add.
The current pool salt chlorine generator was a Hayward T Cell system and wasn’t working to produce chlorine for the pool to keep it well sanitized for the homeowner. We upgraded the old Hayward pool salt system with a new top of the line Pentair Intellichlor salt cell system. The customer now has piece of mind that their pool is indeed producing chlorine to keep the pool optimally sanitized.
Unfortunately, The last pool equipment installer didn’t install a check valve on the return side before the pools salt system. The problem with not installing a check valve is that when the pool equipment turns off, the chlorine that sits in the salt cell can flow back and corrode your heating elements and exchangers in your pool heater. This has a negative effect and gives you less life out of your pool heater. By installing a check valve in these everyday setups we save customers thousands of dollars on a $100.00 item, yes it’s a no brainer for sure!
Lastly, we upgraded the customers old incandescent pool lights in the pool and spa with the highly innovative and efficient Pentair Intellibrite 5G underwater color LED lights. This upgrade gave them several color choice options to set that special mood.
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Just imagine sitting at dinner and wanting your pools spa to be turned on, and hot for you to arrive home in the evening.
At Swim Care Pool Services this can be brought to life. We have been installing pool automation systems for San Diego homeowners for years. We are fully trained on Pentair pool automation, Jandy pool automation, and Hayward pool automation systems. This is very important when selecting a company for a big project like installing a new pool automation system or having your existing pool automation system repaired. One of the most common questions I get asked from current customers or new customer call-ins is “how can I control my pool system remotely.” Once I explain the process to the customer they are shocked their pool guy never explained how this awesome, cutting edge technology feature really works. When your pools automation system is setup and installed correctly by one of our certified pool automation technicians, this technology really is seemless with minimal upgrades or maintenance. If you are thinking of installing pool automation or just have general questions about choosing the right automation system then give us a call. We would love to hear from you. 858-888-5955