Is your Heat Exchanger working at Optimum Efficiency?
The benefits of having a heat exchanger incorporated into your pool or spa are two-fold;
• Your pool will heat quicker, without a heat exchanger fitted the water temperature will rise by just 1-2ºC an hour, the addition of a quality heat exchanger can raise the water temperature by 12ºC an hour.
• Dramatically reduce your fuel costs, the costs of fitting a heat exchanger can typically be recovered in the first few months.
However, without regular maintenance and cleaning a heat exchange can soon lose its efficiency and also cause additional problems resulting in poor water quality. The cooler temperatures in the winter months put an enhanced strain on a heat exchanger, it is therefore imperative that it is working at optimum performance. A service plan from Specialist Pools Services will ensure your heat exchanger is maintained and performing at its best.
Regular Service Plans
Over time, plant room equipment experiences wear and tear and will need to be replaced with new parts or with more technologically advanced products that become available on the market. We will advise you on the best products and solutions for their plant room and then undertake the upgrade to ensure that you benefit from the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly product.
Our regular maintenance plans ensure your pool and spa filters, pumps, heaters and controls achieve optimum performance.
Water levels dropping in your pool by more than 5cm a day…
If the water level in your swimming pool or spa is dropping by more than 5 cms in a 24 hour period, you may have a leak. If a leak is not dealt with in a timely manner, then there can be serious consequences. These include possible erosion or subsidence causing serious structural damage to your pool and nearby buildings, resulting in expensive repairs.
At Specialist Pool Services we can quickly locate the cause of the leak and make good a repair, often with minimal impact and frequently done in a day. This is also an ideal time to have your pool serviced.
A real example, a leaking joint in a buried pipe.
Recently, we were called out to an outside pool in a garden in Surrey. The pool was losing 6 cms in a 24 hour period, with the pump running. We were able to locate the cause of the leak, with pinpoint accuracy, a combination of our extensive experience, knowledge and having the right equipment to locate the leak.
The repair was made to a leaking joint on the pipe, we followed this up with a service to ensure the pool was in tip top condition.
Can my Vinyl Swimming Pool Liner be repaired if it has a leak?
When it comes to leaky vinyl swimming pool liners, you have two options either you can repair the leak in the liner or you can purchase a replacement pool liner.
The only problem is, how do you know which is the better option for your pool? When you come across a leak in your vinyl swimming pool liner, there are a number of things to consider that can help you make this decision, two key factors are, the age of the vinyl liner and where the leak is.
Quick update from Phil of Specialist Pools Services on a couple of jobs completed during October 2016.
Replacement of a leaking filter
We had to cut out and replaced a leaking filter on a hydrotherapy pool in a private health club in Chelsea. This was made especially difficult as the plant room was 2 floors underground and the leaking filter was obstructed by many other pieces of plant room equipment.
However, it all went to plan and the manager was extremely happy as we had advised the hydro pool would have to be closed for 7 days while we carried out this work, and we were delighted to open the fully working spa after only 4 days of downtime. One very happy customer.
Plant Room Install
We also completed a plant room installation in a private residence in Chelsea, without drama and within the specified time. This was an OSPA system, far more complicated than a basic plant room install. Another happy customer.
About Phil Stevens
Phil has been in the Swimming Pool business for nearly 20 years, 10 of these years were spent with one of the best pool construction companies in London, whilst he was with them he lead the team in the construction of many swimming pools and spas.
Phil established his own company, Specialist Pools Services, in 2016, in Tadworth, Surrey and tells anyone who will listen that his first company vehicle was a motorbike and not a scooter.
Phil continues to lead the company, ensuring that the service delivered is the best, he is a Member of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers (ISPE).