Prep Your Pool for Winter Hibernation

Homeowners in Northern, cooler states are expecting temperatures to drop over the next few weeks. When the first autumn leaves fall, it’s time to start closing your pool for the season – A general rule of thumb is to wait until outdoor temperatures start to steadily fall below 65 degrees. To avoid damage or other issues next pool season, follow these steps and precautions:

Clean the Pool

Before it can be closed, you’ll want to get your pool as clean as possible. Using a vacuum or skimmer, make sure there are no leaves or other debris floating in the water. The pool walls and stairs should be scrubbed with a brush to break up any algae build up. You’ll want to get your pool as clean as possible before it’s closed for the season.

Lower the Water Level

As you’re getting your pool ready for the off season, drain water to avoid problems with ground water and temperature levels if/when they drop below freezing. How much water should you drain? That depends on the climate of the area you live in. If temperatures are generally cold in the winter, you’ll want to drain the water 4 to 6 inches below the tile line to avoid any potential issues with freezing water.

Check and Clean Filters

Even through the winter, check on your filters regularly to make sure they are running properly and keeping the water clean and safe. Pool filters help remove debris from the water but can’t do their job properly if they aren’t cleaned regularly. You’ll be thankful later – this step will help to preserve the lifespan of the filter system and keep your pool clean during the off season for an easier opening in the spring.

Adjust Chemical Levels

Before you close your pool for the winter, test the water’s chemistry levels and get it balanced. Closing your pool with unbalanced levels will make it difficult to open it up the next season. For help checking and correcting the balance, you can turn to pHin. The pHin Smart Water monitor will help you understand if your pool is balanced with color coded discs. pHin’s simplified chemical dosing instructions will help you understand how much of each chemical needs to be added to get the water balanced.

Set to Winterize

pHin has a special setting for winter: Pool owners can get their monitor and pool ready for hibernation by tapping on the “subscription” icon on the app homepage and click “winterize pool.” Then they can remove pHin from the pool and store it in a safe spot until next season.

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pHin App Compact Mode Enables Remote Client Management

With pHin data at their fingertips, service technicians can efficiently initiate proactive water care schedules.

pHin has added Compact Mode to the pHin app, enabling service technicians to remotely view customer water data with an easy filter view and alerts.

A pHin Smart Water Monitor deployed in a client’s pool, hot tub, or swim spa measures the water pH, oxidation reduction potential, and temperature, with charts showing seven day, 60-day, and 90-day views. The measurements are taken over 1,000 times per week, and the proprietary algorithm analyzes the results to provide a color-coded status indicating whether the water is balanced, needs an action, or is unsafe.

Client management is streamlined with Compact Mode. Technicians can monitor a vast number of pHins through the app, streamlined with a filter view to search clients by location, vessel name, water status, and cellphone number. Technicians can also assign a custom name to the connected pHins, such as client name, address, location, or even a client’s separate units in a hot tub and pool. When the water is unbalanced and needs attention, they’re alerted in real-time in the app or via email so they can proactively schedule maintenance be

fore the customer even notices an issue. The data provided in Compact Mode can also be used to manage service schedules and delegating teams.

Compact Mode can be activated in the pHin app with a simple on/off in account settings with the most-recent version of the app. Technicians can add client pHin Smart Monitors to their account by scanning the QR code on the box or entering the serial number during setup to add the pHin to their account.

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The Buddy System! Why Every Hot Tub Needs a pHin

Hot tubs make a great addition to a home or backyard, whether for warming up on a cool winter night or taking a soak after a tough workout. Among the benefits of owning your own at-home spa, a hot tub can be challenging to maintain. Hot tub rash is real, and chemicals need to be added in exact doses for balanced water. Not to mention, worrying about whether or not the water is safe and balanced can take the relaxation out of your daily soak.

Maximize your hot tub relaxation time with the smart water monitor that can remove your worry about hot tub water! Every hot tub needs a pHin Smart Water Monitor to get the most benefits, here’s why:

Real-Time Temperature Status

There’s nothing worse than having your hot tub soak delayed because the water’s too cold. With pHin, you can simply check the app or ask Alexa about the temperature of your water, so you can see if the heater needs a boost before you go in.

Avoid Hot Tub Rash

Hot tub rash can be caused by poorly maintained water, according to the CDC. Keeping the water in balance is important to avoiding it and it can be hard to know which contaminants are causing the issue. pHin measures the water over 1,000 times per week and will notify you immediately if the water isn’t balanced, with a color-coded guide. A blue disc indicates your water is safe, balanced and ready to use.  An orange disc means your water is still safe to enter but needs some attention while a red disc appears when you should avoid the unsafe water.

Chemistry Support

Chemistry can be confusing, and hot tub owners need to pay close attention to their water to keep it safe. Understanding chemical dosing is a challenge. pHin uses built-in analytics to calculate dosing instructions, so users can simply follow the instructions in the app to balance their water.

With balanced water, hot tubs are great for relaxing, soothing sore muscles, and warming you up in cool weather.

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3 Ways pHin Removes the Guesswork Out of Water Care

Keeping pool water balanced all season can be stressful. But for many pool owners, measuring and adding chemicals is a lot of guesswork. Converting the ppm of chlorine in the water to how much chlorine to add can be a challenge, even for veteran pool owners.

Instead of making the wrong measurement that can leave your pool water over chlorinated or cloudy, technology can remove the guesswork.

pHin is a powerful new product that has built-in analytics that make water care easy for any pool or hot tub owner. The device floats in the pool and measures the water over 1,000 times per week, using the information to make pool water care easy for anyone. Here’s how:

Easy-to-Read Status

How do you know if your water is safe before you jump in? With the pHin app, pool and hot tub owners can easily see whether their water is safe, needs action, or is unsafe. A color-coded disc on the home screen provides at-a-glance status:

If the water is out of balance, a red disc will alert users indicating that the water is unsafe and requires action. When water is balanced and safe, a blue disc will indicate that the water is ready to go.

Alerts and Instructions

pHin is also proactive, it sends alerts in the app or via email when the water is out of balance or needs action, like adding shock or chemicals.

Instead of guessing how to fix the water, users get step-by-step instructions about which chemicals to add and how much of each chemical is needed to bring the water back to a safe level. pHin’s app also features detailed graphs of the pool’s chemistry levels in the past giving pool owners easy access to their pool’s chemical history.

Chemical Database

pHin works with leading chemical brands to provide customized chemical dosing instructions based on the brand of your choice. Users can simply scan any supported chemical’s barcode and pHin will calculate exactly how much of the chemical you need to add to the water. pHin recently doubled the number of scannable chemicals, you can see the full list of scannable chemicals here.

pHin takes the guesswork out of adding chemicals to your pool with easy-to-read alerts, action notifications and instructions, and customized chemical dosing instructions. pHin handles the pool chemistry guesswork so you can simply add the necessary chemicals and enjoy!

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Top 3 Benefits of Converting to a Saltwater Pool System

Converting Your Pool to Saltwater

Saltwater pools have been around since the 1970s. Through the decades, they’ve proven to be a safe and reliable option for pool owners.

They’ve become a popular choice for pool owners looking for a simple filtration system that produces less harsh chemicals than the chlorine tablets they’re used to. In fact, 70% of new pools in the US are saltwater.

In this article, we’ll cover the major benefits of a saltwater pool. First, let’s clear up some common concerns.

Common Concerns

Let’s clarify one common concern that may be on your mind: a saltwater pool is not SALTY.

The amount of salt in one of these pools is around 3,000 parts per million (ppm). Our friend, the ocean, is about 35,000 ppm. And most people can’t taste salt under 4,500 ppm.

Since the salinity of a salt pool is less than 10% of the ocean, that means corrosion won’t be an issue with your existing equipment. High chlorine levels are more likely to cause damage than a saltwater system. Whether you have a fiberglass pool or a vinyl pool, salt will do less harm than chlorine.

With those initial concerns cleared from your mind, let’s take a look at the top three benefits of switching your pool to a saltwater system.

#1—Easier on Your Skin and Eyes

Without chlorine in your pool, you can say goodbye to the following:

Red, irritated eyesItchy skinBleached swimsuitsHarsh chlorine smell

Yes, a saltwater system generates its own natural chlorine—it’s just much less abrasive. That’s because the salt in the water neutralizes chloramines, which are the particles that cause red eyes, itchiness, and that pungent chlorine smell.

Another benefit of salt is softer pool water that feels like you’re swimming in liquid silk—a much better swimming experience for your family!

#2—Save Time & Money

The improvement to the swimming experience is clear, but what about costs and maintenance hassles?

Your time is precious and spending it buying and adding chlorine tablets to your pool is tedious and time-consuming. A saltwater system’s salt cell produces hundreds of pounds of pure chlorine over its lifespan. That means you don’t have to buy chlorine tablets, nor do you have to worry about when to add them. It does most of the work for you.

How much is a saltwater pool system? Depending on the size of your pool, a quality system will cost anywhere from $700-$1,200. If you ever get quoted way above that, you’re probably dealing with a pool store that’s worried about losing money on all the chlorine you won’t be buying.

On average, you’ll spend 30-50% more on chlorine than you would over the lifespan of a salt system. 

Of course, like any piece of equipment, your saltwater system will wear down with use, but you won’t have to replace the whole system, just the salt cell—the salt chlorine generator at the heart of the equipment.

With proper maintenance, it can last for up to seven years. When it’s time for replacement, a salt cell is usually half the cost of a complete salt system.

And that whole time, it’s producing natural saltwater, saving you time and money having to buy chlorine yourself.

#3—Easy to Install & Maintain

You may have heard that you’ll need to replace all of your pool equipment. That is not true. 

A saltwater system can be easily added to your existing pool equipment in one visit. A Premier Professional will install it for you in a couple of hours, tops. 

It also requires much less maintenance. The salt cell does most of the work for you, making it an excellent chlorine substitute.

Just like the rest of your pool equipment, Premier Pool Service can also make sure your saltwater system is in good working order each time we visit. Check here to see if Premier Pool Service is available in your area.

What Are You Waiting For?

No matter what type of pool you have, a saltwater pool is a great alternative to chlorine systems. It will save you time and money while creating a better, healthier swimming experience. A saltwater pool needs far less pool maintenance than traditionally chlorinated pools.

Contact your local Premier Pool franchise to get a recommendation for a saltwater system and schedule us to install it for you.


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