Pool Envy provides pool service and pool repair to Ledgeview, De Pere, Allouez, Oshkosh, Green Bay, De Pere, Appleton. We offer dedicated service anywhere Wisconsin. – Let’s explore the myths:
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Don’t neglect your true blue asset – your pool!
Did we mention that we also do real estate inspections? If you’ve ever bought or sold a house, you’ll already be familiar with the seemingly endless list of things that need to be inspected and repaired before a transaction can take place.
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As much as we value having you as a client, we also value not getting electrocuted on the job. It goes without saying that loose wires and vast amounts of water don’t exactly mix. New pools will require a consultation by our team prior to services.
Oh, and since we’re already talking about the serious stuff, we should probably also mention the Virginia Graeme Baker Act.
If you haven’t heard about this yet – it’s never too late to get up to speed. If you’re keen on safety and not getting fined for endangering other humans, this is a must-read.
Of course, you don’t have to worry about the specter of the VGBA at all if your pool is well-maintained, compliant, and in tip-top shape. One more reason to rely on us for all your pool renovations, equipment upgrades, water quality management, and winterizing needs. There will be a terms and conditions form that you will need to sign to start service. No matter what, we can be your Pool Team.
New Client Onboard process:
Fill out our terms and conditions and then experience our paid onsite safety consult. Upon a successful inspection, we can start with your pool shortly. If defects are found, we will let you know what needs to get up to standards before servicing. You want a safe pool, so do we.
Residential pool safety risks
Swimming pools are death traps in your backyard waiting to kill you and your family. What we don’t know can hurt us badly, and since there is so much that can go wrong, we should be on alert and seek quality guidance.
Pool Envy believes knowledge and education is the best tool for safe swimming pool ownership. All of us likely own a car and understand the responsibilities, right? Seatbelts, tires, oil changes, air filters, tie-rods, brake pads, and the list can go on, sounds familiar. Onto your swimming pool, how many regularly check the ANSI/ASME or ISPSC or CSPSC or VGBA, NEC, DOE, Local Building Codes?
Swimming pools with a single main drain can cause suction entrapment injuries and drowning. The VGBA act was passed in 2008 due to an accident where Virginia Graeme Baker drown in a backyard whirlpool. More ironic? The law did nothing to force homeowners to make changes to their pools. It did however push major changes in public swimming pools: hotels, condos, schools etc.
Pool pumps draw a vacuum when they are pulling water from the main drain. A body could get stuck over this drain and the pump will continue to run, trapping the swimmer at the bottom of the pool. None of us want that to happen, but many pools in the area continue to have these single drains.
Drain covers are the second issue after suction entrapment comes hair entrapment. Children love to swim and often will do handstands in pools. The problem is when long hair is pulled into an old drain cover and becomes entangled, the swimmer can drown. A fun afternoon can turn to tragedy in a matter of seconds.
The VGBA requires manufacturers to have warning labels on covers, and while the public pool world must replace their covers regularly, many pools we see in the Brown County area are 20+ years old. UV from the sun can damage plastic, bad water chemistry can cause the plastic to become brittle, and as time goes on the risk of accidents only increases.
Solving the problem is simple, just get rid of the main drain. Many of these old pools have 1-1/2” plumbing that is very dangerous. Small pipes increase the velocity of the water and increase the chances of hair entrapment. The answer is to slow it down.
One simple option that can be done is upgrading your pool plumbing. Pipes are rather easy to get out of the ground, and upgrading them can not only save energy by allowing you to move more water slowly, but you also reduce the speed of the water which results in a low likelihood of entrapment. Some pools can even eliminate their main drains altogether. Pools clean best using the skimmers, and by adding additional skimmers you can have a cleaner pool and eliminate the suction entrapment risks with convention main drains.
Non-VGBA compliant, flat drain cover. These can lead to death. Replace them ASAP. Ensure screws are always in place.
Inground Vinyl Liner Replacement
Vinyl liners do not last forever. Good prep work is helpful in ensuring a near-flawless job. While many pool companies will toss in a liner and call it done, we go the extra mile to make it safe. We ensure all liner replacements that we do involve adding dual-drains if the pool does not have them. This is a requirement under VGBA law, that when the liner is changed, the pool must come into compliance per ANSI-5. If a pool company swaps a liner and does not ensure the pool meets VGBA then they can be held liable if an accident or injury were to happen. It’s also just not safe, so we do not leave it to chance.
What happens during liner replacement?
- Initial consultation & measuring of the inground pool
- Identify problems: electrical, drains, plumbing
- Remove & Disposal of old liner
- Prep inground pool for new liner based upon client consultation findings
- Add drains, repair concrete in the pool, etc.
- Installation of new inground vinyl liner
- Vacuum secure new liner and add water
- Go swimming, you not us!
Skin rashes, bad smells, asthma are all not fun. Clear Comfort can help minimize these from happening.
Clear Comfort is an amazing treatment system for oxidizing pool water. It can help eliminate harmful disinfection byproducts found in your swimming pool. Think of it as a ‘real time’ pool intervention. By eliminating these byproducts you can feel a notable skin difference. Your water will feel better, and it will look better. Your sanitizer will be able to do the heavy lifting doing what it does best, sanitizing your pool.
Your Pool Requires Investment
If you want a pool that costs nothing to maintain, you’re probably better off just digging a hole in your backyard and filling it with water. The truth about sparkling blue pools is that it costs a fair amount to keep them in that condition. We’re pro-pool, so we obviously believe that this expense is worthwhile (and you will too next time you invite friends over for a backyard barbeque and catch their wistful glances at your perfect pool). The trick to keeping these costs down is to get ahead of them before they heap up. That’s why we recommend booking a consultation and having an expert evaluate what your pool needs before the damage gets a foothold.
When you weigh up the cost of a $1000 consultation against $10,000 worth of emergency repairs and potential property damage, the former seems like a pretty good deal, right? Pool Envy is a pool store near you!
- Major Equipment Pad Updates – Full Remodel
- Property Preservation – Pool winterizing and safekeeping
- VGBA Drain Installation – Single to Multi Drains
- Clear Comfort Installation
- Plumbing Upgrades
- Pool Plumbing leak detection
- Large Scale Renovations – Indoor and HVAC
- Heatpumps – Raypack, Pentair, Aquacal, Jandy
- Automation – Pentair IntelliCenter
- LED Light Upgrades
- Chemical Management
- Concrete Pool Pads
- AquaMatic Automatic Pool Covers
- Inground Vinyl Liner – Full Renovation Only
- Pool Opening – Initial Start of Season Chemicals
- Training and Chemical Management – Jason Davies, CPO, CPI, RWI
- Water Quality Management
- Plaster Repairs and Missing Tiles – Starting at $500
- Green Bay Leak Detection Services – Starting at $800