New Photographs!

We have added several new photographs to our gallery!  As well as new photographs in our main gallery in our website. We have added a few construction photos to give you an idea of the step by step process, from excavation, form work, plumbing, gunite and the finished product. Please take a moment to look through them!

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Spring Fever!

Wow, we can definitely say where have the months gone? It has been a fantastic 2015 so far for Cascade Pools and it’s only March! The pick up of the economy has shown in both our construction and service departments. The unusually mild winter has certainly been a plus for the construction side of the business. We will hopefully in the near future have several pictures to add to our ever expanding gallery of jobs. As always, we have many more photos than we can put in our gallery so feel free to stop by our show room and view our full gallery for ideas on new builds or renovations.

If your thinking about making an addition to your back yard but don’t want or have the expense or up keep of a pool but still would like something fun and functional, you might consider a splash pad. You may have seen or experienced some larger versions around your town or in a community park. They are an excellent way to keep cost down while still a fun and safe addition to your back yard. Call us today for more information.

If you haven’t already, you might consider addressing your pool repairs and gearing up for the season now before the swim season. Now is the time to get all those little repairs you have been putting off done and maybe even some updating, equipment or cosmetically. We have already been finding trouble with heaters this year, we recommend giving everything a good test fire to make sure everything is in good working order and to give you time to repair what is not. With the early spring weather, we are anticipating an excellent and hopefully extended season. Make the most of your swim season this year!

Here’s to another great swim season and we wish everyone a fabulous 2015!

Say it isn’t so!

It’s has been a wonderful season for swimming this year! As much as we don’t want it to end unfortunately the end of summer is closing in on us. As the summer winds down it’s a good time to think about preparations for the winter for your pool. Much like opening for the summer, this tends to be a busy time for most pool companies so it’s a good time to plan ahead and make your schedule now. Also, it’s a good time to start those repairs or other plans you wanted to start but didn’t want to interrupt your swim season, especially if some of those plans still require warm water. And don’t forget, if you have been thinking of a new pool or spa, we build year round and fall and winter is an excellent time to start and be ready to swim by next season!

Common chemical confusion

Frequently we get asked why pool chemicals are so expensive through a pool company. Well, there are many answers. First, our advice when purchasing chemicals from any where except a pool retail store has always been…buyer be ware! A lot of stores will sell chemicals in bulk or have a great deal on chemicals.  Many brands can be misleading that in the end save you nothing and often costing you more. Unfortunatly most people working in regular shopping stores are not informed on chemicals. We tell people to really know what you are getting, ask a pool professional. Or, to save yourself the hassle of draining your pool or having on going clarity issues, become acquainted with the chemicals you are putting into your water, much like you read food labels you must read the chemical labels to you know exactly what you are purchasing.  A true shock chemicals name is calcium hypochlorite. Granular chlorine’s chemical name is sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate (dichlor) and chlorine tablets chemical name is trichloro-s-triazinetrione (trichlor). Trichlor and dichlor both have a stabilizer or conditioner (also named cyanuric acid) built into their chemical make up to help prevent the sun from taking a portion of your chlorine. When your conditioner level reaches 100 we recommend draining down your water to the shallow break and refilling with fresh water to correct the problem. Any thing over 100 the entire body of water needs to be drained. Basically what happens when it reaches this level is that your chlorine becomes locked up in the water unable to be used or build any level. If you continue to have this problem a good pool company will check this level and look into what you are putting into your pool. Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Don’t forget about your equipment!

Now that winter is officially over, it’s time to start thinking good warm thoughts! It’s a good idea to go over your equipment before you want to actually use your pool. With the unusually cold winter we had you may or may not be aware of freeze damage you may have.  Now is the time to have a qualified technician come out and have it taken care of for you so you will be swim ready on a whim. It’s also a good idea to be sure to have your water tested and make sure everything is in line in case you need to do some before season preparation.

Welcome!

Welcome to Cascade Pools and Spas brand new blog page! We will be posting seasonal advice, business updates, new projects, photos and helpful tips and hints on this page. We welcome you to comment on any topics you would like to see on this page. Thank you for visiting our page!