Palo Verde

Pools & Outdoor Living

Equipment Selection

Pool Automation

With a system like the Pentair Easy Touch, scheduling and operating your filtration cycles, heating, pool and landscape lighting, sanitizing, waterfalls and fountains all will be blissfully automatic. System controllers and remote controls have been designed to be push-button simple, with easy-to-read digital displays and step-by-step menu driven instructions. Even if you are out to …

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Heaters

Here are some of the different types of pool heaters available and their advantages and disadvantages. Electric Resistance Heaters Electric resistance heaters use electric currents to create heat. When a current is applied to the resistor located inside the unit, the resistor heats. Water then washes over the resistor and heats, causing the resistor to …

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In-floor Cleaning vs Vacuum

Vacuum Automatic vacuum cleaners are simple systems that clean most pools effectively.  Pressure and suction automatic cleaners are fairly easy to install and maintain.  Most automatic cleaners have parts that wear with time and need replacement to prevent damage to the cleaner.  These items are the wheels, bumpers, and rollers on the sweep tail.   Automatic …

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Sanitization Systems

Many homeowners struggle while trying to select sanitization systems for their swimming pools because they have many options to choose from. The truth is: no single system is best. You should therefore consider a number of variables when selecting a sanitization system, including initial costs, maintenance costs, maintenance tasks, climate, and number of swimmers. Here …

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Filters

There are three types of filters including Sand, Cartridge and DE (Diatomaceous Earth). Sand Filters Sand Filters consist of large tanks filled with sand. The water gets pushed through the sand which filters out any contaminants before they end up in your pool, thus clarifying your water. Sand filters remove particles as low as 20 …

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Pumps

All of the new pumps are variable speed pumps which are mandated by the Arizona state. Traditional pumps operate at set, unchangeable speed. Those speeds are almost always higher than required. As a result, they overpower the jobs they’re assigned to do, which waste energy. The variable speed pump allows custom programming of optimum pump …

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