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East Valley Acid Wash Service

By Mark White | September 1, 2015

Also called a drain & clean, an acid wash becomes necessary if the pool has turned into the “black lagoon”. This may occur if the pool has been stagnant for a period of time so that algae has taken over. If you notice scaly, little creatures splashing around out back, it’s probably time to Acid…

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Arizona Swimming Pool Systems 101

By Mark White | August 29, 2015

Pools are made up of many parts but it’s the circulatory systems that keep the water clean and healthy. Here’s a primer on what’s available. Saltwater vs. chlorine Saltwater or saline pools offer a better swimming environment, and while it might feel better on the skin and does not cause eye irritation, it’s not without…

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Pebble Tec Calcium Removal in Phoenix Arizona

By Mark White | August 29, 2015

Today we are off to Phoenix for calcium removal off 20 year old Pebble Tec.  Dick called asking for our help because he was putting the house on the market and wanted the waterline cleaned up.  The build up was about 15 years old and actually stuck out 1/2 inch from the pebble surface!  I…

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The Role of Calcium Hardness in Water Balance

By Mark White | July 12, 2015

While hardness in water consists of both calcium and magnesium salts (“total hardness”), only the calcium component is relevant in the water balance calculation for pools and spas. Called the Saturation Index (SI) formula, it considers the interrelationships of four chemical factors—calcium hardness; pH; total alkalinity, as corrected for the contribution of any cyanuric acid…

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Salt Blasting Pool Tile Cleaning in Phoenix Arizona

By Mark White | May 30, 2015

Summer is here!  Time to get the pool ship shape for the swim season.  Chris in Phoenix called because after draining his pool he notice the nasty calcium line which built up over the last 5 years.  With out patented salt blasting technique we were able to restore the tile to its original luster and…

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Saltwater Pools VS. Chlorine Pools

By Mark White | March 30, 2015

I get to discuss the pros and cons of saltwater pools vs. chlorine pools on a regular basis with my customers.  I am not a chemical expert, but I think that I have been around the pool industry long enough to have seen some of the pros and cons of both systems of sanitizing pool…

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Two Speed Vs. Variable Speed Pool Pumps

By Mark White | March 14, 2015

Single Speed Pump Single speed pool pumps have been around for over 50 years in the pool industry and have come a long way because of the pump itself mostly but also because of the motor too. The “wet end” of the pump has changed over the years to move a considerable amount more water…

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Salt Blasting Calcium Removal in Chandler Arizona

By Mark White | February 21, 2015

Time for some calcium removal Chandler, Arizona.  AZ Bead Blasting was hired to clean the pool tile belonging a new East Valley resident named Ed.  He just bought the house three weeks ago and his wife was tired of looking at the calcium line so Ed gave us the opportunity to take on the job.…

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Pool Tile Cleaning with Salt Blasting in Queen Creek Arizona.

By Mark White | February 16, 2015

Time for pool tile cleaning Queen Creek Arizona.  Arizona Bead Blasting headed to Queen Creek after receiving a call from Ted who had about 5 years of calcium build up on his pool tile.  After testing the calcium hardness of his water it was obvious it was time for a drain.  We set the sump pump…

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Arizona Bead Blasting Servicing Gilbert, Arizona.

By Mark White | February 8, 2015

Time to go to work!  Today Arizona Bead Blasting is headed to Gilbert, Arizona to restore Lynn’s blue pool tile.  She estimated the build up to be about 8 years and this will be the first time its been cleaned.  We arrived and Lynn walked us to the back yard to reveal a beautiful play…

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