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Help! How can I get rid of this white stuff all over my pool tile?

If this is happening to your pool, then you know what we’re talking about. This usually appears as a white line along your waterline tile or often a white haze across/over your spillover. And it really stands out when water level drops or when the area dries out. What you are noticing is a buildup of calcium coming from behind the actual tile. Do not fret, we can help!
Our craftsmen will use a specialized process to manually restore your pool tile to its original glory. See below for some recent before and after photos from some of our satisfied customers.
Contact Jeff Wilson Pool Service today for an assessment and quote.
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In The News: Jeff Wilson Pool Service

The Naturals

Siblings put their outside skills to use in their parents’ service company

Article By: Nate Traylor
PhotoCredit: Penny Taylor Photography

WilsonsGrowing up in a house full of pool chemicals was perfectly normal for Casey and Emily Wilson.

Before their parents, Jeff and Lis Wilson, opened a 6,000-square-foot facility in Naples, Fla., they operated their pool service business out of their home.

So began a lifelong love of the pool industry. Today, Casey, 30, and Emily, 28, share ownership of Jeff Wilson Pool Service with their parents.

Jeff Wilson started his career in the industry in 1973 working for a local service company. “I was 17. I loved it. I was my own boss,” Jeff says. In 1985, he struck out on his own. He had one part-time employee at the time.

Growing up in the business, Casey and Emily got to watch the business grow.

The company expanded at a rate of one route per year. With 37 employees, a fleet of 40 trucks and about 1,500 accounts — mostly residential — Jeff Wilson Pool Service is one of the largest in its market today.

Do Casey and Emily feel any pressure to keep the momentum going? Hardly. “If you keep doing the right thing, and treating people the right way, it will continue to grow the way it has,” Casey says.

Taking the reins of their parents’ pool-care operation wasn’t always the plan. Casey worked as an estimator and project manager for a general contractor after graduating with a bachelor’s in building construction from the University of Florida’s Rinker School. Emily graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University, having studied resort hospitality management, and worked for a country club for a year or so. They both saw greater opportunities working for the family business.

For Casey, it was an opportunity to expand the company’s scope of services. In 2007, he launched KC Wilson Construction, an affiliate business specializing in pool, patio and exterior home renovation. Casey is licensed to do both pool and general contracting. (Florida law prohibits general contractors from doing pool-related projects and vice versa, requiring separate contractors’ licenses for both lines of work.) “This was a niche market we got into and it’s been very good,” Casey says.

Likewise, Emily, who saw few growth opportunities at her country club job, is applying her background in hospitality to raise the level of customer service. “That was the thing that was stressed most in college. You have to know your customers and club members. They are the most important,” Emily says. “So when I came into the business, that is what I had been trained to do.”

Today, Casey and Emily serve as general manager and office manager, respectively. While their parents are still involved in the company, “they are operating the business,” Jeff says. “They’ll ask questions when questions need to be asked, otherwise everything is properly taken care of.”

Though Mom jokes, “I was a little worried of Emily taking over the bookkeeping, since she’s never balanced her own checkbook before. But she told me, ‘Mom, I can handle it.’ And she has. She’s done an excellent job.”

They’ll eventually own the entire business. Succession planning is proving to be more complicated than they thought. “It’s a little intimidating,” Lis admits. “It’s not anything we’re familiar with. We thought it would come just kind of naturally.” They’re navigating the legal ramifications and consulting with financial advisors. It all might be more daunting than it’s worth if they didn’t have a solid commitment from their son and daughter.

“We’re really lucky to have Casey and Emily,” Lis says. “I think they’re in it for the long haul.”

Traylor, Nate (2013, November 13). The Naturals. Retrieved November 20, 2013, from http://www.poolspanews.com/business/the-naturals.aspx

Pool Service in Naples Florida

ShadowIt’s that time of year again… Time to start thinking about and preparing for your return to Naples and/or your anticipated pool heating needs once the cooler weather arrives!

Please call the office at 239-566-7733 before the rush of season to ensure that all your pool equipment is running properly and your heaters are fired up & ready to go.

Some things to keep in mind regarding your heating needs… Be sure your breakers are ON and if you have a gas heater, confirm with your gas company that you have plenty of gas. Electric heaters or heat pumps heat more slowly than gas heaters. With an electric heat pump you can expect an increase in temperature of 1-2 degrees per hour. You must also keep the pool pump running 24 hrs/day if you wish to maintain the heat overnight. Your heater will not run if the pool pump is off, and heat is often lost overnight which makes for a chilly pool the next morning.

Call us ahead of time so we can ensure everything is working properly and we can even arrange to have the pool/spa heated for your arrival. We look forward to hearing from you!

Is Your Pool’s Energy Efficiency Costing You Money?

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Energy Efficient Pool Products help to bring your pool up to date, all while saving you money! New laws have passed in the state of Florida, that now require new pools being built to meet energy-efficient standards.
However, what about your existing pool? Your swimming pool is the second highest energy consumer in your home, only the heating and cooling system uses more energy!
Is an upgrade to energy efficient equipment right for you?

The answer is probably YES. Putting the initial investment in making your pool more energy efficient, will ultimately save you money in your future energy costs.
Contact Us, and we will be happy to assist you with learning more about how you can take steps to making your pool more energy efficient.

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Pool Heaters in Naples Florida

This is the time of year that many of our customers are returning to Naples for the season and are welcoming friends and family into their homes.  More often than not, this influx of visitors from the North prompts the firing up, if you will, of the old pool heater in Naples – sometimes for the first time in many months.

Some things to keep in mind regarding your heating needs… Call us ahead of time so we can ensure everything is working properly and we can even arrange to have the pool/spa heated for your arrival or for your guests.  Be sure your breakers are ON and if you have a gas heater, confirm with your gas company that you have plenty of gas.

Electric heaters or heat pumps heat up more slowly than gas heaters.  With an electric heat pump you can expect an increase in temperature of 1-2 degrees per hour.

Depending upon your usage, either type of heater  may be better suited for your needs or a combination of both may prove to be the most efficient solution.  You must also keep the pool pump running 24 hrs/day if you wish to maintain the heat overnight.  Your pool heater will not run if the pool pump is off, and heat is often lost overnight which makes for a chilly pool the next morning.

Please contact Jeff Wilson Pool Service for more information on your heating needs.

2012 Southwest Florida Choice Award Champion – Pool Service Supply

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Jeff Wilson Pool Service wins Champion!
Throughout April and May, thousands of Naples Daily News and members of our community voted on their local favorite businesses. We are happy to announce that after being voted as Stars in the 2010 and 2011 elections, we have now been selected as Champion.

White Fly Infestation Affects Naples’ Pools

Are you noticing an influx of white flies in your pool? These tiny insects can wreak havoc in your pool. By secreting their honeydew-like substance, you can watch your pool turn from crystal clear to cloudy and green overnight! This secretion adds organic matter and increases phosphate levels, thereby creating a haven for algae and destroying the pool chemistry.

At Jeff Wilson Pool Service we are working hard to attack this problem so that you may continue to enjoy the beautiful and pristine aquatic environment that we are and always have been committed to providing to our customers.

For a detailed and comprehensive layout of our plan of attack against White Flies please call our office today!

Please rest assured that as we come across the presence of white flies in existing customer pools we will contact the homeowner to make them aware of the situation.

Live Chat added to Jeff Wilson Pool Service’s Website

We’ve added a new feature to our website! LIVE CHAT!!
Get the answers you need by contacting us NOW, reach us INSTANTLY!

We are excited to launch this new addition to our website and we’re hoping you will check it out. At the bottom of each page on our website is a tab that reads “Chat now”, click on that tab and you will be directed to input your name and email address, we will then be able to initiate a live chat conversation with you in real time. No more waiting for phone calls to be returned or emails to be responded to. If it’s after office hours, you will be prompted to leave a message and we will respond ASAP.
Jeff Wilson Pool Service is committed to providing our current and future customers with the most efficient and personal customer service possible.

Hope to hear from you!
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