Archive for January, 2011

Hot Topics Pool Glossary

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Maintenance: Pools and spas need weekly maintenance.  At the very minimum, chemicals need to be monitored and kept in balance.  Additionally, brushing of the walls and tile, cleaning of the filter and vacuuming are all necessary to ensure the overall aesthetic quality of your pool.

Filters: Filters come in all different shapes and sizes.  There are DE filters and Cartridge filters, both do the same thing (filter out debris, organic matter, bacteria and algae), but they are not created equal.  Think about your filter as you would any other filter, eg: air conditioner filter, etc.  It is our experience that these filters not only need to be cleaned (backwashed) on a monthly basis, but they also require replacement or rebuilding at fairly regular intervals.  Typically, a cartridge filter requires replacement every 12-18 months.  For DE filters we recommend an annual maintenance program where the filter is taken apart, cleaned and grids are replaced if necessary.  All this ensures that water is circulating properly, the pump is running efficiently, the filter is removing unwanted debris and the pool is looking beautiful.

Algae: Algae happens, especially in Southwest Florida.  Tropical temperatures and summer showers are the key ingredients for algae.  The best defense for this bothersome bloom in addition to your weekly pool maintenance is regular filter replacement and timely reporting to JWPS.  Algae can be treated chemically, but the sooner the better!  Believe me, we don’t like it any more than you do!

Leaks vs. Evaporation: Every pool loses water, but for different reasons.  Evaporation plays a key part, and it is not uncommon to need additional water at least once a week.  For this reason, we request that our customers install a water timer on a spigot near the pool so that the pool technician can safely add water in your absence.   Pools requiring more frequent adding of water should be checked for a leak.  Early leak detection and reporting is crucial in protecting your investment.

Control Systems: There are multiple options, configurations and manufacturers of pool automation systems.  The most popular of these is the Jandy Aqualink.  We are very knowledgeable on the use, installation and repair of all these systems.  Are you frustrated with your current control system?   Programming your pool and equipment to your desired specifications is just a phone call away.

Salt Pools: Salt Systems have become a popular alternative to the typical sanitizing methods for maintaining a swimming pool.  The benefits are not only easy to see, but easy to feel.  The pool water is noticeably softer and will leave your skin feeling smoother and you feeling more refreshed after swimming.  Our monthly maintenance plans include the required disassembly and cleaning of your salt cell as needed.  If you don’t have a salt system already, the conversion is quick and easy, and best of all does not require draining of the pool.

Heaters: There are two different types of heaters – electric and gas.  Depending upon your usage, either one may be better suited for your needs or a combination of both may prove to be the most efficient solution.  We encourage our customers to contact us a few weeks prior to anticipating usage of their heaters so we can ensure everything is working properly and we can even arrange to have the pool/spa heated for your arrival!

Tile Cleaning: Many pools and spas accumulate white calcium and mineral buildup along the waterline tile or spillways.  This is not due to a lack of maintenance or cleaning, but rather as minerals are drawn from the pool shell and water they become deposited on the tile.  As with anything, addressing the problem as soon as possible is your best bet at preventing permanent tile damage.  This is not a task that your weekly maintenance technician can tackle.   This type of cleaning requires special equipment, skilled workmanship and can often take up to a full day to complete.

I hope you have found the above information informative and helpful.  Please call Jeff Wilson Pool Service for an appointment to evaluate and discuss your current and/or changing needs regarding your pool.  As the number one Naples pool maintenance company, we definitely appreciate the fact that an informed pool owner is a happy customer!  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US

Top 5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Pool Service Company

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As with most anything – Experience is Everything! Not only is it important to have capable technicians out in the field, but a successful business requires experienced management behind the scenes as well. At the end of the day, you need a company that you can depend on.
Jeff Wilson Pool Service is proud to be celebrating 25 years in the pool service industry in Southwest Florida. Our strong and loyal customer base has helped us grow from a one man, one truck operation to a thriving business of over 40 employees with a fleet of 35 vehicles on the road. This longevity and growth within the industry is evidence to our experience and our exceptional service.


Testimonials from trusted neighbors and friends often play a key role in selecting a pool service. For a business, reputation and customer referrals are the building blocks to success.
With over 1400 pool maintenance accounts in Collier County, Jeff Wilson Pool Service has built a solid business with a solid reputation. If you would like to see some examples of our work, just CLICK HERE. We appreciate that our customer’s testimonials are one of our many assets. Jeff Wilson Pool Service was also recognized by the Naples Daily News as a 2010 Southwest Florida Choice Award Winner.


Pool Maintenance in Southwest Florida is a weekly task. The company that services your pool will be visiting your home every week to monitor chemicals, vacuum your pool, and to maintain your equipment. Whether you are a full time or seasonal resident, you will want to choose a company that you can trust and that you feel comfortable with.
Jeff Wilson Pool Service has the highest quality, most well-trained staff in the business. Family owned and operated for 25 years, we know you will feel comfortable welcoming us into your home.


It is important to consider the inevitable repair in addition to your ongoing pool maintenance. As with any investment it is imperative to maintain and solve problems as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Jeff Wilson Pool Service has an in-house repair staff to troubleshoot and solve all your pool problems. From leak detection and repair to pump, motor, heater and salt system repairs – we can handle it from start to finish.


Pool service companies are plentiful in Southwest Florida, and typically, you get what you pay for! Price very often sets apart the competition, and perhaps for good reason.
Jeff Wilson Pool Service offers several different maintenance plans to choose from to suit your needs and your budget. The most common variable in pricing is the frequency with which you desire vacuuming of your pool. A free assessment of your property and equipment is all it takes to get a quote from Jeff Wilson Pool Service. CLICK HERE or Call us today to set up your consultation: 239-566-7733.

Southwest Florida Pools Helps Keep Your New Year Resolution

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Use your pool to keep your weight loss resolution this year!

In Southwest Florida, the winter does not mean closing up the pool and staying inside, away from the cold. The benefits of having a  Naples Florida pool to workout in are endless:

  • There is no need to drive to a gym.
  • You will burn a tremendous amount of calories.
  • It is easy on your joints.
  • You can lose weight without breaking a sweat.
  • There are so many ways to burn calories and strengthen muscles, so you won’t get bored.
  • It is a ton of fun!

Here are some things you can do that will help get you into shape for 2011:

Tread water:

Did you know that by simply treading water in your pool will burn around 11 calories per min? Do that for ten minutes and that’s equivalent to running a ten-minute-mile! Water provides resistance for your muscles so not only will you burn calories, but you will tone your muscles as well.

Walk in the water:

Brisk water walking can burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories per hour. It is a less strenuous and fun way to burn calories. Like most workouts in water, when walking, the resistance really helps to tone your thighs, butt, and hips. While walking in water, you may not be able to walk as fast as you would onland, but not to worry, you will tone up quicker!

Water aerobics:

Ever gone to a land aerobics class or done an aerobics video? If so, you probably know how great of a workout aerobics can be. So take it to the water! Water aerobics is a fantastic way to burn calories,tone muscles, and stretch the body, all while causing minimal impact to the body. This allows for a fun, upbeat workout that is sure to provide results!

The key to a successful workout routine is to have fun! Just jump in and try it!