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    The Process of Cleaning a Swimming Pool Filter

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Your swimming pool filter helps to keep your water clean so that you can enjoy a safe and relaxing swimming experience. Watch this video to learn about the process of cleaning a swimming pool filter.

    Your filter should be cleaned when it reaches 8 psi above its clean pressure. When this occurs, turn off the pump and carefully bleed out the air. Turn the pump back on and wait until you see water come out of the filter. You can then take off the cover using a rubber mallet and inspect the canister of the filter as well as its manifold. Be sure to inspect all areas and lubricate where needed.

    Do you need help cleaning your swimming pool filter? Call Pulliam Pools at (817) 989-6252 or visit our website. We are a pool company based out of Fort Worth, Texas. If you live in the area, feel free to stop by and meet with us today.

    A Quick Look at the Steps of Constructing a Pool

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Swimming in a pool can be a fun and relaxing way to spend your time, but the construction process is no easy feat. Your pool construction company will go through many steps in building your pool. Here is a quick look at the steps of constructing a pool.

    The first step is to apply for a building permit. Once the permit is granted, your construction crew will begin to dig your pool; this should take about one day. Steel reinforcements will then be installed before the pool’s frame is inspected by the city. Inspection may be performed again after the plumbing is installed. Next, the steel reinforcements are sprayed with gunite. Tile will be installed over the next few days, followed by electrical work and then a deck. Finally, the pool will be finished with plaster, chemically treated, and cleaned.

    Pulliam Pools provides the Fort Worth, Texas area with a variety of pool services. For more information about our services, please do not hesitate to call us at (817) 346-4778. If you live in the area, stop by and meet us or visit our website today.

    Tips for Hosting a Summer Pool Party

    Last updated 5 months ago

    There are few better ways to beat the summer heat than a summer pool party. If you have a pool, treat your neighborhood to a refreshing way to cool down. Here are a few tips for hosting a summer pool party.

    Consider Your Capacity

    A large pool party can be a great time, but it is important to invite the right amount of guests. The size of your party does not necessarily have to be limited to the size of your pool, but you should not invite more people than can fit in your entire backyard or party space. Keep in mind that not everyone will go in your pool. Also keep in mind that not all of your guests will be attending at the same time; some may leave early and some may arrive late. Plan your invitations accordingly.

    Provide the Right Food and Drinks

    Your food and drink choices will typically vary by the age of the guests. For a children’s party you should provide sodas, juices, and water in order to stay hydrated in the heat. Parties for adults may include the same types of beverages with alcoholic beverages in addition. It helps to provide beverages that are lighter in alcohol content because of the heat. You should also offer food that many people enjoy, and remember to include both meat-eater and vegetarian options. If you plan on grilling food for your guests, offer them snacks or salads in addition.

    Make Sure Your Guests Are Safe

    You can make sure your party goes smoothly and everyone has fun by ensuring that everyone stays safe. In the case of a children’s party, make sure that there are no hazards around the pool area or elsewhere in the backyard. For adult parties, be sure that everyone drinks responsibly and that your guests are not overly intoxicated while swimming.

    For more tips for hosting a summer pool party, call Pulliam Pools at (817) 346-4778. We provide the Fort Worth area with a variety of services including pool building and add-ons. You can find out more about our services by visiting our website.

    Design Ideas for Your New Spa

    Last updated 6 months ago

    A great complement to any swimming pool or an excellent standalone investment that offers health and social benefits, a spa is something almost every homeowner aspires to have at some point. If you are currently working with a pool contractor to have a spa custom built for your Fort Worth home, some design ideas you may wish to consider include:

    Deck-Set Fiberglass

    One of the most affordable spa options, the fiberglass spa is design-versatile and can be installed above ground, in the ground, or partially in the ground. Unlike gunite spas, fiberglass spas are smooth and easy to clean. They can be installed in specially constructed pits with wood decking around them for a dazzling aesthetic appeal that will look great with or without a pool.

    In-Ground Gunite

    When a homeowner sets out to construct a spa at the same time as an in-ground pool, gunite is generally the spa surface material that he or she opts for. A popular in-ground gunite spa design consists of a connecting pool and spa, separated only by a narrow wall so that swimmers can move between the two without having to get out of the water and walk around. Elevated gunite spas that spill over into pools and give the pool-spa combo a two-level feel are another great design to consider.


    A spool is a single backyard feature that functions as both a pool and a spa. Typically smaller than the average pool, spools are equipped with seating and jets that enable those using them to have a full spa experience. Due to their relatively small size, spools can heat up quickly, making the transformation from pool to spa almost on-demand.

    Does one of the spas described in this article sound like exactly what you are looking for? If so, or if you have another spa design idea in mind for your Fort Worth area backyard, contact Pulliam Pools at (817) 346-4778. We combine nearly a century of pool construction experience with an unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction to custom build pools and spas that satisfy and endure.

    Tips for Cleaning Your Swimming Pool

    Last updated 6 months ago

    If you wish to enjoy your swimming pool, it is essential that you keep it clean and well-maintained. While a dirty pool does not necessarily have to look filthy, a green-tinted or otherwise colored pool is probably not as clean as it should be. In this video clip, swimming pool expert Tena Sloane discusses how you can test the water in your swimming pool and rid it of algae and other contaminants. All you need is a test kit to determine the the alkalinity, calcium, and pH levels of your pool and the corresponding chemical treatments.

    If your pool still looks the worse for wear after it has been properly treated with chemicals, it may be time for you to have it renovated. To speak with an experienced pool renovation specialist in the Fort Worth area, call Pulliam Pools at (817) 346-4778.

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