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Vegas Landscaping and your pool


We are all aware of the diversity of landscaping we have here in Vegas, but do you know how it affects your pool? Most people that have recurring problems with water quality in their pool don’t realize that it may be the landscaping surrounding them.

Desert landscaping is the most popular choice here in Las Vegas, which is low maintenance, but could be creating excessive dust and dirt that eventually makes it’s way into your pool. While decorative rock is virtually no maintenance and would seem like the most appropriate landscape choice for surrounding a pool, there are a few things you need to remember: 

 Make sure your drip irrigation is operating properly. Check for leaks, and fix them immediately. leaking irrigation can create water runoff, which will dirty your pool and throw off the balance of your water. Broken irrigation lines can also create sinkholes in the soil around your pool, which could damage plaster and plumbing over time. Also place drip irrigators as close to the plant as possible. Vegas water is so alkyline it will corrode most decorative rocks rather quickly, which creates more of that dust and dirt we talked talked about earlier.

The second most common type of landscaping surrounding our pools is mature, lush and vibrant landscaping. This too comes with it’s own set of problems for your pool.

Mature trees and shrubs tend to provide a lot of leaf drop that clogs your pools skimmers, vacuums, and plumbing. The species of tree or shrub can also wreak havoc on your pool more than others. For example italian cypress trees are beautiful evergreens that are used to create some privacy by surrounding a wall. The leaves of this tree however are notorious for sneaking through your skimmer filter basket and clogging up your cartridge filter, which in turn puts more stress on your pump. Before you know it trees like the italian cypress and african sumac, along with shrubs like cassia and texas ranger can have a snowball effect on the overall quality of your pool water and your entire system overall. I am not saying you must immediately remove any of these types of mature landscape, in fact with a little effort and knowledge you can enjoy all the elements of your backyard in perfect harmony by practicing different pruning techniques, watering schedules, installing a leaf trap cannister to your automatic vacuum, just to name a few.

In other words, arming yourself with knkowedge of your surroundings can mean the difference between having a pool you are constantly cleaning in a seemingly neverending uphill battle and having the perfect balance in your backyard oasis. Take a stroll through Star nursery and ask some questions, identify your neighbor’s mature landscape that makes it’s way into your yard, implement safeguards in your pool system to avoid costly repairs due to strain and stress from plant debris and most of all ENJOY YOUR POOL and call All Under One Roof Services with any questions about your Las Vegas Pool Services.



When the wind blows, check your pool skimmer!!


Even with weekly pool service, our Las Vegas Pool Maintenance team suggests:
1. Check your skimmer to make sure it is not clogged with leaves and debris.
2. Take a look at your vacuum to check that debris has not clogged it.
3. Visually inspect the basket by the filter unit to make sure it is not clogged.
4. Take out the pool furniture that has blown in the pool!!!It happens to me at least.
When in doubt, call your pool professional.


Pool Pumps and Covers


People often underestimate the positive affects that pool pumps and pool covers can have on their lives. Our Las Vegas Pool Service comes across many pools that have problems that could have been easily solved by ensuring their pool pumps are in good condition, and using a cover whenever possible.

Pumps:  The backbone of a healthy pool, the pump circulates the water according to public health guidelines and ensure the water and it’s chemicals are well filtered.

  • Check your pump has adequate horsepower for the volume of your particular pool
  • Check all plumbing to and from the pump for leaks or cracks
  • Clean the pump’s debris filter and the skimmer’s filter regularly to avoid strain on the pump
  • Listen to your pump, a pump in need of attention will sound different than a pump working properly


Covers can be your best friend here in the Vegas valley.

  • Covers trap heat, your pool won’t turn into a spa by any means, but a cover in the spring will allow you to enjoy your pool earlier in the season
  • Covers help eliminate strain on your pump, by keeping everyday debris out of the system, requiring less maintenance, which also cuts down on power consumption, as pumps need to run less often

There are rebates available from the Southern Nevada Water Authority for pool covers and also from NV Energy for high efficiency pumps. Follow the links to save

  • http://www.snwa.com/html/cons_coupons_pool.html
  • http://www.nvenergy.com/saveenergy/home/rebates/poolpumps.cfm

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Summer Pool Service Time


With summer heat and sun around the corner our Las Vegas Pool Service recommends the following;
1. Keep a watchful eye on the chemical levels. With the increased temperatures, the water will change more rapidly than in the winter. Both Chlorine and Acid (pH) levels have to be monitored, as well as Total Dissolved Solids from debris and increased human use. 
2. Check and clean the filters. You will be amazed at the amount of dirt and particles they trap. If it’s been a while since you last cleaned them, filters may need to be replaced.
3. Check the hoses to your sweeper, even a small break can cause an air leak and reduce the operating efficiency.
4. Now is the time to give the pool a good scrubbing down and check the calcium/scaling build up.


Appointments and Reservations


Don’t you love when your appointment or reservation time doesn’t actually have a purpose. In speaking with friends this morning I found out that a reservation on Valentines, wont hold up at any restaurant. When you make an appointment with our las vegas maid service or our las vegas handyman service, we will be there on time-every time. Call us for an on time experience.


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