Building Relationships One Backyard at a Time!
In addition to offering a full line of products for your backyard, we offer a range of services for in-ground and above ground pools and spas, including:
- Openings and Closings
- Drain and Cleaning Services
- Minor Repairs
- Parts and Supplies
- Spa Valet Service
- Pool and Spa Care Guides
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We install new filters, pumps, Loop-Loc Custom Safety Pool Covers, Polaris Automatic Pool Cleaners, Hayward and Pentair filters and heaters, and more. In 2015 and 2016 we were the leader in after-market installations of energy-saving Pentair Variable Speed pool pumps by a non-pool builder. 2017 was another record year. Do you want to save on your electric bill, have a cleaner, quieter pool pump and potentially get a rebate from your electric company? Ask us how we can help!
When we sell and install a Pentair product, you get an extended warranty on many items versus purchasing from the internet– do you want to save a few dollars, or have several years more peace of mind?
Spa Valet Service
We offer weekly, bi-monthly, or quarterly cleaning & maintenance service for all brands of hot tubs, primarily Marquis Hot Tubs, and most brands of pools. Please call 800-962-7665 or 610-933-2910 and ask for the Service Department.
Caring for your Pool and Spa
Caring for your swimming pool is important in many different ways. A pool with balanced water will ensure bather comfort, safe and clean water, and will also allow for your equipment to work as designed. In addition to balancing your water, there are other functions that must be performed in order to properly care for your pool.
As well as your pool, proper maintenance of your Hot Tub will help to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment. The care guides below are designed to help provide answers to common questions that pool and spa owners have regarding how to properly maintain their pools and spas. Call Barto Pool & Spa today with any questions you have regarding the maintenance of your pool and spa.
Testing and Balancing Your Pool
It is recommended that all pool owners test and balance their pool at least once a week. Follow the four(4) steps in order below:
Algae-Free Water in 3 Easy Steps
In addition to maintaining properly balanced water, follow the below steps while running your pool pump 10-12 hours a day:
Recommended Spa Water Parameters
Recommended spa water parameters are as follows:
pH: 7.4 – 7.6
Alkalinity: 125- 150 ppm
Calcium Hardness: 100–200 ppm
Chlorine: 3-5 ppm
Bromine: 3-5 ppm
Spa should be drained and refilled every 4 months. **Never drain a spa when the outside temperature is 40 degrees or below. Water can freeze in the plumbing lines. Frog Mineral Cartridge should be replaced at this time. When you drain the spa, check the equipment bay for any drips or leaks.
Every 30 days, filter cartridges should be cleaned by soaking in Filter Cleaner. We recommend having 2 sets of cartridges and rotating them monthly. This way there is no downtime on the spa as cartridges should soak for about 12 hours. Add 4 ounces of Filter Cleaner to a gallon bucket and fill bucket with water. Soak cartridges about 12 hours and rinse thoroughly. After rinsing, agitate cartridges in a bucket of clear water to be sure no suds remain. Let cartridge dry and store until next month.
Clean cover with Cover Cleaner as needed. If spa is in direct sun, we recommend treating with 303 Protectant monthly.
Computerized water analysis is available in our store at no cost. Bring your sample in a clean water bottle or sealed Ziploc baggie (used food or beverage containers will give inaccurate readings). Water testing is available any time until 15 minutes before closing.
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