- Created on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 20:38
Being a retired grandmother of 4 beautiful grand-babies, I tend to have less free time and less money than I used to. It seems as though I am always spoiling my daughters little ones or volunteering or grocery shopping or looking for my lost car keys. So I'm always looking for a way to free up some of my time. I have found myself eating out more often and hiring people to do things I normally would be doing myself. For as long as I could remember I would cut my own grass and service my own pool. Well, times have changed. Not only do I have my own swimming pool and yard that needs to be looked after but my rent house in Conroe, which has always had a tenant, is now vacant. My brother owns a landscaping business so I guess I'm covered for that. So it looks like I'm going on the hunt for the best pool service and repair company in Houston and Conroe.
- Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:00
Well I have spent the better half of all morning searching on the internet and calling on pool service companies. So far I haven't come up with a viable candidate for my house but I may have found one for my rent house. They are coming out on Monday to give me an estimate. It is someone my brother knows but im not sure if they do repairs.
On a side note my granddaughter made the honor roll today and sang in the choir two nights ago, I couldn't be more proud.
- Created on Tuesday, 23 December 2014 21:05
Okay so the pool service company that came to my rent house was actually from The Woodlands and as it turns out, they only do maintenance and not repairs. This is a little disappointing being that I feel if I'm going to hire someone I feel like they should be able to take care of all of the pool. The last thing I want is to have to call another company if something goes wrong. Which apparently something is wrong. The Woodlands pool service company said that something was wrong with my pump. So it looks like I need to find someone pretty fast to come out for a pool pump repair. They also said there was a crack in my plaster. I'm not sure how long that's been there but I have never noticed it before. I just hope my pool's not leaking. I have noticed that the water bill seems to be high
- Created on Thursday, 25 December 2014 21:30
So after doing some research on cracks in swimming pools, I have found out that it may not be leaking but the only way to know for sure is to have a leak detection company come out to do a leak detection on my swimming pool. But I do know that it has been about 5 years since the pool has been plastered so I hope I don't have to have it re-plastered. So I guess I'm going to have to find a pool service, pool repair and a pool leak detection company for my Conroe house. Just what I need, yay.
- Created on Monday, 29 December 2014 21:31
After calling on several leak detection specialists I have found out that it is a pretty extensive process to find a leak on a swimming pool. They have to pressurize all the lines to my pool and they do dye testing on the spots that could be actively leaking out of my pool (like my crack) However, one company suggested that I do a "bucket test" to find out if my pool is actually leaking or not. I searched YouTube and found this video; It looks pretty easy so that's what I'm going to do first, especially since I found out the average cost for a leak detection is about $375.
- Created on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 21:33
It feels like this page is going to be dedicated to the woes of my swimming pool. But here it goes anyways. So I did the bucket test on my pool and sure enough my pool is leaking quite a bit. I had to turn off the auto fill so my pool doesn't keep getting filled up, and I set up the bucket. After doing this the difference between the bucket and the pool level was about 3 inches after 4 days of testing. That's a lot of water being lost. I only wonder how long this has been going on and if it has done any damage. So it looks like I'm going to have to narrow it down to a specific company to come out and do a leak detection. It would be nice if I could find someone that does pump repairs and leak detection.
- Created on Thursday, 01 January 2015 21:34
Well it seems as though my luck is getting better. The company I called that suggested I do the bucket test does all 3 things that I need. Not only do they do pool service, pool repair and leak detection but they also service the Houston area and Conroe area. After doing some research on them, I haven't found any complaints at the Houston Better Business Bureau, and I have found nothing but good reviews online about them. The name of their company is Houston Pool Repair, Leak Detection and Pool Fence and they service a lot of different areas including Houston, Conroe, The Woodlands, Montgomery, Willis, Humble, Kingwood, Katy, Nacogdoches, and more. I think I may give these guys a shot.
- Created on Friday, 02 January 2015 21:36
I have decided to go on a juice fast to see if I can clean out my system for more energy. The grandkids seem to really take it out of me. After doing some research I have committed to buying a juicer and found that this one meets my needs. And it has a good warranty and has the most favorable reviews. Now all I need are some good juice recipes and I'll be on my way to being able to keep up with my grand kids in my swimming pool.
- Created on Monday, 05 January 2015 21:36
Okay, so I've decided to take the plunge and hire Houston Pool Repair, leak detection and Pool fence to come out to my Conroe house to do the leak detection. I have also learned that my pump problem may be related to a leak. When my pump comes on it is hard to get a prime and it sucks a lot of air. Then after it finally gets going it blows a lot of air out of the jets. So the gentleman that I spoke to said it may be a broken pipe on the suction side of my pump. But if it's not a leak that's causing my pump to do that is is good to know that they do pool pump repair.
- Created on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 21:38
So after trying Zumba classes for the first time the other day, I am so sore. To relieve that soreness I just went out to my hot tub and the heater didn't work. Just my luck. Well I guess after I figure out what's wrong with the pool in Conroe, guess who I'm calling for pool heater repair? I just hope it's something simple. I love having my pool, but geesh, give me a break already
- Created on Thursday, 08 January 2015 21:39
The leak test was performed on my pool today, and guess what, I have a leak. The guys that came out to do it where really great though. They were extremely knowledgeable and very proficient in what they do. They explained everything they were doing as they were doing it. They tested the area that was cracked and it wasn't even leaking. After doing the Pressure test they told me that the plumbing was good. Where they actually found the problem was, was in the skimmer. Where the skimmer meets the gunite in the pool there was a big gap that was leaking water. They even showed it to me with the dye they use. They did the leak repair with some sort of epoxy and didn't even charge me for it. So now we'll just have to see and wait to make sure I don't lose anymore water.
- Created on Friday, 09 January 2015 21:42
So far, so good. I haven't noticed any water loss from my pool. It seems as though they fixed the leak. My pump is still acting up so I am going to have them come out and repair it as soon as they can. And as it turns out the soonest they can get to it turned out to be the very next day. I got say these guys are good. If all goes well I'm definitely hiring these guys for all of my pool repair and pool service in Conroe and my Houston house. They also went ahead and scheduled my heater repair for the day after tomorrow since that's the earliest they can get to it.