With temperatures on the rise in Phoenix and swimming season upon us, here are some swimming pool maintenance tips on how to keep your swimming pool clean and its equipment functioning at its best. You can also spare yourself the expense of having to pay a Phoenix pool service company to maintain it for you. These swimming pool maintenance tips will help you to prevent some common problems that most Phoenix homeowners run into when trying maintain their pools.
Bermuda grass is a perennial grass that loves the warm sunny climate of Arizona making it the top choice for Phoenix lawn landscaping. Bermuda Grass grows easily from planted seed or sod and its creeping growth pattern provides excellent coverage. Maintenance and mowing of Bermuda grass is moderate adding to the benefits of using this grass for your lawn. Proper transitioning will allow you to spend more time enjoying your lawn and less time maintaining it.
All varieties of Bermuda grass turn straw-colored and become dormant during winter months. Bermuda grass recovers rapidly in the Spring and begins producing shoots when nighttime temperatures remain above 60 degrees for several days and the soil reaches a temperature of 65 degrees at a depth of 4 inches. It generally takes 80+ consistent day highs in temperatures to achieve this level of temperature in the soil.
Ryegrass is typically used in Phoenix landscaping for the winter. To ensure the full and rapid re growth of Spring Bermuda you should accelerate the death of Ryegrass by letting it dry out in early May. Two weeks without watering is usually sufficient to kill the Ryegrass. After the Ryegrass has turned brown, resume watering to encourage the Bermuda out of dormancy.
Before the Summer months temperature arrives in Phoenix, you will want to hook up the your mister lines and test the pump and/or water supply and make sure that your system is working properly. Be sure to examine your mist system lines for any kind of leaks. If you are using stainless steel mister lines, leaks shouldn’t be a problem. Inspect the joints and connectors of your mister system for leaks. If your system has plastic lines, you’ll want to inspect all of your mister lines for cracks and breaks. These can occur due to the dry atmosphere and colder temperatures that occur during Phoenix winters.
The next thing to do is to make sure the mister system nozzles aren’t blocked. Many regions in Arizona and the Phoenix area contain hard water which means mister nozzles may possibly be clogged by mineral deposits (such as Lime and Calcium). It might be possible to just clean the debris off of the top of the nozzle but if the deposits are in the mister nozzle hole, you will have to find something small enough to poke through whatever is clogging the mister nozzle (a needle usually works well). Be careful not to enlarge the original hole! It may be easier to just replace all of the mist nozzles as it usually takes less time than attempting to clear out each nozzle. Also, the cost of misting nozzles is reduced when if you decide to purchase them in bulk.
We highly recommend cleaning your system before turning it on at full capacity. If your heads are blocked, turning on your misting system will cause pressure that may cause cracks in your system that may result in costly damage.