Pool Equipment in The phoenix Valley Area, Arizona

SALT SYSTEMS


We carry Pentair IntelliChlor Salt-Based Natural Chlorine Generating Systems:
 
IntelliChlor® Salt Chlorinator uses common table salt to produce the chlorine a pool needs, safely, effectively, and automatically. Same sanitation performance as manual chlorine addition without the drawbacks.
FEATURES
  • Full diagnostic capabilities, including cell life tracking that communicates remaining hours of cell life in real-time. Captures all performance data daily (production settings, hours of operation, chlorine output, cell cleaning cycles, salt readings, and water temperature averages)
  • Push-button operation and easy-to-view displays enable fast checking of salt levels, cell cleanliness, sanitizer output, and water flow
  • Automatic shut-off feature protects the unit and prolongs cell life under low water temperature conditions
  • On-time cycling prevents calcium and scale build-up to maximize cell life
  • Ability to communicate with IntelliTouch®, EasyTouch®, and SunTouch® Automation Systems
  • Certified to UL 1081 standard for safety
  • NSF approved
 
 
 
 
Eliminates Fumes:
As the water passes through the cell, it's briefly super-chlorinated, thereby eliminating chloromine byproduct buildup. It's this chloromine byproduct that you smell in regular pools treated with standard chlorine.

Helps folks with "Chlorine Allergies":
Most people with this condition are actually allergic to the chloromine byproducts, which IntelliChlor does away with.

Improves Clarity of Water:
If there's anything in the water, it is eliminated during the super-charge cycle.

DESERT SPARKLE IS AN AUTHORIZED INTELLICHLOR DEALER
 
 

ENERGY EFFICIENT PUMPS & MOTORS


The pool's pump is the heart of the circulation system. Water is taken into the system through the skimmer near the surface and the main drain at the bottom, and/or through pipelines installed for suction-type cleaners.

The water is drawn through the plumbing system to the pump, then through the filter and heater and back to the pool or spa through side returns or, in some cases, in-floor cleaning systems or water features.

There have been advances in pump technology over the years; from the older brass pumps with an "open face" impeller (much like a propeller), to today's efficient models made of high strength composite plastic with closed impellers. These newer, high head pumps will still perform well when the filter is dirty or cleaners are installed. Advances in the efficiency of pool motors is the driving force in today's new pumps. One such advance is the wider use of 2 speed motors which can circulate water for a longer period of time at a lower speed to save energy.

The latest technological update is the 3 phase pool motor which can run on standard household electrical current. These motors can be programmed to operate at any speed from .5 - 3 hp. Some are also now equipped with anti-entrapment technology (SVRS) that automatically turns the pump off if it detects a sudden jump in pressure. These pumps are in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Act that took effect 12/19/2009 for all public and semi-public swimming pools. They also comply with the new Arizona law Title 44 (effective 1/1/2012 for all residential pools) which requires all new or replaced pool pump motors to be energy efficient. These pumps can save the homeowner as much as 80% on operating costs, depending on the speed settings and local rates for electricity. Currently, both APS & SRP are offering an instant $200 energy rebate if purchased and installed through Desert Sparkle or another authorized dealer. Call us today before the offer expires!
 
 

POOL FILTERS


There are three main types of swimming pool filters: Sand, Cartridge, and DE (which stands for Diatomaceous Earth).

Sand Filters can filter particles from 40 to 100 microns, and are sufficient to trap most large debris in your pool's water. These filters contain between 150 - 700 pounds of special filter sand, and must be backwashed when the pressure is above the desired range. The sand in your filter can become contaminated over time by algae, debris from trees, animal hair, etc., and should be replaced every 5 - 7 years. As the integrity of the sand deteriorates, its ability to filter becomes greatly reduced and the sand bed may become "channeled" or "calcified" from hard water deposits. Gradual loss of efficiency may be hard to notice. If you are unable to keep your pool clear, even with a proper chemical balance, your sand should be changed.

Cartridge Filters can trap particles from 10 to 25 microns, and are much more efficient than sand filters. They contain 1 - 4 filter elements and do not require any backwashing. The cartridge filter element is an aquatic version of the pleated air cleaner in your car, and must be thoroughly cleaned when the pressure is above the desired range. Properly sized cartridge filters can operate for 6 - 12 months between cleanings. Each cartridge element should be replaced every 2 - 5 years, depending on the work it was asked to do. If the filter is a bit undersized, or there are significant algae and debris issues, the elements may last only 1 - 3 years.

DE Filters are the most efficient type of pool filter on the market, and can trap particles down to 3 - 5 microns; well below what the naked eye can see. They generally contain 8 filter grids, which are made of a plastic frame covered by a nylon mesh material. Like sand filters, the pressure gauge indicates a need for backwashing. After backwashing, a new application of DE powder must be added. An annual breakdown of the filter is necessary to thoroughly clean and inspect the DE filter grids. If you see sand, debris, or DE powder returning from the filter to your pool, you may have broken internal parts that need replacing. Also, a new filter may be in order if your current filter is outdated (15 - 20 years old) and difficult to use or get parts for. If the filter tank has cracked, it should be replaced immediately to prevent the tank from rupturing and causing harm to surrounding equipment, or injury to persons nearby.
 

POOL HEATERS


Swimming pool heaters can be the most complicated piece of equipment on your pool. Making repairs to pool heaters should be performed by a qualified professional.
 
Some people will argue that a pool heater is simply a waste of money, because the sun can and will heat your pool. While it is true that the sun can heat your pool water to 80+ degrees during the summer, having a pool heater will allow you to expand your swimming season and get more use out of your pool each year.
The most popular pool heating systems are Gas (natural or LP) and Electric Heat Pump. Routine professional preventive maintenance will increase the life of any swimming pool heater you choose.
 
Pool Heaters - Pool Service in Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANERS


Every pool needs cleaning on a regular basis - not only for appearance and sanitation, but to protect the investment you have made in your backyard oasis. An automatic pool cleaner can help your pool look its best between weekly professional visits.

SUCTION

Suction cleaners are ideal for pools located in desert and tropical climates with cleaning requirements for fine particles of dirt and small leaves and twigs. They can be installed through the skimmer or on a dedicated line. The 3 most common brands are the Pool Vac Ultra, Baracuda G-3, and the Kreepy Krauly. One of the newest entries to the market is The Pool Cleaner, with fewer parts to wear out. Desert Sparkle Pool Care sells and services all major brands, and is an authorized Hayward warranty agent.
 
Poolvergnuegen 2 Wheel (2X) Suction Pool Cleaner - Pool Service in Phoenix, AZ
 
Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner - Pool Service in Phoenix, AZ
 
Zodiac Pool Cleaner - Pool Service in Phoenix, AZ
 
Hayward Pool vac ultra- Pool Service in Phoenix, AZ
 

PRESSURE

Unlike suction cleaners, pressure cleaners must be installed on a dedicated line and require a booster pump to work effectively. While a booster pump will require additional energy, you may be able to run your system for less time and more efficiently. Desert Sparkle can assess which cleaner would work best for your pool configuration.
 
 

REMOTE CONTROLS


Thanks to modern electronics, a licensed pool contractor such as Desert Sparkle Pool Care, can add a high-tech wireless remote control to automate the functions of your pool and spa. These units can also be set up to control landscape lights, water features and sound systems. Some models offer programming by smartphone, in addition to a timer function, for a specific pool/spa activity to take place at a preset time. This entails adding an electronic brain by your pool pump and filter equipment, installing motorized actuators to turn the valves off and on, and providing you with a wireless hand-held control panel/keypad to select what functions you want and when.

Sounds simple, and, like a household remote control, this unit can be as versatile and expandable as you want.

A basic unit can control the on/off functions of the pump, spa blower, pool equipment valves and the pool light. More diverse and sophisticated units can do those functions and more, going as far as remotely turning on the spa and having the water temperature at the exact comfort level you want when you walk in the door.