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Your Pool Needs a Mid-Season Tune Up!

Mid-Season Pool Tune Up

Is your Swimming Pool running at peak performance?  Does your filter seem to be having a hard time keeping up with the increase in bather load and temperature?  It may be time for Advanced Spa And Pool to do a Mid-Season Tune Up!

Pool Filters run double duty at the beginning of the season, All the extra hours of cleaning up the Algae and debris left over from the off season wreaks havoc on the filter media.  Algae, Pollen, and Silt left over from the winter clog the cleaning path of any type of filter whether it be a Sand, Cartridge, or DE.  Then come the swimmers with make-up, body oils and sunscreen.  All the backwashing and rinsing in the world won’t bring your filter media back to life.

A Mid-Season Tune up from ASAP will not only restore your filter to its peak performance levels, but we’ll also check out all the other factors needed to provide proper pool care maintenance.

We’ll start by giving the pool a thorough vacuuming.  (No we’re not here to clean a dirty pool so pools with the need for excessive cleaning will require an additional charge for time to clean)

We follow that up with a good brushing…  Breaking up those Bio Films is necessary to keep Algae at bay in the coming Warmer Months.

Next on the list a thorough filter cleaning!

For sand, we do a thorough backwash followed up by a chemical cleansing using BioGuard’s Strip Quick



  • Removes grease and oil from filter by acting as a shampoo
  • Reduces maintenance costs
  • Works on all filter types



Strip quick breaks down body oils, bio films, and any other sticky substance clogging up your sand and causing the filter to channel water through a series of tunnels in the sand bypassing the basic means of filtration (Think of these channels as an ant’s nest.  The water runs through the channels and completely misses the body of sand.)  Then we do another thorough backwash to rinse out the broken down contaminates and resettle the sand eliminating the channeling.

For Cartridge and DE we remove the elements, thoroughly clean them inside and out, and then spray them with Strip Quick. After waiting the prescribed dissolve time we again do a rigorous cleaning of the elements and replace them in the filter.

Once the filter is put back together we get the system operational again and look over the system to see that the mechanics are operating properly.  If there are any items to address it will be noted and gone over at the conclusion of the service.

We will look over all of your equipment and accessories that we have access to and make a list of any items we recommend to replace (e.g. Vacuum hose, head, brush, test strips etc.…).  If you would like any items (along with any chemicals you will need) they will be delivered FREE of charge (Per ASAP’s Free delivery Policy)

Don’t wait!  Call Kelley at Advanced Spa And Pool 603-579-2727 to schedule your ASAP Mid-Season Tune Up Today!!!!

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The Truth About Phosphates

Hello everyone!

We’re going to talk a little bit about phosphates today.

You’ve probably heard us at one point or another tell you that you have a high level of phosphates. What are phosphates, and what kind of havoc can they unleash on your pool?

Phosphates can enter your pool any time, and they do. Pretty much from anything. They’re ever present, in one form or another. The only time phosphates may make your life difficult is if you have persistent algae, or algae and a chlorine demand.

Phosphates are food for algae. So, if you have algae you just can’t get rid of, we’ll probably test for phosphates. In this scenario, we’ll prescribe BioGuard Pool Tonic to remedy your phosphate issue, then aggressively attack your algae problem. When the algae is gone and your pool is clear again… It’s time for you to jump on the Optimizer Plus bandwagon. We promise you’ll never go back to living without it. (Plus, that will help gain you access to BioGuard’s Tru-Blue Promise.)

Now, let’s revisit our last conversation about chlorine demand. When you add shock to your pool, the chlorine goes right in and kills the first thing it encounters. In this scenario, that is algae. If that chlorine molecule goes in and is used up on killing the algae right away, it is not able to contribute to breaking through that demand and establishing a free chlorine residual. You would need double or triple the amount of shock to hit breakpoint for this reason. If there are also phosphates present, then the algae is constantly being fed, and constantly reproducing, creating a viscous cycle of not quite adding enough shock. Ergo Pool Tonic. The best cure for a sick pool. If you remove the phosphates, you remove the food, and the algae is left vulnerable and much easier to kill. Then you’ll​ be able to establish free chlorine.

I can NOT stress to you enough the importance of these two products if you find yourself in one of these situations. We will always recommend these to you, and help you get through your tough pool times. Don’t forget, only we as your BioGuard certified pool care Experts can PROMISE that you will never find algae or cloudy water in your pool… Ever again! Don’t wait until you have a problem to become a member of the Tru-Blue Promise.

You deserve better than that!

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