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Did You Just Open Your Pool? The Season’s Half Way Over!

Hi Everyone!

I do all the pool service scheduling, and I noticed this year that everyone was opening their pools 2 weeks to a month later than normal (which caused the road block in our calendar for Pool Openings and Service by the way; we are doing our best to catch up and apologize for long waiting times.) The summer started about a month late, which means the swimming season started a month late! Since we New Englanders are well aware that the winter NEVER starts a month late, that means that our precious swimming season has been cut short.

Pool of hard knocks … swimming with kids isn't all it's cracked up to be.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

Check Out AquaCal Heat Pumps– the most energy efficient way to keep your pool warm until you’re done swimming!


 

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Whether you have an Above Ground or an In Ground Pool, there’s an AquaCal Heat Pump for you!

 

For Above Grounds And In Grounds:

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The TropiCal is an economy heat pump designed to fit any budget. It is perfect for above-ground pools and small in-ground pools.

• Optimum heat output in a small footprint • Large surface and corrosion resistant evaporator • Vinyl coated fan grill • Microprocessor controlled automatic defrost allows operation down to the mid to lower 40s • High performance titanium heat exchanger


For In Grounds Only:

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Allow us to introduce you to HeatWave SuperQuiet, our TOP selling and most sought after model. Pure Titanium Heat Exchanger at its core – the HeatWave SuperQuiet Series offers you optimum return on your money. At 55 dB, AquaCal’s HeatWave SuperQuiet heat pumps are virtually silent from 10ft. away!

All of our HeatWave SuperQuiet Heat Pumps are fully tested and certified by AHRI. Making the right choice just got a whole lot easier.ahri_cert_product

 

 

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Which Variable Speed Pump Should I Upgrade To?

Are you looking for a new pump? Something hopefully more energy efficient and preferably with programmable settings?

You’re in luck! We carry the Pentair Intellipro Variable Speed Pump. The only pool pump that has been called-

“THE PUMP THAT LAUNCHED AN ENERGY SAVINGS REVOLUTION.”

 

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When Pentair originally unveiled IntelliPro® variable speed technology, it quickly earned rave reviews from pool professionals, public utilities and pool owners alike. And no wonder, given its unprecedented combination of energy efficiency, long-term dependability and whisper-quiet operation.
Now comes the latest member of the IntelliPro family, the IntelliPro Variable Speed Pump. It further refines the field proven advancements that have led Pentair’s pumps to outsell all other variable speed brands combined. 
For cost savings, quiet relaxation and long service life, the IntelliPro Variable Speed Pump is the single most valuable investment you can make in your pool.


 

FEATURES

  • ENERGY STAR® Certified: meets strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Cost savings that average up to $1,500 annually
  • 90% energy savings compared to previous-technology pumps.
  • Near-silent operation-as low as 45 decibels.
  • 8 programmable speed settings and built-in timer deliver optimum speed and run times, for highest efficiency and lowest operating cost.
  • Hyper-efficient permanent magnet motor – the same technology found in hybrid automobiles.
  • Motor speed adjusts to match your pool’s requirements in real time.
  • TEFC (Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled) motor runs cooler, quieter and lasts longer.
  • Built-in diagnostics safeguard the pump for greater durability.
  • More total energy savings than any other pool pump family ever.
  • Integrated keypad-no need to purchase separately at additional cost.
  • Over 5 years of proven in-field reliability.
  • Exclusive software and digital controls make programming a breeze.
  • Complete compatibility with IntelliTouch®, EasyTouch®, SunTouch® Pool Control Systems or other brands of digital pool/spa controls for managing pump, heating, lighting, spa jets, water features and more, from virtually any location. 1

1  To integrate IntelliPro with other manufacturers’ controllers, an IntelliComm®or IntelliComm® II control must be purchased separately and installed properly. See owner’s manual for details. IntelliPro® functions can be controlled remotely through your PC, iPad®, iPod touch® or iPhone® with the addition of a Screen Logic ® PC interface kit and free ScreenLogic® software. 

 
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*Savings based on variable speed pump compared to a single-speed pump running 12 hours per day at an average of $0.16 per kWh in a 20,000 gallon pool. Actual savings may vary based on local utility rates, pool size, pump run time, pump horsepower, pump rpm, plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor and other hydraulic factors. 

 

 

Wouldn’t you rather swim in money than lose it to an old pump?

 
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Is Your Pool STILL Green?

Are you tired of your pool looking like this?

 

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If you’re like many others- stuck with a green pool during this year’s heat and pollen vortex and just can’t get it clear, we know how! Let us do it for you (in most cases clear in 3-5 days) and make your pool blue, and your wallet green once again! 

 

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Call Or Stop By to ask us about our Clean Till Clear Service and our expertise in clearing pools A.S.A.P.!

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Can Old Sand Cause Cloudiness?

It sure can!

 

The sand may not necessarily be the main culprit, but sand older than 1 year (for baquacil/biguanide pools) or older than 3 years (for chlorine/salt/bromine pools) will not filter out all those pesky contaminants making your pool look hazy as well as it once did. Whether ASAP changes your sand or you do it yourself, you’ll need to know how much sand your filter takes. You don’t want to add too little or too much, or the filter will not work as effectively. Check the big label on your sand filter.

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When you have figured out how many pounds of sand your filter takes, you’ll need to figure out which kind of sand you’d like for your filter.

 

There is the more common Silica Pool Sand (white sand)…

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Or the newer ZeoSand.

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What is the difference?

ZeoSand is made of 100% natural zeolites (minerals found in volcanic rock). The zeolite particles have a 3 dimensional honeycomb structure which gives a cubic foot of ZeoSand about 100 times the surface area as a cubic foot of sand, allowing smaller particles to be trapped. Because of its lower density and the way that zeolites lay against each other, you’ll use about half as much ZeoSand by weight than regular filter sand.

Make sure you backwash immediately after changing the sand and before running your filter, AND STAY AWAY FROM BROWN FILTER SAND!!!

*If your pool is still cloudy after you’ve changed your sand, bring the Water Care Experts at ASAP a water sample. We’ll let you know if it needs more than time and filtration. Make sure you give your pool the extra lovin’ it needs while it’s feeling gloomy!

 

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The Party’s Over And My Pool Looks Awful!

Is your pool looking a little cranky after your 4th of July party?

Are you just now remembering 20 nieces, nephews and grandchildren in the pool all day, soda cans on every table and no wet little footprints on the way to the bathroom?

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We’ve got the solution for that! Check out Angry Egg’s newest product…

 

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Use Who Peed In My Pool? by Angry Egg to destroy all the things no one likes to talk about, but every pool suffers from! You can now rest assured knowing you’ll never again need to have that awkward conversation with your Water Care Expert! (We’re relieved too!)

 

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Are You Ready For The 4th Of July?

Party Time!

 

Most people celebrate their annual 4th of July with a massive pool party and/or BBQ. Every pool party and BBQ is fun, but do you have what you need to make your annual 4th of July bash the best one they’ve ever been to? Everyone knows that the Pool Toys make the pool party, and that the Grill makes the BBQ. Do you have the best of the best to keep your friends and family talking about your party until the next 4th of July? No? Well, as luck would have it…

 

We Do!

 

Drop by the store and check out our Americana Floats and Noodles,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solstice floating coolers,

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and Tec Grills

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to turn your Pool Party into a 4th of July Extravaganza!

 

Get in here, A.S.A.P. and get ready!

 

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We’re All Moved In!!

Hello!

We’re all moved into our location, (162 Lowell Road, see the map below) and we’re open Sundays starting this weekend! Our hours are still Monday through Friday 10:00-8:00, and Saturday/Sunday 10:00-4:00. Come see our brand new location still in Hudson, just 3/10’s of a mile north of our old location! We’re all moved in, but we’re still setting up our store, so come in with some climbing gear and please excuse our appearance while we settle in. 🙂

 

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Can’t Get Your Pool Clear?

Does Your Pool Look Like This?

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If you’re like many others who have just opened their pool and merely looking at your pool overwhelms you, bring it to the experts at ASAP and we’ll fix it for you!

We offer FREE water tests all year long and have BioGuard Certified Water Care Experts in the store at all times. Let us test your water- Don’t let your pool test your patience!

 

 

 

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WE’RE MOVING!!!

Hello Everyone!

 

On May 1st Advanced Spa And Pool will be moving to 162 Lowell Road; still in Hudson (where Granite State Glass used to be.) The sign is down at our location now, but we’re still here until May 1st!

 

If you’re not sure where that is, coming from Sam’s and Walmart we will be 3/10 of a mile past our store on the right, and if you’re coming from the North, we will be about 3/10 of a mile before our store on the left. You could walk there from our (soon to be old) store! (We’ll be sitting right across from where the police usually sit so don’t speed to our new store, we won’t be going anywhere anytime soon! 🙂 )

 

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We can’t wait to see you all there!

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Is Your Spa Cover Smelling Funny?

Does your spa cover have a strange odor?

Are there visible signs of mildew on it?

 

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If you’re having trouble with mildew on your spa cover, here’s an easy way step by step to get rid of it- recommended by Sunstar Spa Covers.

 

  1. Remove foam cores from vinyl encasement.
  2. Mix 2 gallons of water, 1 Teaspoon of mild dish washing soap, and 1 cup of bleach.
  3. With a soft bristle brush, scrub the inside of the encasement thoroughly.
  4. Wipe down each foam core with a wash cloth and rinse both well.
  5. Put the encasement in the sun and the foam cores in the shade to dry. (Do not put foam cores in the sun, they will melt!)
  6. When everything is dry, spray the cores and inside the encasement with a mildew inhibitor like Pine Sol®.
  7. Allow everything to dry and re-assemble.

*If you are using WD-40 to free the Sure-Locs, try using a Q-tip to keep the WD-40 away from your wood cabinet. (It can damage the finish.)

 

After you’ve ridden your spa cover of that pesky mildew, make sure to keep your water balanced regularly so it won’t return! (Or we can test it for you!)

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