Back to Blue Service

Poolie Team: Mar 29, 2024

Thank you for scheduling a “Back to Blue” degreen service with us! We’re committed to turning your pool from green to clean as quickly as possible. Here are the seven key things you should know about the degreening process and what to expect:

The Degreening Process

The degreening process varies, taking anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, depending on factors like algae levels, leaves in the pool, and the efficiency of your pool’s filtration system. Here’s how it generally goes:

  1. Initial Assessment: On the first visit, our technician will assess your pool. If the equipment is functioning well, they’ll super chlorinate the water to eliminate algae and contaminants.
  2. Water Level: Please ensure the pool is as full as possible, even above the skimmer if you can. This helps us move faster as vacuuming debris will lower the water level.
  3. Second Visit: We check if the pool maintains high chlorine levels. If so, and the water is grey or milky blue, we either use flock to settle the cloudiness or rely on your filters to clear the water.
  4. Third Visit and Beyond: If the water is clear, we’ll vacuum all debris from the bottom. These steps may be repeated depending on how your pool responds to each treatment.

Top 5 Important Reminders

Along with the degreening process, here are five crucial points to remember:

  • It’s hard to predict our arrival time due to varying cleaning durations for each pool.
  • You don’t need to be present during our visit as we usually work in the backyard.
  • Ensure your pool has the right water level, ideally halfway up the skimmer or two inches from the top.
  • Ensure clear access to both the pool and its equipment.
  • Keep any aggressive pets away from the pool area during our visit.

Service Visit Report and Payment Update

After our visit, you’ll receive an email report detailing our work. Also, please update your card information to avoid service delays using the link below:

Set Up or Update Card Information »


Setup Autopay via ACH »

Consider Our Weekly Maintenance Service

Have you thought about our weekly maintenance service? It’s a hassle-free way to ensure your pool is always ready for a swim. Our service includes:

  • Skimming water surfaces
  • Cleaning skimmer and pump baskets
  • Testing and balancing water chemistry
  • Vacuuming the pool as needed
  • Brushing pool/spa walls and floor
  • Brushing tile as needed
  • Checking equipment and conducting necessary backwash or filter rinse
  • Sending service email with before and after photos, chemical readings, and dosages
  • Note: All standard chemicals included; specialty chemicals may incur an additional charge.

Interested in trying our weekly cleaning service free for two weeks? Give us a call or text to get started!

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