1. Learn About Our Pool Heaters, Part 2

    In our last Universal Pool Service blog, we began to go into detail about each of our four pool heating systems we can install for your home pool. Last time we covered solar pool heaters and heat pumps, both environmentally friendly options. Today we want to talk about our two options that heat pools more quickly, but might cost more to run. Electric Element Pool Heater As you might guess, and ele…Read More

  2. Learn About Our Pool Heaters, Part 1

    Nine months out of the year, we see average high temperatures above 75-degrees, with many months averaging in the low 100s. However, as we get into the fall and winter months, there is a large disparity between daily highs and lows. While you might be able to comfortably enjoy an 80-degree day at the pool in November, when the temperatures dip into the 40s that night, your guests are going to quic…Read More

  3. Covering Your Pool For Winter? Here’s What You Need To Know

    At Universal Pool Service, we know people have different opinions on closing their pools for the winter. On the one hand, we live in beautiful Arizona and experience high day-time temperatures almost year-round. On the other, the days are shorter during the winter and most of us use our pools less frequently. If you’re closing up the old pool for the winter, there are a few things you need to kn…Read More

  4. Myths About Owning A Pool You Shouldn’t Believe

    At Universal Pool Service, we’ve heard a lot of myths floating around about owning a pool. Today, we want to bust four of the most common rumors about pool ownership, and get you excited to own your own pool today! Myth: Pools always break and need expensive repairs. Pools that are installed by reputable companies should last for years and years without any problems. The most frequent repairs po…Read More

  5. Get Your Pool Ready For Your Labor Day Barbecue!

    Labor Day typically marks the end of summertime fun. The kids are heading back to school, people are getting busier at work, and the weather starts to cool down - even here in Arizona! We know it’s hard to believe after the record-breaking heat we’ve experienced this summer, but winter will be here before we know it, and for some of us, that means putting a tarp on the pool until spring. If yo…Read More

  6. 8 Cringe-Worthy Reasons To Schedule Pool Maintenance ASAP

    These last few weeks have marked some of the hottest in Arizona’s history. With temperatures reaching 120 degrees in some areas, you’re bound to be spending a lot of time in the pool. If you’ve been avoiding a pool cleaning for your backyard pool and opting for taking the family to the public pool instead, you might want to think again. 1 in 5 adults pee in the pool. And those are just the o…Read More

  7. Talk To Your Kids About Pool Safety

      All of us at Universal Pool Service have families, and some of us have young kids. We all want our children to safely enjoy pools this summer, and cannot stress how vital pool safety is. As summer approaches, it is the perfect time to sit down with your kids and talk about pool safety. Here are some tips to keep kids of all ages safe this summer: Learn To Swim, and start YOUNG: Did you know hum…Read More

  8. Why The Chemicals In Your Pool Matter

    Summer is almost here, and that means barbecues, sunscreen, and of course, pool parties. At Universal Pool Service, we want to maintain your pool to help keep your family safe and your pool sparkling. One of the most important aspects of maintaining a pool is ensuring the correct pH balance of the water.  Potential of hydrogen, more commonly referred to as pH, is a scale that measures the acidity…Read More

  9. Spring Has Sprung! Time To Schedule Your Pool Services In Glendale

    Winter is officially behind us here in the Glendale area. That means pool owners all over Arizona will soon be thinking about restarting their pool for the summer recreation season. If you’re already planning summer barbecues, pool parties, and graduation soirees, you may be eager to reopen your slumbering pool so that it can provide a sparkling backdrop to all of your festivities. Spring is a v…Read More

  10. Can You Really Keep A Swimming Pool Clean Without Chemicals?

    We’re exposed to chemicals in every facet of our life, even when we go swimming in a pool. The pool tiles, concrete, plumbing, and water all contains chemical compounds. But in recent years, we’ve gotten a lot of questions from people in Glendale about whether the chemicals we use in swimming pool maintenance are actually safe, and whether or not they can trust articles on the internet that ad…Read More