1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Who Makes The Best Pool Cleaners?

    Having a pool is one of the great perks of living in a temperate state like Arizona. With a good portion of our 365 days containing lots of sunshine and warmth, it’s no wonder that the swimming season lasts longer here than many other parts of the country. The only problem with a longer swimming season is that you have a greater number of months in which you have to worry about keeping it clean.…Read More

  8. Winterize Your Pool To Avoid Costly Repairs

    Although it’s possible to keep your Goodyear swimming pool open all year round, it takes some extra work, and if you’re running a pool heater, it could also cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Even though we don’t get the freezing temperatures of some other states, most swimming pool owners in Arizona choose to close them down for the winter in order to avoid costly repairs. But how does t…Read More

  9. How Does A Pool Heater Work?

    In previous posts, we discussed the question of whether or not it’s OK to leave your pool open year ‘round here in the Goodyear area. While Arizona rarely sees the cold temperatures and winter precipitation that are common in other parts of the country, the temperature in the later months of the year is still decidedly chillier than the summer. However, with pool services and a little bit of k…Read More

  10. 3 Home Improvements That Can Extend Your Swimming Season

    As we mentioned in a previous post that featured a question from one of our swimming pool maintenance customers, many people in the Goodyear area wish they could keep their pool open despite the cold weather that arrives late in the year. Although we don’t advise leaving your outdoor pool open all year long, there are certain features that can be added to your swimming pool area to greatly exten…Read More