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Backyard Paradise How to Know if Your Pool Pump Needs Repairing

Your pool’s pump is one of its most important features. Think of it as the heart of your swimming pool, ensuring water is properly circulated, the necessary chemicals are dispersed, and water does not become stagnant.  Without a working pool pump, you will likely experience a wide range of problems as the pool will become… Read More

Backyard Paradise Why is My Pool Green & How to Fix it?

There’s nothing worse than getting ready for a refreshing dip in your backyard pool only to notice that the water has turned green. There are a whole host of reasons why this might be the case, but green water tends to be a sign of a chemical imbalance and means it is unsafe to swim… Read More

Backyard Paradise Pool Pump Regulation Changes in 2021

Federal regulations for pool pumps were officially changed back in July 2021, and so all current and new pool owners should be aware of what this means. The new law saw a change from single-speed pumps to variable-speed pumps on all new and replacement inground pool filter pumps. Why Is There a Change to Variable-Speed… Read More

Backyard Paradise How to Open Your Pool for Spring in Houston, TX

As the warmer spring weather arrives, it’s likely you’ll want to get back to using your swimming pool again.  While you’ll undoubtedly be eager to dive right in, it’s important to take the time to conduct a proper pool opening.  In this article, we’ll explain how to properly open your pool for spring here in… Read More

Backyard Paradise Do I Need Planning Permission for a Pool in Texas?

Having a swimming pool built in your backyard is always an exciting experience, especially when the design and build are customized specifically to your unique needs and preferences.  Furthermore, here in Texas, they’re a great way to relax and escape the intense, sweltering heat that the summer months can bring. However, it’s worth noting that… Read More

Backyard Paradise Pool Resurfacing vs Pool Replastering: Which Is Better for Your Pool?

Over time, it’s normal for your backyard swimming pool to suffer from a bit of wear and tear. After all, pools spend all their time outdoors and the diverse Texan elements can take their toll.  Ongoing maintenance can help to reduce this, but sometimes it may be necessary for larger refurbishments to take place.  Pool… Read More

Backyard Paradise The Top 5 Deepest Pools in The World

At Backyard Paradise Luxury Pools, we boast a team of experienced pool professionals who create customized swimming pools for clients across Greater Houston.  We regularly build pools of all shapes and sizes, including varying depths, depending on our customers’ unique needs and preferences.  With this in mind, we always keep an eye on industry innovations… Read More

Backyard Paradise How to Improve Pool Safety

A pool is a luxury to be enjoyed by the whole family.  But pools can also be dangerous if you’re not adequately prepared, and this is especially true if you are responsible for young children.  Luckily, it’s very easy to keep the whole family safe by following a few simple tips. So read on to… Read More

Backyard Paradise Backyard Pool Construction – A Step-by-Step Guide

At Backyard Paradise Luxury Pools, we’ve helped countless clients make their dream pool become a reality. We take a customized approach to each and every customer we work with, ensuring you’ll always be left with a new swimming pool that complements your unique lifestyle.  Below is a handy infographic which neatly explains our pool construction… Read More

Backyard Paradise The Process of Pool Remodeling: What can you expect?

Your backyard pool is undoubtedly going to be one of your home’s biggest investments, so it’s important to keep it in the best possible condition.  In addition to this, pools are often purchased as lifelong investments to be enjoyed for many years.  With all this considered, if a pool has suffered wear and tear over… Read More

Frequently asked questions

How much do swimming pools cost?

There are a ton of variables from size and depth of your pool, utility runs, access for excavation to materials the client selects, elevation or slope of your yard and even location of your house which can determine permitting costs. Every design is unique to that yard. Pools can range from $60K to over $1 million.

I have multiple quotes, why are they all so different in price?

There are many things that can cause quotes on similar pools to be vastly different. Equipment, size of plumbing, materials used, etc… If you receive a quote that is glaringly lower than the rest, proceed with caution. A lot of times builders will advertise very low pricing as a bait and switch or include “base” items in the quote. For example, a quote may say that it includes 100’ of plumbing or electrical and in reality you could have 450’ of electrical. Companies cut costs by sacrificing quality and taking shortcuts. While the pool appears cheaper up front, the cost of ownership and maintenance will be much higher over the life of your pool. You truly get what you pay for in this situation.

Is there a warranty on my pool?

Any reputable builder will provide you with a written warranty. Do not accept anything verbally and review the warranty section. It is a huge investment, so do not be afraid to ask questions for clarification. Backyard Paradise Luxury Pools provides a lifetime warranty on the structure of your pool and spa to be free of leaks for as long as you own your pool.  

How long does it take to build a pool?

Build times vary depending upon the complexity of the job and weather during your build. Most pool / spa builds take about 60-90 days on average. Projects that require engineering or containing structures can take longer. Your builder should provide an estimated timeline when you sign a contract.

How soon can you start my project?

From the time you sign a contract allow for at least 30 days for HOA approval if required before we can begin. City jobs can also add on time at the front end due to permitting reviews and during the process for inspections required at certain phases of construction. 

My pump is not working?

Did you check your breaker panel in your Aqualink (pool control panel at equipment) to see if the breaker was tripped? (the breaker labeled Filter and if it is tripped it will be hung up in the middle position).

If yes push the breaker completely into the off position, then push back into the on position. Ensure the pump is turned on, on the system.

Did the pump turn on?

If yes the issue was only a tripped breaker
If no, call out a technician to diagnose the issue

I am getting air bubbles in my pool

Is your water level in the pool at the full level? (a full level is halfway up the skimmer mouth or right below the overflow grate)

If your pool water level is low this will cause the system to pull in air and push it through the system and into the pool.

If yes, are your skimmer doors (or weir doors) being pulled down into the skimmer with the flow of the water?

If either one of the skimmer doors are not being pulled into the skimmer with the flow of water reach int the skimmer mouth and push the doors down. One of or both of these skimmer doors not being pulled down with the flow of water will cause large amounts of air in the system.

If air bubbles continue, turn off your pump, close your suction valves (skimmer 1, skimmer 2 and main drain), remove the pump lid and clear the o ring of any debris.

If the air bubbles continue call out a technician, you have an air leak in the system that needs to be located and repaired.

My spa is not spilling over.

Make sure that the filter pump is turned on, if the system is indicating that it is on and not running please refer to the troubleshooting steps for the pump not working.

If the pump is on, does the filter gauge on top of the main filter read any pressure?

If yes, there is a flow issue which may be that a filter clean is needed or a valve is not functioning correctly. Please call a technician to diagnose.

If no please refer to the pump not working in troubleshooting steps.

My heater is on and running but my spa is not heating Are you in spa mode?

If no, put the pool into spa mode in order to get the system circulating in the spa only, this will ensure that the spa will heat and not the pool.

If yes, is the spa still spilling over?

If yes, you have an actuator (automated valve) that is not functioning properly, call a technician out to diagnose.

My lights aren’t working

Is it one light or all lights that aren’t working?

If it is one light that is not working, call out a technician to diagnose, as you may have a bad bulb or fixture.

If it is all lights that aren’t working, check the GFCI plug receptacle on the side of the Aqualink (main pool control panel), as it may be tripped. Push the reset button down firmly and it will click when it is reset.

If it does not reset, call out a technician to diagnose.

If it does reset and lights still don’t work, call out a technician to diagnose.

The indicator light on my IAqualink App is yellow or red, or app is non responsive to my commands

Try logging completely out of the app. Don’t just close the app sign completely out of the app and log back in. You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.

If this does not resolve the issue call out a technician to diagnose.

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