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Phil Parsons Memorial

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Cypress Custom Pools is mourning the loss of Senior Service Technician, Phil Parsons, who tragically and unexpectedly passed away on the evening of Monday, June 27th, 2016. Phil was an irreplaceable member of the C.C.P. team; beloved by clients and co-workers.

A memorial service for Phil is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 10th at 1:00PM; the location is Brookside Funeral Home of Cypress Creek: 9149 Hwy 6 N, Houston, TX 77095. Questions may be directed to Maegan Camarillo @ 281-345-6061

We are requesting donations to assist with the immediate needs of Mr. Parson’s family. Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

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Your Pool’s Water Level is More Important than You May Realize

Many pool owners top up their pool water frequently during the summer because that’s what their builder told them to do. But many people don’t really know what the correct water level is or why it is so important.

What’s the Correct Water Level?

When assessing your pool’s water level, use the skimmer as your guide. Your pool water level should reach one third to one half of the way up the pool skimmer’s opening. A pool skimmer operates most efficiently when covered halfway with pool water.

The Problem with Too Much Water in Your Pool

If your pool water level completely covers the opening of your skimmer, then floating debris like leaves and insects can’t get in, so your skimmer cannot clean your pool water effectively. Half of the pool skimmer opening should be above the water line to allow water to circulate properly so that debris can be drawn in. Debris left in the pool creates water chemistry issues and an unhealthy swimming environment.

The Dangers of a Low Water Level

When your water level is too low, the skimmer takes in too much air. This causes problems with your pool system and will eventually cause the pump motor to burn out- a high price to pay for a simple mistake.

Maintaining the Right Levels

It’s important to monitor your pool’s water level during times of heavy rain, hot spells when evaporation occurs, and during times of high swimmer load. Lots of swimmers means lots of splashing, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly your water level drops. Ironically, it’s also during these times that your pool’s circulation needs to be at its best because water chemistry issues are more common in these conditions.

Topping off your pool manually can take time and keeping up with it can be a hassle. The A&A Quik Water Leveler is a low-cost addition that can be easily installed into your pool to automatically maintain the proper water level so no longer have to worry about it. It drains and fills your pool as needed so you go out of town during heat waves or heavy storms and never have to worry about your backyard flooding or your pump burning out from low water. It also mounts flush with your pool deck so that you never even know it’s there. We recommend it for any pool owners who have a busy schedule and do not want the worry or the hassle of water level maintenance. Call us today for more information or to schedule an installation.

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A&A Manufacturing QuikWaterLeveler

Water Features the Kids Will Love

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When choosing custom water features for your backyard, you probably lean towards the soothing sounds and the aesthetic appeal of fountains and waterfalls. But if you have kids, water features can be an endless source of fun and fascination. Here are our top water features that your kids are bound to get excited about!

Splash Pad

If you live in a neighborhood with a community pool, you’ve probably taken your kids to the splash pad on at least one occasion. They’re usually packed with toddlers, babies and children all fighting for a chance to stand in the water jets or stamp on the sprays. But now you can have one in your own backyard for endless hours of uninterrupted summer play! By either extending your patio or creating a separate deck area, we can install an A&A AquaPark Splash Pad system that uses 13 streams to create the ultimate backyard play area. The patented Trio Deck Jet nozzles allow you to fully customize the experience with three different spray pattern settings- Water Jet, Triple Spray, and Fun Spray. These jets are flush mounted into your deck so your kids can run and stamp and crawl without worry. We choose the A&A system over other brands because of its dependable technology, safety features, heavy duty water reservoir and easy installation.

Trio Deck Jet

If you don’t have space for a splash pad, but like the idea of deck jets, we can install A&A Trio Deck Jets on your pool deck or tanning ledge, creating a space where babies and toddlers can sit and play while the big kids splash in the pool. Because their flush mounted, you won’t even notice them when they’re turned off so they won’t detract from the design of your pool area.
So whether you want a simple water feature the kids can enjoy alongside the pool or a complete water play experience, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call today to discuss pricing or to schedule an installation! If you’re designing a new pool, talk with your designer about adding one of these fun water features to give your kids hours of outdoor water fun!

 

Better Pool Cleaning with Less Energy Consumption

Do you love the idea of having a swimming pool, but hate the thought of a cumbersome pool cleaner getting in the way of you and your family enjoying your pool? A&A Manufacturing’s G4V cleaning heads are a pool owner’s dream solution to this age old problem. An eco-friendly alternative to the traditional pool cleaning systems, A&A’s new in-floor cleaning system takes the work out of being a swimming pool owner and gives you more time to enjoy your beautiful backyard living environment. 

An effective and efficient innovation for in-floor pool cleaning, the G4V cleaning head is a set of nearly invisible cleaning heads that are installed throughout the floor of your swimming pool. When you turn the system on, the pop-up cleaning heads hydraulically sweep every inch of the pool floor and evenly distribute warm, filtered water throughout. The G4V head from A&A Manufacturing uses newly developed Venturi technology to generate 23% more water flow and cover 33% larger surface area than conventional in-floor cleaning systems. With increased efficiency, the G4V cleaning system saves you time and money while keeping your swimming pool meticulously clean. 

With the hassle-free in-floor cleaning heads, your family can experience backyard living without having to worry about the inconveniences of other pool cleaning systems. As an added benefit, the energy efficiency of increased water flow and coverage area means you will be saving money while enjoying your incredibly clean swimming pool. The G4V in-floor cleaning system from A&A Manufacturing is seamlessly integrated into any swimming pool design, and can ensure that your pool perfectly complements your lifestyle. 

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How We Make Your Pool Safer for Your Little Swimmers

Swimming pools can be a great way for families to enjoy their backyard together, but safety is an important consideration when looking into designing and building a new pool. That’s why we recommend A&A Manufacturing products when building or renovating a swimming pool, and prefer their drain covers over any other brand. Safety takes priority at A&A and that is reflected in the design of their entire line of products, especially their Anti-Vortex Single Channel Drain (AVSC Drain). 

We Invest in the Safest Pool Drains on the Market

Not only is the AVSC Drain fully VGB compliant, but it has been specially engineered to meet the highest safety standard in the pool industry, as certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). In addition to its safer design and decreased suction, the AVSC Drain also features a Safety Baffle as an added safety measure. Acting as a second layer of protection, the baffle ensures that the swimmer will never come in direct contact with the suction inlet even if an exterior part of the drain were to malfunction or break. 

In addition to being completely safe for all members of your family, the AVSC Drain has incredible functionality and efficiency. The drain works so well, that we only need to install one where AVSC drain where two VGB compliant drains would normally be required. With single and dual inlet models available, the AVSC Drain allows you to plumb two pumps instead of one. A&A Manufacturing products are engineered to keep you safe while saving you money, and the AVSC Drains are a prime example of these principles. By using their products, we are able to create a safer pool environment for you and your little swimmers. 

Create a Backyard Retreat with a Calming Custom Spa in Cypress

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With today’s hectic life pace, finding a place to escape and unwind is becoming more and more important. Your home should be your ultimate refuge from the outside world, but sometimes with busy family schedules and domestic responsibilities it can be hard to relax here too. That’s why so many people choose to build a pool. They want a space at home that is created solely for the purpose of enjoyment and relaxation. A place where they can unwind after a long day and reconnect with loved ones or even just be alone with nature.

While the pool may be seen more for fun and play, your spa is still the ultimate backyard getaway- a place you can close your eyes and relax to the soothing sounds of nature or your favorite music. Unfortunately, nothing kills the mood like the annoying and distracting sucking sound that’s made by the intake lines when your jets are turned on. It drowns out music, interrupts conversations and distracts from the spa’s overall purpose of peaceful relaxation.

WhiSpa

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Luckily, there’s now a product that can remove this distraction. A&A’s WhiSpa is an muffling device that is flush mounted on the spa deck to control air intake. It not only eliminates the noise, but it also provides more efficient heating for your spa, making it the warm, therapeutic and peaceful retreat you wanted.

Installing the WhiSpa is easy and surprisingly affordable. Call us today for more details or to schedule an installation!

Our Favorite Outdoor Fire Features for Fall

Our Favorite Outdoor Fire Features for Fall | Cypress Custom Pools

Our Favorite Outdoor Fire Features for Fall | Cypress Custom Pools

Fall is a glorious time of the year that allows Conroe homeowner a chance to really enjoy their backyard spaces. With the cooler evenings and nights, the fall of the year is the perfect time to sit out on the patio, make a nice fire, and just enjoy the presence of your family. However, we must be honest and admit that we have a few favorites when it comes to fire features. We understand that every home is different and not all of our favorites will be your favorite, but here are a few of the fire features that we absolutely love. 

When it comes to class and simplicity, it is hard to beat a chiminea. A freestanding fire pit that holds a relatively small bundle of firewood, this fire feature is typically made from ceramic and is finished in a terracotta color. It is great for small, intimate gatherings, or for a very romantic evening with your spouse. Sometimes simplicity is the best! 

If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, then a gas fire pit might be a great option for you. This fire pit can be built from brick, natural stone, and even concrete. Plumbed with metal gas lines and then covered with pea gravel, this is a great feature that will have all of your friends and family talking. While this feature is a bit more involved than the stand-alone units, this is a very nice addition to any backyard. 

We are also huge fans of torches. Not only does a torch give off a great deal of light, it also serves as a great way to keep annoying insects from ruining your outdoor events. Torches are a great addition to any landscape. They have the ability to draw you into a tropical paradise that you never knew existed! 

The great thing about a fire feature is that it can be custom tailored to fit your needs as well as your home.

Set the Mood with Outdoor Sound

Set the Mood with Outdoor Sound | Cypress Custom Pools

Set the Mood with Outdoor Sound | Cypress Custom Pools

Many people enjoy having a pool or spa because they can go outside and relax by the pool, go swimming, or take a dip in the spa without leaving the comfort of their home. It is also a great way to entertain. If you are one of the many people who own a pool or spa, then you may be wondering what additions you could make to your backyard area to make it even more relaxing and inviting.

One of the best ways to make your outdoor pool and spa area the best it can be is to add sound that everyone can enjoy. There are many different options to consider when planning to include sound in your backyard design. Music is the one of the best ways to set a relaxing mood, so consider placing elevated speakers around your swimming pool perimeter. During a pool party, you may want to blast some fun party music when you have company over to enjoy your pool.

If you love to entertain and you don’t yet have a spa feature in your backyard area, consider getting one with a little something extra. There are many great spa options that have a sound system included. Whether you want to listen to something simple as you relax by yourself or you want to get into the mood with your special someone, you won’t have to leave the comfort of the spa just to change the music. For pool owners with kids, having a sound system in the backyard is a great idea because it means you know where your kids are when they’re having fun with their friends in your pool.

If music isn’t the type of backyard sound you are looking for, consider water to be the perfect way to set the mood. Water features are a great idea for any backyard, not only those with pools or spas. Even just a small fountain near some comfortable chairs is a great start if you want to change the mood of your backyard.