Aqua Pleasure Pools

Serving Winnipeg Pool & Spa Owners Since 1971

Inground Pool Installation, Renovation and Repair in Winnipeg

Since installing our first inground pool in 1971, Aqua Pleasure Pools has shown our family business has established our reputation among local homeowners for quality workmanship and great customer service. Tell us about the pool you want for enjoyment, exercise and aesthetic value, and we will design and install a pool that meets your expectations, available space and budget.

And for more than 45 years we have saved current pool owners time, money and worries with trusted inground pool renovation and repair in the Winnipeg area. From a complete reconstruction to a new liner, your existing pool can be rehabilitated to its original condition or renovated with a style update and improved technology.

Aqua Pleasure Pools provides free quotes for our inground pool services, and invite you to call us to book an appointment for a design or renovation consultation at your home. We also welcome your inquiries by email.

Total Maintenance for Your Winnipeg Inground Pool

Our technicians also offer total support for your Winnipeg inground pool after installation or renovations. You get to choose your pool service and maintenance schedule, whether on a one-time, seasonal or regular basis. Our pool services include:

Pool Maintenance Services

  • Onsite water analysis
  • Vacuuming and skimming debris from pool
  • Adding appropriate chemicals to balance pool
  • Checking equipment for safety and functioning

Algae Control

Algae are tiny plants that bloom and grow in swimming pools if the nutrients they thrive on are present and the pool owner hasn’t maintained a sufficient level of free chlorine to control their growth. Maintaining proper water quality and frequently brushing your pool walls will deprive algae of the opportunity to get started. Here are descriptions of the three most common algae problems and the techniques our pool maintenance specialists use to prevent algae growth in your swimming pool:

Green Algae

  • The most common algae in swimming pools that floats in water and coats pool surfaces 
  • Left unchecked green algae will very quickly turn the pool water pea green
  • It is very susceptible to chemical treatment
  • Super-chlorinate in the evening, keep filter running and brush pool walls and bottom, periodically check chlorine and maintain above 3ppm for chlorine until water clears
  • Using an algaecide will help prevent the return of algae

Mustard Algae

  • Settles on pool walls and causes a slimy yellow film
  • Much more resistant to chemical treatment and clings more tightly to pool walls than green algae
  • Adjust/increase pH and super-chlorinate then brush diligently
  • Vacuum the pool on waste and check chlorine levels again
  • Mustard algae will most likely return unless treated with an algaecide
  • Add algaecide in the morning to treat algae in daylight – most active period

Black Algae

  • Difficult to get rid of
  • Can be controlled by super-chlorination and diligent brushing with a stiff brush
  • Usually controlled with strong algaecides and maintaining a high free chlorine residual

Full Pool Openings

This service includes pumping, cover removal, and pool opening:

  • We pump water off the cover and remove the cover
  • We start to fill the pool
  • You watch the water level until it’s 2/3 of the way up the skimmer
  • We remove all winterizing parts and replace them with summer parts
  • We return to start the pool

Partial Pool Openings

  • You pump and remove the pool cover 
  • You bring the water up to proper level – 2/3 up the skimmer
  • We remove all winter parts and replace them with summer parts
  • We return to start the pool

Additional costs:

  • Safety covers are cheaper to remove than winter covers
  • Cartridge filters
  • Solar panels
  • Sump pump
  • Second skimmers
  • Laminar

Full Pool Closings

  • We drain the pool 5-6 inches below the skimmer hole
  • We winterize the pool consisting of:
  • Blowing out the lines with an industrial strength blower
  • Plugging the inlets and lines
  • Blowing out all equipment to prevent freezes and cracks over the winter
  • Applying chemicals – algaecide and liquid chlorine
  • Covering the pool with the winter cover and bags

You have the option of having each of the above steps done individually. Note: You must balance your pool first.


Additional costs:

  • Cartridge filters
  • Blowing out all solar panel lines
  • Laminars
  • Second skimmer
  • Sump pump
  • Snap cover
  • 4L antifreeze
  • Any additional required parts, i.e. water bags

FAQ about Shocking and Balancing

The same water will stay in your pool for years if all goes well. That means you need to keep it clean of any contaminants the weather and people bring into your pool using disinfectants and filtration. You also need to maintain your pool water’s pH so that it is neither too acidic and damages your pool liner, nor too hard and clogs the filtration system with mineral scale. Here some common questions about “shocking” your pool water for sanitation and “balancing” it for the proper pH. Have any questions not answered here? Contact Aqua Pleasure Pools for help.

How often should I shock my pool to maintain the right chlorine level?

A pool should be shocked anytime the chlorine level approaches zero.

Why is my pool cloudy?

A pool could be cloudy for a number of reasons:

  • The chlorine has fallen to a zero and algae has begun to develop
  • The pool has been recently shocked and cloudiness is commonly associated with a recent shock
  • Fine particles are unable to be filtered out by the filter and are suspended in the water contributing to the cloud
  • Stabilizer levels are either too low or too high

I have a sand filter. How often do I need to have my sand changed?

Generally, silica sand should be changed every 5 to 7 years.

Should my solar cover be put on the night after a shock?

No. The night you shock a pool the cover should be left off because the high chlorine levels will be damaging to the cover decreasing the life of the blanket and voiding your warranty.

How often do I need to have my water tested?

You should be testing your own pH and chlorine on a daily basis. And you should have your water tested for alkalinity, calcium hardness, and stabilizer once every two weeks.

Simple Pool Instructions

General maintenance can help you avoid extra pool cleaning and repairs. To help you keep your pool and equipment in clean and efficient working order, Aqua Pleasure Pools recommends some simple actions:

Vacuum

  • Turn ¼ to the “M” or main drain for more suction on 3-way valve
  • Normal vacuum leave on filter setting
  • To get more suction turn the 3-way valves ¼ turn
  • When finished disconnect at skimmer first, after vacuum return 3-way valve back to normal

Gauge

  • When it reads 18-20, the pool is clean
  • 25-39, it is dirty and you need to backwash and vacuum

Backwash

  • Kill the setting on the panel first
  • Turn it on to the backwash setting
  • Put it on rinse for about 10 seconds
  • Put it back to filter

Whirlpool

  • This setting is when adding salt
  • Shut off pump

Pump

  • Clean basket of large debris
  • Don’t lose the rubber gasket or seal

3- Way Ball Valve

  • Off position goes in the middle
  • This is for equal circulation of skimmer and the main drain

Purifier

  • 50% is good
  • To adjust press arrows up or down

Boost

  • Pressed once gives 100% purifier for 24 hours if chlorine is low
  • When the pool needs lots of chlorine, press boost mode for 5 seconds and it will set itself into 72-hour super boost mode
  • To stop boost mode, press it once

Trouble Shooting

  • Check system
  • Flow
  • Backwash gauge

Union Screen

  • Check screen
  • Clean out

pH

  • Test 2 times a week*
  • Use Mursatt™ EasyUp if pH is low and EasyDown if it is too high

Chlorine

  • Test 2 times a week
  • When it reads 2-4, it’s safe
  • If low, add chlorine as soon as possible

Alkalinity

  • Protects heater and copper piping
  • Pool chemical used to keep it up is called a buffer

Algon Pool Algae Killer

  • Prevents algae
  • Use roughly ½ a litre per week

Stabilizer

  • Protects chorine from UV light

Cell

This turns salt into chlorine. To clean the cell: 

  • Disconnect plug
  • Unscrew two unions
  • Clean between blades with only a garden hose
  • Do not stick anything between blades

Salt Level

  • Good between 2500-3000 ppm
  • If reading is low, it will tell you to add salt

*Bring in a water sample at least every two weeks or after any heavy rain fall.

Information

Aqua Pleasure Pools

3519 Roblin Blvd

Winnipeg, MB  R3R 0C6

Phone: 204-896-5151

Fax: 204-896-5153

Email: aquapleasurepools@shaw.ca

  info@aquapleasurepools.ca

Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Friday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Saturday 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Sunday Closed

Closed November to April (winter season)

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