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Pool Start-Up & Balance in Modesto

Getting Pools Started Right in Ceres & Surrounding Areas in Central California 

Thomas Pools & Spas is a full-service pool and spa contractor. Our local, family-owned-and-operated business handles all aspects of pool design and construction, including providing services for start-up and balance in Modesto, Ceres, and surrounding areas in Central California. Once your pool is built, we test all the equipment and make sure the water is balanced for enjoyable swimming. 

Give us a call at (209) 583-9709 for information about any of our services. 

Swimming Pool Start-Up 

The initial start-up and first few weeks of running your new pool have a significant impact on the longevity of the pool’s surface and equipment performance. The specific start-up process can vary, depending on the type of finish on your pool, the equipment and automation features you choose, and whether you have a spa, waterfall, or other features that need special attention. 

Pool start-up includes:  

  • Pool equipment priming
  • Programming pool automation equipment 
  • Filter programming 
  • Testing and clearing the jets 
  • Brushing the floor and walls 
  • Checking all other equipment and features 

Proper pool set up will prevent the surface from scaling or etching. A plaster pool needs time to cure and must be cared for properly during this time, which can be up to 30 days. Your pool contractor will provide specific instructions about maintaining pool chemistry and when to brush the pool and run the pool equipment in these early days. After the initial set up, professional pool cleaning can keep your pool in great condition. 

The Importance of Proper Water Chemistry Balance

In addition to start-up, pool balancing is needed to ensure that your water chemistry is perfect. This involves water testing, which is important for a few reasons. When the pool is first installed, the surface hardens through chemical reaction. When the water level is not in balance, the surface won’t cure right. Testing is also essential for gathering information about the current levels in the pool, so adjustments can be made to balance the water. 

The pool water will be tested for: 

  • pH level 
  • Alkalinity level 
  • Calcium hardness 

Once the pool’s surface has fully cured, maintaining the right balance in pool water chemistry continues to be important. You may choose to clean your pool, test the water, and maintain the chemical balance on your own or let a professional handle it for you. Professional pool cleaning and maintenance ensures that your pool stays clean and balanced in the future. 

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We’ve spent the majority of our company career creating and building fabulous swimming pools, not photographing them. However, we are working to remedy that and will be adding new photos all the time. Please take a look at our gallery to view some of our work.

Pool Services Tailored to Your Needs

We offer a full range of services for swimming pools and spas and customize our services to accommodate the requirements of each customer. 

Please contact Thomas Pools & Spas at (209) 583-9709 for pool start-up and balance in Modesto. 

  • “The end result was fantastic!”

    - Mark B
  • “We're extremely happy and satisfied with this whole process.”

    - Deepti M
  • “There is no doubt in our minds to recommend or refer Thomas Pools.”

    - Clint & Carla B
  • “Excellent customer service and provided solid solutions.”

    - Jim & Robyn A
  • “They went way above and beyond expectations and our family appreciates!!!”

    - Brian Z
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Areas We Serve
  • Manteca
  • Tracy
  • Lathrop
  • Mountain House
  • Ceres
  • Modesto
  • Merced
  • Turlock
  • Oakdale
  • Los Banos

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