About Finn's Pool and Spa

FAQs

See our most frequently asked questions about pool care and more. If you do not see the answer to your question, contact us or call us at 703-938-3829.

1. What does an opening entail?

Remove and blow debris from cover
Fan fold and bag cover
Blow debris away from pool
Remove winterization plugs
Prime and start system
Charge system with diatomaceous earth if applicable (additional charge for d.e. if customer does not supply)
Start heater if applicable
Skim pool
Vacuum Pool
Install ladders only if anchor wedges are functional and bumpers are supplied
Add chemicals (additional charge for chemicals)
Additional charges for more than 1 system, multiple circulation pumps, extra heaters, caretaker systems and pools that require more than 20 minutes of vacuuming.
Please make sure that skimmer baskets, automatic pool cleaner, the bag for the cover, ladders, ladder bumpers and all necessary items are left on pool deck when we arrive to open the pool.

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2.What does a weekly maintenance entail?

Skimming pool
Vacuuming pool
Back washing filter and charging diatomaceous
earth if applicable
Clean skimmer basket, pump hair lint basket, pool cleaner bag and pre filter for cleaner
Check water chemistry
Balance water chemistry
All chemicals are additional to base price of contract
All service contracts require maintenance until the pool is closed. We recommend scheduling closing at least one month in advance so we can be sure to accommodate.

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3.What does a closing entail?

Drain water level down below water line tile
Drain all equipment
Disassemble filter, clean and reassemble
Blow all lines and equipment free of water, add antifreeze and plug lines
Skim pool
Vacuum pool
Remove all ladders
Add Chemicals (additional charges for chemicals)
Put cover on pool
Additional charges for more than 1 system, multiple circulation pumps, extra heaters, caretaker systems and pools that require more than 20 minutes of vacuuming.
Set skimmer baskets, automatic pool cleaner, the bag for the cover, ladders, ladder bumpers and all necessary items out for storage. Please store these items where you can easily find them in the spring.

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4. Does Finn’s Pool and Spa Service do anything outside of general maintenance?

Yes. We specialize in new design and construction as well as renovate tile, coping, plaster on existing pools. We can upgrade your existing pools equipment, add a heater, design and install a custom cover etc. If you need it done we probably do it and if not we can put you in touch with someone who does.

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5. What do we need to have for new construction?

When you are ready to build please call for a free estimate. Please have a copy of the latest scaled plat of your property and we can help you design not only the most beautiful pool but a pool that will be easy for you to maintain.

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