We are pleased to offer superior services to the residents of Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin.
Particularly when it comes to this high-quality service package, we are committed to getting the job done. Take a break from your laborious work and relax knowing that we are present.
Our clients enjoy working with us because we don't stop until the job is completed to their satisfaction. To learn more about what we offer, please scroll down.
Particularly when it comes to our Filter Cleaning, we strive to make things effortless and convenient.
Seals can break, leaks can occur, and the filters may not be cleaned properly when they are being cleaned.
We always ensure that there are no leaks by ensuring that all seals and gaskets are properly lubricated, that all clamps and clamshells are thoroughly cleaned and locknuts are properly tightened, and by returning the following day to ensure that no leaks have developed overnight.
Give us a call to relieve yourself of the stress and anxiety of doing it yourself!
Please note that we perform Filter cleanings at least every six months, and additionally as needed.
Brush, Net, Baskets and Vacuum
We begin by brushing the tile to keep it free of debris and calcium.
Every other week, we will thoroughly brush the interior of the pool to reduce the risk of surface deposits.
Next, we net the surface to remove debris and prevent it from falling to the pool's bottom.
Once the pool's surface has been cleaned, we begin vacuuming the pool to remove all dirt and debris from the bottom, thereby preventing stains and ensuring the pool's cleanliness.
Cleaning the baskets for the skimmer and the pump is the final cleaning step. This ensures that your pool remains cleaner for longer and that your equipment continues to function properly.
Water Chemistry Analysis
Everyone's worst pool-related fear is that their pool will turn green, but this will not occur with Nautical 7 Pools.
We begin by conducting the following tests on the water:
Free Chlorine(available sanitizer)
Total Dissolved Solids(TDS)
Salt levels if applicable
We can ensure that your pool will not deteriorate mid-season, causing you to panic or become alarmed, by ensuring that the pool's primary components are properly balanced.
We utilize the LSI to ensure your water chemistry stays in perfect balance.
The Langlier Saturation Index (LSI) quantifies the water equilibrium in swimming pools and spas. It is used to determine the acidity or alkalinity of water, which can affect the water's chemistry, pH levels, and overall quality. The LSI is computed utilizing the water's pH, total alkalinity (TA), and calcium hardness (CH).
The LSI is a number ranging between -3 and +3. A value of 0 indicates that the water is in equilibrium, while values greater than or less than 0 indicate that the water is either too acidic or too basic. A negative LSI value indicates that the water is excessively acidic, whereas a positive LSI value indicates that the water is excessively basic.
A swimming pool's ideal LSI value lies between -0.5 and +0.5. If the LSI value is too low, which indicates that the water is too acidic, corrosion of metal fixtures and surfaces, staining, and skin irritation can occur. If the LSI value is too high, indicating that the water is too basic, it can result in scaling, cloudy water, and an increase in chlorine usage.
We adjust the pH, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness levels of the water to correct the LSI value. This can be accomplished by adding sodium carbonate (soda ash) to increase the pH, sodium bisulfate to decrease the pH, and calcium chloride to increase the calcium hardness. The LSI is a measurement that aids in maintaining the pH, Alkalinity, and Calcium hardness balance in the pool water, which is vital to the pool's overall water chemistry and health.
If you have additional questions about the chemistry of your pool's water, please do not hesitate to ask!
New Plaster/Pebble Pool Start-ups
What are they?
What is the procedure for starting up a pool finish?
A startup procedure is the 28-day process of caring for a newly plastered pool after the water has been added. During this time, you must routinely test the water, maintain the chemical balance, brush the pool to remove plaster dust, and refrain from using automated equipment.
Pool plaster will begin to hydrate as soon as it is mixed, and 86% of the cement will cure within the first 28 days. This is why punctual filling and dedicated startup maintenance are essential for any new pool plastering project.
What you require
A high-quality test kit for measuring pH, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, Cyanuric Acid, and Chlorine.
Superior Pole, Net, and Brush.
Adjustment Charts for LSI These graphs facilitate the application of the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) method. The LSI method is a more accurate method for testing and balancing water, and it is essential for a startup procedure. It employs single targets for water balance as opposed to "old school" ideal ranges, which are becoming obsolete in the pool industry.
Water, muriatic acid, sodium bicarbonate, calcium hardness enhancer, sequestering agents, chlorinated products, and a stabilizer are examples of chemicals.
Before You Commence
It is ESSENTIAL to complete each step in this guide. Do not be disorganized.
NEVER mix water and chemicals together Always combine substances with water.
Do not shock the pool for the initial thirty days.
Do not swim until the water is in equilibrium.
DO NOT employ a pool heater until all plaster dust has been eliminated. Typically, this can be accomplished between days 4 and 10(Ideally 30 Days.)
DO NOT utilize these devices until the 28-day startup period has concluded. They might harm the new finish or become clogged with plaster dust:
Automated cleaning systems—whether integrated or robotic
Other than Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP) and pH Controllers Chemical Feeders
Salt-water generators (Waiting up to six weeks before adding salt may be advantageous.)
Fill Day Preparation
Fill Day comes before the 28-day startup procedure. Pool filling can take between 18 and 36 hours. Do not stop filling the pool once you have begun, or it will leave a distinct line where you stopped. If you are concerned about the pool overflowing while you are sleeping at night, simply adjust the water supply so that the pool fills more slowly.
Remember the following before you begin:
Ensure that the filtration apparatus is operational.
Remove all return heads and directional eyeballs from the floor. (If applicable for your geographic region)
First, test your fill water. Document your results!
Wrap a clean rag around the end of the garden hose before filling the pool so that it does not come into direct contact with the pool's finish. You can also attach a floating water bottle to the end of the hose. (see details below)
Do not allow your pool to completely dry out before being filled. Fill the swimming pool to the tile line or skimmer. A premature stop may leave a ring at the stopping point.
If you have a spa, it should not be connected to the pool.
No humans or animals are permitted in the pool.
Fill Day Fill the pool to the middle of the skimmer or the specified water level as quickly as possible with clean, potable water to prevent the formation of a bowl ring. Reduce the impact of water with the following techniques:
Place a clean cloth on the end of the hose, and then position the hose in the deepest section of the pool to prevent surface damage. You can also attach a floating water bottle.
If a water truck is required, a water cushion of 24 inches (60 cm) should be placed in the deepest area.
No humans or animals may enter the pool during the filling process. The surface of a newly plastered pool is extremely susceptible to footprints and pawprints.
According to LSI, you should not swim in the pool until the water has been properly balanced and sanitized.
Do not permit any external water sources to enter the pool. Any water remaining on the surface prior to filling can cause stains.
Examine the pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and metal content of fill water.
Document your test results throughout the entire procedure. You can download LSI Apps to monitor the process and perform LSI calculations.
Start the filtration system immediately when the pool reaches the specified water level or the middle of the skimmer.
Day One: **NEVER mix water with chemicals! Always dilute chemicals with water before adding them to a swimming pool. A 5-gallon bucket is ideal for diluting chemicals prior to use.
Examine the pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and metal content of fill water. Documenting results.
Using prediluted Muriatic Acid (31% - 33% Hydrochloric Acid), the high alkalinity should be adjusted to 80 ppm. Always dilute the acid by combining it with five gallons (19 L) of pool water.
Using sodium bicarbonate, low alkalinity must be raised to 80 ppm (baking soda).
If the alkalinity is already 80-100 ppm, the pH must be lowered to between 7.2 and 7.6 by adding pre-diluted muriatic acid.
Brush the entire pool surface, beginning at the shallow end and ending at the deep end, from the top of the walls down. Brush twice per day to eliminate all plaster dust. One of the best ways to preserve the beautiful appearance of a pool finish is by brushing it at least twice per day. Remember that wheeled devices cannot be used in the pool until 28 days have passed.
Although optional, it is strongly recommended to pre-dilute and add a quality sequestering agent using the recommended initial start-up dosage and then the recommended maintenance dosage as recommended by the sequestering agent's manufacturer. This is inexpensive protection against metal staining.
Continuously operate the filtration system for a minimum of 72 hours.
NO chlorine should be added for 48 hours. DO NOT turn on pool heater until all plaster dust has been removed.
Day Two Measure pH, Alkalinity, and Calcium Hardness and repeat Day One's steps with the exception of Step 6.
Once the alkalinity has been adjusted to 70 ppm and the pH has been adjusted to 7.2 to 7.6, the calcium hardness must be adjusted to at least 150 ppm. (WARNING: Adjustments requiring more than 20 pounds of CaCl2 should be pre-diluted and added in 10-pound increments in the morning and afternoon.)
At least twice per day, thoroughly brush the entire pool surface to remove all plaster dust. Again, routine brushing is essential for a beautiful, long-lasting pool finish.
Third Day: Examine pH, Alkalinity, and Calcium Hardness, and repeat Day One's Steps 1 through 5.
Add 1.5 to 3 ppm of chlorine that has been pre-diluted. Salt must not be added for 28 days.
At least twice per day, thoroughly brush the entire pool surface to remove all plaster dust.
Day 4 through Day 28: Test pH, carbonate alkalinity, and calcium hardness, and repeat Day 1's Steps 1 through 5 for the first 14 days. Carbonate or Corrected Alkalinity equals Total Alkalinity minus one-third Cyanuric Acid.
After the fourth day, calcium levels should be adjusted gradually over the next 28 days to a maximum of 200 ppm.
Adjust cyanuric acid levels to 30 to 50 ppm based on the pool's primary sanitizer after the fourth day (pre-dissolve and add through the skimmer).
If any plaster dust remains on the seventh day, remove it using a brush pool vacuum.
28 Days Later – Daily Water Chemistry
After the initial 28 days, you continue to test and make adjustments to your water balance. After the initial start-up procedure has been completed, the Langelier Saturation Index (LSI) must be maintained between 0.0 and +0.3 on a daily basis.
This will aid in reducing the likelihood of pool surface issues. Neglecting these LSI parameters promotes leaching, etching, and discoloration on the negative (-) side, as well as scaling and discoloration on the positive (+) side.
Please inquire for details and pricing regarding the Start-Up of a pool; we would be happy to assist!
“National Plasters Council Procedure | NPT Pool Finishes | NPTpool.com.” NPTpool.com, www.nptpool.com/pool-finishes/start-up-procedure. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.
Cleaning pool tiles involves removing dirt, grime, and other debris from the tiles that line the pool's perimeter. This is essential for the cleanliness and safety of the pool. Bead blasting is a method for cleaning pool tiles that involves using a specialized machine to fire small abrasive beads at the tiles in order to remove dirt and other contaminants. This method is effective for removing persistent stains and restoring the tile's original luster. In addition, calcium buildup on tiles, which can eventually discolor or damage the tiles, can be removed by bead blasting. Pool tile cleaning is essential to maintaining the cleanliness and safety of a swimming pool.
If you are interested in pool tile cleaning, please contact us for more information.
A pool acid wash is a method for removing stains, discoloration, algae growth, and other contaminants from the surface of a swimming pool. The procedure involves applying a solution of water and muriatic acid to the surface of the pool and then scrubbing it with a brush. This technique can remove stubborn stains and restore the pool's original color and luster. It is important to note that only a professional should perform an acid wash, as the acid can be dangerous if not handled properly. Additionally, it is not advised to acid wash a pool too frequently, as it can cause damage by removing a layer of plaster, tile, or other pool material.
If you are interested in acid washing your pool, please contact us for more information.
As pool maintenance experts, we perform routine inspections and maintenance on your swimming pool's equipment. This includes ensuring that all equipment is operating effectively and efficiently and making any necessary adjustments. In the event that any component of the equipment is malfunctioning, we take the necessary measures to rectify the situation and restore it to peak performance. This can include the identification and repair of leaks, which can cause equipment damage and increase energy costs. In addition, we clean and replace filters, pumps, and other components on a regular basis to extend the life of the equipment and maintain the pool in pristine condition. Overall, we aim to keep your pool's equipment in good working order to guarantee a safe and enjoyable swimming experience.
If you are experiencing problems with your equipment, please contact us for assistance.
Green to Clean
A green to clean pool process is a method for restoring a pool contaminated with algae, dirt, and other contaminants. This process typically involves several steps to restore the pool's cleanliness and clarity. Typically, the process begins with a thorough cleaning of the pool and its surroundings, including the removal of leaves, debris, and other contaminants. Then, the water chemistry of the pool is evaluated and adjusted to create the optimal balance for preventing and eliminating algae growth.
Next, a high concentration of algaecide and chlorine is added to the pool water to eliminate existing algae and prevent its growth in the future. The pool is then left to circulate and filter for a predetermined amount of time, typically 24 to 48 hours, to ensure that the chemicals have been properly absorbed. The pool is then brushed and vacuumed to remove any debris and dead algae. The water is then retested to ensure the proper chemical balance is present, and the pool is ready for use.
Please note that this process can take several days to complete, and it is crucial to adhere to the professional's instructions to ensure the process's safety and the quality of the final product. In addition, the customer should be aware that the pool may be temporarily closed for swimming during this process.
If your pool is green, please contact us and we will gladly restore its brilliant blue hue.