What can pool automataion do for you?

Pool Automation allows you to control your pool from a panel in your house, a wireless remote, or a smart phone. No more confusing trips out to the pool equipment trying to figure out what's going on! Here are things you can do with automation:

  1. With smart phone pool automation, you can be out for the evening, and turn on your spa, start heating it, and it will be ready to jump in when you get home!
  2. Turn on your pool, spa, spa blower, water features, heater, and lights with the push of a button.
  3. With smart phone pool automation you can monitor the temperature, salt level, etc. while you are out of town.

Is Your Pool Ready for Summer?

Warmer weather and more sunshine affect your pool in a number of ways. Pools can become so warm that it will be very difficult to stop algae from growing. So, if you have solar pool heating you will need to turn it off. Also, pool blanket make a pool too warm in the summer. Rinse blankets off and store them out of the sun for the warmer months.

More sunshine will deplete the chlorine in your water more rapidly, so you will need more chlorine. If you have a salt system, you make chlorine from salt. You will need to turn up the system to increase its output. If you are on our pool service, we adjust it to meet the needs of the pool.

Cyanuric acid, also known as “stabilizer”, helps prevents the sun from destroying the chlorine so rapidly. You will want to keep your level of stabilizer at around 60-70ppm (parts per million).

Pool pumps need to run longer in the summer because the pool requires more filtration. Generally, pumps should run at least 8 hours in the summer. If you have a salt system you need to remember that chlorine is only produced when the pump is running.

Most pools use cartridge filters. Manufacturers suggest that the filter element that sits inside the canister be replaced every year. We find that they are generally good for two years. With the increased demand for filtration in the warmer time of the year, this is a good time to replace the filter element because worn filters reduce the flow.

Refer A Friend Program

Refer a Friend

Refer a friend or family member and receive a $50 Outback/Carrabba’s/Bonefish Grill gift card!

Refer a new customer that goes on weekly pool service with us or make a $500 or greater purchase, and we will mail you a $50 Outback/Carrabba’s/Bonefish Grill gift card! We will call or email you to let you know if your referral was successful.

About Us

The Pool Doctor is a family owned business that has been serving the needs of Southwest Florida pool owners and operators since 1979.


2104 Del Prado Boulevard S, Cape Coral FL


(239) 574-1133





New Customers! Sign Up for pool service and receive a $50 Bonefish Grill Gift Certificate. Call us and we will help you select the plan that is right for you.
Note: only one incentive applies per pool.


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