Pre- Black Friday Hot Tub Clearance!

Here are the details you’ve been waiting for….

WE need to get the floors waxed in the pool off season. So instead of moving all of these hot tubs to a warehouse to clear floor space we are going to clearance them out instead. As of the beginning of November the spas below are what we currently have left on the floor. This won’t be updated daily and it is first come first serve on these special deals.

Below are the pictures and a few details on the hot tubs. Fill out the form with your name and e-mail address for pricing. We are not allowed to advertise under a certain price point, but I can certainly e-mail you back with the prices of each. You’ll be the hero of the family with a hot tub as a Christmas Gift!  Happy Shopping!

 

Renew by Passion Spas

This cute 3 person hot tub is equipped with…

  • Size: 81″ x 63″x 33″
  • Jets: 34
  • 1 circulation pump for energy efficiency
  • 1 high speed jet pump
  • LED lights
  • Waterfall
  • Ozone sanitation
  • Grey Spa Cover
  • Synthetic, Maintenance Free Cabinet

Suggested list Price: $8,972.00 – Request Clearance price via e-mail form.

Joy by Passion Spas

This spacious relaxing 7 seated spa includes…

  • Size: 89″ x 89″ x 36″
  • Jets: 70
  • Aqua Rolling Massage Jet, Soft Air jets – Each seat has different jet configurations
  • 1 Circulation filtration pump for energy efficiency
  • 2 high speed jet pumps
  • LED light system
  • Audio system with IPOD Docking Station
  • UV & OZONE water maintenance system
  • Grey Spa Cover
  • Synthetic, Maintenance Free Cabinet

Suggested Retail Price: $14,534.00 – Request Clearance price via e-mail form.

Mallorca Diamond by Passion Spas

This hot water haven includes…

  • 5 seats & 1 lounge
  • Size: 79″ x 79″ x 33″
  • Jets: 25
  • Artistech® Acrylic with Safety Grip™
  • StarBrite Interior LED Light System
  • Waterfall with LED
  • Ozone Water Maintenance System
  • Grey Spa Cover
  • Synthetic, Maintenance Free Cabinet

Suggested Retail Price: $6,976.00  – Request Clearance price via e-mail form.

Solace by Passion Spas

The Spa for maximum relaxation and therapeutic benefit includes…

  • Size: 84″ x 84″ x 36″
  • Jets: 58
  • Aqua Rolling Massage Jet, Soft Air jets – Each seat has different jet configurations
  • 1 Circulation filtration pump for energy efficiency
  • 2 high speed jet pumps
  • LED light system
  • Audio system with IPOD Docking Station
  • UV & OZONE water maintenance system
  • Grey Spa Cover
  • Synthetic, Maintenance Free Cabinet

Suggested Retail Price: $13,216.00 – Request Clearance price via e-mail form.

 

 

 

South Seas 735L Deluxe by Artesian Spas

  • Size:84″ x 84″ x 36″
  • Seats 5 & 1 Lounger
  • DynaStar LED
  • Pillowfall Illuminated
  • Ozone water maintenance system
  • Full Foam
  • FROG @ease with SmartChlor
  • Pump 1 4.8 BHP 2 SP
    Pump 2 3.0 BHP 1 SP
  • Antique Brown Kingwood  Maintenance Free Synthetic Cabinet
  • Taupe Cover

Suggested List Price: $8,150.00 – Request Clearance price via e-mail form.

Clearance Price Request Form

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Winter Layaway Specials

Winter Layaway Specials are here!

Let’s get you set up for Summer by putting your  ___(Insert Item)_____ on Layaway!

Yes you can put multiple items on layaway and it is no extra cost to you, actually it ends up saving you a little in the long run.

Why?  By putting a deposit down on  an item you are placing on layaway locks in that price and it’s a no-brainer especially if it is on sale!

Some of the most popular items that are placed on layaway are Above Ground pools. If you are looking to put one up in the spring that gives you 5 – 6 months that you can pay on your pool package making it a smaller manageable payment.  You can get a quality pool package for under $275/ month!

Take advantage of putting your pool on layaway for 2018 and get 2017 model pricing, Save $300 on a Doughboy pool package, and  from November 1st – December 15th receive a FREE pool float to wrap up under the Christmas Tree!

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Another great item that is often put on layaway are Automatic Pool Cleaners! Save $50 – $200 on a Robotic Pool cleaner November 1st – December 15th.

Purchase a Hayward robotic cleaner before January 29th 2018 and receive a Visa Gift card up to $100 from Hayward Rebates!

  

Save $100 on your Robotic Pool cleaner!                                                                       Save $50 on a Patriot Auto Vacuum! Was $189.97 Now Only $139.97!!!

Spa Layaway is also very popular! You can choose a custom spa and we can deliver it!

November – December 15th receive a chemical package and local delivery to your driveway when purchasing a spa or placing it on layaway!  Artesian Island Spa

Click on the Spa to go to the custom design center!

Think of any big ticket item and we can make a layaway plan for you!

 

Pool Closing Tips

 Helpful Fall Pool Closing Tips!

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It’s that time of year! WE had a blast over the summer and now sadly our swimming season is coming to an end. We have compiled a few helpful tips and recommendations for your pool closing.

In-ground pool closings….

Tip: It is best to wait until the water is below 65 degrees F  – colder water temperatures slow the growth of potential algae in the pool.This also means you may want to turn off your pool heater in advance to let the water temperature lower in your pool before you add in your closing chemicals. Warmer pool water depletes the pool chemicals faster than cold water.

Clean …..

Clean dirt, leaves, and other debris from the pool – making sure your pool is free from dirt, debris and other phosphate eliminates a food source for potential algae.

Balance…

Bring in a water sample to Spartan Pools to ensure proper water balance for winter, it will prolong the life of your pool. You’ll thank yourself in the long run…

Add in the winter chemicals and any balancing chemicals as needed. IT is important to have the proper level of alkalinity, PH, and calcium. If left undone,                    liners could potentially wrinkle and concrete could form pits. Yikes!

Water Level…

For Mesh covers lower the water level to the low end of the skimmer

For Concrete pools lower the water well below the tile line.

For standard covers you may leave the water level at mid- skimmer if we are closing your pool.

If you are closing the pool on your own, some choose to lower the water below the skimmer and returns. After you insert the winter plugs you may want to        consider putting a little bit of water back in. Why?  Because If you have a yard that gets saturated with ground water in spring it would cause your liner to float. It may float when the ground water is at the same level as your pool water. When it  lays back down after the ground water has receded  it doesn’t always want to go back in the same position and you may end up with wrinkles on the floor.

Be sure to….

  1. Have plugs, water bags (if applicable), and covers out by the pool for the closing.
  2. If you are closing the pool yourself you will want to use an air compressor or a shop vac to blow out the lines and equipment.
  3. Take the trippers off of your timer
  4. Empty any chlorine tabs or sticks out of skimmer or chlorinator (if applicable)

Winter Covers…

If you are using a standard style cover water bags are recommended for holding the cover down. If you use bricks or other heavy and sharp objects they could potentially harm your pool if they were to fall in.

Check for any holes in the cover and consider replacing it if it looks like it will let in too much of the fall debris. Think of debris as algae food.

There are many standard cover replacement options to choose from with different warranties. You will often find a good, better, or best selection to choose from. You can decide if  you would rather go with a cover that is inexpensive and may only last you a year or a heavier cover that will have a longer life and warranty with it.

Other than a standard cover, some may choose to go with a safety cover that often resembles a trampoline.  These are anchored into the concrete or wood deck to help provide stability in the cover.  You may choose between a mesh safety cover that lets the water run through or a solid safety cover that will need to have the water pumped off. Again, these covers also come in a variety of durability and grades of mesh.  It is recommended to see samples of these covers ahead of ordering and are often custom made for you particular shape of pool. If you are seeking more information on these covers to see which would be right for you, you are welcome to give us a call and we can discuss your pool in particular.

 

Call for your appointment

Of course, we offer the services of closing your In-Ground pool for you with various options as to how involved you may or may not want to be. It’s best to call the store for those options and prices.

Appointments often fill up quickly. It is not uncommon to be scheduling appointments 2 – 3 weeks out unless you called and scheduled your appointment well in advance.

 

 Above Ground Pool closing check list…..

  1. Make sure the water is properly balanced and debris is cleaned from the pool.
  2. Circulate the closing chemicals  1/2 day  – 1 day prior to closing. If you are able to circulate the chemicals after the water is drained down you may do that as well.
  3. Drain down the water below the skimmer and return line.
  4. Remove the hoses from the skimmer and return.
  5. Remove the drain plugs from the bottom of the equipment.
  6. Secure the air pillow in the middle of the pool.
  7. Put on the winter cover and cinch it down tight.  If you are in a windy area you may want to use cover clips or cover seal wrap to surround your pool cover.
  8. Empty any chlorine tabs or sticks out of skimmer or chlorinator (if applicable)
  9. Disable the pump timer (if applicable)

 

Tip: If you do not have a mesh cover you will want to pump off any excess water that may collect on the cover through out the fall, winter, and spring.

 

Have a safe fall/winter!

 

Going On Vacation? Pool Care Tips For Travelers

With the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, sometimes it’s nice to get away from it all for a few days. When we do manage to pull ourselves away, we expect that vacation to be relaxing and stress free, right? No one should that spend time worrying about their pool or worse yet, coming home to a green pool! So follow these easy tips and don’t let pool anxiety ruin your vacation!

Before You Leave

ensure your pool is free of visible algae and debris. Skim and vacuum any leaves etc as necessary then empty your skimmer and pump baskets. You want to leave with a well-balanced pool with chlorine, pH and alkalinity in their ideal ranges. Test at home or bring in a sample for a free analysis in store prior to your departure. Next, shock the pool and double up on your pool’s recommended weekly maintenance dosage of Backup 2 (algaecide).

Circulation

Leave your pool uncovered so it can breathe. Leaving a pool covered for an extended amount of time can throw off your pool’s pH and alkalinity. Set your pump’s timer to run for a minimum of 10-12 hours per day. It’s a lot more reliable than asking a friend or neighbor to come over and turn the pump on and off. If you don’t have a timer, consider running your pump 24 hours a day until you return. The pump can handle it and your water will likely look better with the additional circulation/filtration. Don’t have a timer? Consider getting one!

Sanitization

If you have a chlorinator, fill it up. If you don’t have a chlorinator and your pump is running less than 24 hours a day, we recommend using Smart Sticks directly in your skimmer. Smart Sticks are designed to form a protective skin over the stick once the water flowing over them stops (when the pump isn’t running) so that the stick doesn’t dissolve as quickly as a traditional chlorine stick or tablet. Add one Smart Stick weekly for every 5,000-7,000 gallons of water. If you are running your pump 24/7, use standard sticks or tablets, and as they dissolve more rapidly, plan on recruiting the help of a friend to refill as needed! If you have a saltwater pool, ensure your salt levels are in the proper operating range for your model (generally 2900-3400 ppm). Also, ensure you have no error messages on your salt system’s control panel.

Hire a Sitter

Enlist the help of someone you trust to check on the pool periodically.  More often than not, they’ll do it free of charge if they can use the pool while you’re away. It’s advised to have your “pool-sitter” empty your skimmer and pump baskets, and even backwash if you have a sand filter. Give them our phone number (989-792-5351) for any questions or concerns that may arise. Worst case scenario, our service crew is available* to assist as needed.

Enjoy Yourself

By following these steps before your trip, you can better enjoy your time away from home without the worry of returning to a green pool. Just remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of chlorine!

*service fee applies- based on scheduling availability

Huge Energy savings with Variable Speed Pumps!

Saving you money with Variable Speed Pumps!

Consumers Energy just released they are giving a $350 rebate for those who purchase and install a Variable Speed pump!
Now thru July 15th!

This is huge! It closes the up front cost gap between a regular pump and a variable speed pump!

Plus… experience an average Energy savings of $250 per season! If you usually keep your pump running 24/ 7 during the season you will save a whole lot more! The average is taken if you run your pump 10 – 12 hours per day.
Hayward has a great calculator to plug information in about your current pump you have to see how much you will save by upgrading to a Variable Speed pump.
 Click here to see your savings!

Normally the warranty is 1 year on the equipment, but Spartan Pools is a Hayward warranty center.

What does this mean to you?
By purchasing the pump and having us install it you will also get a 3 year full warranty!

Give us a call and we will see if this is the right choice for you!

Be sure to take advantage of the rebates they will expire July 15th, 2017!

Variable Speed pumps

MAINTENANCE SERVICES

MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Spartan Pools knows swimming pools. We’ve been installing, servicing, and repairing pools and pool equipment in mid-Michigan since 1961. The advantage of choosing to work with Spartan Pools is much more than bottom line; it’s peace of mind.  If you live in the Great Lakes Bay Region, we will be happy to send our service technicians out to your pool as quickly as we can.  Pool cleanings, openings, and closings are our bread and butter.  Ask about Early Bird Specials!

Pool Construction

Pool Construction

Pools are Built on Trust, Experience, and Quality

Spartan Pools specialize in Vinyl Liner Inground Swimming Pools. A vinyl liner allows you to pick the style, color, and design of your pool, as well as protect your pool from Michigan’s ever-changing climate and conditions. You pick the size and shape, as well as what features you desire (e.g. diving board, slide, lights, fountains, stamped/colored/textured concrete, etc…), and we do the rest.

Spartan Pools is with you from the beginning of your pool planning to the end and every summer after that. We dig the hole to spec; aided by laser technology and years of excavation experience. We set in place galvanized steel panels and cement them in to form sturdy, lifetime guaranteed, pool walls. We create a hard-bottom pool floor that withstands Michigan’s harsh weather conditions. We install only the most high-quality liners from suppliers we trust. We do our own flat work. We do all this for you to ensure the pool you get is the pool you want. Accept no substitutes!

We make sure (every step of the way) that you have invested in a quality pool that affords every bit of relaxation and enjoyment you and your family deserve. Our pools are backed by an unmatched warranty/guarantee for your peace of mind.
Spartan Pools has been installing inground pools for more than 50 years. Drawing on experience, rigorous training, and the use of cutting-edge technology, our crew of knowledgeable installers will have you swimming in the lap of luxury this summer and every summer in the future.

 

Liner Replacement

Is your liner starting to show its age? Do wrinkles, holes, and tears in your vinyl liner have you losing water and losing patience? Has the liner in your pool started to fade or become too brittle to trust? It may be time for a new liner.

Spartan Pools has been installing liners in the Mid-Michigan and Great Lakes Bay Region for half a century. We have the experience and know-how to replace your old liner and have you swimming in luxury and comfort in virtually no time at all. The crew of pool technicians at Spartan Pools will measure your pool to its exact liner specifications, drain the pool, remove the old liner, and install a new liner of your choice. Liners are available in hundreds of unique size, color, and design choices.

Liner, labor and new water are warrantied. We will even take a water sample and bring your pool back to where it was chemical. Satisfaction is guaranteed.

If your concrete deck is need of attention, we do that too! We will remove, and replace your deck with all new reinforced concrete. Even the copying and plumbing of your pool (if it is in bad shape) can be replaced at the time of a reline.

Send us a message via poolpros@spartanpools.com or call us at 989-792-5351 for your no charge estimate.

Keep it fun! Keep it Safe!

Keep it fun! Keep it Safe!

Pool Safety is the number one most important aspect of pool ownership.  A swimming pool is a great way to relax and have fun, but it does harbor very real dangers that must be met with responsibility and respect.  Spartan Pools is here to help educate you on proper pool safety rules and practices.  However, the following information serves as a starter guide/checklist designed to help promote and support safety awareness and education in and around residential swimming pool areas. This information is not intended to be used as an exclusive reference for consumers (and others) to ensure that proper safety installation, operation, measures, and equipment have been met.

Here are several safety tips to get you started:

ADULT SUPERVISION
Adult supervision is the #1 most important safety guideline for all swimmers.  At least one adult (who is not swimming) should keep a sober eye on the pool and everyone in it.  This person should not be afraid to enforce pool safety rules and should understand the importance of safe practices in and around any open body of water.

Fencing
It is required that all inground pools have a fence installed which encloses the swimming pool area.  The fence should be a minimum of 4-feet high. Many different types of fence are available to suit need and style preference. Such as Chain link, wooden, ornamental, even thick hedges, etc…
Important: Present ideas/plans to your local building code office before proceeding.

Safety Covers
A non-penetrating mesh cover that completely covers pool can be installed easily, blocking access to pool water.

Alarms
Some people have opted to put an alarm in or near their pool, which triggers a loud sound to warn parents or guardians. Alarms include, but are not limited to door Exit/Home Security, Fence Gate, Pool, etc…

Rope and Float Line
Safety ropes and float lines can be placed across the pool to visually alert swimmers to the separation of deep and shallow end of the pool.

Life Ring, Shepherd’s Crook (Hook)
Life rings (or preservers) and other life-saving devices should be kept near the pool within plain view and easily accessible.  These devices are used to pull someone from the pool to safety.  Periodically check and keep all safety equipment in proper condition.

Emergency Information and Safety Kit
A first aid kit is always a good idea to keep in a safe and convenient location. Periodically check to make sure the kit is well stocked with all the essentials. Most importantly, remember to post all CPR, emergency (911 or other) contact information and warning signs in a visible spot near the pool.

Safety Drills:
Perform regular pool safety drills to remind everyone what to do/where to go in the event of an emergency in or around the pool.

Outside Telephone:
A cordless, or cellular phone is convenient and a good idea especially if you need to call for help or information quickly and without leaving the pool area.

Sunscreen
Skin cancer is a very real threat.  Always wear sunscreen!  Choose the level of protection that’s right for you and use it! Even on cooler, cloudy days, the sun’s ultraviolet rays can burn and damage skin cells.

Cleaners, Chemicals, and Maintenance
All cleaning and maintenance supplies should be kept in a locked storage area, away from children and pets. Always check supply labels for proper storage requirements and expiration dates.

Chemical Spills
Spills happen.  Practice care and caution when applying chemicals to the pool, always read the directions, and in the event of a spill:

  • USE EXTREME CAUTION!
  • Be sure that no contaminant is present. Some common contaminants are household cleaners, detergents, bleaches, solvents, ammonia, fertilizers, gasoline, or kerosene.
  • Wear protective gear (safety goggles, rubber gloves, etc…)
  • Isolate the spilled material in a clean, dry container away from other stored chemicals, preferably outside the house or shed.
  • Use only clean, dry brooms, shovels, and containers. DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner
  • Separate spilled material from the original container. NEVER return spilled material to original container.
  • NEVER put spilled material in any sewer or drain.
  • Small amounts of clean, spilled material can be added to your pool water. Check water chemistry to avoid imbalance.
  • IF ANY EVIDENCE OF A FIRE OCCURS, EVACUATE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AND CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!!

We hope this helps keep your summer fun happy and healthy!  If you have any questions, concerns, or additional tips about pool safety please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.