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Frequently Asked Questions


How Long Do I Need To Run My Pool?

It depends on the time of year. A standard rule is to run your pool for one hour for every ten degrees of outside temperature. For example, if it is 90 degrees, you’ll want to run your pool for nine hours. Pools over 20,000 gallons may need longer run times.

What Is The Suggested Alkalinity For My Pool?

To calculate alkalinity, use the following formula:

Adjusted Alkalinity: Total alkalinity ppm - 1/3 cyanic acid ppm = adjusted alkalinity

pH Levels: pH 7.2 - 7.8 pH scale

Chlorine: 1 ppm - 3ppm

Calcium Hardness: 200 ppm - 400 ppm

Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer): 20 ppm - 40 ppm

When Should I Clean My Pool Filter?

Most manufacturers of pool filters suggest cleaning your pool filter at least twice a year. For active swimmers or heavy pool debris, you may want to clean it more often. For more information read our article Top Five Swimming Pool Problems We See by clicking here.

How Long Do I Need To Wait To Go Swimming After A Pool Has Been Treated?

For normal service maintenance, you should be able to enter your pool in about three hours after treatment. For more aggressive service, such as shocking the pool, it is recommended to wait at least 6 hours. 

What does Shocking The Pool Mean?

Shocking the pool is simply a way of adding chemicals to the pool to quickly raise the chlorine level and to kill any harmful pathogens and bacteria. For more information, read our article What Does Shocking The Pool Mean? by clicking here.


Do I Need To Be Home To Have My Pool Serviced?

All our service plans require a credit card to be set up on file with our accounting department. So, in most cases, you do not need to be home during a service call. 

Can You Service My Pool On The Weekend?

Super Shark Pools does run service calls and we deliver product on Saturdays only.

Does Super Shark Pools Do Any Kind Of Warranty Work?

Yes. Super Shark Pools is an authorized warranty center for most major brands of pool equipment. For swimming pool equipment repairs, call Super Shark Pools at (941) 225-3970 today.

Can You Install Parts That I Give To You?

Unfortunately, due to liability and warranty issues, Super Shark Pools is unable to to install whole goods provided by our customers.

What Is Pool Resurfacing?

Over time, the inside of a swimming pool can start to look rough around the edges - the walls and floor wear down from all that chlorine and sun exposure. Instead of tearing the whole thing out and building a new pool, many folks choose to resurface.

Resurfacing a swimming pool basically refreshes what's already there. Workers sand away the old, damaged surface material and apply a new protective coating. This restores that like-new look and feel. It protects the structure underneath from further deterioration too. Best of all, resurfacing lets you keep your existing pool layout and saves a ton of money compared to a full rebuild. The pool feels brand new without all the hassle of a major construction project. If your pool's looking tired, resurfacing is a great way to give it new life.



How Often Do I Need To Resurface My Pool?

The typical lifespan of a concrete, marcite, or gunite swimming pool surface is 10-15 years before resurfacing is recommended. However, several factors can shorten that window. Debris like fallen leaves, exposure to tree roots, improper chemical balance, and heavy usage can more quickly degrade the pool's surface material. Homeowners should inspect their pool finish annually and be alert to signs of wear or damage that may indicate the need for resurfacing ahead of schedule.


Some indicators include roughening, cracking, or darkening of the surface; water that appears dull or cloudy; and leaks or water loss. Maintaining optimal chemical levels, cleaning debris promptly, and limiting pool use when necessary can help extend the life of the surface material and delay the need for resurfacing work beyond the average 10-15 year timeframe. Proactive maintenance and periodic professional evaluation can preserve pool esthetics and functionality for years of safe, enjoyable recreation.


What Are The Signs That I Need To Have My Swimming Pool Resurfaced?

There are several tell-tale signs that resurfacing your swimming pool may be needed. Peeling or flaking of the plaster coating can allow water to seep through the walls of the pool, potentially leading to structural issues if not addressed. The texture of an aging plaster job may feel rough or uneven rather than smooth. Stains or residue like a chalky film are further indications the plaster is breaking down. Sudden unexplained loss of water level could mean cracks have developed beneath the surface. A web-like pattern of fine cracks in the plaster also typically requires resurfacing to fully repair. Addressing any of these issues early helps prevent further damage and the need for more costly renovations in the long run. An experienced pool professional can assess your individual situation and recommend the best time for resurfacing based on the condition of your existing pool surfaces.


How Much Does A New Swimming Pool Cost?

The total investment required to install a new in-ground swimming pool varies significantly based on several key considerations. Material choices for elements like the pool's lining, coping, and decking all influence pricing. Options like fiberglass, vinyl, or natural stone can also vary in cost. Additional popular swimming pool construction elements that impact the overall project budget include the implementation of automated pool cleaning, heating, and chemical treatment systems as well as enclosing the pool area with screening or fencing. Customizing the pool shape and size along with landscaping additions will further define the final cost. For a comprehensive quote tailored to your property and desired pool features, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced pool design specialists. As a leading pool builder in the region, Super Shark Pools has a proven track record of developing beautiful, durable backyard oases within customers' budgets.


I Have A Small Back Yard. Can I Still Build A Pool?

While backyard size can impact pool design and construction feasibility, it is often possible to install an in-ground pool even on smaller residential lots. While larger pools may not fit all spaces, alternative layouts and compact designs have enabled homeowners in our area to enjoy the benefits of private recreational water features.

In recent years, there has been growing interest in smaller pool formats suitable for tighter spaces. Options measuring 10 to 16 feet long and 6 to 8 feet wide have gained popularity as a middle ground between traditional spas and full-sized swimming pools. Offering more usable space than a hot tub yet with a compact footprint, these "spool" designs provide an attractive alternative for land-constrained properties.

If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a service appointment, please call us at (941) 225-3970 for more information. You can also contact us here on our site. Click here.

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