Pool Chemicals

Pool chemical safety is the responsibility of backyard pool owners, professional pool service providers, and community pool managers. If you’re reading this you’re likely a backyard pool owner, perhaps you’ve purchased or are thinking of buying your pool from the number one Omaha pool company – Phoenix Pools. We proudly offer the industry-leading E-Z Pool water care program. If you have a pool or are thinking of getting one, you’re going to need to learn something about pool chemical safety.

Why Chemicals?

Pools can be compared to communal bathtubs. Although they’re a lot more than that, and nobody is using shampoo and soap, the bottom line is oils, dirt, and bacteria that is on people get washed off and mixed in pool water. Chemicals are necessary to help maintain pool water quality. Their role is especially warranted when people ignore the advice to shower before entering the pool – which seems to be most of the time. Each person who enters a pool without showering first brings with them about 0.14 grams of fecal matter. We know it’s gross, but aside from that, it’s dangerous. 

Pool chemicals destroy pathogens that could be ingested by swallowing even small amounts of water. Other chemicals are used to control the pH of the water, which maximizes the effectiveness of the disinfectants. Chlorine-based chemicals, the most popular, do a fantastic job at destroying a wide range of pathogens in pool water.

E-Z Pool Water Treatment

E-Z Pool is a once a week application that keeps your pool water safe and clean. It’s a unique blended multi-tasking formula that eliminates the confusion of adding multiple chemicals every other day. E-Z Pool is the ultimate swimming pool water care program because of the packaged benefits that include:  

  • A stable oxidizer that immediately breaks down contaminants in the water to increase sanitation results. 
  • An algae shield formula that becomes increasingly effective the longer E-Z Pool is used. 
  • E-Z Pool inhibits scale build-up and metallic staining on your pool’s surface and equipment.
  • No harsh chemical residue on hair, skin, or bathing suits.   
  • Reduces the need for excessive testing and chemical additions.

Ready for a Consistently Clean Pool?

E-Z Pool eliminates all the headaches of traditional water maintenance programs that require a multitude of chemicals. The problem with those programs is they are based on a reactive rather than preventive model. They rely on waiting until there’s a problem then treating it. E-Z Pool is proactive, meaning it prevents water problems from ever occurring and the dangers associated with them. 

Stop by either of our store locations and pick up your E-Z Pool water care products today. Find us at either our G Street or Elkhorn locations every day of the week!

Concrete vs. Vinyl Liner Inground Pools

Phoenix pools can install either concrete or vinyl lined custom inground pools. But you might be wondering what the difference is and which one is best for you. Like most things, there are pros and cons to consider with both concrete and vinyl. As your Omaha pool company, we’re here to answer your questions and help you make the best decisions for your unique situation. Let’s dive into the differences between concrete and vinyl-lined inground pools.

Customization

Concrete pools are perfect if you want an extremely deep or large pool. They can be customized in fun shapes and with custom features like tanning ledges.  Vinyl liner pools are mostly rectangular, but it is possible to customize the shape, size, and depth.  Both can be customized, but it’s more expensive to customize a vinyl liner pool and concrete has more available features.

Installation Time

Concrete pools can take three to six months or longer to finish depending on the complexity of the design. A vinyl-lined pool can be completed in as little as four to eight weeks.

Surface Texture

A basic concrete finish can have a rough texture. However, you can upgrade to a polished aggregate finish that will be smooth and looks great. Vinyl liner is smooth aside from where one piece meets another. Both types of pools can be installed to have a smooth texture.

Durability

Concrete, as you may imagine, is incredibly durable. You’ll never have to worry about a concrete pool getting damaged. Vinyl liner is expectedly less durable than concrete. It will still last many years if properly cared for, just not nearly as long as a good concrete pool.  

Maintenance

Both our inground concrete and vinyl lined pools can come with a Vanquish in-floor self-cleaning system. Self-cleaning systems save a lot of time, money, and reduce the cost of pool chemicals. They keep your pool temperature more consistent and extend the life of your pool.

Which One is Best for You?

Budget is a big factor along with your long term plans when deciding if you want a concrete or vinyl lined inground custom pool. If you want a larger and deeper pool with a custom shape and custom features that will last decades go with concrete. If you think you might move or sell your home in 10 years or less, have a smaller budget, and don’t want customization, then a vinyl-lined pool may be your best option.  

Give us a call, and we can go into more details about what you need to consider when deciding what type of inground pool is best for you. 

(402) 707-2710

Our 8th Annual Spring Sale is Here!

Take advantage Monday, April 22nd – Friday, the 28th.  These are some of the best deals any Omaha pool company offers for the entire year.

  • 15% off E-Z Pool and all other pool chemicals.
  • 15% off E-Z Spa and all other spa chemicals.
  • 15% off maintenance equipment.
  • $500 off all Doughboy Above ground pools.

Self-Cleaning Pools

While you’re shopping our annual sale ask us about our trademark custom built self-cleaning pools. We can build you a custom in-ground state-of-the-art self-cleaning pool.  One of the biggest expenses and hassles with owning a pool has always been maintenance and cleaning. Like all things in today’s technology age, pools have advanced to the point of being able to clean themselves.

Big $ Savings

The average cost for pool cleaning service is $75-$100 per hour. If you’re just paying for minimum cleaning services, you’re going to spend nearly $2,000 per year! An inground pool is something you’re going to use for years if not decades.  Getting a self-cleaning pool pays for itself very quickly when you look at the numbers.

Better Circulation & Heating

Traditional pool designs use an outdated method of returning filtered water back to the pool through wall inlets near the surface of the water. The problem is the returns don’t put the heated and purified water on the bottom where it is needed. When returning heat and chemicals near the surface, the wind and sun quickly steal them from the water. Tests have shown that non-in-floor pools consume up to 50% more chemicals and 30% more heat!

Our self-cleaning technology returns fresh water to the floor of your pool where it can quickly kill algae and bacteria before it grows. The same powerful jets that clean your pool, efficiently distribute warm, purified water throughout the floor of the pool.

Your Omaha Pool Company

Stop by either of our locations from April 22nd – Friday, the 28th and take advantage of our annual spring sale. If you’re in the market for a spa, we carry the industry best Bullfrog Spas. If you need general service or repair for your pool or spa, we can help you out.  Don’t forget to ask about our self-cleaning pools!

Spring Time is Pool Preparation Time

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the temperature is rising. Spring officially starts in March. It’s the perfect time to get your Omaha summer pool plans ready. If you’re thinking about enjoying this summer with a custom built inground pool or a classic Doughboy above ground pool Spring is a great time to buy. Our annual Spring sale is coming up in April. It’s the best time of the year to pick up a customer favorite Bullfrog Spa.

Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas are top of the line spas – that’s why we carry them. Bullfrog uses a patented technology called the JETPAK therapy system. The system has been said to give you the sensation and benefits of a personal masseuse. These spas are designed to accommodate all shapes and sizes and give the most relaxing and personalized experience possible. The spas come equipped with adjustable ergonomic seats, and the jetpacks are removable, allowing you to easily move them around to create a custom spa experience. Bullfrog Spas are some of the most energy efficient spas available and come with an industry best warranty package. 

Self-Cleaning Pools

Did you know Phoenix Pools can build you custom inground self-cleaning pool? The most obvious benefit is you don’t have to clean your pool or pay somebody to clean it. The system ends up paying for itself when you consider the maintenance costs of a traditional inground pool. Another thing our customers love is the system efficiently circulates water which reduces the need for chemicals and reduces heating costs.

  • Improved Circulation
  • Save on Chemicals
  • Save on Energy
  • Extend your Swimming Season
  • Save Time & Money

Doughboy Above Ground Pools

Not ready to invest in a custom inground pool, but still want a pool? No worries. For more than 65 years Doughboy above ground pools have been bringing joy to Omaha family back yards. They’ve earned a reputation for their high design standards, engineering, and durability. Start making memories for a lifetime with your family and get a Doughboy for your yard. 

Our 8th Annual Spring Sale is Coming!

April 26th – 28th the Phoenix Pool Annual Spring sale. These are some of the best deals any Omaha pool company offers for the entire year.

  • 15% off E-Z Pool and all other pool chemicals.
  • 15% off E-Z Spa and all other spa chemicals.
  • 15% off maintenance equipment.
  • $500 off all Doughboy Above ground pools.

Attention! 2019 Special Announcements

Happy New Year to our Phoenix Pool family. A big thanks to all of our great customers for making us the number one Omaha pool company once again. 2018 was a fantastic year and 2019 looks to be even better. Here’s the latest information about what’s in store and how you can take advantage of some New Year specials.

Bullfrog Spa Special!

We are currently offering One Year of FREE Chemicals with all in stock spa purchases. All in stock spas are currently listed at the lowest prices possible. When you buy an in-stock Bullfrog Spa, you can save up to $2,000 off the Retail Price. If you’ve ever considered getting a spa, there is no better time to buy than now. Bullfrog Spas are one of, if not the top rated spas on the market.

Inground Pool List Sign Up

Now is the time of the year to get on the list for our inground pools. We still have a lot of slots available, but they will fill up fast. Nothing comes close to a top of the line inground pool for swim season. Our custom built inground pools are equipped with self-cleaning systems that make them nearly maintenance free. Custom built means you get the size and look you want. These pools last for generations. Call for questions and to get on the list while we still have availability for 2019.

New Store Location Opens February 1st

The new store location opening is February 1st. After five years at our S. 72nd St location, we’ll be relocating to 8603 G Street. The new site is only a short 2.5 miles or 8-minute drive from our current location. We’re moving, but not far!

Our new Elkhorn location is staying where it is; we’re just moving our Omaha location a few miles down the road.

We’ll see you at 8603 G Street starting in February.  Before then come by our 72nd St. shop and pick up a Bullfrog Spa. We’re lowering the prices this month because we don’t want to move them to our new location. These are the best deals we will ever offer! See you soon!

The Perfect Spa for Winter

Winter is coming and if you’ve never sat in a spa when the flakes are flying you’re missing out. Spas are great for any season, but there’s something extra special about using a spa when the temps are freezing and the snow is flying. Phoenix Pools is not only Omaha’s most recognized pool company, but we’re a Bullfrog Spa dealer. Bullfrog Spas are an industry leader in design, comfort, and value. There’s no better time to pick up a Bullfrog spa than now.

Superior Materials

High-end hot tubs, like Bullfrog Spas, are designed to function well, stay warm and hold up through the coldest of weather. The tough acrylic shell, durable parts, wood-free support structure, top quality electronics, and full foam insulation keep your Bullfrog Spa performing for years in any climate.

Energy Efficient

The JetPak Therapy System is a Bullfrog Spa original design that creates a spa with around 90% less plumbing. The majority of the plumbing that does exist is submerged in the spa water. The big benefit is that very little plumbing and water is exposed to the outside environment where it could lose heat. All other spas rely solely on their foam insulation to protect their spa plumbing form losing heat. Bullfrog Spa’s full foam insulation plus JetPak Therapy system dramatically increases energy efficiency. Bullfrog Spas are so efficient that we recommend running them all Winter long instead of winterizing them.

Winter Spas Benefits

  • Stay Warm Outside in the Cold – Who says you can’t enjoy the outdoors when it’s freezing cold and snowing? Hop in the hot tub and enjoy the peaceful serenity and quietness of winter – while keeping comfortably warm.
  • Cold-weather Hydrotherapy – Muscles and joints get sore and stiff during the Winter months. Regular soaks in your spa keeps you feeling limber and helps eliminate stiffness and pain.
  • Holiday Socializing – The Winter holidays bring friends and family to your home. There are few better ways to make things fun than for everyone to jump into the hot tub when the snow is flying.

Omaha Bullfrog Spa Dealer

Come to either of our two store locations and see our top selling Bullfrog Spas in person. With 16 models to choose from you’re sure to find the right spa for you. Stay warm, limber, and stress-free all winter long with a state of the art Bullfrog Spa.

Our 7th Annual Spring Sale is Here!

Starting April 23rd the Phoenix Pool Annual Spring sale begins! It runs the entire week, through April 29th. These are some of the best deals any Omaha pool company offers for the entire year.

  • 15% off E-Z Pool and all other pool chemicals.
  • 15% off E-Z Spa and all other spa chemicals.
  • 15% off maintenance equipment.
  • $500 off all Doughboy Above ground pools.

This is the best time of the year to stock up on everything you’re going to need for your pool and spa this year.

Save Big on Pool and Spa Chemicals

Take advantage, and stock up on all your pool and spa chemicals for the entire year. We offer a wide range of chemicals including the best selling E-Z Pool and E-Z Spa brands. E-Z Pool complete care is used just a once a week application. It’s an all in one treatment that contains stable oxidizer, algae shield, clarifier, scale inhibitor, water conditioner and balancers. Everything you need to proactively take care of your pool. E-Z Spa does the same, but for your spa!

Save on Maintenance Equipment

Been thinking about getting some new maintenance equipment but haven’t found the right time to get it? Now is the time! We’re offering 15% off all maintenance equipment. Get automatic pool cleaners for both above and in-ground pools. Vacuum hoses, vacuum heads, backwash hose, and telepoles are all on sale.

$500 off Doughboy Pools

For more than 65 years Doughboy above ground pools have been bringing joy to family back yards. They’ve earned a reputation for high design standards, engineering, and service. Doughboy above ground pool line comes in 4 steel patterns. Start making memories for a lifetime with your family and get a Doughboy for your yard.

See You at the Sale!

We look forward to seeing everyone April 23rd through April 29th at our 7th annual Spring Sale. There’s no better time to get your pool and spa needs taken care of at a huge discount. See you soon!

Our New Elkhorn Location Has Your Favorites

Our new Elkhorn location, at Pacific Pointe Shopping Center, will be opening this month! That’s right, next time you’re looking for an Omaha pool company you can trust you’ll find it in two locations. Our second store will offer all of your favorite pool and spa products including Bullfrog Spas, in-ground self cleaning pools, and our best selling E-Z Pool care program.

Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog spas are top of the line and don’t disappoint. Bullfrog spas use a patented technology called the JETPAK therapy system. The system is customizable and gives you the sensation of using a personal masseuse. The idea is to accommodate all shapes and sizes of people and give the most relaxing and personalized experience possible. The spas come with various ergonomic seat heights and the jetpacks are removable allowing you to easily move them around to create the perfect spa experience. Bullfrog spas are the most energy efficient spas available and come with an industry best warranty package.

Self Cleaning In-Ground Pools

Self cleaning in-ground pools are our most popular pools. These pools are custom built, and once installed take care of themselves. They use an automated system that cleans the pool floor and walls quietly and efficiently. The cleaning nozzles retract seamlessly into the pool when they are not cleaning. The system is guaranteed to clean 99% of your pool.

E-Z Pool & E-Z Spa Care Program

The E-Z Pool/Spa care programs are an all-in-one proprietary water care program that takes care of your pool and spa water with a once-a-week application. It contains a stable oxidizer, algae shield, clarifier, scale inhibitor, water conditioner and balancers (pH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness). It doesn’t treat problems – it prevents them.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our new location this month. Stop by and see what we have in store for you this Spring.

New Location Opening Soon

We’re excited to announce that Phoenix Pools, your favorite Omaha pool company, now has TWO locations. In April, you’ll be able to find us at our second location in the Pacific Pointe Shopping Center. The shopping center is located fairly close to Elkhorn, Nebraska. We will now have stores conveniently located at each end of town! Here’s the official address:

Pacific Pointe Shopping Center
1405 South 204th Street
Suite 105
Omaha, NE 68022

Second Store Same Great Products

Our second store will be carrying the famous Bullfrog Spas Omaha has come to know us for. In-ground self-cleaning pools will be another product you can inquire about at our new location. We’ll also have our full line of pool and spa chemicals and supplies for both in-ground and above ground pools available.

 

Self Cleaning Pools  

As we mentioned, our in-ground self-cleaning pools are going to be a featured product at the second store location. A lot of people don’t even know such a thing exists. Well, it does, and we can build you one. The obvious benefit of a self-cleaning pool is… you don’t need to clean it! Or pay somebody to clean it. We use a system by Paramount called Vanquish. The system is built into the pool and is designed to clean the entire pool floor and walls. There’s not robots or anything that is aesthetically unpleasing. The cleaning nozzles retract into the pool when they are not cleaning. It’s guaranteed to clean 99% of your pool.

The cleaning nozzles, which are strategically placed shoot a strong stream of water which push all debris to the deepest part of the pool. Wall mounted down jets create a sweeping motion that pushes debris into the safety drain. From there, debris is transferred to a hidden collection canister. And just like that, in a matter of minutes, your pool is clean. In addition to having a clean pool, the system circulates the water more efficiently which reduces chemical use and heating costs.

Give us a call or come into the shop and we’d be more than happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to seeing you!

Omaha Bullfrog Spa Pre-Sale Happening Now

Bullfrog Spa Pre-Sale Happening Now  

Now is one of the best times of the year to get massive savings on a new spa. Your favorite Omaha pool company – that would be us of course – is going to the Omaha Home and Garden Expo next month. This show has been an annual Omaha fixture since 1965. You’ll find the show and us at the CenturyLink Center from Thursday, Feb 08, 2018 through Sunday, Feb 11, 2018.

You Can Order and Save Today

These shows get a bit busy, to say the least, so you if you’d like you can order now. We will have big 8 foot spas that normally cost $16,000 on SALE for $11,000. We’ll also have smaller 7-foot spas that normally cost $12,000 on sale for $9,000. Delivery, startup chemicals, cover, steps, cover filter, and sales tax are included.

Why choose a Bullfrog Spa?

The spa experience is all about achieving maximum relaxation for most people. Bullfrog spas accomplish this using a hydrotherapy system they call the JETPAK therapy system. The system is designed in such a way that every time you use the spa it’s like using a personal masseuse. Everyone is different – different shapes, heights, weights. Most spas are a one size fits all model – and clearly, we’re not all one size.

  • Spas are equipped with various ergonomic seat heights to accommodate everyone
  • Removable Jetpacks that can be switched out into your favorite seat
  • 16 Customized Jetpacks that offer different types of massage

The Most Energy Efficient Hot Tubs

Aside from the best user experience available Bullfrog Spas and the most energy efficient tubs on the market. The JetPak therapy system is an ultra-efficient water delivery system with a design that calls for 90% less plumbing than other spas. The state of the art technology combined with full foam and more efficient equipment ensures the most energy efficient experience available. Knowing you’re saving money is a great way to relax.

A Spa that Will Last

Every Bullfrog Spa is built on a patented EnduraFrame support structure, and a sturdy molded ABS spa frame made with no wood or metal. It will never rot or corrode. The molded ABS EnduraBase, EnduraBeam structural columns, and other EnduraFrame components are made with precision the exact same way every time to eliminate human error.

Give us a call today and make 2018 the most relaxing year yet. You’ve earned it. (402) 707-2710

Financing Available! Call (402) 707-2710