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Sahara Pools, LLC

1160 US Highway 22 West

Lebanon, NJ

Summer Store Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:30AM - 7:00PM

Sat-Sun: 9:30AM - 5:00PM

Sahara Pools Service FAQs

Pool Opening FAQ

Do I need to be home at the time of my pool cleaning?


No you do not. If the pool is very dirty, we ask you please fill it up almost to the top so we can thoroughly vacuum it to waste. The higher the water level, the longer time we have to vacuum.




Can I request Sahara Pools to perform the pool cleaning service at a specific date and time?


Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee a specific date and time. All pool vacuuming is completed in tandem with our weekly maintenance routes and based on location. However, we attempt to accommodate any deadlines you may have, such as a party during the coming weekend. You can request a specific week that you want the vacuuming performed and we will inform you which day on the Sunday leading up to your date of service.




My pool is extremely dirty and cloudy. Can Sahara Pools still clarify and clean my pool?


Absolutely! We are pool experts. However in this case, it may take more than two visits, so you must select the deluxe option. We shock and brush the pool on the first visit and allow the filter to run continuously until the second visit 2-3 days later, which will clear the pool up. The second visit is when we will vacuum as much dead algae/leaves/dirt out of the pool as we can. After vacuuming we will shock and brush the pool again. Any subsequent visits will be the same as the second visit until the pool is spotless. Please have the pool filled extra high for this. The higher the water level, the more time we have to work with while vacuuming to waste.




How do I know which pool vacuuming service to select?


Most pools require a Single visit. If the bottom is totally hidden with leaves but you can see the bottom of the pool, the Two-Visit option is probably best. If you cannot see the bottom of the pool due to poor water clarity, the Deluxe option is best.




Does Sahara Pools need to use my cleaning equipment?


No, Sahara Pools come prepared with our own cleaning equipment. If we have to vacuum the pool to waste, we have our own external pumps that we use to eliminate anything from going through the customer’s filter system. If the pool is clear and a small amount of debris at the bottom, we can plug our vacuums directly into the filter system.




When will I be billed for my pool vacuuming?


You will be billed for vacuuming upon completion of the service.





Pool Closing FAQ

What if I don't have a barbell at home? Or pull up bar?


No barbell? No problem! I show you what to do in a split-screen, side by side, so you see me with a barbell on one side and dumbbells on the other, so there's no guessing about how to hold your dumbbells or how to tweak the exercise or repetitions required in order to get the most equivalent burn possible as if you were using a barbell. No pull up bar? Get a door frame pull up bar. You literally just hold it up to the door's frame and it fits into place just like that! When you're work out is over, take it down, in one second flat, too easy. I haven't had any issues with door frame pull up bars damaging my door frames when I used one in my old house. --> If you REALLY CANNOT get a door frame pull up bar, use TRX straps instead. You just shut the top part in any door and it allows you to lean back on it to train your lats, traps, thoracic spine, arms, and grip just like pull ups do.




I have bad knees & don't run, can I still do this plan?


Absolutely! I need you choosing from the Alternate Cardio Options in the plan to replace each running workout with an equivalent alternate cardio workout. There are options to swim/bike/row/cardio machine with respective workouts for each that replicate the desired effects of the run workout scheduled, without having to run! ) Or choose one of the 2 full-length BONUS cardio routines that are no-equipment, at-home cardio workouts. You will also get a ton out of the BONUS Injury Proof Your Body Routine because we cover knee-prehab in real time together. Highly recommend ordering a set of mini resistance bands because glute activation is even more essential for women with sensitive knees.




I am breastfeeding...will this hurt my supply?


Congratulations on breastfeeding! I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’ve DEFINITELY done my 12 Week Post Pregnancy Plan first to re-establish the integrity of your core. Then hopefully completed my 10 Minute Plan, to best progress and prepare your body for the intensity of Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan. LFSC Plan is absolutely safe for breastfeeding women. I support you 100%. This plan was designed and tested while I was nursing Ryker with no impact to my milk supply. I've done it at least 5 other times while nursing Ryker and nursing Ava with no issues of milk supply as well! This video goes in-depth on my experience with intense exercise and breastfeeding: 3 Must-Know Facts for Breastfeeding While Exercising: https://youtu.be/1qHW49k2K3w Top tips for boosting (and maintaining) your milk supply: https://youtu.be/pM7MEWvJmVA Lactation Smoothie to include in your diet to while on LFSC Plan: https://youtu.be/h-JmpkzxOhg




Do I have to follow along with your videos?


Full length follow along videos are a game changer for many women, but sometimes when you go to the gym or you're repeating the plan after doing it before, I totally get that you just want to do it on your own! This is why workouts are also written out for you in the form of weekly printables AND you also get the Mini's! These are 1-2 minute summary videos of each workout (Instagram style) so you can quickly watch the moves, bam-bam-bam, know what to do, and follow the written workout on your own!




Can I do this if I have a 2 finger width Diastasis Recti?


Many women can still have a fully *functioning* core at 2 fingers width gap. If you have already done my 12 Week Post Pregnancy Plan and closed your gap from a 4 down to a 2, or from a 3 down to a 2-1.5 your body is mostly likely*going to be ready to do the 10 Minute Plan then Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan. Do not do this plan if you are less than 5 months postpartum at the most strict MINIMUM. Ideally I'd like you to wait til at least 8 months postpartum! The healing of your gap isn't as straight forward as the width under contracted conditions...this is just the most popular method of quick assessment. Diastasis Recti severity --or NORMALCY since many women and men are born with a 1 finger width gap and that's totally normal-- also depends on the integrity of your core. This means, How is the tension and depth along the linea alba connective tissues? Another factor is core function, and how your stomach is able to handle different loads of intra-abdominal pressure. Watch this quick video to make a confident assessment of where you are currently at (knoweldge is power and I care about you!) and understand what I want you to be mindful of as you continue to introduce new more advanced exercises to take your body to the next level. https://youtu.be/VgJIsDJXqg0




Need a plan that my husband can do with me, will this work?


YES! Luke has done all of these workouts too. They will build muscle, burn fat, and increase performance for men, too! The key is ensuring that you have adequate equipment for both of you to be challenged. For example, when you are using 10lb dumbbells there's a good chance your husband will need to use 20's.




I have dietary restrictions. How does the meal plan work for me?


I feel for you, and know that it can be challenging to build a healthy diet when your body will not tollerate certain foods. Since this is not a diet, you are free to pick and choose what suits you and your preferences without guilt or restriction! Stick mostly to your normal diet that you know and like, then maybe introduce a couple of new meals that work for you!




I'm in the Army and worried about the ACFT requirements. Will this plan help me?


Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan is perfect for you!! You will increase your grip strength, train pull ups/chin ups, increase biceps endurance, get a wildly strong core, and hip flexor endurance to be able to control your own body weight and be capable of hanging knee tucks. We train core strength (how strong your core is to be able to do functional full-body all out movements like the Sprint Drag Carry) and core stability (ability to hold a neutral spine even under massive load) of the 3-Rep Max Deadlift without getting injured. You'll practice your deadlift at higher reps (which is how base training should work as we lean out!) then after you graduate LFSC Plan on your own I encourage lower reps, more sets of deadlift: 2-5 reps for 5-8 sets to really hone in on achieving your best 3-rep max. Shuttle Sprints and Upper Rush workout (includes farmers carry) translate to the Sprint Drag Carry event. You will feel so confident doing your 2 mile run assessment because these run workouts WORK and you will know that you trained efficiently, deliberately, and SPECIFICALLY to make your body run its fastest in just weeks. Sorry, we don't practice throwing a ball overhead behind you...gonna have to practice that interesting event on your own. ; )




Can the runs be done on a treadmill?


YES!! Treadmill is a fantastic option if you can't get outside. You get treadmill guidance so you know exactly what to do.




Are the running workouts stroller friendly?


Luke has deployed 9 times, so I've had to do every workout in this plan pushing the single or double. Yes it is do-able! Please give yourself grace upfront that your paces will be slower, you won't get *as fast* but you will certainly still get faster and stronger as a runner, and as a woman. It takes a certain amount of grit for anyone to be a runner, then to be a stroller-running mama is next level. If you have a local track, this can be helpful for speed workouts to park your kids in the center or on the side with a picnic blanket, snacks, balls, and push toys to play with. Your baby/young kid will be upset the first time, then they will likely learn to LOVE IT because it's free play time for them and they will learn after brining them 2-3x that mom ALWAYS COMES BACK AROUND. You are always there to help open a snack on rest breaks. Setting boundaries ahead of time (in the car, then again once you get to the track) "you can play here in the grass and around the soccer goals, but the stadium stairs are off limits" is key. Need you watching my Stroller Running Tips video to help you get the most out of stroller running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR_fEmnqtEE





Service Call FAQ

What if I don't have a barbell at home? Or pull up bar?


No barbell? No problem! I show you what to do in a split-screen, side by side, so you see me with a barbell on one side and dumbbells on the other, so there's no guessing about how to hold your dumbbells or how to tweak the exercise or repetitions required in order to get the most equivalent burn possible as if you were using a barbell. No pull up bar? Get a door frame pull up bar. You literally just hold it up to the door's frame and it fits into place just like that! When you're work out is over, take it down, in one second flat, too easy. I haven't had any issues with door frame pull up bars damaging my door frames when I used one in my old house. --> If you REALLY CANNOT get a door frame pull up bar, use TRX straps instead. You just shut the top part in any door and it allows you to lean back on it to train your lats, traps, thoracic spine, arms, and grip just like pull ups do.




I have bad knees & don't run, can I still do this plan?


Absolutely! I need you choosing from the Alternate Cardio Options in the plan to replace each running workout with an equivalent alternate cardio workout. There are options to swim/bike/row/cardio machine with respective workouts for each that replicate the desired effects of the run workout scheduled, without having to run! ) Or choose one of the 2 full-length BONUS cardio routines that are no-equipment, at-home cardio workouts. You will also get a ton out of the BONUS Injury Proof Your Body Routine because we cover knee-prehab in real time together. Highly recommend ordering a set of mini resistance bands because glute activation is even more essential for women with sensitive knees.




I am breastfeeding...will this hurt my supply?


Congratulations on breastfeeding! I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’ve DEFINITELY done my 12 Week Post Pregnancy Plan first to re-establish the integrity of your core. Then hopefully completed my 10 Minute Plan, to best progress and prepare your body for the intensity of Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan. LFSC Plan is absolutely safe for breastfeeding women. I support you 100%. This plan was designed and tested while I was nursing Ryker with no impact to my milk supply. I've done it at least 5 other times while nursing Ryker and nursing Ava with no issues of milk supply as well! This video goes in-depth on my experience with intense exercise and breastfeeding: 3 Must-Know Facts for Breastfeeding While Exercising: https://youtu.be/1qHW49k2K3w Top tips for boosting (and maintaining) your milk supply: https://youtu.be/pM7MEWvJmVA Lactation Smoothie to include in your diet to while on LFSC Plan: https://youtu.be/h-JmpkzxOhg




Do I have to follow along with your videos?


Full length follow along videos are a game changer for many women, but sometimes when you go to the gym or you're repeating the plan after doing it before, I totally get that you just want to do it on your own! This is why workouts are also written out for you in the form of weekly printables AND you also get the Mini's! These are 1-2 minute summary videos of each workout (Instagram style) so you can quickly watch the moves, bam-bam-bam, know what to do, and follow the written workout on your own!




Can I do this if I have a 2 finger width Diastasis Recti?


Many women can still have a fully *functioning* core at 2 fingers width gap. If you have already done my 12 Week Post Pregnancy Plan and closed your gap from a 4 down to a 2, or from a 3 down to a 2-1.5 your body is mostly likely*going to be ready to do the 10 Minute Plan then Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan. Do not do this plan if you are less than 5 months postpartum at the most strict MINIMUM. Ideally I'd like you to wait til at least 8 months postpartum! The healing of your gap isn't as straight forward as the width under contracted conditions...this is just the most popular method of quick assessment. Diastasis Recti severity --or NORMALCY since many women and men are born with a 1 finger width gap and that's totally normal-- also depends on the integrity of your core. This means, How is the tension and depth along the linea alba connective tissues? Another factor is core function, and how your stomach is able to handle different loads of intra-abdominal pressure. Watch this quick video to make a confident assessment of where you are currently at (knoweldge is power and I care about you!) and understand what I want you to be mindful of as you continue to introduce new more advanced exercises to take your body to the next level. https://youtu.be/VgJIsDJXqg0




Need a plan that my husband can do with me, will this work?


YES! Luke has done all of these workouts too. They will build muscle, burn fat, and increase performance for men, too! The key is ensuring that you have adequate equipment for both of you to be challenged. For example, when you are using 10lb dumbbells there's a good chance your husband will need to use 20's.




I have dietary restrictions. How does the meal plan work for me?


I feel for you, and know that it can be challenging to build a healthy diet when your body will not tollerate certain foods. Since this is not a diet, you are free to pick and choose what suits you and your preferences without guilt or restriction! Stick mostly to your normal diet that you know and like, then maybe introduce a couple of new meals that work for you!




I'm in the Army and worried about the ACFT requirements. Will this plan help me?


Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan is perfect for you!! You will increase your grip strength, train pull ups/chin ups, increase biceps endurance, get a wildly strong core, and hip flexor endurance to be able to control your own body weight and be capable of hanging knee tucks. We train core strength (how strong your core is to be able to do functional full-body all out movements like the Sprint Drag Carry) and core stability (ability to hold a neutral spine even under massive load) of the 3-Rep Max Deadlift without getting injured. You'll practice your deadlift at higher reps (which is how base training should work as we lean out!) then after you graduate LFSC Plan on your own I encourage lower reps, more sets of deadlift: 2-5 reps for 5-8 sets to really hone in on achieving your best 3-rep max. Shuttle Sprints and Upper Rush workout (includes farmers carry) translate to the Sprint Drag Carry event. You will feel so confident doing your 2 mile run assessment because these run workouts WORK and you will know that you trained efficiently, deliberately, and SPECIFICALLY to make your body run its fastest in just weeks. Sorry, we don't practice throwing a ball overhead behind you...gonna have to practice that interesting event on your own. ; )




Can the runs be done on a treadmill?


YES!! Treadmill is a fantastic option if you can't get outside. You get treadmill guidance so you know exactly what to do.




Are the running workouts stroller friendly?


Luke has deployed 9 times, so I've had to do every workout in this plan pushing the single or double. Yes it is do-able! Please give yourself grace upfront that your paces will be slower, you won't get *as fast* but you will certainly still get faster and stronger as a runner, and as a woman. It takes a certain amount of grit for anyone to be a runner, then to be a stroller-running mama is next level. If you have a local track, this can be helpful for speed workouts to park your kids in the center or on the side with a picnic blanket, snacks, balls, and push toys to play with. Your baby/young kid will be upset the first time, then they will likely learn to LOVE IT because it's free play time for them and they will learn after brining them 2-3x that mom ALWAYS COMES BACK AROUND. You are always there to help open a snack on rest breaks. Setting boundaries ahead of time (in the car, then again once you get to the track) "you can play here in the grass and around the soccer goals, but the stadium stairs are off limits" is key. Need you watching my Stroller Running Tips video to help you get the most out of stroller running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR_fEmnqtEE





Weekly/BiWeekly Maintenance FAQ

What if I don't have a barbell at home? Or pull up bar?


No barbell? No problem! I show you what to do in a split-screen, side by side, so you see me with a barbell on one side and dumbbells on the other, so there's no guessing about how to hold your dumbbells or how to tweak the exercise or repetitions required in order to get the most equivalent burn possible as if you were using a barbell. No pull up bar? Get a door frame pull up bar. You literally just hold it up to the door's frame and it fits into place just like that! When you're work out is over, take it down, in one second flat, too easy. I haven't had any issues with door frame pull up bars damaging my door frames when I used one in my old house. --> If you REALLY CANNOT get a door frame pull up bar, use TRX straps instead. You just shut the top part in any door and it allows you to lean back on it to train your lats, traps, thoracic spine, arms, and grip just like pull ups do.




I have bad knees & don't run, can I still do this plan?


Absolutely! I need you choosing from the Alternate Cardio Options in the plan to replace each running workout with an equivalent alternate cardio workout. There are options to swim/bike/row/cardio machine with respective workouts for each that replicate the desired effects of the run workout scheduled, without having to run! ) Or choose one of the 2 full-length BONUS cardio routines that are no-equipment, at-home cardio workouts. You will also get a ton out of the BONUS Injury Proof Your Body Routine because we cover knee-prehab in real time together. Highly recommend ordering a set of mini resistance bands because glute activation is even more essential for women with sensitive knees.




I am breastfeeding...will this hurt my supply?


Congratulations on breastfeeding! I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you’ve DEFINITELY done my 12 Week Post Pregnancy Plan first to re-establish the integrity of your core. Then hopefully completed my 10 Minute Plan, to best progress and prepare your body for the intensity of Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan. LFSC Plan is absolutely safe for breastfeeding women. I support you 100%. This plan was designed and tested while I was nursing Ryker with no impact to my milk supply. I've done it at least 5 other times while nursing Ryker and nursing Ava with no issues of milk supply as well! This video goes in-depth on my experience with intense exercise and breastfeeding: 3 Must-Know Facts for Breastfeeding While Exercising: https://youtu.be/1qHW49k2K3w Top tips for boosting (and maintaining) your milk supply: https://youtu.be/pM7MEWvJmVA Lactation Smoothie to include in your diet to while on LFSC Plan: https://youtu.be/h-JmpkzxOhg




Do I have to follow along with your videos?


Full length follow along videos are a game changer for many women, but sometimes when you go to the gym or you're repeating the plan after doing it before, I totally get that you just want to do it on your own! This is why workouts are also written out for you in the form of weekly printables AND you also get the Mini's! These are 1-2 minute summary videos of each workout (Instagram style) so you can quickly watch the moves, bam-bam-bam, know what to do, and follow the written workout on your own!




Can I do this if I have a 2 finger width Diastasis Recti?


Many women can still have a fully *functioning* core at 2 fingers width gap. If you have already done my 12 Week Post Pregnancy Plan and closed your gap from a 4 down to a 2, or from a 3 down to a 2-1.5 your body is mostly likely*going to be ready to do the 10 Minute Plan then Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan. Do not do this plan if you are less than 5 months postpartum at the most strict MINIMUM. Ideally I'd like you to wait til at least 8 months postpartum! The healing of your gap isn't as straight forward as the width under contracted conditions...this is just the most popular method of quick assessment. Diastasis Recti severity --or NORMALCY since many women and men are born with a 1 finger width gap and that's totally normal-- also depends on the integrity of your core. This means, How is the tension and depth along the linea alba connective tissues? Another factor is core function, and how your stomach is able to handle different loads of intra-abdominal pressure. Watch this quick video to make a confident assessment of where you are currently at (knoweldge is power and I care about you!) and understand what I want you to be mindful of as you continue to introduce new more advanced exercises to take your body to the next level. https://youtu.be/VgJIsDJXqg0




Need a plan that my husband can do with me, will this work?


YES! Luke has done all of these workouts too. They will build muscle, burn fat, and increase performance for men, too! The key is ensuring that you have adequate equipment for both of you to be challenged. For example, when you are using 10lb dumbbells there's a good chance your husband will need to use 20's.




I have dietary restrictions. How does the meal plan work for me?


I feel for you, and know that it can be challenging to build a healthy diet when your body will not tollerate certain foods. Since this is not a diet, you are free to pick and choose what suits you and your preferences without guilt or restriction! Stick mostly to your normal diet that you know and like, then maybe introduce a couple of new meals that work for you!




I'm in the Army and worried about the ACFT requirements. Will this plan help me?


Lean Fast Strong Capable Plan is perfect for you!! You will increase your grip strength, train pull ups/chin ups, increase biceps endurance, get a wildly strong core, and hip flexor endurance to be able to control your own body weight and be capable of hanging knee tucks. We train core strength (how strong your core is to be able to do functional full-body all out movements like the Sprint Drag Carry) and core stability (ability to hold a neutral spine even under massive load) of the 3-Rep Max Deadlift without getting injured. You'll practice your deadlift at higher reps (which is how base training should work as we lean out!) then after you graduate LFSC Plan on your own I encourage lower reps, more sets of deadlift: 2-5 reps for 5-8 sets to really hone in on achieving your best 3-rep max. Shuttle Sprints and Upper Rush workout (includes farmers carry) translate to the Sprint Drag Carry event. You will feel so confident doing your 2 mile run assessment because these run workouts WORK and you will know that you trained efficiently, deliberately, and SPECIFICALLY to make your body run its fastest in just weeks. Sorry, we don't practice throwing a ball overhead behind you...gonna have to practice that interesting event on your own. ; )




Can the runs be done on a treadmill?


YES!! Treadmill is a fantastic option if you can't get outside. You get treadmill guidance so you know exactly what to do.




Are the running workouts stroller friendly?


Luke has deployed 9 times, so I've had to do every workout in this plan pushing the single or double. Yes it is do-able! Please give yourself grace upfront that your paces will be slower, you won't get *as fast* but you will certainly still get faster and stronger as a runner, and as a woman. It takes a certain amount of grit for anyone to be a runner, then to be a stroller-running mama is next level. If you have a local track, this can be helpful for speed workouts to park your kids in the center or on the side with a picnic blanket, snacks, balls, and push toys to play with. Your baby/young kid will be upset the first time, then they will likely learn to LOVE IT because it's free play time for them and they will learn after brining them 2-3x that mom ALWAYS COMES BACK AROUND. You are always there to help open a snack on rest breaks. Setting boundaries ahead of time (in the car, then again once you get to the track) "you can play here in the grass and around the soccer goals, but the stadium stairs are off limits" is key. Need you watching my Stroller Running Tips video to help you get the most out of stroller running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR_fEmnqtEE





Pool Vacuuming FAQ

Do I need to be home at the time of my pool cleaning?


No you do not. If the pool is very dirty, we ask you please fill it up almost to the top so we can thoroughly vacuum it to waste. The higher the water level, the longer time we have to vacuum.




Can I request Sahara Pools to perform the pool cleaning service at a specific date and time?


Unfortunately, we are unable to guarantee a specific date and time. All pool vacuuming is completed in tandem with our weekly maintenance routes and based on location. However, we attempt to accommodate any deadlines you may have, such as a party during the coming weekend. You can request a specific week that you want the vacuuming performed and we will inform you which day on the Sunday leading up to your date of service.




My pool is extremely dirty and cloudy. Can Sahara Pools still clarify and clean my pool?


Absolutely! We are pool experts. However in this case, it may take more than two visits, so you must select the deluxe option. We shock and brush the pool on the first visit and allow the filter to run continuously until the second visit 2-3 days later, which will clear the pool up. The second visit is when we will vacuum as much dead algae/leaves/dirt out of the pool as we can. After vacuuming we will shock and brush the pool again. Any subsequent visits will be the same as the second visit until the pool is spotless. Please have the pool filled extra high for this. The higher the water level, the more time we have to work with while vacuuming to waste.




How do I know which pool vacuuming service to select?


Most pools require a Single visit. If the bottom is totally hidden with leaves but you can see the bottom of the pool, the Two-Visit option is probably best. If you cannot see the bottom of the pool due to poor water clarity, the Deluxe option is best.




Does Sahara Pools need to use my cleaning equipment?


No, Sahara Pools come prepared with our own cleaning equipment. If we have to vacuum the pool to waste, we have our own external pumps that we use to eliminate anything from going through the customer’s filter system. If the pool is clear and a small amount of debris at the bottom, we can plug our vacuums directly into the filter system.




When will I be billed for my pool vacuuming?


You will be billed for vacuuming upon completion of the service.





D.E. Filter Service FAQ

How do I know when my D.E. filter needs to be serviced/cleaned?


D.E. filters usually need to be serviced or cleaned once a season. The most common way to identify that your filter needs to be taken apart and cleaned is if the pressure stays high right after backwashing. This indicates the filter is clogged. If you notice that there is debris coming through the return jets, this means there is probably a crack in the manifold, or a tear in one or more of the grids. If there is any blowback into the pool, the filter needs to be taken apart and inspected to diagnose the issue.




Is the cost of D.E. included in the maintenance service?


Most of our customers with D.E. filters have D.E. available for us to use during filter maintenance visits. However, if the customer does not, we will leave them a brand new bag of D.E. which is an extra charge.




Why am I having to backwash more frequently?


If the filter pressure does not decrease after a backwash and you have to backwash again, the filter is probably clogged and flow is restricted. In this instance, the filter needs to be taken apart and cleaned in order to clear the blockages.




What does it mean when I'm experiencing weak suction from my skimmers?


Weak suction from the skimmers is indicative of high filter pressure. High filter pressure means that the filter is packed with debris and water is not flowing as powerfly through the pipes as it should be. First, try thoroughly backwashing your filter to clear any loose debris. If backwashing does not solve the issue, a deep cleaning is needed.




What is the average life expectancy of the internal filter grid assembly?


Filter grids have an average life of 5-7 years.




Do I need to be home at the time of my service?


No you do not need to be home. For a D.E. filter maintenance call, all we need is access to the filter itself and a hose or spicket outside so we can properly clean the internal elements of the filter.





Filter Sand Change FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





Liner Replacement FAQ

How do I know when I need to replace my pool safety cover?


Safety covers have an average life of 12-15 years. You should expect to replace your safety cover when the cover is starting to rip at the seams. Many times, mice chew holes in the cover while in storage over the summer. You can prevent this and prolong the life of your cover if you have a 90 gallon garbage bin with a lid to store the cover in.




I currently use a pool cover tarp with water bags.  Is it possible for me to upgrade to a safety cover with anchors?


Absolutely. Sahara Pools can custom measure the pool to create a safety cover with the exact dimensions of the pool and patio.




My pool is highly custom with varying wall heights and features.  Can I still be measured for a new safety cover?


Of course, as stated above, all new safety covers are custom measured in order to guarantee the right fit. Sahara Pools can accommodate all different types of features such as raised spas, waterfalls, sun shelfs, etc. into the measurements for the new cover.




Does Sahara Pools custom measure my pool size and shape?


If you have never had a safety cover before, your pool has to be custom measured. If you are simply replacing your safety cover and are happy with the way the old one fit, we can take the old cover and use that as a template to design the new one.




I currently have a safety cover that needs to be replaced. Does Sahara Pools need to install new brass anchors, or can my old anchors be reused?


Old anchors can be re-used as long as they are in good shape. If the anchor screw’s threads have been stripped we can simply replace the screw in the existing anchor.




What is the typical life expectancy of a safety cover from Sahara Pools?


A cover will last about 12-15 years.





Safety Cover Replacement FAQ

How do I know when I need to replace my pool safety cover?


Safety covers have an average life of 12-15 years. You should expect to replace your safety cover when the cover is starting to rip at the seams. Many times, mice chew holes in the cover while in storage over the summer. You can prevent this and prolong the life of your cover if you have a 90 gallon garbage bin with a lid to store the cover in.




I currently use a pool cover tarp with water bags.  Is it possible for me to upgrade to a safety cover with anchors?


Absolutely. Sahara Pools can custom measure the pool to create a safety cover with the exact dimensions of the pool and patio.




My pool is highly custom with varying wall heights and features.  Can I still be measured for a new safety cover?


Of course, as stated above, all new safety covers are custom measured in order to guarantee the right fit. Sahara Pools can accommodate all different types of features such as raised spas, waterfalls, sun shelfs, etc. into the measurements for the new cover.




Does Sahara Pools custom measure my pool size and shape?


If you have never had a safety cover before, your pool has to be custom measured. If you are simply replacing your safety cover and are happy with the way the old one fit, we can take the old cover and use that as a template to design the new one.




I currently have a safety cover that needs to be replaced. Does Sahara Pools need to install new brass anchors, or can my old anchors be reused?


Old anchors can be re-used as long as they are in good shape. If the anchor screw’s threads have been stripped we can simply replace the screw in the existing anchor.




What is the typical life expectancy of a safety cover from Sahara Pools?


A cover will last about 12-15 years.





Salt Water Conversion FAQ

Can any pool be converted to a salt water pool?


Yes!




What are the main benefits of converting my pool to saltwater?


Salt water pools have many benefits over chlorine pools. The water is more natural to swim in and is better for the hair and skin. You can open your eyes underwater. The operating costs are lower for saltwater pools as well.




How salty does the pool water become? Is it comparable to the ocean?


No the salinity of the ocean is over 10,000 ppm. A saltwater pool has a salinity of around 3,200 ppm which is equivalent to the salinity of your tears. This is why you’re able to open your eyes underwater!




What maintenance is needed after my pool is converted to a salt water system?


Much less maintenance than a chlorine pool. Saltwater pools naturally have a more stable pH and Alkalinity level. Adding chlorine tabs on a regular basis is completely taken out of the equation. As long as the salt level is within the proper range, the salt system will generate the chlorine naturally. The customer just needs to watch the salt level of the pool. Heavy rains can affect the salt reading and thereby affect the chlorine production




How does salt water sanitize my pool?


The chemical makeup of salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). How the salt system sanitizes the pool is by splitting up the Chlorine molecules from the Sodium molecules. This in fact produces Chlorine naturally, unlike the addition of chlorine tabs.




Do I need to install a new pool pump and filter in addition to the salt generator?


No, a salt system can function with any type of pump or filter.




How long does a salt conversion take?


A complete salt conversion takes 1-2 days. It is an extremely easy process. We plumb in the salt system, hook up the electrical, add the required amount of salt into the pool, and allow that to circulate for 24 hours before turning the salt cell on for the first time. Once that cell is turned on after the 24 hours, your pool has officially been converted into a saltwater pool.





Equipment Upgrades FAQ

How do I know when I need to replace my pool safety cover?


Safety covers have an average life of 12-15 years. You should expect to replace your safety cover when the cover is starting to rip at the seams. Many times, mice chew holes in the cover while in storage over the summer. You can prevent this and prolong the life of your cover if you have a 90 gallon garbage bin with a lid to store the cover in.




I currently use a pool cover tarp with water bags.  Is it possible for me to upgrade to a safety cover with anchors?


Absolutely. Sahara Pools can custom measure the pool to create a safety cover with the exact dimensions of the pool and patio.




My pool is highly custom with varying wall heights and features.  Can I still be measured for a new safety cover?


Of course, as stated above, all new safety covers are custom measured in order to guarantee the right fit. Sahara Pools can accommodate all different types of features such as raised spas, waterfalls, sun shelfs, etc. into the measurements for the new cover.




Does Sahara Pools custom measure my pool size and shape?


If you have never had a safety cover before, your pool has to be custom measured. If you are simply replacing your safety cover and are happy with the way the old one fit, we can take the old cover and use that as a template to design the new one.




I currently have a safety cover that needs to be replaced. Does Sahara Pools need to install new brass anchors, or can my old anchors be reused?


Old anchors can be re-used as long as they are in good shape. If the anchor screw’s threads have been stripped we can simply replace the screw in the existing anchor.




What is the typical life expectancy of a safety cover from Sahara Pools?


A cover will last about 12-15 years.