Riverbend Sandler Pools has once again earned a coveted spot on the Top 50 Pool Builder list by Pool & Spa News magazine for 2022. We take pride in our continued recognition as an exceptional pool builder, and we are excited to provide the same quality construction and superior customer service our local homeowners have…
With the challenges of 2020 behind us, we welcomed 2021 with open arms. While we were again met with an unprecedented year that proved to be difficult for many different reasons, we remain grateful to our loyal customers for their continued support and dedication. We’d like to extend our deepest thanks to everyone in our…
Award-Winning Pool Service, Maintenance, & Repair in Dallas, Frisco, & Surrounding Areas Riverbend Sandler Pools is proud to announce we have been recognized with 2021 Top 50 Pool Service Company accolades by Pool & Spa News magazine as well as being included in the Top 50 Pool Builder list. We strive for excellence in all…
The warm, beautiful, and fun summer days have slowly faded away, leaving you with chillier weather and a lot less pool usage. You shouldn’t overlook your pool just because you aren’t using it as much as it still needs your attention. When preparing your pool for less usage in the fall and winter months, you…
Owning a custom inground pool is every homeowner’s dream. A backyard pool adds a touch of glamour to your outdoor space, creates a great way to unwind after a stressful day, and provides a resort-like experience from the comfort of your home. From the design phase to long after construction is complete, it takes a…
Building a pool is an exciting process, and if you’re like many homeowners, you want it finished quickly so you can start enjoying your new outdoor oasis. While build times used to average a few months, today’s “new normal” has pushed extended build times out even further, leaving homeowners wondering just how long it will…
As it became clear that COVID-19 wasn’t going away quickly, a huge number of American families started to think about having a pool at home. After all, it would be a great way to escape the house and enjoy the outdoors without putting anyone at risk. As pool demand surged, suppliers struggled to keep up…
Riverbend Sandler Pools is excited to announce we have once again been named a Top 50 Pool Builder in the United States by Pool & Spa News magazine, the industry’s leading trade publication, earning the sixth spot on the prestigious list. We take tremendous pride in being consistently recognized by Pool & Spa News, and…
In the coming months, it may become harder to purchase large amounts of chlorine for your pool. There’s a chlorine shortage across the country, and pool owners are beginning to take note. While this shortage is another side effect of the pandemic, it’s important to note that you still have options. Even though there is…
Backyard pools are in high demand right now. Reputable pool builders have their hands full with a backlog of clients on waiting lists who are hoping to get a pool as soon as possible. While you’re probably beyond excited about getting a pool, the most important thing to remember at the moment is to be…
The cost of swimming pools varies depending on a variety of factors, including size, depth, utility runs, materials, access for excavation, your yard’s elevation and slope, and even the location of your house as this can impact permit costs.
All of the pools we build are fully customized meaning costs will differ. On average, a pool can range from $60K to over $1 million.
Any reputable builder will provide you with a written warranty; make sure you review the warranty section and do not accept anything verbally. A new swimming pool is a huge investment, so do not be afraid to ask questions for clarification.
Every pool design is different, so the pool build will also vary. Most pool and spa builds take on average 12-14 weeks, but the complexity of the project and weather conditions will also need to be factored in.
Projects that require engineering or contain structures can take longer. Your builder will provide you with an estimated timeline after you’ve signed the contract.
From the time you sign a contract, allow at least 30 days for HOA approval if required before we can begin. City jobs can also add on time at the front end due to permitting reviews and during the process for inspections required at certain phases of construction.
If your pool pump is not working, first check the breaker panel in your pool control panel to see if the breaker has been tripped. The breaker is labeled ‘filter’ and if it has been tripped, it will be in the middle position.
If this is the case, push the breaker completely into the ‘off’ position. Then, push it into the ‘on’ position. Also check the system to ensure the pump is turned on.
If the pump turns on then it means the trip was what caused the issue – however, if it does not, then it means there is a different problem and you’ll need to call our office to dispatch a technician.
Check your water level is full. This is the case when the water is halfway up the skimmer mouth or below the overflow gate.
If the water level is low, it can cause the system to pull in air and push it through the system and into the pool, creating bubbles.
If your water level is correct, then the problem might be caused by your skimmer doors not being pulled into the water. If one or both of the skimmer doors are not being pulled in with the flow of water, it can cause large amounts of water to enter the system which means bubbles may appear.
If air bubbles persist, turn off the pump, close suction valves (skimmers one, two and the main drain), remove the pump lid, and clear any debris.
If you’re still experiencing air bubbles, it’s time to call a technician.
Our pool maintenance starts at $205 plus tax a month. They will vary, depending on the size of your pool, and we offer free quotes within 24-48 business hours. To inquire about our rates and to find out more, contact our team today.
The amount of time required to run your pool system and pump will depend on the time of year and your pool conditions. For example, in the spring and summer months when your pool is likely to be used more, we’d recommend running it for eight to ten hours a day.
However, in the fall and winter, we’d recommend doing this for four to six hours a day.
Every pool system has different pressure restrictions depending on the type of equipment and features that were built with your pool. New pool owners will be given the normal pressure for their system with their start-up instructions.
The filter should be backwashed every four to six weeks or when the pressure increases 8 -10 lbs over normal clean filter pressure. The filter should also be completely disassembled, inspected, and cleaned every six months to ensure proper filtration.
As part of our maintenance service, we will backwash your filter as described above. Filter cleaning can be done at an extra charge through our customer care program.
Most swimming pools include a freeze protection mechanism that activates when the temperature reaches the near-freezing temperature of 32°F. Your freeze guard keeps your pool running to help prevent damage to your pool and/or equipment. If the freeze guard does not activate and/or you lose power, then please see the FAQ on power outages in freezing weather.
You can expect some water loss due to evaporation and splash out during swimming. The evaporation rate varies due to several factors, including the season, the area in which you live, and the amount of time you run your water features.
If you suspect that your pool is losing an above-average amount of water, check all plumbing and equipment for leaks, inspect the backwash line for the water bypassing valve, and inspect the interior of the pool for cracks.
You should also contact our service department to schedule a service call to check for visual leaks on equipment. Alternatively, you can contact the structural warranty department for non-visual leaks to discuss possible scenarios.
Water chemistry is the most important part of any pool’s maintenance routine. Pool water that is not balanced correctly will not only damage the pool equipment, but it will also ruin the interior finish of the pool and can even cause harm to swimmers. We recommend testing and balancing the water chemistry on a weekly basis. With our weekly maintenance packages, not only will we clean your pool but we’ll also test and balance your water chemistry.