August 26, 2022
To our Customers and other Stakeholders:
It is with great regret and a heavy heart that I must announce that Blue Ribbon Pools has suspended operations, effective today.
This decision was not made easily or without exhausting every possible alternative. The Blue Ribbon team has worked tirelessly to complete every project, but the pandemic, combined with supply chain issues, record cost increases and labor shortages have proven impossible to overcome.
Many of you will have questions about the status of your service, repair and construction projects. We will provide as much information as possible as we consult with our accountants and attorneys on the next steps forward. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and we will attempt to address them as more information becomes available.
Please accept my personal apology for this situation.
Maurice Bushroe, Blue Ribbon Pools
3670 S. Ridgewood Ave.,
Port Orange, FL 32129
386-366-9000 | Email
There are several possible reasons the pool or spa light doesn’t work.
All pool heaters have a series of safety switches inside that monitor if it’s okay for the heater to turn on. There is a pressure switch that senses if there is water coursing through the heater (heater MUST only engage if there is water flowing through the system). There are switches that sense if the heater is ‘too hot’ that will keep a heater from turning on. Sometimes the thermostat needs to be adjusted ‘higher’ to create a ‘demand for heat’. A dirty filter can prevent adequate water pressure from reaching the heater which will keep the heater from firing. The heater’s gas valve may be in the ‘off’ position. Please note that we provide instruction on lighting ‘standing pilot’ heaters in the event the pilot light has blown out in the heater. There are quite a few reasons that a heater may not fire, and if the problem involves mechanical repairs, we recommend that the unit be serviced by a trained mechanic. Please call us to schedule a inspection.
Electrical repairs can be hazardous or fatal if done improperly – always refer electrical repairs to a professional. There are several reasons a pump won’t ‘spin’, they are:
There are several reasons a pump can be noisy and each poses a different repair aspect. When air is introduced into a pump it is called cavitation. Sometimes air is introduced because of a poor hydraulic design in the plumbing. Most of the time, air is introduced due to a leak in the pipes that lead into the suction side of the pump. All pumps have two ‘ball bearing’ assemblies, one at the front of the motor and one at the back. The most common bearing failure is due to a leaking seal which allows water to enter the motor through the front bearing. Bearing failures usually start as a ‘whine’ and quickly develop into a loud grinding noise, or an all out ‘screaming’ sound. As a motor repair or replacement is fairly technical, we recommend you call us for a service appointment to determine and fix the source of the noise.
The industry standard for backwashing is when the filter gauge shows a pressure that is ten pounds higher than a ‘clean’ pressure. All filters work by forcing water through a porous media which traps the larger particles from the water. When the filter media is clean, the water passes easily through and the gauge pressure is lower. As debris is caught in the media it is harder to push the water through the filter which makes the gauge pressure higher. When enough debris is in the filter to clog it up by ten pounds, it’s time to backwash. Call us for complete backwash instructions for your filter or we’ll be glad to schedule a visit to insure your equipment is optimal.
Residential customers should test the water and make adjustments NO LESS than once a week (the more often, the better). The sanitizer in a swimming pool makes it safe for the swimmers, the pH and other chemical balances keep the pool system in good shape.
First, determine if the water is green or the surface of the pool. If the water is green, there are three possibilities:
If the surface has green or yellow algae, it’s likely that either the pump / filter system isn’t functioning properly, or the water chemistry is out of balance.
Pool water clarity is dependent on two things: the effectiveness of the filter and the chemical balance in the pool. The pool’s filter provides 85% of the water clarity and the chemicals used to treat a pool add the other 15%. Chemicals or filters alone cannot keep a pool clear. If the filter media is old it may need replacing. If the pool ‘balance’ is wrong it needs fixing. The problem usually associated with a cloudy pool is a filter media filter. A D.E. filter may need a manual cleaning, a sand filter may need backwashing or replacement of the sand, a cartridge filter usually always requires replacement of the cartridges. If the pool water chemistry is okay, it’s time to perform maintenance on the filter.
There are a lot of options when it comes to leak detection. Blue Ribbon Pools has invested thousands of dollars and time into making sure we have the right equipment and knowledge to find and fix your leak the first time in the right way.
We offer extensive swimming pool & spa leak detection and repair services, including but not limited to:
Comprehensive Detailed Reports & Repair Recommendations
Structural Dive Inspections
Minor Crack Repair
Structural Stapling Repair
Skimmer Repair & Replacement
Gutter Repair & Replacement
Underground Pipe Repair
For over two decades our residential and commercial customers have relied on us to make their pool a vacation instead of a time-consuming job. Swimming pool cleaning, pool and deck remodeling, leak detection, equipment repairs, and new pool construction — that’s how we make vacation water™!
Blue Ribbon Pools is a Florida-licensed pool contractor, ready to help you achieve the pool of your dreams. Imagine relaxing on the sun-shelf in your pool, rejuvenating in your spa, exercising in a salt water environment, or just listening to the gentle flow of a waterfall. Turn on the LED lights if you like!
Commercial pool managers rely on Blue Ribbon Pools to make their pools code-compliant. We are thoroughly versed in the Florida pool code and NSF compliance and we’re the best partner for ensuring pool safety and successful pool inspections.