Archive for the ‘Above Ground Pool’ Category

2016 Summer Hours

July 18, 2016

English and Lepage Pool and Spa~

SUMMER HOURS 2016

MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 9:30 AM TO 5PM

SATURDAYS 9:30AM TO 4PM

POOL TESTS UNTIL 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING

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INTEX ‘A’ FILTER, cartridges for Fastset, Bestway softwall pools

September 7, 2012

last ones available in Langley BC, INTEX ‘A’ FILTERS, less than a dozen left, while supplies last.

DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Crazy Pool Heater

May 26, 2012

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How to NOT heat your pool or spa! LOL –Thanks for sending the picture Stan ūüôā

Just a reminder that English and Lepage supply and install residential hot water tanks and furnaces, with fully licensed installers. We offer competive rates and excellent service. English and Lepage also supply water pumps etc. for farm and industry. E&L So much more than just pool supplies. Call us for a quote at 604-533-1251.

sand filter and pump for INTEX pool

August 6, 2011

2 sizes available –¬†1/2 hp and 3/4 hp, sand not included

 

Complete filtration system for Intex pools,

No cartridges needed,

Up to 10 times faster circulation,

Compatible with salt water pools.

BC’s Extended Pool Season

June 24, 2011
With the mildness of BC’s West Coast weather, what better than an above ground pool to invigorate and enliven your family’s leisure moments?
We recommend that you carefully plan your impending above ground pool purchase. One of the best ways of selecting a model that meets your needs is to first consider the factors listed below.

1 РSite   Measure the available land surface on which you plan to install your aboveground pool. This will immediately provide you with a good idea of the type and size of pool that will best fit into the existing landscape of your yard. If the ground where you are planning to install your pool is sloped, opt for a smaller structure so as to decrease the necessary site preparation work.

2- Preferences   Certain questions concerning your tastes and needs will help you make appropriate choices regarding to your aboveground pool:
· Does the pool’s appearance take precedence over its usefulness?
· Is there a specific type of pool or material that you prefer?
· What will the pool be for? Recreation while at the cottage? Children’s games? Fitness training?

3- Budget     What is your planned budget for purchasing a pool that meets your needs in terms of comfort, durability and appearance?

4- Installing your pool   If you use the services of a professional installation company, plan for some time between the purchase and installation of your aboveground pool. The waiting period will be somewhat longer if you purchase your pool during the summer.  If you plan to install your aboveground pool yourself, we recommend you get at least two other people to help you. For a smoother installation, opt for a sunny day where there is no wind, and prepare the ground adequately ahead of time.  The time needed to assemble the pool will vary according to the pool size and model. Excluding the time necessary to prepare the ground and fill the pool with water, installing a round pool should take about three-five hours, an oval-shaped pool six-eight hours. This generous estimate is provided you are well prepared, have help and are not frustrated easily.

 

Close or Winterize Your Pool (no algaecide option), protect your investments :)

August 30, 2010

If you can’t use your pool during winter months, protect your investments and shut down the pool completely. Closing your pool properly makes next season’s start up easy and avoids time-consuming clean up and costly repairs. **Scroll to the bottom of this post for recommendations on just a partial close–since some of us prefer not to deal with the¬†slimy mess¬†that can end up on your winter cover…

  WINTERIZING YOUR POOL

1) Bring a water sample to ENGLISH & LEPAGE to find out what is needed to balance your water and insure there are no irregularities.

    a) Adjust the alkalinity to 80-150 ppm.

    b) Adjust pH to 7.2-7.6

   c) Adjust calcium hardness to 150-280 ppm
 
   d) Ensure sanitizer is at correct level (A green pool will need to be cleared before winterizing)
 
2) Physically clean the pool. Brush the sides down and vacuum the bottom.¬† Empty out the skimmer basket(s) and the pump’s hair trap.

3) A shock treatment (HiberShock or Smartshock) is necessary to oxidize any disolved organic material that physical cleaning and filtration could not remove. 

4) Add METALfree directly to pool.
 
5) Add Pool Magic+PHOSfree through the skimmer with pump on. **Run pump and filter for 24 hours before continuing with next step.

6) Partially drain the pool to about 3-4″ below the skimmer.¬† Drain/blowout all lines and plug outlets.¬† Unscrew and remove directional ball from center and each outlet and plug with winterizing plug.¬† Remove both baskets- skimmer and pump.

7) Install cover over your pool and tie-down or secure it with water bags around the full perimeter to prevent debris and wind from going under the cover.  This should also help to prevent wind damage to your winter cover.

 
WINTERIZING YOUR FILTER–

1) Drain the sand filter by opening all plugs, (as well as the two plugs on the pump) and turn the sand filter handle to winterize to aid drainage. Make sure to store plugs in a safe place-as with the pump and skimmer baskets.

2) Remove pressure guages and store inside.

3) Leave all gate valves three-quarters open (except in basement installations).

 
WINTERIZING YOUR HEATER–Drain and evacuate water from interior lines, refill lines with appropriate anti-freeze.
 
PARTIAL WINTER CLOSINGSome people prefer not to completely shut down their pool. In this case you must keep pool balanced (alka, pH and calcium) and the filtration system is kept running, even if only a few hours a day. In the event of temperatures dropping below freezing, the filtration system should be kept on full time to prevent the pipes from freezing.
 

BioGuard Stow Away

August 28, 2010

Stow Away is a cleaner/deodorizer that allows pool covers to be stored wet and still remain protected.

– Cleans and deodorizes covers to prepare them for storage.

-May be used on solar covers, pool umbrellas and other poolside items (IE: Blow Up/Soft wall pools)

-Eliminates unpleasant odors on pool covers.

-Prevents covers from sticking together when folded.

-Saves time as covers may be stored wet.

-Aids in stain and soil removal.

-Extends the life of most covers.

Intex Pool Kits, what E & L recommends for simple happy water

July 13, 2010

¬†Product amounts are dependant on actual size and volume of your temporary pool kit, E & L recommends the following quick and easy¬†method of keeping your pool clean and¬†balanced for tons of sunny day¬†use for you and your family and friends ūüôā

SOFT WALL / STEEL POST OR BLOW-UP POOLS

(1/12 HP motor and paper filter cartridge)

START UP AND MAINTENANCE RECOMMENDATIONS

INITIAL/SEASON START UP:
-WITH POOL FILLED, PUMP AND FILTER RUNNING

LOAD chlorine dispenser with SANI-MARC  SUPER DISC 1 tabs
-or broadcast stabilized chlorine granules across pool water surface as per manufacturers’ recommendations

1) ADD BioGuard BALANCE PAK 100*
   wait one hour for proper circulation

2) ADD Bioguard SMARTSHOCK*
Note: Smartshock is an oxyshock which is potassium based – swim ready in 15 minutes!
as compared to regular chlorine based shock which needs 24 hours.

*dissolve all granular in a bucket of water from pool

** PLS bring water sample 2-5 days after INITIAL start up has been completed to ensure proper sanitizer levels have been achieved.

WEEKLY MAINTENANCE:
-CHANGE or HOSE OFF–FILTER CARTRIDGE AT LEAST 3X A WEEK
-REFILL chlorine dispenser with SANI-MARC SUPER DISC 1 tabs (stabilized chlorine granules S/B added daily)
-ADD MAINTENANCE DOSE OF  Bioguard SMARTSHOCK

ENGLISH & LEPAGE, POOL AND SPAS

20535B Douglas Crescent, Langley BC

604-533-1251

‚ÄúE & L so much more than just a pool store!‚ÄĚ

Summer Hours M-F 9am to 5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm

Want to use solar to heat your swimming pool?

July 1, 2010

HOW DOES A SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM WORK?

-Connect your existing pool pump to the solar panel. Take note that your filter (IE: sand or cartridge) would be inbetween the pump and panels.
-Your pool pump sends cold water to the solar panel.
-The sun heats the water in the solar panel.
-Warm water is then returned to your swimming pool.

HOW WELL DOES SOLAR HEATING WORK?

A solar heating system if sized and installed properly will raise
your pool water temperature up to 100 F / 60 C and extend
your swimming season. In order to maximize the heat,
the solar panel must be exposed to sunlight as long
as possible. On rainy days and at night the
solar panel must be turned off so your pool water
doesn’t cool, opening a diverter does this.
On cloudy days, the solar panel won’t work as well.
It is recommended to use a solar blanket or a Liquid Solar Blanket,
this will help keep more of the heat generated by the solar panel in your pool.

IS A SPECIAL PUMP REQUIRED?

If your panel is on the ground beside your pool,
you can use your existing pool pump as long as it is in good working
condition. A 1HP pump will handle a panel placed up to
9 meters (30 ft)away from your pool and no more than one story up. Anything higher or further away requires a 1.5HP pump.

SOLAR PANEL PLACEMENT / LOCATION

The solar panel can be placed on the ground. Avoid placing in high traffic areas, as it is not
recommended to walk on the solar panel. The solar panel can also be mounted on a rack or a roof.
When mounted, the panel should preferably be facing south and be inclined at a 30 to 45 degree angle. Don’t face the panel North, because it will not heat. A mounting kit is required for placing the solar panel on a rack or roof.

SolarPRO heater for Intex Pools

June 10, 2010

Product dimensions 24″L x 24″W x 12″H. For maximum results Solar pool heaters should have a southern exposure and you should cover your pool at night to prevent heat loss. Specially designed for Intex Above Ground Pools, just plug -n- play! Connect several together for larger pools.¬† Fits 1¬ľ” to 1¬Ĺ” flexible hose fitting and includes 2 sections of hose and stainless steel hose clamps.