Here is a list of some of the most common questions we encounter daily. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help solve any additional questions you may have about your pool maintenance.

How long should I run my pump?

The pump should run for a minimum of 6 hours during the Miami Fall and Winter seasons and about 8 hours during the hot Summer.

The pool light bulb was just changed. It works, but now it’s half-full of water. Do I need a whole new light?

Turn the light breaker off; water and electricity are a bad mix. When you change a bulb, you need to change the lens gasket. Pull the light apart and remove the rubber seal from the glass lens. Take it down to your pool store to find the exact fit. If the light’s still working, no permanent damage was done.

Should I keep my automatic cleaner hooked up all the time?

If you feel comfortable removing and reinstalling the automatic cleaner, it should only be used as needed in the pool. Automatic cleaners are designed to run daily; however, there are parts that wear down with use. The cleaner requires less maintenance and replacement parts if used when only needed.

When does my pool need to be resurfaced?

Is your pool starting to show signs of age? Staining, pitting, or cracking plaster is a sign that it’s time to think about a pool renovation. Call or email Village Spa and Pools to set up a free appointment with our renovation experts.

What's the secret of a clean healthy pool?

Pool water chemistry, along with proper filtration, is the key to clean health water. It doesn’t matter if a pool has 100 or 1,000,000 gallons of water, the same balance levels and chemical types are required – only the quantity will vary. Anything that enters the body of water affects its water balance: swimmers, rain, pollution, animals, and chemicals.

Each season, every pool creates its own demand for different chemicals. The pool in your neighbor’s yard, with the same system and environment, may react different than your own. Each individual pool also develops a pattern during each season. After observing how your pool reacts to different bather levels, rain, and surrounding environment, you - as a pool owner – will begin to get an understanding on your pool’s chemistry pattern and what is required to keep the water balanced.

The accepted levels for a balanced pool or spa water are listed below:


  • Free Chlorine: 1.0 – 3.0 

  • Total Hardness: 200 – 240 

  • Total Alkalinity: 90 – 120 

  • Cyanuric Acid: 40 – 50 

  • PH: 7.4 – 7.8