Pool Time

Ca Contractor Lic. no 951255, is a staple in the Tri-Valley area having delivered the area’s best pool service, maintenance and supplies for more than thirty-two years. Pool Time is a destination for customers seeking expert analysis of all their pool needs including:

  • Weekly pool service (Residential and commercial)

  • Pool supplies and maintenance equipment

  • Pool water chemistry issues

  • Pool equipment repair and replacement
  • Residential remodeling which include: Plaster, Tile, Coping, Mastic. Concrete decking, Skimmer replacements, Plumbing changes, Dedicated Pool Cleaner line additions, Automation controls, Energy saving “Green” products.

  • Leak Detection and repair

Pool Time’s reputation is built on solving the issues other industry professionals cannot. Our team of industry veterans and experts has more than one hundred years of combined experience to draw from in their approach to helping customers keep their pools clean, safe and attractive. Follow the above links for more information. We serve the Tri-Valley: Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo and other East Bay communities.

Sign up for Pool Time’s Full or Pool Sweep weekly pool service!

  • Commercial and residential spots available
  • Weekly visits, monthly billing
  • Unrivaled service and performance

  • Structured to ensure accountability

Call Now (925) 462-POOL (7665)

Operating Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 4pm

Variable Speed Pool Filter Pumps: Scam or Legitimate?

Variable speed filter pumps have taken the market by storm, promising energy savings of up to $100 or more in some cases. Is this a clever marketing ploy or a legitimate claim based on research, supported by industry professionals?

The simple answer is this: The savings are real. The technology works. Think about this, what major household appliance or device can claim the ability to pay for itself in less than two years? The short answer is a variable speed filter pump. Because its primary purpose is simply to move water through a filtration system and circulate water within the pool, pool owners can drastically slow down their filter pumps and simply run them longer (ensuring the same amount of total water turnover, just over a longer duration). This means that pool owners can keep their pools clean and free of debris for a FRACTION of the cost.

One might ask: ‘That’s great, but why don’t I just buy a smaller pool pump?’ The answer lies in the ability of a variable speed pump to provide flexibility. Pool owners can manipulate the speed of their pumps to vacuum their pools, run automatic pool sweeps, run water efficiently through solar thermal panels, operate chlorine generators and a host of other possible scenarios.

Variable speed pumps are at least 30% more energy efficient if run at the equivalent flow rate as the current single speed pump no matter what horsepower it is.

Why is my pump running in the middle of the night? Why is energy bill so high in the winter when I’m not running my pump many hours a day? Did you know about control system freeze protection? This is a built-in function of most manufacturers control systems that turn the filter pump on when the air temperature approaches freezing. This is a perfect use for a variable speed pump. While the filter pump runs in freeze protection mode for multiple hours you will be saving at least 30% but if configured properly much more than that.

So how much will you save? The answer is different for everyone.  Calculate your pool volume then visit: Residential Pool Pump Savings Calculator

The link takes you to an energy savings calculator that will give you an idea of your yearly savings. The average pool owner will save over $1100 per year if switching from a single speed pump of 1.5HP or more. Consider the implications:

Average initial cost of an installed variable speed pump: $2650.00
1st year Savings: -$1100.00
2nd year Savings: -$1100.00
3rd year Savings: -$1100.00
4th year Savings: -$1100.00
5th year Savings: -$1100.00
Cost of ownership after 5 years:  -$2,850.00

Pool Time offers Swimming Pool Service, Pool Renovation, Pool Repair, Pool Remodel, Pool Supplies https://www.pooltimeusa.com In addition, bring in a water sample to the experts at BioGuard dealer Pool Time in Pleasanton for a computerized analysis of your swimming pool or spa water. For more information on the effective use of BioGuard pool and spa products,

Store Location: 3732 Stanley Blvd Ste A

Pleasanton, CA

(925) 462-POOL (7665)

8 am to 5 pm Mon – Fri

9 am to 4 pm Sat

Closed Sun.