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Extremely cold freezing temperatures are forecast for the first week of 2017. When we encounter temperatures approaching 32 degrees and below, action must be taken to protect your swimming pool equipment and piping. We all know that standing water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. When water freezes, it expands, or grows in space. This expansion can cause damage by breaking plastic pipe or plastic pumps and filters. It can even […]

Today I was privileged to meet with the Regional Water Authority (RWA) here in Sacramento, CA. The RWA is a joint powers authority representing two dozen water providers and affiliates in the greater Sacramento region. I presented to their committee of water conservation specialists on ways for current swimming pool owners to be water wise users of our limited natural resource, water. There are a couple of ways that pool […]

It’s about SCIENCE, SERVICE, and INTEGRITY.   SCIENCE   SCIENCE is at the core of the SERVICE we provide. Without the proper scientific knowledge, we cannot maintain your investment or our INTEGRITY. Our managers and technicians are trained to know how various chemicals interact with different water conditions. We know how weather causes changes in the chemical makeup of pool water. Most importantly, we know how to be proactive in […]

Swim Chem President and California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) President  Jerry Wallace joined CPSA Executive Director John Norwood on a tour of the Zodiac Pool Systems facilities and for meetings with Zodiac executives on Tuesday July 19th. The meetings centered around the good work CPSA does on behalf of its membership, and in fact the entire industry. CPSA successes in dealing with the drought and other legislative and regulatory […]

        Swim Chem’s Comprehensive Conservation Awareness   At Swim Chem we are committed to helping our customers conserve as much water and energy as possible.   In today’s world everyone is more aware that resources are limited.   It is important to be more water and energy efficient in operating our homes and businesses.   Our president, Jerry Wallace, also serves as the chairman of the board for the California Pool […]

At Swim Chem we believe being a successful business means more than  keeping the doors open….it means being good for your community! We provide our community with quality swimming pool products and services at fair prices…..and we’ve been doing it for over 46 years now! But that’s not enough! We provide good jobs with fair pay, good insurance and benefits for our team members and their families. But that’s not […]

Introducing the Puripool Process!! Swim Chem is happy to introduce the Puripool Process to the greater Sacramento swimming pool market! Periodically swimming pools need to be drained due to high calcium hardness (CH), high total dissolved solids (TDS), excessive cyanuric acid (CYA) levels, high salt content and many other reasons. Some of these are caused or contributed to by the normal course of evaporation and refill and/or through the addition […]

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 2015 World Aquatic Health Conference presented by the National Swimming Pool Foundation. This was my first time attending this annual conference. I doubt that it will be my last! The event is a week-long and full of various activities ranging from draft and model code writing and review, seminars, trainer training courses and networking opportunities. The seminar tracks included Drowning Prevention, […]

We have reached the beginning of the Fall season. The younger kids are all back in school and the older ones are off to their colleges! With the change of season, we have less daylight hours so adjust the times on your scheduled lighting and keep up with the changes. We have cooler temperatures, leaves starting to fall off of the trees and a bit more of the breeze. Adjust your […]

Thank you for visiting our new web presence. Swim Chem is a professional pool service and repair company serving Sacramento, California and the surrounding areas, and we would love the opportunity to earn your business. Swim Chem has been family owned and operated since opening in 1970 and remains one of the largest and most recognized pool service companies in the northern California area. As a full-service company, we offer a […]