Where Do I Start?

Congratulations!  You’ve taken the first step toward pool ownership by visiting our website. What’s next?  We invite you to browse our site and find inspiration for your new swimming pool and backyard entertainment oasis.  

Chaffee Swimming Pool owner Charlie is ready to meet with you at your home to discuss why you should choose Chaffee’s Pools as your swimming pool builder. When we arrive at your home, we’ll sit down with you and your family and discuss your ideas for your new pool and offer our expert advice based on our 50 years of experience in designing and building swimming pools. Some of the things you can start thinking about and planning are: 

  1.  The location of your pool 
  2. The size and shape of your new pool 
  3. How will you use your swimming pool (exercise, relaxation, entertaining an intimate group of friends & family or a large group) 
  4. Features that are a “must have” like lighting, slides, diving boards, bench seating, water features, a large patio area for entertaining 

We will discuss your list with you and see how the size and shape of the pool you’re thinking about will fit in your backyard. The best location for your new pool depends on land elevations, zoning, access and how you plan to use your pool. We can help you envision how your entire poolscape will come together including decking, patios, water features, lighting and any other option you choose for your pool.

How Do I Clean My pool?

Instructions For Vacuuming Your Pool

  1.  Fill the vacuum hose with water
  2. Put the swivel end of the hose on the vacuum head (attach head to pole) 
  3. Put vacuum head and pole in the water
  4. Put skim vac in the skimmer 
  5. Close valve to floor drain
  6. Go over the pool bottom and pick up dirt & debris 
  7. If you vacuum up a lot of leaves, you may need to empty the skimmer basket 
  8. TO DO SO:  Turn off the pump, empty the basket, turn the pump on, put skim vac back in the skimmer 
  9. If debris gets caught in the vacuum head, life the head up (not out of the water) and remove debris 
  10. If you lift the vacuum head out of the water, you will lose suction! 
  11. Do not add granular chlorine directly in the pool unless you are going to vacuum. It will bleach the liner.  Instead, add it through the skimmer 

How Do I Care For My Salt Pool?

AquaPure Salt System Instructions

Please refer to the guide below for instructions on how to operate your new AquaPure Salt System.  If you still have questions, feel free to give us a call at our retail store at 845-294-5200. Our store is open Monday through Friday, 10AM to 5PM and Saturday, 10AM to 3PM.  Kelly will be happen to answer any questions you may have!

  • POWER ON:  YOUR SALT SYSTEM HAS POWER TO IT. 
  • CELL ON:  YOUR CELL HAS BEEN TURNED ON AND IS MAKING CHLORINE.
  • CELL RESTING:  WHEN THE CHLORINE PRODUCTION CYCLE IS SET FOR LESS THAN 100%, THE CELL WILL REST AND NOT MAKE CHLORINE PERIODICALLY. 
  • FLOW:  WATER IS FLOWING PAST THE LOW/TEMP/SALINITY SENSOR. 
  • CELL REVERSING:  YOUR SYSTEMS AUTOMATIC CLEANING SYSTEM.  CYCLE IS FACTORY SET AND CANNOT BE CHANGED.  THIS DOES NOT INTERRUPT PRODUCTION OF CHLORINE. 
  • ADD SALT:  YOUR SALINITY LEVEL OF YOUR POOL IS TOO LOW.  ADD SALT TO RAISE THE SALINITY TO BETWEEN 3.0-3.6. 
  • SERVICE:  YOUR SYSTEM HAS DETECTED A PROBLEM THAT REQUIRES ATTENTION – IT IS ACCOMPANIED BY A THREE DIGIT CODE. 
  • (A)  ARROW DOWN:  DECREASE PRODUCTION OF CHLORINE. 
  • (B)  ARROW UP:  INCREASE PRODUCTION OF CHLORINE.
  • (C)  SALT SHAKER:  SALINITY LEVEL.
  • (D)  THERMOMETER:  POOL TEMPERATURE.  WHEN HELD FOR 10 SECONDS:  BOOST MODE OR 24 HOURS OF 100% PRODUCTION OF CHLORINE.  

Important Reminders

  • For every Spring Opening, it is important to use GRANULATED CHLORINE to SHOCK your pool water.  Pool water levels at pool openings typically have a high chlorine demand.  Though your salt system is capable of generating a sufficient level of chlorine during normal conditions, it cannot produce enough chlorine to reach “break-point” chlorination for sanitation.  (Refer to your User Manual, page 36, Section 5.4.1).
  • Your salinity ideal range is from 3.0 to 3.6. * To raise salinity, rule of thumb is one 40 lb. bag of salt raises your pools salinity about .2 or 200 ppm in a 20,000 gallon pool.  Ex:  Your pools salinity reads 2.6, add 2 bags of salt to ensure you are raising your pool above 3.0 ppm. 
  • Should your salinity rise above 4.0, remove water using the WASTE port on your multiport until water is almost unable to skim, then replace with fresh water. (This process may be needed a few additional times till salinity is below 4.0). 
  • When adding salt, turn production down to 0% for 24 hours, pour bags directly into pool, brush salt up in SHALLOW end till fully dissolved. 
  • Common codes:
    • 144 – Low Salinity (Add Salt) 
    • 145 – High Salinity (WASTE water)