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   A-Pro Services

  "When You Want it done right... 

                 Call A-Pro!"

 

  For swimming pool and spa repair  liners and safety covers

   in the Oklahoma City area, we invite you to choose A-Pro. 

   We offer only the highest quality in products and services,

   and experienced technicians at very competitive prices.

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Swimming Pool Spa and Hot Tub Repair

 in Oklahoma City

 In-Ground Liner Replacement Safety Covers  Installation and More

   A-Pro Services is a swimming pool, spa, and hot tub repair company based in Oklahoma City.  Our primary business is the sale, installation, and replacement of swimming pool safety covers and  in-ground vinyl liners.   Our goal is to provide the finest products of their kind in the world, and excellent professional installation by people who care about the end result.  Because it's not just a pool..

                                        It's Your pool!

 

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   How to Purchase

   Custom Decks

    Deck and Apron Care

   Opening - Closing

   Equipment Repair

   Spa Repair

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Pool Decks and Aprons

   The term "deck", in the pool and spa industry, usually refers to a wooden structure added to an above ground pool, or used to hold a spa or just to add more area to put patio furniture.  The concrete around an in-ground pool is usually referred to as the apron.  Often, this is the most neglected part of the pool, because wear is gradual, and often goes unnoticed, until it begins to settle, crack, or flake.  While the apron, if it was correctly finished when it was built, needs little maintenance, there are a few things you can do to "spruce it up", and some simple things that can help the deck last longer

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   The apron around an in-ground vinyl is really not just a decoration or a convenience, it is a part of the structure of the pool, so it is important that it is in good condition.  Actually, it's not so much the apron, as what's under it.  When an in-ground vinyl pool is built,  the hole is larger than the actual pool.  Usually there is about 3 feet all the way around the perimeter that is dug out to the depth of the shallow end.  The wall and buttresses, as well as the foundation for steps, rest on this  "shelf".  This is also where the pipes are that connect the pool to the equipment.

     In an ideal installation, once the structure is completed, the builder backfills this trench, and compacts the dirt very tightly before pouring the concrete apron.  Unfortunately, there are many pools out there where this step doesn't get enough attention.  If the backfill has clods, holes, gaps, or areas where it is not well compacted, it will settle. Sometimes, it settles evenly, sometimes not so much.  Often, it takes years for the problem to be noticed, then the concrete begins to settle or crack.  Large rains, or leaks in the pool often bring on the settling, and while some minor settling of the dirt usually goes unnoticed, poor backfilling can cause major problems.  

    Minor, hairline cracks in an aging pool aren't really the big concern, but if the apron around your new in-ground vinyl pool is cracking or settling, you need to have a chat with the builder.  It is a sign pf a potential disaster in the making.  The pipes that run from the pool to the equipment are in the area under the concrete, so if there is settling, this puts downward pressure on the plumbing.  If rigid plumbing was used, which is common because it costs less, it can crack under the strain, or put pressure on the fitting, like returns, causing them to crack just outside the wall.  One sign that this is happening is that the return fittings are angled away from the wall, rather than being perfectly flush.  Sometimes it is hard to tell, because most of the bulkhead fitting is behind the liner.  If the faceplates on the inside are cracking, it can be a sign of trouble.

    Another way to tell that the backfill is settling is that there will be hollow places under the concrete.  We usually notice this when we are drilling to install a new safety cover, but you can also check it by the sound it makes when tap on it (sometimes, you can hear it even by walking on it with hard soled shoes).  A hollow spot here and there is not unusual, but large, deep cavities are a problems.  there are companies that specialize in fixing problems of this nature.  One solution is to  fill the void with a special expanding foam. 

   

    

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Why Concrete Settles

   

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A Word From Our Sponsor

A-Pro Corporation is a company dedicated to the premise that it is people who matter, not just the bottom line, and that each of our customers deserves the very best we have to offer.  Of course, to stay in business, we have to make a profit, but a fair profit.  In return, we promise to always put our customer's needs first, and to serve them to the best of our ability.

   We are a service oriented company. The goal of our websites is to provide helpful information on getting  the most enjoyment from your pool or spa, cost effectively, and safely.  Homeowners need to know about basic care, and minor repair, but some things are best left to skilled professionals.  When you need those skills, we hope you'll choose A-Pro.

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"Life is a series of moments.....  Our goal, then, is to be, at any given moment, at our very best.  If you make the moments worthwhile, the rest of life will follow.  Let us pursue excellence with all due diligence, and strive to give others the best of ourselves.

                        Chet Lewis 2007

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Swimming Pool, Liners and Covers in the OKC Area

Central Oklahoma, including OKC,  Bethany, Edmond, El Reno, Del City, Midwest City, Moore, Mustang, and Yukon

  A-Pro Services is Your swimming pool, spa, and hot tub service and repair company in the Oklahoma City area. Our areas of expertise include in-ground swimming pool liner replacement,  swimming pool safety covers, and repair of pool and spa equipment including pool and spa heaters, pumps, filters, motors, controls and other equipment.  We have expert spa and hot tub service and repair technicians, and we repair and service most major brands of pools, spas, and hot tubs, pumps, motors, heaters, controls and equipment.  including Balboa, Jandy, Hayward, Pentair, Pac-fab, Rheem Sta-Rite, Sundance, Superior Spas, and Waterway. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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