Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on April 27, 1963 · Page 62
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 62

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, April 27, 1963
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This gunite pool in the Catalina Foothills area is a free form design in a 24-by- 44-foot size. Coping and deck are of flagstone. Upkeep And Servicing Of Pools Is Important Swimming is only part of the activity that takes place in a pool. A far more important one is serving the pool and keeping it in good condition. Charles Smith, president of the Tucson Swimming Pool Technicians Association, reports that Tucson pool servicemen pool their experience in keeping their product clean and sanitary, without battling individually over customers. "Our purpose is to better the relationship between servicemen and pool owners and to improve the quality of our work," he explained. "We meet once a month to keep up with the changes in sanitation. We have a speaker, maybe someone from the University of Arizona, or from the Water Department, and we also have a clinic. We compare notes, discuss special troubles someone may be having and try to work out a solution." Smith, who is with Thunderbird Pool Service and Supply, believes in this type of cooperation. C. E .Anderson, of Andy's Swimming Pool Service, discussed pool servicing and sanitation, stressing new methods a n d chemicals used. "A new I i q u i d is now used for control of algae and a 100 per cent soluble chemicals, called cyanurics, for the treatment of bacteria. Of course, there's still the old reliable treatment of calcium hypochlorite and muriatic acid," he added. Chlorine should also be used and Anderson stressed that it should be put in at night, when it has a high- kiliing effect. If added in the daytime, the sun will destroy it. The addition of chlorine adds more alkla- linity to the water, so the water should be 'tested to know when to add acid. "The importance of the test set should be remembered," Anderson said. "Pool owners should use it often. Chlorine should also be added before a large group of people go into the pool." A pool with heaters has to be watched to see that the alkalinity is not too high. Heaters will precipitate alkali like tea kettles and stop up the pipes. All heaters should be inspected and washed out with a solu- tion every season before starting the pool. "·£·}. .-,,' When asked to rrfentlon new gadgets for pool cleaning, Anderson mentioned new types of pumps and filters which keep the water circulating through the filter and include \surface skimmers for taking off leaves and other debris. The most popular filter these days is the diatomaceous earth filter, which is smaller than the sand filter and more effective. It is now used in large municipal pools to save space,-and 1 is becoming more popular in home pools. When servicing a. pool, Anderson recommends vacuuming it once a week, servicing the filter up to three times a week depending on the conditions around the pool (such as a leaf problem, etc.), cleaning the tile once a week, and checking the pressure gauge to know when to clean filters. The pool can also be brushed. Tile is most important to keep clean. If it is let go, alkali forms on it and has to be scrubbed with cleaning powders, or sanded with a brush, which damages the tiie. Another gunite pool In the Country Club Estates area is 18-by-36 feet in size In an oval design. N E W L O W PRICES O N A L L G E N E R A L E L E C T R I C C E N T R A L HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT i CALL TODAY ! FOR ESTIMATES LOW-LOW TERMS BANK FINANCING G B AIRCONDITIONING REFRIGERATION ING. Authorized Dealer 507 E. GRANT RD. PH. 624-8251 24 Hour Service TRAVIS BASS ~*# , tw^L'wiMi? /\ i^Ji_~J LES GIBSON £^15 * ·t, ~f s \ ^,, % SKIP GIBSON STEW GIBSON PUT YOUR MONEY TO WORK read Daily Investor in the TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN Advertisement Retired Couples Find New Living Comfort And Economy In Verde Meadows ^'You're never too old to learn," say the many happy retired couples who have bought apartment homes in Verde Meadows. What they're learning is a new way to enjoy economical, carefree living, according to officials of Witt Construction Company, developers. "By the time you reach retirement age you think you know all there is about living comfort with economy," said one couple. ''But that was before we saw Verde Meadows." Lowest Monthly Payments Most retired couples find that living on a fixed retirement income calls for sacrifices in comfort and living enjoyment. But this couple found that for as little as $50 a month they could enjoy living freedom they never thought possible. They have big home comfort, with complete freedom from big home work and worry, at about half the cost. Studio, one- or two-bedroom town houses, some with separate dining room or den are available. Prices start at just $6,000. Workfree Living You get workfree living because of the practical floor-plans and patios designed for a minimum of upkeep. Desert landscaping, already planted, requires little maintenance. The all-on-one-floor design does away with stair-climbing and eliminates noisy neighbors overhead. Each Verde Meadows town house has its own roomy, private enclosed patio, not just a tiny balcony. Many "Extras" Included Many features that are usually extra and require a cash outlay in most homes are included in Verde Meadows. Built-in range "'and oven, garbage disposal, cooler, carport and enclosed patio are included in the basic price. Not A Co-Op Because Verde Meadows is not a co-op, buyers get complete freedom of responsibility for another person's mortgage payment. Developer Sam Witt pointed out that purchasers actually receive individual deeds and insured titles to their homes. Buyers of co-op apartments with blanket mortgages .get shares in the cooperative only. : Consequently eligible widows and veterans are entitled to their full real estate tax exemption in Verde Meadows, but not in most co-ops. Model Apts. Open Verde Meadows model apartments are open daily from 10 a.m. till dark at 1338 East Irvington Road, just east of South Park Avenue. You can also secure additional information by calling 294-9421. SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1963 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN PAGE 63

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