Pool Maintenance

As with hot tubs or spas, pools also require routine cleaning, filter changes and carefully checking the pH water balance throughout the swimming season. This means maintaining the water’s PH balance properly, and making sure to have the correct circulation system always working for you pool.

Here’s what’s involved in proper pool maintenance:

Sanitization is very important as it ensures the health of those using the pool. Chlorine helps to kill the bacteria and contaminants in the pool and can be accomplished in a few different ways. You can purchase a chlorine feed or mix granular chlorine with water and add it yourself. You can also consider the use of bromine which doesn't leave the smell of chlorine. Although a bit more expensive, it is much more effective than chlorine and is the best option for those with sensitive skin. Either way it is important to properly follow any instructions and adhere to any safety precautions that are recommended.

After sanitizing the water which should be done once a week, it is important that it is shocked, this should be done every two weeks prior to adding the chlorine once again. After interaction with pool contaminants and waste for some time, chlorine loses it effectiveness, the shock helps you clean out any remaining bacteria or viruses that could make you sick. The process of oxidization helps clear the pool from swimmer waste such as lotions, cosmetics, skin cells, urine or even old chlorine. If you pool looks cloudy or smells strongly of chlorine, chances are that it is not being properly maintained. A quick remedy to this is shocking the pool.

Make sure that the water in your pool circulates continuously for a minimum of 8-12 hours every day. Every week you should take the time to skim and vacuum the pool so that all debris and scum are removed. This will help to discourage the growth of pool algae as well as control pool contamination. Regular maintenance also includes regularly changing your filters as recommended by the pool dealership and making sure that all of the system´s O rings are greased and have no abrasions or cracks.

All electrical connections should also be checked regularly to guarantee that there is no cracked or frayed wiring. All skimmer baskets should be regularly emptied of debris, and to avoid pool contamination, make sure that the pool area is free of vegetation and/or leaves. All handrails, diving boards, and ladders should also be checked to make sure that there are no rusty or loose bolts. The diving board should be checked for any areas that are stressed or cracked, if there are any issues they should be fixed or replaced.

Taking a sample of the water from your pool to your local, professional pool expert to be tested once a month is also a good idea, this will help ensure that you water is properly balanced. It will also help inform you of any issues that your pool water may have. All of the above mentioned tips and pointers on pool maintenance will help you to ensure the health and safety of anyone who uses your pool as well as the longevity of the pool itself.

Failing to follow all of these steps can lead to major issues. We recommended that you call us, your local, professional and reliable pool experts to handle any and all maintenance and repair issues with your pool. We will be able to guarantee that your pool water is always kept clean and healthy, and that everything is running exactly as it should be. Do not hesitate to call us today!

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