Proper maintenance is critical if you want to keep your swimming pool clean and safe. Worry not, though, because, with Coto De Caza Pool Services, you can be assured that they will professionally do the upkeep of your pool. In this manner, you can effortlessly keep a crystal-clear pool and enjoy the moment with your family and friends.
The following are the few basic steps that Coto De Caza Pool Services religiously include as a part of the routine in cleaning your pool.
It is important to remember the three C’s: circulation, cleaning, and chemistry when it comes to pool maintenance.
The first step in maintaining a clean and clear pool is to ensure that the water circulates properly.
Pool maintenance begins with circulation, and if there are instances that the water in your pool is not moving, it might be that your pump is not functioning or the filter is not working. With this, you are going to have an uphill battle keeping your pool clean. Due to stagnant water is a breeding place for algae growth.
The circulatory system of your pool is composed of various components—skimmer, pump, filter, and jets. If any of these components are damaged or is impeded, the pool water’s quality will deteriorate. A brief explanation of how a pool keeps the water circulating and clean is as follows:
- The pump suctions water from the pool through the skimmer (typically a rectangular door).
- Water is then pumped into the filter through the pump.
- The filter removes particles that contribute to the dirtiness of your water.
- The water will be pushed back into the pool using pool jets.
The pool pump is comparable to the “heart” of your pool. The pump drives the water into the filtration system, wherein dirt, debris, and other contaminants are removed. The clean water will go back to the pool.
- The pool pump should be run for approximately 8-12 hours each day.
The more frequently the filtration system is used, the cleaner the water will be — and the less time will be spent in removing algae or keeping the pH balance. If running the filter 24 hours a day is not feasible, then at least 8 to 12 hours each day will do. If you live in a hot climate, you should operate your pump more often each day. Experts highly recommend investing in a variable speed pool pump, which can operate at a reduced speed throughout the day, saving money and producing less noise.
Frequency: If the reading of the pump gauge is approximately 10 pounds or more above normal (typically 10-15 psi for а clean filter), there would already be a need to backwash the filter.
- If the pressure is already greater the 10-15 psi, then it is high time for backwash or to clean the filter.
- Thoroughly clean the skimmer and pump basket.
Frequency: This should be done once or twice a week.
Cleaning the skimmer as well as the pump baskets on a regular basis is critical for pool maintenance. Clogged baskets increase the amount of energy the pump must expend in trying to cycle the water. This can shorten the life of your pump’s seals and put them under stress. Moreover, critters such as frogs could get stuck in the skimmer; that is why you would want to ensure they are removed promptly. It is recommended to clean the skimmer once or two times per week, depending on how frequently you use it.
To do so, simply switch off the pool pump as well as empty your detachable basket behind the skimmer lid and replace it.
Additionally, it would be best if you cleared out your pump basket on the pool pump on a regular basis. You would not need to do this as frequently because the skimmer will catch the majority of the debris.
- The jets should be angled in such a way that it is facing away from the skimmer (this would cycle your water in a circle).
The next step in pool maintenance is cleaning. This comprises brushing the pool, skimming off the debris, and thoroughly vacuuming the pool.
- Regularly clean the pool walls, steps, ladders, and areas with poor water circulation.
Cleaning the walls using a pool brush helps prevent staining, algae, and scaling, particularly in “dead places” like crevices, ladders, steps, as well as below the skimmer.
- It is important not to forget to skim the surface.
Large debris can be removed by skimming the water’s surface using a leaf rake or a net. Debris is unsightly for swimmers and could fall to the bottom of the pool and could leave a stain on it.
- Vacuum or use an automatic cleaner.
Vacuuming the pool is another critical step in removing debris that can clog your circulation system and cause damage to your pool.
- Water should be tested 1-2 times per week.
- Check pH balance and alkalinity.
- The sanitizer levels should be maintained.
- Pool shocking should be done every now and then.
Along with maintaining balanced pool chemistry, it’s a great strategy to shock the pool once per week. “Shocking” indicates that you use an excessive amount of sanitizer in your water to destroy germs, pollutants, and organic debris.
Generally, the more often your pool is used, the more frequently you must shock it. In these instances, you may also wish to shock the pool after the following: a severe storm, a spill or an unanticipated source of contamination, and an algae bloom.
To maintain a healthy and beautiful pool, there is a need to keep the water circulating and properly filtered, with no debris and dead spots, and there should be a balance on the water’s chemistry.
There is fairly a lot of things to do if you want your pool to be properly maintained and is always safe and clean to swim in. Do not feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities, though, because Coto De Caza Pool Services can look after your pool for you. You can be assured that the upkeep of your pool is in good hands.