Pool Care Tips
Maintain proper water level. This is half way up the skimmer opening. If your water level is to low there is danger of the pump running dry and causing costly damage. If the water level is to high, it will prevent proper skimming action. Also make sure that you have a working weir in place. Proper water level and a working weir will help keep the surface of your pool cleaner. Let your pool work for you so you can spend more time enjoying it.
Check and empty skimmer and pump baskets regularly, this will optimize water flow through your filtration system. When you empty the pump basket, check the condition of the lid o-ring. If it is worn replace it, if it is in good condition clean and lube it. This will prevent air leaks which can lead to costly repairs.
Keep your filter clean, this will optimize the amount of water going through your system. Most residential pools are equipped with cartridge filters. They are easily cleaned with a garden hose and pressure nozzle. If your filter has a single cartridge, we recommend monthly cleaning. If you have a quad (4 cartridges in the filter), twice a year is usually adequate. If you have a sand or de filter, they should be backwashed as needed. We strongly recommend replacing them when possible with a cartridge filter, they are much easier to maintain and waste less water.
If you follow these basic steps and maintain good water chemistry your pool will do much of the cleaning for you. Obviously if you have trees around the pool that will create more work, but this makes it more important to follow these rules.
Happy swimming and don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions.
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