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How to maintain your pool, basic tips.

Tools / Materials (See Below for Applicability):

  • pH and chlorine level swimming pool water tester

  • Pool water chemical balancer kit (pH increaser, pH decreaser, stabilizer, alkalinity increaser, calcium hardness increaser, chlorine increaser)

  • Pool leaf skimmer (with attached telepole) (or other similar product for this purpose)

  • Pool leaf rake (with attached telepole) (or other similar product for this purpose)

  • Pool wall brush

  • Pool floor brush

  • Automatic pool cleaner

  • Pool treatment chemicals (shock treatment, algaecide)

  • Pool filter cleaner

  • Pool filter replacement

  • Automatic pool chemical feeder

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Guide:

 

What comes with enjoying a pool is maintaining it so that you'll be able to continue to enjoy it in the future.  There are a few pool maintenance chores you should keep abreast of, and they should be done without delay during specified periods: Twice a week, once a week, once a month, and once seasonally.

Perform the following actions as found in these maintenance guides:

For all maintenance guides, before actually physically working on your pool, you should take the time to assess the condition of your pool in order to be sure that the pool is not in a condition that is out of the ordinary and would require professional pool service help beyond your normal care. 

Caution: When dealing with any device that requires electrical power, make sure you take precautions before you work on it, including disconnecting the power when power is not necessary for your maintenance work.

Guide 1: What Should be Done Two (2) Times a Week

  1. Clean out all the bugs and leafs that may have accumulated in your pool, using a pool leaf skimmer/pool leaf rake or whatever similar product you may have for this purpose; clean out your pool skimmer baskets.

  2. Use pool wall and floor brushes or an automatic pool cleaner to wash the walls and floor of your pool free of dirt and other stick-on debris (do the cleaning particularly at the water line if you cannot or are unable to go below the water line all the time for each of these maintenance instances) .

  3. Using your pH and chlorine level swimming pool water tester, check to make sure your pH and chlorine levels are at an acceptable level in your pool: The pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.6, and not above nor below this level; the chlorine level should be between 2.0 and 3.0 parts per million (ppm).  If you are not in these acceptable ranges, apply the appropriate chemicals in need of replenishment (e.g., chlorine, pH) to the pool water per the respective chemical manufacturer's instructions.

Note:  If you have not done so already, you may want to opt to see if you can install an automatic chemical dispenser that will automatically dispense the appropriate amount of chlorine and/or pH when the automatic chemical dispenser senses the need.

Guide 2: What Should be Done One (1) Time a Week

  1. Treat the pool with a shock treatment chemical per the respective chemical manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Treat the pool with an algaecide treatment chemical per the respective chemical manufacturer's instructions.

Note:  If you have not done so already, you may want to opt to see if you can install an automatic chemical dispenser that will automatically dispense the appropriate amount of shock and/or algaecide when the automatic chemical dispenser senses the need.

Guide 3: What Should be Done One (1) Time a Month

  1. Using your stabilizer, alkalinity and calcium hardness level swimming pool water tester(s), check to make sure such chemicals are at levels that are acceptable in your pool: The stabilizer level should be at about 35 ppm, and not significantly above nor below this level; the alkalinity level should be between 100 and 150 ppm, and not above nor below this level; and the calcium hardness level should be between 200 and 350 ppm, and not above nor below this level.  If you are not in these acceptable ranges, apply the appropriate chemicals in need of replenishment (e.g., stabilizer, alkalinity, calcium hardness) to the pool water per the respective chemical manufacturer's instructions.

Note:  If you have not done so already, you may want to opt to see if you can install an automatic chemical dispenser that will automatically dispense the appropriate amount of such chemicals when the automatic chemical dispenser senses the need.

Guide 4: What Should be Done One (1) Time a Season

  1. Using your pool filter cleaner, clean your pool's filter per the instructions of the pool filter cleaner manufacturer.  If need be, replace the pool filter with a brand new one instead of attempting to clean it.

These are some basic pool maintenance guides you should adhere to in order to keep you and your pool mutually happy.  Should you need to purchase any of the above-mentioend pool tools/materials, consider this pool supply source.

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