10 Point Maintenance Plan for every aspect of the pool including:
While a recreational pool can bring you hours of relaxation, its chemistry is not something to be taken lightly.
The chemicals that go into your pool are, first and foremost, a means of maintaining water balance – a term used to describe the ideal condition of pool water. “Balanced” water has just the right level of pH, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness and dissolved solids in relationship to its temperature. By maintaining these levels, you can achieve a healthy chemical balance that prevents a number of problems:
Brushing your swimming pool is crucial not only to the health of your pool, but also to your own health and the health of your swimmers. A thorough brushing prevents algae and extends the life of your pool surface.
Prevent scale build up on surfaces
Keeps surfaces from being stained
Prevents algae growth from adhering to the surfaces
Further blends chemicals into the deeper and un-circulated areas of your pool
This is perhaps the easiest step in maintaining your pool. However, it is also the most necessary. Why? Because any floating debris on the surface has the tendency to sink into the swimming pool bed or floor. That will give it time and environment to decompose and possibly pollute the water. Decomposition of any kind of material, whether organic or inorganic, can lead to becoming a food source for colonies of bacteria and even pests. This will make your swimming pool possible breeding grounds of unsanitary germs.
Vacuuming is a necessary process that needs to be done regularly to keep the pool clean and remove contaminants like dirt, debris, mud, and algae that can build up through normal use of the pool and conditions in the environment.
Regularly vacuuming the pool reduces the use of chemicals, prevents the accumulation of dirt and debris like leaves and other materials, and controls the pH level of the water.
Cleaning the skimmer and pump baskets regularly is important to the overall maintenance of your swimming pool. Clogged baskets make your pump have to work harder to try to cycle the water. This can decrease the life and stress the seals in your pump.
With water flow impeded by baskets full of debris, you are not getting the proper turnover rate to properly filter your pool water. For your pool to stay clean and clear the water must be filtered. With your skimmer and pumps baskets full of debris, you are not pulling as much water to the pump, and not filtering as much water as if the baskets were kept clean. This can have a negative effect on your pool maintenance.
The water in your pool passes through your Pool Filter to filter debris, dirt, and particulates out of your clean swimming pool. It is very important to have your pool filters cleaned every few months (or more often, as necessary) to prevent a complete pool filter replacement. A dirty pool filter cannot run efficiently and can lead to higher power bills and faster wear on your pool equipment which will typically cause more unnecessary pool repairs.
One of the hard parts of pool ownership is knowing when to replace the filter cartridge or service your Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filter, and that is why we are here to help. These services are not included in the monthly service fee, however we monitor equipment carefully to make certain these are done when absolutely necessary to protect your pool equipment.
Proper maintenance of equipment is critical to maintaining a healthy pool environment while also keeping overall operating costs down.
Each week our technicians will visually inspect all pool equipment. They will check filters and pump housing, listen for irregularities in motor, and report findings to the office. We will prepare a quote based on recommended repairs or provide customer with list of preferred vendors for repairs outside the scope of our licensing.