Three Key Elements of Pool Maintenance
- Proper circulation keeps your pool water clean and clear by sending it through the filter to remove debris. Our technicians can help you identify the ideal amount of time your pump should run, but as a general rule, we recommend running the pump for 1 hour for every 10 degrees in temperature.
- Testing the pool water to maintain chemical balance. You can use test strips two to three times per week to make sure your pool is properly maintained.
- The filtration system needs to be kept in peak performance to maintain clear pool water. We can help you find the schedule to replace the filter and clean your pool to keep the water clean and clear.
What Pool Equipment Will You Need?
- Skimmer – you’ll need this to keep debris out of the pool and help your filter work efficiently.
- Vacuum – this tool picks up where the skimmer leaves off. If you can’t fish out the debris, you can vacuum it.
- Pool brush – you’ll want this tool to get rid of dirt and stains at the bottom and on the sides of the pool.
- Water testing kit – you’ll know exactly what’s in the water when you test it.
- Chemicals – don’t wait for your pool cleaning service to balance your water.
- Algaecide – you might be surprised at how fast algae can grow. An algaecide will help combat algae.
- Sodium carbonate – acidic water can cause eye and skin irritations. Sodium carbonate will balance acidic water, or water that has a pH of 7 or less.
- Chlorine tablets – keep a stash on hand to keep your pool clean and sanitized.
- Chlorine stabilizer – this chemical prevents the sun from burning off the chlorine and allowing you to control your water quality.
- Pool shock – essential when you’re opening your pool, but if you haven’t swum in a long time or have a large group using your pool, you may want to keep pool shock on hand to cleanse the water.