Swimming Pool Maintenance – Maintaining Your Pool
Unique Pools and Designs services all types of swimming pool maintenance and repair along with our simple to follow “Swimming Pool Maintennce Guide” below. By Keeping your pool in top condition it prevents you from having to spend more on unwanted pool expenses later. Asides from looking visually unpleasing, neglected swimming pool can over time depreciate the life expectancy of your pool’s structure.
How To Properly And Easily Maintain Your Pool:
The easiest way to maintain your pool is to hire a reliable pool maintenance professional to do most of the maintaining for you unless you want to do-it-yourself pool cleaning. Ask your friends, neighbors, and family who own pools for their recommendations and remember that you’re looking for someone who is trustworthy, thorough, and responsible. After shopping around for a swimming pool cleaner or a pool technician, you’ll be able to decide which service will best meet your needs. If you prefer to maintain your pool yourself or if you want to be sure that the pool maintenance professional you’ve hired properly cares for your pool, you will need to adhere to a maintenance schedule. The following is a good guide.
The Essential Pool Maintenance Guide
BEYOND WEEKLY MAINTAINENCE:
Brushing Your Pool
Brushing in an important part of the initial “new pool” cleaning process but, even after your pool is clean (and even if you own an automatic cleaning system), it is important to occasionally brush your pool to remove the dirt that will adhere to the wall and floor. When brushing your pool, start at the top of the walls on the tile line and work your way down to the bottom of your pool or spa. Please be careful while brushing because allowing plastic edges of the brush to scrape the surface may cause marking of the plaster. Using steady, firm strokes, always brush the dirt toward the re-circulating drain, overlapping your brush strokes.
Using Your Vacuum Cleaner
Many pools may not require a vacuum cleaner when an automatic cleaning system is installed, however, there are always those special times when heavy use of the pool, wind storms or children throwing dirt or debris into the pool may overtax the cleaning system. The vacuum works as part of the filter system and is attached through the skimmer. The pool water, along with dirt and leaves, are drawn through the vacuum and flow through the normal filter system. Leaves, and other large objects, are caught in the strainer basket and small particles are removed in the filter.