The easiest answer to that is to hire a weekly service and maintenance company, which we will discuss in this blog post but we also want to share some other things you can do to keep your swimming pool clean and ready to swim in at all times. Depending on the size of your swimming pool, chemistry can be a challenge especially when it gets warm. So, we want to make sure you’re equipped with a variety of different steps that you will need to be aware of whether or not you have a weekly pool service. First and foremost, the following information is vital to making sure your chemistry is where it needs to be during the winter and summer months:
Chlorine – 1 – 3 ppm (winter) and 3 – 5 ppm (summer)
pH – 7.4 – 7.6
Cyanuric Acid (CYA) – 30 – 50 ppm
Filter Run Time – this will vary depending on the size of the pool but run times will always be longer in the summer time.
Adequate amounts of chlorine is always vital to making sure you prevent algae growth and so is your filter run time. A swimming pool with too little chlorine or short filter run times will develop algae, especially if the water is warm. Keys to this will be cloudy water and or algae growth around the skimmer and walls of the swimming pool. Managing your pH is also key because a high pH can cause calcium deposits, otherwise known as scale, which form and build up on the pool equipment, plumbing, and on pool walls and tiles. Also, chlorine becomes less effective. Whereas, with a low pH the swimming pool water becomes corrosive and will dissolve any metal pool equipment it comes in contact with. The acidic water can also dissolve the pool surface making it rougher and causing even more long-term problems.
Along with chemistry, brushing the tile line, liner of the swimming pool and netting any debris is also extremely important to do on a regular basis even if you have a weekly pool service especially after a storm. If and when that happens keep on eye on the skimmer basket to make sure it’s free of all debris to keep adequate flow into your pool filter. If flow is restricted, this could cause a burn out of your pool motor due to lack of water.
If you choose to hire a weekly service and maintenance company please keep in mind that you will receive the following from Clark County Pool and Lawn. Our trusted team can provide you with a plan that best suits your needs. We proudly offer a dual plan of weekly cleaning and chemical balancing, or chemical only service. Whichever plan you choose, you are helping to prevent your pool from developing the most common pool problems.
You can expect the following when choosing us to perform a weekly cleaning and chemical service:
- Net entire pool and spa
- Vacuum pool and spa
- Brush walls and tile
- Inspect equipment for leaks
- Empty, pump, pool vac baskets, and skimmer
- Backwashing as needed (additional charge for diatomaceous earth)
- Cartridge filter cleaning as needed (at an additional charge)
- Informed of low water issues
- Sign and date time card
- Weekly water balancing
So whether you choose to take care of your own pool or hire a professional, the above list should always be done when hiring a weekly service company. To experience the Clark County Pool and Lawn difference, please contact us today to learn more! 702-799-9572