As a swimming pool owner in the Las Vegas area, we endure harsh weather patterns which can make maintaining a swimming pool a little challenging. At Clark County Pool & Lawn we are extremely aware of our different weather patterns and would like to discuss how they can affect your swimming pool and how you should handle them. Depending on what time of year it is will call for different ways to handle water chemistry etc. but we want to discuss each one more in-depth and we hope this blog post gives you some insight on what it takes to keep your pool looking great.
Between the extreme temperatures, high winds, and hard water it can definitely make maintaining water chemistry more challenging and that is where we want to begin. First off, since summer seems to last a majority of the time we want to begin there. Our temperatures in the Las Vegas area are hot. In fact, a majority of the summer months means ambient temperatures above 100 degrees and since algae love warm water keeping track of your water chemistry during the summer is vital! At Clark County Pool & Lawn we recommend checking your water chemistry at least once a week, brushing the steps, benches, and interior finish once a week as well. You will want to make sure you have at least 3-5 parts per million (ppm) levels of chlorine and if you develop any sorts of algae (green, mustard, or black) raise it up even higher. This is why brushing the interior finish and removing debris as soon as possible is so important! You will also want to make sure your Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels are between 30-50ppm to help maintain chlorine. One other factor to consider is monsoon season (July, August, and September) where high winds and storms can be daily. During this time you will want to make sure you are running your filter longer, keeping it clean, maintaining a higher level of chlorine, and removing all debris as soon as possible.
In the Las Vegas area, we also deal with extremely hard water. Our calcium levels coming out of the tap are high which can cause scaling to your water tile line, interior finish, filtration equipment, and spillways. High levels of Calcium Hardness can make it more challenging to manage water chemistry and take life off of your interior finish and filtration equipment. Changing out your water every two years will help with this.
Finally, during the winter time, it can get pretty cold and sometimes freezing temperatures will occur. As many of you know, you can lower your chlorine levels and run your pump less but we always recommend running your pump if temperatures reach freezing levels to prevent problems from occurring. We know managing a swimming pool in the Las Vegas area can be challenging and we would love to help!
Here, at Clark County Pool & Lawn Service, Inc., we understand that your life can be stressful and hectic. As a result, our team of pool and service repairmen is committed to taking away the burden of your pool maintenance and care. We perform high-quality work at a reasonable price and without service contracts. Should an issue with your pool equipment ever arise, our technicians will inform our office and one of our friendly office personnel will contact you.