Residential and Commercial Pool Service Las Vegas
If you own a swimming pool many people struggle with deciding to take care of it themselves or hire a reputable weekly service and repair company to come in once a week to take care of it for them. Now that it is fall and we are heading into the cooler months many will opt to take care of their swimming pool themselves but even though you might not be swimming, you still need to take care of it on a regular basis. That is why we decided to write this blog post because even when you have a company take care of your swimming pool it is extremely important to understand how to take care of it as well because issues can arise on days they are not there. By understanding some of these, you can inform them when something goes wrong. One of the biggest challenges as a weekly service company is when you arrive earlier in the day, clean the pool, and then a storm could hit that night and make it seem like the company you hired was never there. This is one of the biggest challenges and that is why you should know what to do and what to look for.
Typically, most people think brushing down the sides, benches, and steps, skimming and maintaining proper water chemistry is enough but it goes far beyond that. Swimming pools should be maintained at least once a week to keep them clean but depending on the time of year and weather conditions sometimes maintenance will need to occur more than that. On a weekly basis, the tile and sides of the swimming pool should be brushed to prevent the buildup of dirt and staining of the interior finish. Brushing is by far one of the most important steps that get overlooked. Debris should also be skimmed out of the swimming pool as soon as possible as it can cause changes to the water chemistry in the swimming pool and could cause excess use of chlorine or an increase in phosphates depending on what type of vegetation you have your backyard. On days where there are storms, please try and empty out the skimmer basket as soon as possible to allow proper water flow into the filter. If the debris prevents water from moving into the filter, the pump could lose prime and burn out the motor with no water flow.
Another major benefit to keeping your swimming pool clean is having an automatic swimming pool cleaner. Pool cleaners can remove debris from the bottom of the swimming pool and drastically reduce the amount of work that needs to be performed. With an automatic pool cleaner, you need to make sure you empty out the pump basket and leaf catcher regularly as well to prevent loss of prime due to inadequate water flow. In addition, you need to regularly check all equipment for leaks because this can not only waste water but it can also cause poor filtration which can lead to inadequate movement of water and the possibility of algae growth in your swimming pool.
in addition to all of all this, keeping adequate amounts of chlorine in the swimming pool, monitoring your pH and keeping your CYA levels within a normal range is also essential for keeping your swimming pool clean and the water clear and free of contaminants. .Hiring a reputable weekly service and maintenance company will alleviate a lot of the stress there is in taking care of a swimming pool. If you are in the market for one, contact us today for a free estimate on both residential and commercial swimming pools.