Care – Is it Worth it?
You bet! Proper cleaning and regular maintenance not only keep your
pool beautiful - they protect your financial investment … and the safety of you, your family and friends. Whether you
do it yourself or rely on a pool service technician, a well-maintained pool leads to a healthier and more pleasurable experience
for everyone enjoying it.
Even if you use an automatic pool cleaner, vacuum
your pool at least once a week to remove debris that the cleaner misses. Brush the sides to remove algae and bacteria that
grow in areas with little or no circulation. Also keep the surrounding deck clean by regularly removing trash, sweeping, rinsing,
and keeping free of animal waste.
The filter, one of your pool’s most important
pieces of equipment, is designed to remove visible debris and most microscopic matter. For a cartridge filter, remove the
cartridge, hose it thoroughly and replace. For a diatomaceous earth filter, remove the elements, hose them thoroughly, reassemble
filter, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding proper amount of diatomaceous earth based on filter size.
Water in motion makes it difficult
for bacteria and algae to take hold. It also moves debris for capture by the filter. That’s why pool water must be regularly
circulated, preferably during the day for a minimum of 8 hours. With an energy efficient pump you can usually run it
for fewer hours.
WATER TESTING & MAINTENANCE
Pool water must be regularly tested, measured
and adjusted for its pH balance and level of active sanitizer. Why? Many factors constantly change the water quality, including
frequency of use, number of swimmers, product application, and even the weather. If imbalances continue over time, the water
becomes unsanitary, pool surfaces can become damaged and equipment can fail. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions
when using test kits and chemicals, or contract a professional pool service provider.
The end result is a brilliant,
sparkling pool that lasts over time and is inviting to all. Enjoy!