Pool 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 clean pool is a healthier and happier
pool for everyone involved.
Even if you use an automatic pool cleaner, vacuum
your pool at least once a week to remove debris that the filter misses. Brush the sides to remove algae and bacteria that
grow in areas with little or no circulation. It’s best to brush toward the drain, beginning at the shallow end. Also
keeps the surrounding deck clean by regularly removing trash, sweeping and rinsing.
The filter, one of your pool’s most important pieces of equipment, is designed to remove visible debris and most
microscopic matter. Clean it at least monthly. For a sand filter, backwash or reverse the flow of water through the filter
for 2 to 3 minutes until the wastewater appears clear. For a cartridge filter, remove the cartridge, hose it thoroughly and
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 10 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!