To keep your pool’s water healthy and sparkling clean, a few basic maintenance steps are required.
The heart of the circulation system is the pool pump. It pumps water from the pool and passes it through the filter for removal of any dust, dirt and debris prior to sending it back to the pool.
Pool size, swimmer load and the actual size of the pump all play a role in determining how long you should run your pump.
Remember, if your pump is not running, the water from your pool is not being properly circulated or filtered. Running the pump and circulating the water is the best way to help prevent problems.
The filtration system
The filtration system removes any undissolved dirt and debris from the pool water. While the skimmer basket and the hair and lint basket in the pump all play a role in the filtering of the pool water, the primary element of the system is the filter itself. If you backwash too often, the filter cannot reach it’s cleaning potential and you are wasting water.
Dirt is removed from the sand filter by “backwashing” or reversing the water flow. Sand filters are more efficient when they are slightly dirty; consequently the should only be backwashed when the pressure is higher than usual.
Sand filters should be cleaned at least every season with a filter cleaner.
Testing your pool 2-3 times a week during the summer and once a week during the winter is important to maintain adequate water balance and sanitizer levels plus to ensure swimmer comfort. Test strips are a quick way to test the pool for adequate sanitizer levels as well as pH and total alkalinity. Proper testing also ensures that calcium levels are maintained and that there are no metals present in the pool water. These tests can be completed by you or your pool professional
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