It’s prime time in the summer to go swimming, so it’s a good time to make sure everything is clean and in working order. Continue reading to see how to get your pool ready for Summer!
This is a Health Task!
Water creates the opportunity for bacteria to gather and multiply. Testing and taking care of this can avoid future health issues.
This is a Preventative Maintenance Task!
Water leaks can cause hidden wood damage, wood rot, and more. Not changing filters can damage pumps, which are costly to replace.
This is an Energy Efficiency Task!
Clean filters make your product operate more efficiently because it takes more power to pump water through a dirty filter.
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, pool service, handyman
Get Your Pool Ready For Summer | Task Steps
Step 1 – Test water quality
- Test water and make sure it is up to the manufacturer’s recommended test qualities. It’s best to have your own water testing kit so that you can test whenever you see fit.
- Depending on how much you use it and where you live, you might have to test more often. Over time, you will determine better how often you need to treat the water with the proper chemicals to keep it safe.
- Tool List: pool – water testing kit
Step 2 – Preparing for maintenance
- Each system is different. See what your manufacturer’s owner manual recommends. Following the manufacturer’s guidelines will ensure that everyone is staying safe and healthy.
- Switch the on and off to make sure they are operating.
- Check water levels to ensure that water stays at the same level and there are no visible leaks.
- If your system has an auto water fill, which is suitable for water evaporation, turn it off. This will allow you to determine if there is a leak somewhere that should be fixed.
Step 3 – Maintain problem areas
- Use a pool screen net to scoop out floating leaves, debris, insects, or trash. Some units have floating devices that clean out floating debris automatically. Make sure these are also cleaned regularly.
- Use a brush to clean any dirt off the edges and down the side. As you clean with a brush, you can usually see what is clean and still dirty. Clean all areas.
- The water circulation system will pull in dirty water and filter the dirt out. You will have to clean out the filter or back-flow the system to keep the filter clean. See manufacturer requirement. After everything is checked, the water circulation system should run smoothly.
- Tool List: pool – screen net, pool – brush
- Supply List & Costs: filter
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