Let’s face it. Installing a swimming pool is an expensive investment, and it’s not only important to you for it to last many years, but operate at its maximum efficiency, as well. Routine pool maintenance is vital in making sure that your swimming pool remains solid, intact and ready to serve you over time. Performing regular pool maintenance is vital to making sure this happens.
Here’s a brief primer on performing Jonesboro pool maintenance for longevity.
Union City Pool Maintenance: Skimming
The first thing you need to do is make sure your pool equipment stays functional and clean. While the job of your pump and filter is to remove debris, there’s nothing that says you can’t help the process. Take some time every couple of days to skim the surface of your pool with a hand skimmer to grab bigger debris, those pesky leaves and other heavier pieces, before they sink or get caught in the filter.
While you do this, check your pump strainer and clean it out. The more you do it, the easier and less messy it’ll be and the more you’ll improve your equipment longevity.
Clean Your Filter
It doesn’t matter whether you have a DE (diatomaceous earth) filter, a sand filter or a cartridge, it’s vital that you keep it clean so it can do its job properly. Check the maintenance requirements for your equipment and stay on top of the regular cleaning recommendations.
As a general rule of thumb, it’s important to clean your pool filter after heavy storms or when you see the flow and pressure change. You don’t want to clean it too infrequently or too often, as either too much or too little can reduce the efficiency of the equipment.
Maintain the Pressure Gauge
Check your pressure gauge every week to make sure that it’s still functioning. This gauge is what monitors the force of water flow through the system. Each pool has its own PSI, so you’ll find yours will be different than someone else’s. But you’ll always want to make sure that the PSI readings for your pool are consistent. If the readings seem very off, have a professional check it out.
Maintaining Gaskets and O-Rings
Gaskets and o-rings are an essential part of sealing your pool and preventing leaks. Make sure that these are well-lubricated and in good shape. When they get old, make sure that you change them out for fresh ones. Areas where you can find an o-ring include:
- Filter head
- Filter valve
- Various fittings and unions
Check the documentation for the various equipment you use on your pool and take special note of where gaskets and o-rings are located, as well as recommendations for replacement and maintenance.
The chlorine levels in your pool are vital to keeping the water fresh, clear and safe. Too much, however, can cause damage to the pool as well as irritating skin and eyes. Too little, and it can’t fight bacteria and growth. Make sure you test your pH levels regularly and keep everything in proper balance.
If you would like expert Cape Girardeau pool maintenance and advice, we are here to help. Take a look at our available services and give us a call today.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Aloha Pools and Spas, located in Union City, Jonesboro, and Cape Girardeau, is part of a family of companies that started in 1969. Aloha Pools and Spas has built thousands of inground pools and above ground pools for customers across seven states. They are dedicated to superior quality, professional service, and giving each and every pool and hot tub customer an unsurpassed level of satisfaction.
For over 40 years, families have trusted Aloha Pools and Spas to provide the highest quality and affordable prices on swimming pool chemicals and service, inground pool installation, hot tub sales and service, above ground pools, robotic pool cleaners, and much more. And all with the most up-to-date knowledge and technology. They have an expert staff of friendly swimming pool professionals and swimming pool service technicians that make pool ownership a breeze. If you’ve been thinking about an inground pool or an above ground pool, hot tub or spa, or anything backyard living related, Aloha Pools and Spas in Union City, Jonesboro, and Cape Girardeau is where you’ll find the best deals, service, and quality.
If you live in Union City, Poplar Bluff, Clarksville, Marion, Bowling Green, Owensboro, Jonesboro, Cape Girardeau or anywhere in Northwest Tennessee, Southern Illinois or Southwest Kentucky, give Aloha Pools and Spas a call at 731-885-2020 or stop by your nearest location for the best in swimming pool chemicals and service, swimming pool construction, hot tub sales, and hot tub chemicals and accessories.