You put on your swimming suit, grab your goggles and a few water toys for the kids. Then, head for the backyard to discover green pool water and dirt and debris on the deck around the pool. You forgot about the need for weekly pool maintenance. At Anchor Pools and Spas, we can help you with that by either doing it for you or providing you instructive tips about how to do it yourself.
Weekly Pool Maintenance Guidebook
· Hose down the deck twice a week. A clean pool deck contributes to clean pool water.
· Brush corners, ladders, steps, benches, and walls once or twice a week. This helps with water filtration and helps allow the skimmers to catch more debris.
· Brush the walls of the pool and the tile line. You may need to use a tile cleaner.
· Use the skimmer to pick up debris off the surface of the water.
· Clean out the pump basket.
· Vacuum your pool at least every other day either manually or with an automatic pool vacuum. Automatic pool vacuums suck up debris, but also help with water circulation. However, they do not pick up algae.
· Backwash the pool or clean the pool filter as needed.
· Test the water chemistry at least weekly. The pH level should between 7.2 and 7.6. Chlorine should be about 2-4 ppm. Super chlorinating may occasional be necessary.
· Other chemicals should be tested monthly. This includes the salt level, calcium harness, level of cyanuric acid, and total dissolved solids.
· Caution: Do not add chemicals to the skimmer and do not add more than one chemical at a time. Do not mix chemicals. The best time to add chemicals is right after you have cleaned the pool.
· Check the water level of the pool and add more water if necessary. If the water is not at the correct level, the skimmer will not effectively collect debris.
· Run the pump 24 hours a day during the summer.
· Complete a safety check on the pool. For example, be sure the gates latch and are in working order.
You can rely on our service team at Anchor Pools and Spas to provide you the weekly maintenance your pool requires. If you decide to do this maintenance yourself, we can also help you choose the chemicals and equipment you will need to do the job. Contact us for more information.