Pool Maintenance

Pool Maintenance

Winter may give pool owners a bit of relief when it comes to swimming pool maintenance, but that doesn’t mean that pool cleaning should be completely forgotten. Some  of our clients may opt to hire a pool service  company  to perform their pool maintenance. By learning to do it yourself, you can save hundreds of dollars per year. The following information will help keep your pool water healthy and clear year round.


Twice  A  Week

  • Use a water testing kit to check and maintain pH levels at  7.2  –7.6.
  • Monitor and maintain chlorine levels  at  1.0 – 3.0  ppm.
  • Empty skimmer baskets, skim leaves, insects and other debris from pool source.
  • Empty debris canister (if  applicable) This will contain large debris from main drain circulation.
  • Check schedules (make sure all schedules & settings are as desired) If applicable-Check salt cell lights (4  green  lights) and Ozone light (1 green  light)

Once  a  Month

Take a water sample to your local pool retailer, for a complete water analysis. Be sure to test these levels:

  • Alkalinity
  • Calcium  hardness
  • Stabilizer


  • Clean your cartridge filter with a cleaner to remove any oils and grease that may have accumulated in your filter. (NOTE:During monsoon season,  you will need to clean your filter more frequently)
  • Adjusts schedules for pump / circulation /  *** times appropriately for the season.
  • Clean salt cell (if  applicable)
  • Always seek the advice of a pool professional, your local pool retailer, regarding any special or unusual problems.

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