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If you are searching for “pool maintenance“, “pool maintenance phoenix“, “phoenix pool maintenance” or “phoenix pool maintenance and repair“, Orange Leaf Pool Care can help! To keep your pool water clean and clear, there are a few basic maintenance necessities. Read on to learn more about what products to use, how to test and how to care for your pool.
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POOL PUMPS AND CIRCULATION
The pump is the main component of pool water circulation. Pool pumps will move water from the pool, sending it through the filter to remove any dust, debris or dirt before sending it back into the pool.
POOL FILTRATION SYSTEM
A pool filtration system’s job is to remove undissolved dirt and debris from your water. While the skimmer basket certainly plays a role in filtering the water, the main part of the system is the filter. Backwashing your sand filter or DE too often may result in the filter not reaching its full cleaning potential. Most filters will require backwashing whenever the pressure gauge gets to 8-10 psi from its clean pressure. Contact a pool professional to learn about the role that the pump and skimmer basket play in pool maintenance. Reference your owner’s manual for any specifics related to your filter type.
POOL FILTER TYPES
There are 3 different types of filters that are typically used in standard swimming pools. These filters below will help to remove any dirt/debris that has entered the water.
TESTING AND BALANCING POOL CHEMICALS
The experts suggest testing your pool 2-3 times weekly during the summer and once per week during the winter to maintain safe water balance and sanitizer levels.
Test strips are the easiest way to test the water for the right total alkalinity, pH and sanitizer levels. Proper testing will also help to make sure your calcium levels are maintained and that there is no metal present in the water.
Your pool water needs to be balanced by the following levels.
|WHAT TO TEST||CORRECT LEVEL|
|pH Levels||7.2 to 7.6 pH|
|Alkalinity Levels||120 to 150 ppm|
|Calcium Levels (Concrete Pool)||200 to 250 ppm|
|Calcium Levels (Vinyl Pool)||175 to 225 ppm|
|Chlorine Levels||1 to 3 ppm|
|Bromine Levels||3 to 5 ppm|
|Metal Levels (Copper)||0 ppm|
|Metal Levels (Iron)||0 ppm|
BALANCING PH LEVELS
pH is a measure of your pool water’s base and acid. You need the pH of your pool to be both tested and adjusted on a weekly basis, when needed. If the pH drifts to being acidic, surface corrosion and equipment damage is possible. If the pH drifts to the base side, meanwhile, cloudy water, deposits and scaling can occur. On the pH scale 8.5, chlorine only needs to be 10% active. If it’s a 7.0, then the chlorine should be 73% active. Keeping your pH in check helps you use the full potential of the chlorine. To increase pH, use a pH increase. Use a pH decrease to lower the pH. Follow the label’s instructions for the right amount of product to use based on your pool’s size and test results.
PREVENT GREEN POOL WATER
It’s important to shock your pool on a regular basis to keep the water clean and clear. Algaecides will act as backups to your normal sanitization programs and prevent any algae from growing and thriving in your pool area. Algaecides should be added to the pool water after each and every shock treatment.
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