The best way to keep your swimming pool in good shape

If you have a swimming pool, you should be concerned about its upkeep. Upkeep of a swimming pool includes: Keeping it clean and sanitary and ensuring the pool equipment is working at optimal performance. Water appearance may not be the only criteria by which you should judge your pool’s health. A perfectly blue clear pool may lack chlorine or other sanitizer at sufficient levels to ensure the safety of the swimmers. For this and many other reasons, you always have to make sure that your swimming pool is properly maintained at all times. The most important aspect is of course the level of the swimming pool sanitizer, typically chlorine. Removing excess debris from the pool will allow the chlorine level to be maintained at sufficient levels to be healthy. Remember anything that enters the pool will most likely reduce the chlorine level. This includes leaves, bugs, and bather load. For example: A fountain, while pretty, that spays water into the air, can reduce the chlorine level. There are numerous ways of keeping a swimming pool in perfect shape. Some of the major ways to always keep your swimming in a condition that is good enough for swimming are indicated in the passage.

• Ensure proper filtration of the Swimming Pool Water

In-pool-parts-3The swimming pool filter system is an important part of the proper maintenance of your pool. Your swimming pool filter should be cleaned frequently; A dirty filter can reduce the chlorine level of the pool and reduce the flow of water going back to the pool. Sand Filters should be backwashed when the pressure increases 3-5 pounds. Remember to turn off the pump when cycling between filter, backwash, and rinse. Repeat this process 2-3 times for best results. DE filters require the DE powder to be removed and replaced. Typically this is done when the pressure increases 3-5 pounds. Periodically, the filter will require opening and cleaning of the actual grids that are used to hold the DE powder. Finally, Cartridge filters require removal of the cartridge from its housing, and, hosing down the cartridge with a strong jet of water. When the filter media deteriorates, replacing the swimming pool filter cartridge.

At My Pool, we have complete swimming pool filters as well as replacement swimming pool filter parts for all types of swimming pool filters including Hayward Filters, Pentair Filters and Jacuzzi Filters.

• Keep contamination at bay:

swimming pool skimmer basketsAs a pool owner you must keep debris and other contaminants out of the pool. Make sure your skimmer weir is working properly and the swimming pool skimmer baskets is not cracked or broken. A swimming pool cleaners can help remove debris from the pool and provide additional filtration. Remember when the cleaner picks up the debris, the collected debris should be removed periodically. This includes emptying of bags, leaf canisters and pump baskets.

Chemical treatment of water:

Apart from cleaning the filter and ensuring the circulation system is working out at optimum performance, water chemistry is extremely important. Pool water should be tested weekly for pH and Chlorine levels. Alkalinity, Calcium, and Cyanuric Acid levels should be checked monthly. The key to water testing is to have a professional quality water test kit and to make sure the chemicals in the kit are fresh. Replacing the test kit chemicals periodically is essential.

How to Clean the Skimmer & Pump Basket ?

Insuring the skimmer and pump basket are clean is essential for the proper maintenance of your pool. Blocked skimmer or pump baskets can restrict the water going into the pool. This can cause the pump to work harder and possible seal failure. Once the seal fails, the motor is likely to be damaged and result in failure of the motor.

urlClean baskets will allow your pump to work at maximum efficiency, cooling the pump and preventing seal failure. A damaged pump basket should be replaced. If not, debris that is allowed to get past the basket can clog the impeller, causing reduce water flow. Remember, a properly running pool pump will allow for proper circulation of chemicals and a sparkling clear pool. Clean the pump basket and skimmer at least once a week by following the guidelines below:

Sanitizing the pump basket:

• Switch off the heater; allow water in heater to dissipate the heat before turning off the pool pump.

• Turn off the booster pump, if one is installed.

• In some cases, shut skimmer and main drain valves.

• Remove the pump lid.

• Reach into the pump basket and remove as much debris as possible before removing the basket.

• Remove basket. Use a garden hose to clean the basket. If needed, inspect basket for cracks and basket integrity. Replace pump basket if necessary

• Reinstall pump basket. Don’t over squeeze the basket.

• Examine the pump lid and o-ring for damage or cracks and grease pump lid with a light coating of silicone grease. Make sure the o-ring is clean, a single leaf, grain of sand or hair can cause the lid not to seal properly.

• Put the lid back in place, Do not over tighten. If it is necessary for you to tighten the lid to get the pump to prime, the o-ring might need replacement.

• Open the skimmer and main drain valves if closed.

• Turn on the pool pump.

• Use filter air bleed valve to remove trapped air.

• Turn on Pool booster pump and heater.

Cleaning the skimmer basket:

BA-0107G• Turn off the pool pump

• Take away skimmer lid

• Take away skimmer basket and drain out

• Set up the basket back into the skimmer

• Set up skimmer lid and urn on the system

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