Opening Season Pool Service Tips
With great fun also comes great responsibility. Devote a little bit of time now to understanding your pool, and keep it in good condition for years of enjoyment. Here’s two key tips!
Know your pool: Taking care of a pool includes using this important pool maintenance terminology. Easily discuss your pool’s care with our Service Technicians using these terms.
- Low pH Levels: A pH below 7.0 means the water is very acidic. Over a long period of time at an acidic pH, your pools equipment and finish can be negatively impacted.
- High pH Levels: As the pH approaches 8.0, the water becomes very basic (alkaline). Too high of a pH can shorten the life of the equipment and pool finish, along with causing cloudy water. High pH also lowers the effectiveness of chlorine used to sanitize the water.
- Total Alkalinity: This is a measurement of the alkaline materials dissolved in water. Alkalinity in the ideal range helps the pH to resist fluctuations.
- Calcium Hardness: the amount of dissolved minerals in water. A low hardness can lead to corrosion of the pool surface, filter, heater, ladder, etc. A calcium hardness level that is too high causes cloudy water and scaling (white chalky appearance). All of these important measurements will be correctly balanced by our Service Tech during weekly maintenance visits.
- Service Your Heater: Having a pool heater allows you to extend your swimming season and control your pool water temperature for the perfect swimming experience. But do you know which kind of heater you have and when it needs maintenance?
- Gas Pool Heaters: similar to the systems heating your house, these pool heaters use natural gas or propane to generate heat quickly.
- Pool Heat Pumps: Use electricity to move heat from the air to your pool water with a special pool pump designed for efficient heating.
- Heater Service: Pool heating can be quite technical, so we recommend calling us to manage the service schedule of your heater. Our Service Techs can keep your heater running smooth and teach you how to use your automation options!
Remember: You could take care of your pool on your own all summer; we sell every chemical and tool you would need to keep your water constantly swim-ready. Or, you can sign up for our weekly maintenance schedule and let us take care of it for you! Call or text us today to learn more.