With temperatures warming up in Phoenix, the swimming season will be here before you know it. But this year, many aspects of daily life have changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Governor Ducey has recently issued a stay-at-home order and closed schools for the rest of the school year. Life in the spring of 2020 is definitely going to be different from any other before. And all of this news means that families are going to be enjoying a great deal of quality time together this spring and summer. So you want to be sure that your UNIQUE swimming pool is ready for endless hours of fun, relaxation, and fostering a feeling of normalcy for your children.
Even if you are using a swimming pool service to maintain your pool, there are a few tips and essential information that you should know. As we have learned over the last few weeks, things change, and services, while not expected to stop, could be forced to alter their regular schedule. So be prepared to invest a few minutes a day to pool care. That is the best way to know that your family will be able to jump into perfectly clear, clean water and enjoy a favorite family past time even during this uncertain time.
Regular Pool Chemistry Checks
In the warmer months, it is best to check your pool water at least twice each week. This allows you to make small adjustments and corrections to keep the water balanced and your family happily enjoying your pool. Remember, when it comes to making chemical changes to your pool water, smaller is always better. Also, for saltwater systems, be sure to clean your salt cell once each month. This schedule will keep your chlorine production at an optimum level and help ensure crystal clear pool water.
pH Numbers To Remember
When To Make A Change
When you find that your pool needs chemicals, always add them after the sun sets. This is the best way to get the most out of the chemicals and the money that you are spending on them. The blazing Arizona sun causes pool chemicals to evaporate quickly, and that decreases their effectiveness in correcting your pool water chemistry.
Most homeowners have a tenancy to backwash their sand or DE filters too often. Typically, units require backwashing only when the pressure gauge is between 8-10 psi. Backwashing more frequently provides no benefit and wastes a valuable natural resource.
Be sure to check your skimmer basket daily. Removing leaves and debris will help to avoid over stressing your pump. And it will ensure maximum water circulation to keep your pool water clean and fresh. Brushing the walls of your pool and the floor will remove any algae and dirt that is adhered to the finish surface. In the case of algae, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Algae can be very difficult to eliminate once it takes hold in your pool. And finally, be sure that your pool pump is running for 8 hours each day in the warmer months. This water circulation and filtration is the critical piece to achieving the low maintenance swimming pool that we all want to own.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the care and maintenance of your UNIQUE swimming pool, please give us a call at 480-969-1911. Our team of professionals will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with any information that you need to keep your UNIQUE pool in peak condition this swim season.