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Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby AquadynamicspoolLLC » Fri 27 Jan, 2017 11:41

Hey All!

I wanted to provide some basic information and tips on pool maintenance, especially since pool season will be here before we know it. Feel free to add to what I list!

1. After a storm, it's always wise to run your pool equipment for a couple of extra hours. Also, I recommend emptying all baskets of debris, leaves, and any other unwanted junk. Be aware of critters that end up in here too, especially if it was a severe storm.

2. Act immediately if you see algae forming! Algae has the tendency to spread like a wildfire, so it's best to zap this problem before it gets going. It's important to note that if you can see it with your eyes, it's already forming in large quantities.

3. Brush your pool and tiles weekly! Maintenance is time-consuming but it needs to be done. Don't fall behind on your pools brushing.

4. I recommend covering your pool equipment with a medium duty cloth or tarp. This will help prevent unwanted damage and exposure from UV rays. We want to keep your investment in good quality for as long as possible!

5. Depending on your specific pool, make sure your timer is set accordingly to allow all of your pool's water to be filtered at least once a day. In the summer months, let it run for a couple of extra hours and vice versa in the cooler months.

Nothing groundbreaking but I hope it helps! :D

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http://www.aqdpools.com


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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby nathanmurray61 » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 04:23

You've shared really great tips. How about.. Maintenance tips during winter?
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby aquapro » Fri 03 Feb, 2017 05:18

Good tips! I would also add to check the filter regularly, aiming to keep it clean and clear of debris as much as possible.
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby wendyheath121 » Sat 06 May, 2017 02:38

HI there, thanks for sharing these tips. I think this will sure going to help me.
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby karishma1012 » Fri 02 Jun, 2017 04:48

Hello,

The idea behind to have a pool will be thrilling.It's being having so much fun for the daydreamers.
Here are pool maintenance tips you need to try:
1.Clean the bottom of the pool daily i.e Skimming and Scrubbing can be done on regular basis.
2.Use filters to remove impurities from the water.We know that filtering of water is essential for the healthy swimmers.
3. Test chemical levels i.e. it can be done on the regular basis.
Six chemical levels that are use for the cleaning purpose:
1. Cyanuric Acid
2. Free Chlorine
3. Acidity/Alkalinity
4. Total Alkalinity
5. Calcium Hardness
4.Use baking soda instead of using chemicals.
5.Check the water level on the regular basis.
These are the tips which are used to make your pool well maintained.
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby Denniswiseman » Fri 02 Jun, 2017 12:07

When testing get a decent test kit (Taylor K2006C or TF100) They will give you accurate results (pool stores and strips are widely inaccurate)
Cyanuric Acid is a stabilisor and is found in most powder and tablets pucks. When the level gets to high it renders your chlorine ineffective
For every 10 ppm Free Chlorine (FC) added by Trichlor, it also increases Cyanuric Acid (CYA) by 6 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Dichlor, it also increases CYA by 9 ppm.
For every 10 ppm FC added by Cal-Hypo, it also increases Calcium Hardness (CH) by at least 7 ppm
Liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite, bleach) will not add additional CYA. Check out Chlorine / CYA Chart for the correct chlorine level for your CYA
Muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid) will lower pH and Total Alkalinity
Bicarbonate of soda will raise Total Alkalinity
Aeration will raise pH
If you are interested in maintaining your own pool check out these links
Pool School
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby Poonamdpi » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 03:17

Hello,

There are many ways to maintain the pool. You should clean the pool surface every few days.
To clean the swimming pool you should use the hand skimmer to remove the leaves, debris, bugs and unwanted items. To keep water clear and reduce the number of chemicals you need to add vacuumed in the pool.To prevent the pH varying up and down you should be tested weekly with a total alkalinity of 120-150 ppm on.
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby Denniswiseman » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 09:42

Poonamdpi wrote:Hello,

There are many ways to maintain the pool. You should clean the pool surface every few days.
To clean the swimming pool you should use the hand skimmer to remove the leaves, debris, bugs and unwanted items. To keep water clear and reduce the number of chemicals you need to add vacuumed in the pool.To prevent the pH varying up and down you should be tested weekly with a total alkalinity of 120-150 ppm on.

Forget the TA of 120-150 if you check out the recommended Pool Levels you will find they are nowhere near that and in fact can go lower if your pH keeps rising
pH will also rise with aeration
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby CindSein » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 04:40

Poonamdpi wrote:Hello,

There are many ways to maintain the pool. You should clean the pool surface every few days.
To clean the swimming pool you should use the hand skimmer to remove the leaves, debris, bugs and unwanted items. To keep water clear and reduce the number of chemicals you need to add vacuumed in the pool.To prevent the pH varying up and down you should be tested weekly with a total alkalinity of 120-150 ppm on.



My house was constructed quite a few years back. At the time of construction, a pool was built indoors. We had been using the pool till we shifted to Texas. The house was unoccupied while we were in Texas. Now we are back to our hometown after 3 years.

I tried to clean the pool using backwash method to flush the filter of debris and contaminants. But, I came across an unexpected problem. The water flow rate did not increase after the backwash. The tank pressure seems to be still higher compared to the normal. I cannot figure out exactly what the problem is? The pool was free of hair and lint strainers before backwashing. But after backwashing, no water is coming out of the pipe. Should the pipes be primed? Since I have some issues with the bathroom pipes, I have already approached the professional plumbers for repairing it. Should I get the help of them to get the pool problems solved? Or is there any DIY method???
All those who have faced this situation before, do share your thoughts.
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Re: Pool Maintenance Tips

Postby Denniswiseman » Wed 28 Jun, 2017 05:31

What type of filter do you have?
Can you set the MPV to recirculate or bypass? If so is water flow back to the pool good
What is your water level in the pool, does the pump basket drain water out?

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