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Steps to Maintain Sparkling Clear Water

Four Important Steps to a Clear, Inviting Pool

The four points below are the basics of excellent pool maintenance. Pay attention to these areas to help your pool look its best.

1. Circulation

The pool equipment and chemicals can not perform properly unless the water is circulated. If the water does not move stagnation will start to take a hold of the pool water. The more the water is circulated the less opportunity bacteria and algae have to stagnate the water. pool water should circulate during the daytime for 10-12 hours.

2. Filtration

The filter is one of your most important pieces of equipment. It removes debris and keeps the water sparkling clear. A filter should be back washed (the removal of material trapped on or in the filter media) when the water pressure in the filter reaches 10 PSI above normal. (Check manufacturer’s guidelines.) Because back washing does not remove oils and deeply embedded debris, every filter also needs to be chemically cleaned regularly. establish a filter maintenance program.

3. Cleaning

All swimming pools have areas of poor circulation. This is where algae and bacteria can begin to grow. Brush the walls and floors at least once a week then vacuum to remove debris that the filter misses. Even if you use an automatic pool cleaner or retain a weekly service, brushing is a must.

4. Chemical Balancing

The best way to maintain the proper chemical balance in your pool is to make sure the water is tested on a regular basis. The tests for pH and active sanitizer (usually available chlorine or total bromine residuals) are the most important and should be checked several times per week.