A swimming pool adds beauty, fun, and value to a home. To keep it looking its best, a regular regimen of care should be followed.
Pool Cleaning Benefits
A clean pool not only looks beautiful, it is healthier too. Regular cleaning and maintenance also lowers the lifetime cost of the pool and makes it easier to insure. Those using the pool will appreciate its sparkling quality.
One of the most challenging aspects of pool care is maintaining a proper pH balance in the water. The pH reading should be between 7.2 and 7.8 to keep the water clean. Testing the water daily and adding chemicals as needed will ensure the pool stays in the proper alkalinity zone.
A pool’s water line will eventually leave a white buildup of calcium on the tiles. This can be removed with a specially formulated tile cleaner and and a scrubber brush. Stubborn deposits may require the use of a pumice stone. Removing the deposits make the pool look nicer and will extend the life of the tiles.
Pools accumulate debris over time that settles to the bottom and must be removed. This is done with a high-powered pool vacuum. The vacuum hose and basket must be checked frequently to prevent clogs. In some cases, a “vacuum-to-waste” system may be more efficient although it will drain water from the pool.
The pump is the foundation of swimming pool care. The pump controls filter operation and ensures the pool receives fresh water. It is also important to use the right size pump or risk wasting a great deal of energy running it. Selecting a pump should be based on the pool’s capacity, its water turnover, and its resistance. The majority of pools require water turnover every eight hours. The pump’s horsepower is based on those calculations.
Swimming pools require diligence and timely maintenance. Hiring the professionals at Blue Chip Pool Service will take the work out of caring for a pool, allowing more time for parties and summer fun. Contact us today at (561) 907-4862 to discover how you can get your first pool cleaning free.