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Expert advice on looking after your pool

By March 15, 2015 Maintenance

Three factors are involved in keeping your pool in great shape year after year, and maximizing your enjoyment of it. This information is provided by Pool Boss, a water treatment system used by Swim Blue.

There are three factors to looking after your swimming pool. All three work together to keep it sparkling clean and give it a long, healthy life. These are:

  • Filtration
  • Cleaning
  • Chemical Treatment

We’ll touch on all three of these in this article, provided with the gracious help of Pool Boss, our supplier of high quality pool treatment products. A more extensive article on chemical balancing is available here. Remember that Swim Blue provides maintenance services, so you don’t have to worry about any of these issues. We’ll come by regularly to help take care of all three of these factors for you.

Filtration System

The filtration system is designed to remove debris that is not dissolved in the pool water. It must operate efficiently and long enough to do the job. All areas of the filtration system including the skimmer, pump, pumps strainer, drains and the the filter itself must be kept clean. Remember, if your filter system doesn’t work, neither will your chemicals.

Physical Cleaning

The surface of the pool water is being continually cleaned by the automatic skimmer. However, large objects such as leaves should be removed by a hand skimmer. The pool sides and bottom should be brushed daily.

A physically clean pool uses fewer chemicals.

Chemical Treatment

This involves proper water balance. No pools are exactly alike and neither is their water. Certain factors concerning the water need to be controlled before your disinfectant will work efficiently. These include: pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness. To make sure these are in perfect sync, you apply chemical tests which show the levels, and then respond with the appropriate treatments to balance the water properly.

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