Having a swimming pool cleaning service is highly important if you want to make the most out of your investment and to enjoy the luxury of owning your own swimming pool. As the saying goes, with a great pool comes great responsibility; you can’t just leave a swimming pool to take care of itself!
Not only do you need to regularly clean and chlorinate your pool, it also makes sense to check for cracks, to inspect the pump and to replace the filters. This list will help you get started…
Swimming Pool Cleaning Service -Chlorination
Salt water pools have many advantages over chlorinated pools and are generally starting to become more and more common in homes. That’s because they avoid the use of potentially harmful chemicals, cost less to maintain and require less maintenance.
But it’s pertinent to note that a saltwater pool still has chlorine. The difference is that in saltwater pools, this chlorine is able to regenerate itself via a saltwater purification system. This requires no handling, storage or adding of chemicals on your part. Your only job is to make sure you regularly check the water sanitation. Algae will grow less rapidly due to there being no need for stabilizer – but you should still keep an eye out for it.
What you might be able to occasionally, is to simply ‘super chlorinate’ the water. This is something you’ll do once a month to kill of bacteria and involves finding a switch on the salt water system.
Swimming Pool Cleaning Service Tools
Otherwise though, you will still need to make regular swimming pool cleaning service checks. For instance, it will be your job to regularly check the pool pump, which can benefit from using a multimeter. You might also want to check for cracks in the coping tiles and replace these on occasion. In that case, you may need a masonry chisel and baby sledgehammer. A pool brush will also come in handy.
Salt Water Swimming Pool Cleaning Service Checklist
A swimming pool cleaning service doesn’t require the addition of chlorine or stabilizer. However, you still need to occasionally clean the pool while checking regularly for algae and other signs of diminished sanitation. Check regularly for cracks in the pool surface and the coping. Replace your filters. Make sure water is circulating, look for leaks, change the filters and check the pumps. Do all this and you should be able to prevent any small issues with your pool from growing into large problems!
Cleaning Salt Water Pool Algae
If you should notice a build up of pool algae in your saltwater pool, then cleaning it out won’t be too far removed from what you would do with a regular chlorine based pool. To do this, you need to ‘shock’ your pool by using calcium hypochlorite shock. First though, take a pool brush and brush the walls and floor of the pool to prevent algae from sticking.
Struggling with more serious swimming pool cleaning service problems? Then get in touch today and we’ll happily discuss your options to get things running swimmingly again.