It is not just the cleanliness and sanitation – the most obvious maintenance considerations – of the swimming pool waters which you are required to attend to.
It works in a more complex manner that it seems. There are components and equipment that keep them functioning properly and safely.
Pool maintenance does not only cover taking out those dried leaves and pouring in chlorine regularly but it also consists of regular checking and cleaning of the equipment essential for it to operate. It can prove to be complicated as caring for each part has different requirements.
Pool Maintenance Guide
Let us keep it running right and be better guided on maintenance per equipment.
The Pool Pump
Despite not requiring so much maintenance procedures, the pump has to be constantly checked though if there are any leaves, twigs or other scrap materials that are obstructing the circulation of air around it. It should always be kept uncovered.
The pool pump lid is very important too. It serves as a seal to the pump. The pump does not work well, or at all, if its lid has a tear, is cracked or in any way damaged. Broken lid results in a leak which requires professional repair services. So make sure you do regular checking otherwise it means pool troubles and troubles double the work.
The Pool Filter
There are the cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth type of filter. But regardless which one is being used in your swimming pool, the frequency of cleaning must be kept at the maximum rate of once in a month or much less often like four times in a year. This rather seasonal cleaning keeps the filtration process much smoother.
The Pool Heater
Just like filters, the heater may come in different kinds. There is the gas, electric and propane types of pool heaters.
Maintenance of heaters includes cleaning of its parts, segment by segment. Similar to pumps and filters, they deteriorate and develop corrosion more quickly due to the common everyday scrap fragments that fall into the swimming pool and those clog elements of the heaters causing them to ignite poorly and to emit reduced heating or to completely shut down. Because there is heat involved, problems with heaters present more danger. Watch out for any signs of malfunctioning in the heater but you are advised to never do troubleshooting on your own, not even to take a look for purposes of quick inspection. The best move for you is to turn it off. Then phone an expert on heaters immediately.
All in all, maintenance has to be encompassing. Caring for the above equipment brings us back to the basics of removing debris and dirt on the surface of the pool and watching out for the sanitation agents which you pour in your wading tub. They are the causes of clogging and blocking of air and water circulation in the pool. Keep the waters neat and tidy in order to keep the machines running efficiently and effortlessly.