Pool Maintenance Tips

Great ways to keep your pool in shape!

Routine checkups should be included in your pool maintenance schedule to keep your pool water looking beautiful and clear. Crystal Vision Pools uses professional water testing equipment to determine which chemicals are needed to get your pool water off to the right start. Proper pool maintenance includes frequent poolside testing of the pool and spa water (DPD test kit recommended). This is your first line of defense in preventing common problems and protecting your family and pool or spa. Be sure to contact your Crystal Vision Pools maintenance representative if you have any questions or concerns regarding your pool maintenance schedule.

Once-a-Week

  1. Check you pools water level to ensure that it is meeting the midpoint of your skimmer. Low water levels can place undo strain on your pool pump and filter.
  2. Shock the pool with packaged shock treatment in the evening per label instructions. This treatment restores the sparkle and sheen to pool water as it destroys germs and burns away organic contaminants. You may need to perform an additional shock treatment after a rainstorm, a large party, or exceptionally hot, humid weather.
  3. The following morning, add a dose of algaecide to keep algae from growing.

Twice-a-Week

  1. Check that your pool water’s pH levels are between 7.2 – 7.6 with a generic pH testing kit available at most pool stores and department store chains.
  2. Check that chlorine levels are maintained between 1.0 – 3.0 parts per million (ppm) using a readily available chlorine testing kit (these often come package with pH testing kits).
  3. Empty skimmer baskets, skim leaves, insects, and other debris from pool surface, and clean pool wall tile or vinyl at water line.

Monthly

  1. Take a water sample to your local Pool Retailer, for a complete water analysis. Be sure to test these levels:
  • Alkalinity
  • Calcium hardness
  • Stabilizer

Mid-Season

  1. Have your pool maintenance professional clean your filter with a filter cleaner to remove any oils and grease that may have accumulated in your filter. They may also recommend replacement of the filter itself at this point.
  2. Should an unusual problem arise such as an unfamiliar noise, inconsistent operation or poor filtering of your pool contact you pool professional immediately to help avoid expensive repairs.