What We Do
With Spring fast approaching, what better time to explain our strategy for maintaining swimming pools on a weekly basis. You can not only learn what we do, but apply these tips to your own regiment if you prefer to maintain your own pool.
We offer pool maintenance on weekly, biweekly, or monthly schedules. Weekly pool maintenance is what we will focus on here. Every single visit will involve a few tools; they are a small gas powered leaf blower, 8′ – 16′ telescopic pole, leaf net, and a test kit for testing chlorine, pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and cyanuric acid. We start our visit off by blowing any light debris away from the pool. Afterward, we skim the surface of the pool and depending on the amount of dirt or leaves on the floor, we may skim the floor as well. While skimming the surface, we usually empty the skimmer baskets into our leaf net and then go dump the net out one time. Efficiency is key for us because we visit up to ten pools per day. Once the surface has been skimmed, we empty the automatic cleaner’s bag (if there is one). If the bag has a lot of silt or fine debris in it, you can rinse it off in the skimmer. We test the water at this point. Chlorine and pH are tested every week. Alkalinity and calcium tests can be skipped occasionally, but they are tested most of the time. Now that all of those tasks are done, we take a look at the equipment area and note the filter pressure. This is a good time to quickly check for anything out of the ordinary, like leaks or debris in the pump basket. By now, we have usually spent 10 – 15 minutes and we make a return trip to our vehicle to get chemicals, a brush, and vacuuming equipment (if needed). Upon return to the pool, we vacuum, add chemicals, and brush the surfaces. This concludes a standard visit and total time spent is around 30 – 40 minutes.