Pool Maintenance Guide

 


Article by: Charles Schwartz

There are three areas of consideration in proper pool maintenance:
1. Water Balance
2. Disinfection, sanitation, oxidation
3. Circulation and filtration
Maintaining a routine maintenance schedule is your first line of defense against all pool-rated problems.
A maintenance program consists of the following:
"¢ Routinely testing your water , How To Plan For Kitchen Remodeling and adding chemicals needed to balance water
"¢ Using your net and brush to rid the pool of debris, scale, algae etc.
"¢ Emptying your skimmer and pump , Using Wood Molding In Your Home baskets
"¢ Vacuuming the pool
"¢ Cleaning the filter

WATER BALANCE

Swimming pools need to maintain a certain "water balance" to protect the equipment and plaster. Proper pool water , Top Pool Heater Maintenance Tips balance also insures swimmer comfort.

When the pH, Total Alkalinity and Calcium Hardness are within the recommend ranges the pool is considered to be balanced.

PH

Solutions can be acidic or basic (alkaline). PH is a value that indicates how acidic or basic a solution is. The scale for pH ranges from 0-14. The ideal pH for pools is 7.5; the acceptable range is 7.2-7.6.

Low pH will cause:
High pH will cause:
-Etched plaster
-Scale formation
-Corroded metals
-Cloudy water
-Stained plaster
-Short filter runs
-Eye & skin irritation
-Destruction of total alkalinity
-Poor chlorine efficiency

To lower pH levels you use muriatic acid or a granular acid (pH minus) To raise pH levels you use soda ash (pH plus)

TOTAL ALKALINITY

This is the measurement of the total amount of alkaline materials dissolved in the water. , Three Great Concepts for Remodeling a Master Bedroom It is said to be the buffering capacity of the water, , Double Your Space With Closet Organizers the water , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century resistance to change , Fireplace Decorating in pH. Low or high total alkalinity can cause serious damage if left unchecked.

Low Total Alkalinity High Total Alkalinity
-Etched plaster -Scale formation
-Corroded metals -Cloudy water
-Stained plaster -Hard to change , Helpful Household Rust Tips -- Fight Back Against Rust and Win! pH
-PH bounce -Eye & skin irritation
-Eye & skin irritation -Poor chlorine efficiency

To raise total alkalinity use sodium bicarbonate To lower total alkalinity use muriatic acid or dry acid (pH minus)

CALCIUM HARDNESS

Hardness: Hardness is related to Alkalinity. Hardness measures the amount of calcium, magnesium and manganese (which are three alkaline materials) that are present in the water. , A Tutorial To Pumps The ideal range for hardness runs from about 150 ppm to 500 ppm.

Of the three primary minerals measured under the category of Hardness, calcium is the most significant mineral. Pool owners need to maintain a sufficient amount of calcium in their pool to achieve water , great alarms chemistry. Hardness only has to be tested approximately once per month. Unless you are experiencing problems with dissolved metallic parts in your pool, discolored water, , Fine Home Buildings stains, or the formation of scale. So we advise that you have your hardness level professionally tested.

Raising the Hardness level: If your Hardness reading is below 150 ppm, you will need to add Calcium Chloride. This is typically packaged and sold as "Hardness Increaser," "Hardness Up," or "Hardness Plus."

If low Hardness levels causes metallic parts in your pool to dissolve OR causes discolored water , How I Got A Robot To Vacuum The House and stains, you may need to add a metal , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century sequestering agent.

Problems resulting from low Hardness levels:

1. Metallic parts in your pool will dissolve (walls, floor, , Buying the Right Garage Door Opener handrails, ladders, light , great alarms fixtures, and equipment). This could even lead to discolored water , Remove Ink Stains From Carpet and stains on the pool walls , One Way to Get Rid of Nesting Pigeons and floor. , Framing Basement Walls
2. Stained and etched concrete , Double Your Space With Closet Organizers in concrete , Color Facts and Color Effects pools.
3. Stained and etched plaster in gunite or shotcrete pools.
4. Stained line in vinyl-liner pools.
5. Blistering or delamination of fiberglass pools.
6. Minimizes effectiveness of chlorine (or its alternative).
7. Foam.
8. Eye and skin irritation.

Lowering the Hardness level: Since Hardness only has to be tested monthly, or as-needed, visit your local , Vacuum Cleaner Attachments The Importance of those Vacuum Extras pool professional and have them test your Hardness level on the computer. If your Hardness level is too high (over 500 ppm), you will need to drain your pool, either partially or completely. There is no chemical to lower the Hardness level. Once refilled, it is then necessary to re-attain water , Can Carpet Cleaners Clean Air Ducts With Their Vacuum? chemistry.

If you typically have high Hardness levels due to the tap water , Roof Cleaning - Making Your Old Roof Look Like New! in your region, you may have to add a metal , ICE DAMS: What To Do? sequestering agent to rid the water , Using Wood Molding In Your Home of excess harsh minerals. If Hardness levels get too high over time, it is best to drain the pool - partially or completely - refill, and add a further dose of the Metal , Fine Home Buildings Sequestering Agent.

Problems resulting from high Hardness levels:

1. Cloudy water. , Glue Board Fly Killers
2. Scale formation on the pool walls, , An Introduction To Floor Plans floor, , How To Clean Windows And Not Leave Streaks plumbing , Ideas For Your Interior Christmas Decorating and equipment.
3. Overall poor filtration - primarily due to scale that is deposited inside , Fine Home Buildings the plumbing, , How To Plan For Kitchen Remodeling which restricts water , How To Care For Your Furniture circulation.
4. Minimizes effectiveness of chlorine (or its alternative).
5. Eye and skin irritation.

THE CHEMISTRY OF WATER

Within a large body of water, , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century like your swimming pool, the majority of the fill will exist as water , Helpful Household Rust Tips -- Fight Back Against Rust and Win! (H2O), but some Hydrogen lons and some Hydroxide lons will exist. It is the proportion of these combined Hydrogen lons and Hydroxide lons to the remainder of the water , One Way to Get Rid of Nesting Pigeons molecules that determines whether water , How To Care For Your Furniture is acidic (having a pH level below 7.0) or ALKALINE (having a pH level above 7.0), and thus, out of balance.

A.) Elements of Water , Color Facts and Color Effects Chemistry: From region to region, pool professionals will offer slight variations to the following elements of successful water , ICE DAMS: What To Do? chemistry, but no one in the industry will argue with these ranges as being "ideal."

Chemical Minimum Ideal Maximum
Chlorine 1.0 ppm 2.0-3.0 ppm 3.5 ppm
Cyanuric Acid 20 ppm 30-80 ppm 100 ppm
Bromine 2.0 ppm 2.5-4.0 ppm 5.0 ppm
pH 7.2 7.5 7.6
Alkalinity 70 ppm 80-140 ppm 150 ppm
Hardness 150 ppm 200-450 ppm 500 ppm
T.D.S. 400 ppm 1500-3000 ppm 3500 ppm
Copper 0 0 0.1 ppm
Iron 0 0 0.1 ppm

DISINFECTION, SANITATION & OXIDATION

Water by itself is rarely free of harsh minerals and other invaders, such as bacteria, living organism, ammonia, and other contaminates. Other factors, such as climate , Wood Flooring Installation Guide and bather load, and poor water , Decorate A Room In The Tropical Style chemistry will add these invaders to your pool. Certain chemicals have to be added to your pool in order to combat the undesired effects of these invaders.

Sanitizers, Disinfectants and Oxidizers:

1.) Chlorine: Chlorine sanitizes, disinfectants, and oxidizes water. , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century By sanitizing, chlorine will kill all bacteria, living organisms, and other contaminates. By disinfecting, chlorine will kill all potential disease , Fireplace Decorating carrying capabilities of these bacteria, living organisms, ammonia, and other contaminates in order to kill them. More and more products , How Easy It is to Install a Kitchen Faucet are being introduced into the market as alternatives to chlorine, but chlorine is still the most widely used and the most effective. Chlorine Tablets and Granular Chlorine are the most popular forms of chlorine.

a.) Chlorine as a sanitizer, disinfectant, and oxidizer: The chlorine level must be closely watched, as it will fluctuate due to climate , All Time Favorites - Iron Railings and bather load, and the constant introduction and reintroduction of bacteria, living organisms, ammonia, and other contaminates to your pool water. , Using Wood Molding In Your Home Chlorine demand is the amount of chlorine needed to kill any of these invaders in your pool. After this demand is met, the amount of chlorine remaining in the water , Helpful Household Rust Tips -- Fight Back Against Rust and Win! to sanitize, disinfect, and oxidize is known as Free Chlorine.

Chlorine will combine with bacteria, living organisms, ammonia, and other contaminates in order to kill them. So, only a portion of the chlorine can continue to sanitize, disinfect, and oxidize the pool water , All Time Favorites - Iron Railings while the remainder of the chlorine is occupied by an influx of these invaders. This is why chlorine levels must be tested and adjusted often -2 to 3 times per week under normal conditions and use, and almost daily during periods of high heat , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century and humidity, as well as after any rainfall, winds, or heavy bather loads. This is also why you must shock your pool water , How To Clean Windows And Not Leave Streaks regularly.

b.) Shocking with chlorine: When chlorine-users shock their pools, they are really "superchlorinating" their pools. It is necessary to add more chlorine to your pool because ammonia is present. Chlorine will combine with but cannot kill ammonia. The combination of chlorine and ammonia is called a Chloramine. Chloramines will remain in the water, , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century and will register as chlorine. But they are unable to sanitize, disinfect, or oxidize the water , Remove Ink Stains From Carpet because the ammonia has neutralized the chlorine. Ammonia is commonly present in pool water , Three Great Concepts for Remodeling a Master Bedroom from the environment, , Fine Home Buildings a build up of fertilizers that are carried by the wind, swimmer wastes and from some suntan lotions. Ammonia can only be killed by shocking the pool.

Total chlorine is a measurement of both your Free Chlorine and the presence of Chloramines in your pool water. , How To Clean Windows And Not Leave Streaks To make it simple: Free Chlorine is good, and Chloramines are bad. In order to maintain an ideal Free Chlorine reading of 2.0-3.0 ppm, you will need to regularly add chlorine (tablets or granular) to the pool. In order to get rid of Chloramines, you will need to shock the pool.

Chlorine-based shock

Calcium Hypochlorite: Calcium Hypochlorite, which is granular, is a chlorine-based shock compound that is often used. It is best to dilute Calcium Hypochlorite in a bucket of water , Fireplace and Gas Logs Reviews first, and then pour the diluted mixture in random areas of the pool. It has a 65%-68% available chlorine. Since it has such high available chlorine and dissolves slowly, the granules will not dilute before they fall , How Easy It is to Install a Kitchen Faucet to the pool floor. , Remodelling Your Bathroom On A Budget If not diluted, these granules could bleach your pool floor. , Three Great Concepts for Remodeling a Master Bedroom Also because of the high chlorine content stay out of your pool for at least 8 hours after shocking with any chlorine-based shock compound. As a guideline add 1 LB per 10,000 gallons of water , All Time Favorites - Iron Railings under normal conditions and add 2 LBS per 10,000 gallons of water , How I Got A Robot To Vacuum The House under extreme conditions. If you live in region with high amounts of calcium in the water, , Fireplace Decorating which can be monitored by testing the Hardness level, use Lithium Hypochlorite-another chlorine-based shock.

Non-chlorine Shock

Potassium Peroxymonosulfate: Potassium Peroxymonosulfate, which is sold as "non-chlorine shock", is typically used with Bromine - the most popular alternative to chlorine. Once added, non-chlorine shock will oxidize the ammonia, while at the same time reactivating the existing bromine in the water, , Remove Ink Stains From Carpet allowing it to continue its job of sanitizing and disinfecting. Perhaps the best benefit of using non-chlorine shock is that swimming can resume 15 minutes after its addition into the pool. Non-chlorine shock can also be used in a chlorine pool, but it will only oxidize ammonia. It will not reactivate the existing chlorine in the pool, so it is ineffective at sanitizing and disinfecting. As a guideline, use 1 LB per 10,0000 gallons of water , How To Care For Your Furniture under normal conditions and 2 LBS per 10,000 gallons of water , How To Care For Your Furniture under extreme conditions-high bromamines (or chloramines), cloudy water, , Fireplace Decorating or the presence of algae.

How to Shock: Shocking a pool requires nothing more than reading the instructions on the label. The only way to add shock (and the only way to add any chemical) is either by diluting the shock in a bucket of water , Avoiding Leaks When Installing Vinyl Retrofit Windows and then pouring it into the pool or by broadcasting the shock directly from the packaging and into the pool. Here is a discussion of each:

"¢ When diluting, NEVER add water , Small Kitchen Remodeling Ideas to the chemical. Rather, ALWAYS add the chemical to the water. , Fine Home Buildings You simply need to fill a bucket ½- ¾ full of water, , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century pour the shock in the bucket of water , Fireplace Decorating (and only using 1 LB at a time), stir the shock with some sort of mixing stick to dilute the granules. Then just walk around the pool, pouring the solution in random areas.

"¢ When broadcasting, you simply need to open the package of shock (1 LB at a time) and pour it directly into random areas of the pool. Shock compounds used in broadcasting are commonly powder-like, so secure yourself , All Time Favorites - Iron Railings on the pool deck , How I Got A Robot To Vacuum The House and bend down close to the surface of the water , How To Plan For Kitchen Remodeling before pouring. If not, the wind could easily blow the shock out of the pool, or worse, into your face and eyes. If this happens, flush your eyes with tap water , Concrete Mixers - Types of Concrete Mixers (not chemically treated pool water) and seek emergency , Remodelling Your Bathroom On A Budget assistance. At the same time, be careful not to get so close that you fall , Buying the Right Garage Door Opener into your pool.

Regardless of the chosen shock compound, and regardless how it is added, it is recommended to add only 1 LB at a time, repeating the process (diluting or broadcasting) until the full dosage of shock is added to the pool. Here is a word of caution regarding label instructions: some manufacturers , An Introduction To Floor Plans (and pool professionals) recommend pouring shock directly into a skimmer, we doe NOT recommend placing ANY chemical into the skimmer(s).

CHEMICAL TESTING

The two most common ways to test pool water , Roof Cleaning - Making Your Old Roof Look Like New! at the poolside are either test strips or test kits. We recommend that you have your pool professional test your water , An Introduction To Floor Plans on the computer every 4 to 6 weeks for the most up to date and accurate testing available. Although the computer is most effective, test strips and test kits are also very accurate. Use them at your convenience.

There are three main issues surrounding chemical testing. The biggest is that chemical tests are performed too infrequently. If a test is recommended to be performed daily, then perform it daily. If a test is recommended to be performed 2 to 3 times per week, then make sure you do so. Testing only takes a few minutes. The second issue is that reagent (for the test kit) and test strips have a relatively short shelf life and should be replaced every season , Double Your Space With Closet Organizers for seasonal pools and every six months for year-round pools. The third issue deals with testing the sample itself. You should never take a water , Remove Ink Stains From Carpet sample near any return jet (the component that allows water , Helpful Household Rust Tips -- Fight Back Against Rust and Win! to re-enter the pool after filtration), from any corner, or near the steps. Pool water , Fireplaces As Essential Features Of A Home entering the pool via a return jet has just been filtered and cleaned. Therefore, it will not accurately measure chemical ranges for the entire pool. Conversely, pool water , All Time Favorites - Iron Railings in corners and near steps is often somewhat stagnant, as circulation is poor in these areas. You should obtain a sample from random areas in either the shallow or deep end of the pool, away from the return jets, and always reaching at least 18" below the surface of the water. , Avoiding Leaks When Installing Vinyl Retrofit Windows

CIRCULATION & FILTRATION

Chemicals work hand-in-hand with water , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System circulation and filtration. Even with proper water , Glue Board Fly Killers chemistry and routine maintenance, your pool water , Double Your Space With Closet Organizers can still suffer. This can be caused by either limited water , Buying the Right Garage Door Opener circulation (failure to operate the equipment for a sufficient amount of time) or poor filtration.

Equipment run time is an issue of constant debate and argument in the pool industry. Many pool professionals demand that the equipment be run continously-24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Other pool professionals argue that the equipment only needs to be run 8-10 hours per day.

Properly sized equipment only needs to run 8-10 hours. But even with your properly sized equipment, if you use your pool on daily basis you may need to operate the equipment for a longer period of time. Also, if you are experiencing high heat, , 7 Tips For Buying An Outdoor Fireplace humidity and intense sunlight, you may need to operate the equipment more. Finally, we recommend continuous operation if you are a new pool owner. At least until you become comfortable with chemicals and the whole concept of water , Avoiding Leaks When Installing Vinyl Retrofit Windows chemistry.

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

TIMER OPERATION 1. Make sure breaker is on 2. Set clock by pulling face forward, turn dial to desired hour 1. Attach on/off clips to desired times

FREEZING WEATHER Should the weather , How Easy It is to Install a Kitchen Faucet indicate there is a possibility of freezing, just remove timer trips, turn manual switch to on, and run pool continuously. Moving water , Choosing The Proper Flooring For Your Room will not freeze.

PUMP

A. Pump Strainer Basket Cleaning Procedures.

1. Turn off motor.
2. Relieve pressure in the system.
3. Turn the clamp and lid in a counter-clockwise direction until it stops.
4. Turn the clamp and lid set to remove the clamp and lid.
5. Put the debris from the basket into the trash and rinse out the basket. If the basket is cracked, it should be replaced.
6. Replace the basket and fill the pump pot , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System and volute up to the inlet port with water. , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System
7. Clean the cover; cover O-ring, and sealing surface of the pump pot. , Overhead Doors-Design & Application Grease the O-ring with Teflon or silicone.
8. Reinstall the lid by placing the clamp and the lid on the pot. , One Way to Get Rid of Nesting Pigeons
a. Make sure the lid O-ring is properly placed. Seat the clamp and lid then turn clockwise until the handles are horizontal.
9. Turn the power , Fireplace and Gas Logs Reviews "ON" at the house , One Way to Get Rid of Nesting Pigeons circuit breaker. Reset the pool time clock to the correct time.
10. Open the High manual air , Electric Generators relief valve on top of the filter.
11. Stand clear of the filter. Start the pump. , One Way to Get Rid of Nesting Pigeons
12. Bleed air , Fine Home Buildings from the filter until a steady stream of water , How I Got A Robot To Vacuum The House comes out. Close the High FlowTM manual air , Wood Flooring Installation Guide relief valve.

B. Priming the Pump. , Overhead Doors-Design & Application

1. The pump , Color Facts and Color Effects strainer pot , ICE DAMS: What To Do? must be filled with water , Can Carpet Cleaners Clean Air Ducts With Their Vacuum? before the pump , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century is initially started. Follow these steps to prime the pump. , Three Great Concepts for Remodeling a Master Bedroom

a. Remove the pump , Can Carpet Cleaners Clean Air Ducts With Their Vacuum? lid plastic , Vacuum Cleaner Attachments The Importance of those Vacuum Extras clamp. Remove the pump , How To Clean Windows And Not Leave Streaks lid.
b. Fill the pump , Essential Guide to Choosing the Right HDTV Antenna strainer pot , Avoiding Leaks When Installing Vinyl Retrofit Windows with water. , Double Your Space With Closet Organizers
c. Reassemble the pump , Check on the Various Types of Counter Tops cover and plastic , How To Plan For Kitchen Remodeling clamp onto the strainer pot. , A Tutorial To Pumps The pump , Essential Guide to Choosing the Right HDTV Antenna is now ready to prime.
d. Open the air , Kit Homes: Popular for Over a Century release valve on the filter, and stand clear of the filter.
e. Turn on the switch or time clock.
f. When water , Ideas For Your Interior Christmas Decorating comes out of the air , Decorating The Home With Valentines Day Decor release valve, close the valve. The system should now be free of air , An Introduction To Floor Plans and recirculating water , Remodelling Your Bathroom On A Budget to and from the pool.

TROUBLESHOOTING 1

A. Failure to Pump. , How To Plan For Kitchen Remodeling

1. Pump will not prime - too much air. , Bedroom Feng Shui: 8 Important Considerations - Remedy:
a. Check suction piping and valve glands on any suction gate valves.
b. Secure lid on pump , Home Solar Panels strainer pot , Avoiding Leaks When Installing Vinyl Retrofit Windows and make sure lid gasket is in place. , Color Facts and Color Effects
c. Check water , 7 Tips For Buying An Outdoor Fireplace level to make sure skimmer is not drawing air. , Overhead Doors-Design & Application
2. Pump will not prime - not enough water. , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer - Remedy:
a. Make sure suction lines, pump , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer strainer, and pump , Decorating With Furniture In The Outdoor Garden volute are full of water. , How Easy It is to Install a Kitchen Faucet
b. Make sure valve on suction line is working and open; (some systems do not have valves).
c. Check water , Buying the Right Garage Door Opener level to make sure water , Electric Generators is available through skimmer.
3. Pump strainer clogged. - Remedy:
a. Clean pump , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System strainer pot. , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System
4. Pump strainer gasket defective. - Remedy:
a. Replace gasket.

B. Reduced Capacity and/or Head.
1. Clogged impeller. Remedy:
a. Turn off electrical power , Fireplace and Gas Logs Reviews to the pump. , Choosing The Proper Flooring For Your Room
b. Remove the clamp that holds the volute to the seal plate.
c. Slide the motor and seal plate away from the volute.
d. Clean debris from impeller. If debris cannot be removed, complete the following steps.
(1) Remove left hand thread anti-spin bolt and O-ring.
(2) Remove, clean and reinstall impeller.
(3) Reinstall anti-spin bolt and O-ring.
e. Reinstall wear-ring, diffuser, and O-ring.
f. Reinstall motor and seal plate into volute aligning with keyway at top of volute.
g. Reinstall clamp around seal plate and volute and tighten securely.
2. Pump strainer clogged. - Remedy:
a. Clean suction trap.

SYSTEM RESTART INSTRUCTIONS

1. Open the manual air , Tips on How to Reglaze a Bath Tub relief valve until it snaps into the full open position (this only requires a quarter turn counter-clockwise). Operating this valve rapidly releases air , Using Wood Molding In Your Home trapped in the filter.
2. Stand clear of the filter tank, then start the pump. , Remodelling Your Bathroom On A Budget
3. Close the manual air , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer relief valve after a steady stream of water , Fine Home Buildings appears.
4. The system is not working properly if either of the following conditions occurs.
a. A solid stream of water , Fine Home Buildings does not appear within 30 seconds after the pump"™s inlet basket fills with water. , Small Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
b. The pressure gauge indicates pressure before water , Ideas For Your Interior Christmas Decorating outflow appears. If either condition exists, shut off the pump , Can Carpet Cleaners Clean Air Ducts With Their Vacuum? immediately, open valves in the water , Concrete Mixers - Types of Concrete Mixers return line to relieve pressure, and clean the air , Decorating With Furniture In The Outdoor Garden relief valve. Clean the manual air , How To Find Quality Log Furniture And A Trustworthy Retailer relief valve. If the problem persists, call , Top Pool Heater Maintenance Tips PoolsideServices.com at 214-432-2611 for assistance.

TROUBLESHOOTING

A. Air entering your filter is dangerous and can cause the lid to blow off. Correct any conditions in your filtration system that allows air , Can Carpet Cleaners Clean Ducts With Their Vacuum? to enter the system.

1. Some common ways to identify air , Remove Ink Stains From Carpet entering the system:

a. Low water , Color Facts and Color Effects level in pool or spa - skimmer is starving for water , How Easy It is to Install a Kitchen Faucet with pump , ICE DAMS: What To Do? running. Add water , How I Got A Robot To Vacuum The House to pool or spa.

b. Air bubbles or low water , One Way to Get Rid of Nesting Pigeons level in pump , How To Clean Windows And Not Leave Streaks hair and lint pot , Ideas For Your Interior Christmas Decorating are caused by; low water , Tips on How to Reglaze a Bath Tub level, clogged skimmer basket, split suction cleaner hose, leak in pump , Concrete Mixers - Types of Concrete Mixers hair and lint pot , Buying the Right Garage Door Opener lid, or leak in pump , Remodelling Your Bathroom On A Budget suction line.

B. Until the water , Home Solar Panels initially put into the pool has been completely filtered, short filter cycles in between cleanings are normal. In most cases pool owners are dismayed by the undesirable color , Fireplace and Gas Logs Reviews and appearance of water , Buying the Right Garage Door Opener in a newly filled pool. Plaster dust can be responsible for short filter cycles, requiring frequent cleaning.

C. If pressure drops on gauge, check skimmer basket and pump , Choosing The Proper Flooring For Your Room basket first for debris. If the baskets are clean shut off power , Bedroom Feng Shui: 8 Important Considerations to pump , How To Care For Your Furniture and turn off any automatic controls. Then turn motor shaft with your fingers. If it turns freely then the pump , Essential Guide to Choosing the Right HDTV Antenna must be disassembled and the impeller checked to see if it is clogged. If it is not frozen or clogged then there is an obstruction in the line between the pool and the pump. , Glue Board Fly Killers

D. The pressure gauge is an important part of the filter system. It is your primary indicator of how the system is operating. Maintain your pressure gauge in good working order. Check the operation of your pressure gauge in the following manner:

1. The pressure gauge should go to zero (0) when the system is turned off and pressure is relieved.

2. The pressure gauge should indicate pressure when the system is operating.

3. The pressure gauge should be readable and not damaged in any way.

4. Replace the pressure gauge if it is not meeting the requirements of items D.1 through D.2 of this section, above.

* Please contact the PoolsideService.com technician at 214-432-2611 for specific instructions.

PoolsideService.com POOL MAINTENANCE Guide (214-432-2611)

Charles Schwartz- Service Tech./ Co-Owner http://www.PoolsideServices.com.


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