ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Keeping your pool physically clean is as important as the
regular
addition of chemicals.
Debris in the pool is unsightly, increases sanitizer demand and may cause staining of
pool surface. During the swimming season, thoroughly clean your pool at least once a week.
To ensure proper circulation and filtration the system should circulate a minimum of 8 -12
hours, up to 24 hours per day if you have a 2-speed pump running on low speed. The tips
below will help keep your pool looking great and operating smoothly.
Click to watch a short video
on Pool Maintenance
Maintain proper water level, approximately 2/3 high on skimmer opening. You can lose up
to 3” of water per week through
evaporation, splash outs and backwash.
Skim pool surface with leaf skimmer daily or as needed.
Brush walls and floor with proper brush weekly, this will reduce your vacuuming time.
Remove dirt ring from waterline using
Nature’s Way
Tile and Vinyl Cleaner,
see vinyl liner
maintenance tips below.
Empty and clean out skimmer basket. You may
consider using a snap on
Skimmer Grille
to
keep unwanted items such as toys, floating
dispensers, thermometers, etc. from entering
your skimmer while hiding the screws and
making the faceplate look new.
Weekly, or as needed, empty pump basket.
Check filter pressure at least once a week or
when you notice a decrease in the water flow
returning to the pool. When pressure gauge raises 8-10 psi above the normal
starting pressure you should backwash or clean your filter.
Keep the deck area around the pool clean, sweep off leaves & debris.
Routinely check hoses and equipment; lubricate, tighten and replace when needed.
Vacuum pool weekly or as needed.
See Vacuuming
for complete instructions.
Test your pool water using your test strips 2-3 times per week and follow directions
in
your Nature’s Way
treatment program.
CARING FOR YOUR VINYL LINER
Your vinyl liner is virtually maintenance free, but there are several factors that will
influence the life and durability of your liner. From UV rays to chemicals and careless
cleaning there are certain situations you should avoid.
Premature pattern wear due to
abrasive cleaning tools and bleaching due to improper chemical balance are two of the
biggest threats to the life of a vinyl liner. Please read and follow the care and
maintenance recommendations on the following page, as well as the manufacturers
recommendations, to lengthen the life of your vinyl liner
.