Your Pool Care Refresher
Keep your investment in top condition for extended relaxation days.
A private pool is designed to be a feature that promotes both relaxation and entertainment. Whether you’re hosting a group of kids or lounging on the sun shelf with a cool drink in hand, your pool is likely an oasis for hot days and balmy nights, as well as a centerpiece in your landscape design.
While everyone wants their pool to look resort-worthy, there’s actually a lot to take care of beneath the surface — more than just a filter and chemicals. Water features, lighting systems, pumps, monitoring devices and advanced controls all require proper care and maintenance. When pool maintenance is not done correctly and in a timely manner, it could lead to costly fixes down the line.
How can you keep your pool clean, fresh and ready to be enjoyed at a moment’s notice? By working with a professional pool maintenance contractor to ensure your maintenance program is up to snuff.
Rossen Landscape’s pool maintenance program includes pool cleaning and equipment maintenance, as well as pool opening/winterization. Here’s a detailed look at what you can expect.
General pool equipment inspection includes reviewing filters and valves at regular intervals. The contractor will also make sure drain covers are in place, as well as conduct a general walk-through to identify potential issues, noting any water discoloration or other indicators of problems. They will also make sure mechanicals are in good working order at each visit.
Weekly Pool Cleaning
A typical pool maintenance visit involves a thorough cleaning of the pool and its components. This includes vacuuming, skimming, brushing the shell and cleaning the tile. The contractor will also clean trap baskets and test water chemistry. After checking the water’s pH, they will add any necessary chemicals that are required to bring the water into balance.
Filters also should be inspected weekly and can include changing the gaskets, PSI gauges or cartridges. DE filters should be inspected and grids cleaned.
Additional pool maintenance items include:
- Resetting or adjusting time clocks — to match shifting daylight hours, for example.
- Checking salt levels for pools that have a salt chlorine generator.
- Checking the pool heater to ensure it is operating at its peak
Just as your custom pool has a unique design, its maintenance should be tailored to fit the needs of the technology, mechanicals and materials used for its operation. Working with a professional will ensure a customized pool maintenance plan that is specifically geared toward your property’s needs.
The experts at Rossen Landscape understand that a one-size-fits-all approach to pool maintenance is ineffective. Regardless of the size and style of your pool, we can create a custom maintenance package that ensures your pool will receive the quality care it needs. Browse our pool designs or contact us today to learn more about pool design and maintenance.