Keeping your pool water clean and swimmable can be a difficult task. There are a lot of different things you have to do to keep your pool maintained, and some of it requires some specialized knowledge. At Patriot Pool Service, LLC., we’ve been helping Marylanders maintain their pools for many years and wanted to share a few things you need to have on your pool maintenance checklist.
Check Your Water Level
One of the most important, and easiest, things you need to do is monitor your pool’s water level. Rainfall will raise your level, and people splashing and swimming will lower it. Water levels that are too high may prevent your skimmer from functioning properly, and if the water levels are too low, you can’t swim! Adding water can be done with a hose, but to remove water you will either need to find your “Waste” setting on your multiport valve, or use a submersible pump.
Check Your Pump and Filter
On your filter you should find a pressure gauge. This gauge should be showing a normal pressure rating. If the pressure is too low, your baskets could be clogged or your water levels too low. If your pressure is too high, it could be an indication that you have a dirty filter or a closed valve/partially closed valve.
Check Your Levels of Chemical
Checking your chemical and pH levels is something you should be doing weekly, and daily if you’re actively adjusting the levels. You want the pH to fall somewhere between 7.4 and 7.8, and your chlorine levels should be between two and four PPM. There are digital readers that can give you readouts on the state of your water, but the good old-fashioned chlorine strips work well too.
Get Help from a Professional Pool Maintenance Company
If you need a hand maintaining your pool, we’re here for you. Our team at Patriot Pool Service, LLC., has been helping people in Maryland with their pools for a long time, and we hope to help you too. Get into contact with us today to learn more about our services and to set up a consultation.