It’s Time to Come Clean

The New Year always presents the great opportunity to start anew and fresh. This includes cleaning and organizing our homes, reworking our diets, amping up our exercise routines, and more. This is also a great time to start thinking of how we can do the same with our swimming pools.

Clean Sweep

Pool vacuuming is an essential component of keeping your pool clean. While our service team will come weekly and manually vacuum your pool, you can maintain that cleanliness with the use of an automatic cleaner. Using a robotic cleaner will help to maintain a cleaner pool floor. By picking up debris sooner than your weekly visit, it will help to eliminate the potential of algae and surface staining from things like leaves sitting on your pool surface for extended periods of time. They also help to circulate the water and chemicals as they move around. There are lots of options for automated cleaners that include corded, cordless, remote control, and smart phone accessibility.

You Can’t Clean Germs

Clean pool water should be clear and sparkling! In order to do that, you need to maintain proper water chemistry and sanitation levels. That is why some sort of automated chemical feeder is recommended. A manual floater that deposits chemicals directly into the pool or putting chemicals in your skimmers as a way of feeding chemicals is not recommended. Both present problems including surface staining, collapsing skimmer lines, and premature equipment failure. Residential pools should consider either a chlorinator or salt chlorine generation system as the method for automated sanitation. Both ensure constant and proper sanitation levels which help to prevent algae and germs from flourishing.

Wipe the Slate Clean

You also need to consider what is outside the pool that can get into the pool. You want to make sure that when you have your pool deck and yards cleaned that that debris does not end up in the pool. Prior to pool opening, we recommend you have your deck cleaned or power washed, and your landscaping done. Otherwise, all that dirt and debris always finds its way into your pool. And if you have the pool cleaned up before the yard work is done, all the pool cleaning has gone to waste and it will need to be redone.

A Clean Start

Interested in a clean start this pool season? Contact us today if you are interested in any of these options to help keep your pool clean in between service visits.

P.S. We have to come clean

We have had lots of calls and emails about what the gift was that was sent out in our holiday cards. Someone asked if it was a tool to take the wrinkles out of the liner and another thought it might be a holder for your glasses and a cleaner under the cap for them.  It was referred to as a “space gadget” “thingamajig” and “gewgaw” but it does have a use, actually two of them! If you have not figured it out yet, check out this video:

*This information is obtained from the Certified Pool and Spa Operator Handbook. This information may not be applicable to your pool based on your pool type and location. One should reference all applicable regulations and standards for your facility.

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