How to Operate your Swimming Pool
Q. How do I figure out how big my pool is in gallons?
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Q. When should I open my pool?
We recommend to our customers that they open it
or at least prepare to open it as soon as possible. This gives you time to
check the operation of the filter & equipment. That way you're not surprised
at the last minute when you WANT to use the pool. Remember, summer comes
Q. I just opened my pool & the water
level seems terribly low. Is there a leak?
Most likely, NO. If you've been draining water
from the top of the cover over the winter without checking the water level,
you've probably been draining the pool as well. After time, small holes form
in the cover & you naturally draw water up through it while draining. Be
sure to add water to the pool for its structural integrity and keep the
Q. Where should I maintain the water
level during the season?
The water level should be at least 1/2 way up
the face of the skimmer. This will allow as little air as possible to enter
the filter system. The skimmer will be able to skim leaves & debris
Q. The water level in my pool is too
high, should I drain it?
Unless the water is cresting over the top of
the pool, leave it. However, make sure the level is below the TOP of the
skimmer opening in order for it to skim efficiently.
Q. How often do I need to vacuum my
Vacuuming should be done as often as you think.
Normally, once a week is sufficient. Generally speaking, the more a pool is
used the less vacuuming it needs. Many of our customers use a good
automatic pool cleaner, like the Kreepy Krauly, to do this work for
them. Even so, a good manual vacuum is good once a month.
here to learn how to vacuum a pool
Q. Why do I have to Brush my pool?
We can't tell people often enough why they
should brush their pool. Brushing gets off all the stuff that you can't see
that's beginning to grow. Think of brushing the pool as flossing your teeth.
You know the benefits, just do it!
Q. Why do I have to clean under the
ladder treads & in the skimmer basket?
These are 2 critical areas where biofilms
breed. Biofilms are the cause of many pool care problems such as algae
growth & chronic cloudy water. Keep those areas clean (even once or twice a
year) & you'll have a brilliant pool!
Q. Why is my water cloudy?
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Q. My pool looks really nasty.
Shouldn't I just drain it, clean it & refill it, starting fresh?
NEVER DRAIN your pool. The
liner will shrink, voiding the warranty and could cause damage to your pool.
In gunite, plaster, or even fiberglass pools removal of the water from the
pool could result in the pool structure "floating" and causing serious
damage to the structure.
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