Pool Maintenance

Installation is not the only step in having a working pool. In order for pools to be usable, homeowners must also keep up with pool maintenance. Different types of pools require different maintenance procedures. Consulting a pool contractor can help homeowners distinguish the needs of their individual pool.

Service. Routine pool service typically includes many of the following tasks: vacuuming the pool, brushing the tile and plaster, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, cleaning the pool filter and/or bags, lubricating o-rings, testing and balancing the pool water with proper chemicals, checking filter pressure and backwashing when required, refilling the chlorinator, adding salt, checking pool electronics, and completing an overall check on the condition of the pool and equipment.

Repair. Typical pool repairs include the repair or replacement of tile and filter system equipment, such as pumps, heaters, and chlorinators; the repair or upgrade of electronics or controls; and pool deck repouring. Vinyl liners also need to be replaced periodically, and concrete pools may need to be replastered.