Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Easy Guidelines for Opening Your In Ground Swimming Pool
Plan early for next summer by preparing now for opening your in ground swimming pool. Take inventory of your supplies, and replenish your stock of pool chemicals. Now is also a good time to check your pool equipment for wear or damage and replace or upgrade as needed. When it comes time to open your pool again next season, you’ll be ready to go.
Make your pool opening even easier by following the easy steps below. You’ll be swimming in no time.
1. The first step in opening your in ground swimming pool is to remove any leaves or… Continue reading
Make sure that you maintain the ideal chemical levels for your pool. Swimming in a clean, balanced pool will ensure that you have the most enjoyable time. Follow the chart below to make sure that you have the right pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness, and stabilizer levels or the right pool chemicals to get them there!
|CHEMICAL||IDEAL LEVEL||TO RAISE||TO LOWER|
|2.0||Shock the pool||Turn chlorinator down|
|Add soda ash||*Add muriatic acid (diluted)|
|80-100 ppm||Add baking soda
|**Add muriatic acid|
|250-500 ppm||Add calcium chloride||Drain pool and refill|
|20-50 ppm||Add… Continue reading|
Solar swimming pool covers are an inexpensive addition to your in or above ground pool that can make a large impact. Using a solar cover will warm your pool up to 15 degrees when used during the day and retain that heat (and stop chemical evaporation) when used at night. They float freely on the water’s surface with no tie downs, etc so they are easy to put on and take off. If you do need extra assistance to get the blanket on or off, solar cover reels are available. Swim earlier, swim longer, and swim more comfortably with a solar cover.
Have you decided NOT to open your pool this summer? There are many reasons that homeowners might decide to take a break from pool maintenance for a season or two. Perhaps you are leaving your home and traveling for the summer or economic issues have forced you to keep the pool closed for the season. A pool that is unused can be come a potential hazard. Since you are infrequently monitoring the pool, it can be a dangerous liability for local children or animals. If you pool will stay closed this summer, make sure that it is protected with a pool safety cover. Required to hold a minimum of 485 pounds per five square feet, a safety cover provides… Continue reading
One often overlooked area of pool maintenance is cleaning or changing your filter cartridge. If your filter cartridge is obviously and excessively dirty or your pump seems to be running at a higher pressure than normal, it is probably time to clean or replace your cartridge. Remove your cartridge and clean it with a water hose or, for best results, a filter flosser cleaner. If you notice that the pleats are broken or are excessively worn and dirty after cleaning, it is probably time to buy a replacement filter cartridge. Making sure that you purchase the right one can be tricky. If you know your model number, we can find it for you quickly. If not, our website gives… Continue reading