Five Critical Keys To Commercial Pool Care
Moving water in all areas of a swimming pool is very important. Bacteria and algae do not grow as easily in moving water as in stagnant water. Moving water ensures that chemicals are properly mixed throughout the pool. If a pool has one problem area that consistently shows algae growth, chances are great that this area lacks adequate water circulation.
The filter is one of the most important pieces of pool equipment. A clean, properly functioning filter removes visible debris as well as some you can not see. Regardless of the type of filter, normal maintenance is essential and involves three steps:
- Physical cleaning to remove loose debris
- Chemical cleaning with 23756BPG Filter Cleaner to remove oils and stubborn, caked-on debris
- To improve water sparkle and clarity use 23722BPG Concentrated Clarifier.
Frequent vacuuming and daily brushing of the pool and pool surfaces can prevent small problems from getting out of hand. Routine use of a skimmer net is helpful in removing floating debris to prevent it from settling to the bottom of the pool. Weekly cleaning of tile borders with 23635BPG Tile Cleaner will prevent water lines, and remove dirt and grease that can harbor bacteria.
- Sanitize with UV stabilized chlorinating products or with brominating products to kill bacteria.
- Oxidize weekly to break down contaminants such as suntan oils, cosmetics, and perspiration. Restore clarity and sparkle to pool water. 22818BPG is a multi-purpose shock that oxidizes, clarifies, buffers and flocculates. Customer can resume swimming in as soon as 15 minutes after application in most situations.
- Prevent algae before it becomes a problem with 23083BPG Non-Foaming Algaecide or 23046BPG All-Purpose Algaecide.
- Balance water by measuring and adjusting pH, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness. Water that is out of balance contributes to swimmer discomfort. Sanitizers do not work as effectively in water that is out of balance. Pool/spa equipment and surfaces last longer and perform better when water is in balance.
- Prevent metal stains and hard water scale by adding 23901BPG Stain and Scale Protector monthly.
Every pool has a distinct personality so you need to regularly test its chemical characteristics. Most important are the pH and active sanitizer levels. Testing should be done at least twice a day — at the same times each day — while the pump is running. Local health department regulations should be followed on testing frequency and recording of information.