Weekly Pool Maintenance
Too many people ignore the basics like brushing or cleaning the baskets because unless you are home all day, they think they can get away with just adding some tabs and netting some leaves. Consistently doing the right things will lead to having a pool that you can enjoy, and that’s what Alpha and Omega Pool Services offers.
Read the summary below for an overview of what we do for our customers and why it’s important in order to keep your pool looking great!
Weekly Service Summary
Check water level
Most pools have an auto-fill which keeps the water level constant. If your does not you will have to add water each week to maintain the correct level. We recommend that the level be at 1/2 to 3/4 the way up the skimmer basket opening. This is so that the motor doesn’t suck in air as it’s trying to pull water from the skimmer.
The chemical balance in a pool is much more than just adding some chlorine. The alkalinity,pH,free chlorine,TDS (total dissolved solids), and cyanuric acid levels all work together to provide a comfortable swimming experience. We maintain all of these for you at their optimum levels. For TDS and cyanuric acid, we recommend draining the pool when these levels get too high. There is no way to lower these levels with chemical use. When these levels are too high the water chemistry becomes very inefficient, even when we are adjusting the chemicals properly each week.
Empty pump basket
If the pump basket gets full of debris, your motor has to work much harder to pull water in from the drains or skimmer. If it can’t get enough water, damage may result costing you money for repairs.
Empty skimmer basket
This basket collects the debris from the top of the water. As with the pump basket, if this gets too full, it may cost you money for repairs.
It’s important each week to brush all the dirt off the walls, steps, ledges, and any hard to reach places toward the main drain. This will also loosen any debris around the water line so it can be netted or vacuumed.
We will net all debris off the top and bottom of the pool to keep your pool looking great.
Most pools should be vacuumed at least twice a month, many each week. We will vacuum as often as needed to keep your pool clean and clear from dirt and debris that accumulates.
Check for leaks/damages
There should be no water around the filter or motor/pump area. We’ll check for any leaks or broken equipment and let you know what we recommend. Some things may be small but it’s a good idea to take care of them before they lead to bigger problems. I’ll keep your equipment in great working shape.