10 Dec Keeping on top of your pool maintenance
Keeping your pool clean ,efficient and safe is a tough job. To keep your pool running perfectly, you will most likely need a professional to help you. Keeping your pool running perfectly and without problems will need the assistance of someone who works with the technical parts of the swimming pool operation.
You will need a pool technician who is totally certified as well as who knows the local rules and regulations and can do any needed cleaning, repairs and renovations to the pool that may need to be carried out.
What we focus on when carrying out a pool service?
Chlorine-pH Test is an accurate method that consists of putting the kit in the water and filling the compartments of the Chlorine test kit with pool water. Adding a Phenol Red tablet to the water, close the lid tightly and shake until the tablet has dissolved. When the water changes colour, we identify the colour of the water with what’s on the colour pH chart on the kit to determine the pH value. To maintain the range of the water, the range must be tested daily through chlorine and pH test. Reducing or enhancing the pH will depend on the outcome of the result.
It is easy to measure and control the pathogens that are usually found in pool water through chlorine because it is very useful against them. It is totally inexpensive, and it also becomes disinfectant when successfully used in water. It has been used for many years now.
For disinfecting pool water to the same degree of efficiency as chlorine, bromine is a very powerful oxidant. Especially being very effective against different viruses, fungi, and bacteria, also, to abolishing organic impurities from the water. And also it does not give off any irritating smells as compare to chlorine.
Maintain Water Balance
Due to the infections of algae, bacteria and organic matter in the water, sometimes pool water often loses its transparency and becomes cloudy. To help the filter or skimmer absorb the smallest particles by grouping them together, clarifies or flocculants are used, which makes it easier to remove the dirt particles. As a result, they prevent the cloudiness in the water, as well as helping to eliminate the unnecessary oils and creams that are floating on the water. This also helps in running the filters more smoothly and efficiently.
Problems and what could possibly be their causes?
· Poor filtration
· High pH
· Excess organic matter
· High hardness
· Formation of algae
· Low alkalinity
· Presence of iron or manganese
Stains on Walls
· Presence of metal ions
Scale in Water
· Precipitation of calcium salts
Irritation to Eyes and Skin
· Un Adjusted pH
· Organic residues excess
Other things that will need to be maintened and cleaned:
The operation of the pool filtration system and other areas will need to be monitored and maintained also.
There are multiple skimmers that draw water just like the main drains, but they suck water only from the top of the pool.
It is the same function as the regular vacuum cleaners but instead of air they suck water.
Two or more drains are located at the bottom of the pool to provide filtration. These need to be serviced and cleaned from time to time.
PUMP & MOTOR
The water pump simply circulates the water through the filtration system.
A device used to remove particles suspended in the water by pumping water through a porous substance or material. Filters need to be cleaned as they build up with gunk over long use.
The heater works by burning fuel and passing the heat to the exchanger raising the overall water’s temperature. The heaters need to be checked they are running correctly.