Weekly Pool Service and Maintenance In Dallas
Now that fall is here, the holidays are just around the corner, and you are no longer swimming, many people will just look at their pool and begin to think about summer. Keep in mind that even though you aren’t actually swimming, keeping it clean is still extremely important. Trust us when we say many do it yourself swimming pool cleaners usually let their pools go during the wintertime or they don’t clean them nearly as much as they should. Well, you aren’t alone and you aren’t alone because when you aren’t using it regularly it is easy for the brain to just forget about keeping up on what should be done. So we wanted to share a few tips with you on what you need to do to prevent problems with your pool this winter.
First and foremost, whatever you do, don’t forget to brush the swimming pool. This is probably one of the most important steps that get overlooked easily. Anytime you forget to brush, dirt and other debris can build up on the interior finish, steps, and benches. This can lead to staining and potential algae growth. Even though your chlorine usage will go way down, you will still need to balance your water chemistry so don’t forget to check your pH on a regular basis and make sure your Total Alkalinity (TA) is balanced as well. One of the other biggest differences with your swimming pool is your filter run times. Typically, most homeowners will save money because they lower their filter run times but if you live in a colder environment and one that doesn’t close down pools please remember to run the pump especially when the air temperature is below 32 degrees to prevent freezing from occurring.
Another key reminder is to keep on top of skimming out your pool and keeping the skimmer and pump baskets free of debris. Storms can and will happen during the wintertime. When they occur you will want to remove the debris and keep flow into and out of the skimmer basket to prevent the pump from running dry. Again, we know it’s easy to forget about your pool especially when you aren’t using it but remember the investment and how much money might go into replacing things especially when it only takes a few minutes to get this done in the off-season.