Weekly Pool Service In Dallas
Winter is almost over, spring is in the air, the temperatures are warming up which means it is time to start thinking about your swimming pool again! If you own a residential or commercial swimming pool that means changes are in store and prepping your swimming pool for swim season is extremely important because as the water warms up changes must be made to keep it looking great. That is why we wrote this blog post and we hope it helps to answer any questions you might have on changes you need to make when the water starts to warm up.
With temperatures already warming up, Weber Pools would like to make sure your swimming pool is ready for the upcoming season. That means you can either hire a reputable company like ours to provide weekly pool service in Dallas or perform it on your own if you would prefer. We understand that when you spend a lot of your hard-earned money on a swimming pool, it’s extremely important to keep it blue, clean, and clear. Ultimately, hiring a reputable swimming pool service and repair company should be at the forefront of your mind but we know that some people might not have the budget and would prefer to do it on their own. First and foremost, your water chemistry is extremely important and we recommend using Taylor Test Kits to check for adequate amounts of chlorine, pH, Total Alkalinity (TA), Cyanuric Acid (CYA), Calcium Hardness (CH), and phosphates. Now that spring is around the corner, you must start checking chlorine, pH, CYA, and TA weekly along with brushing the tile line, the interior finish, steps, and benches. Skimming out all debris with a net as soon as possible when bushes and trees bloom is also extremely important to prevent chlorine loss in the pool. Please note, any dirt and debris affect water chemistry that is why it’s such a priority. You will also want to make sure to empty out the skimmer and pump baskets to allow for proper filtration in and out of the filter.
The following are appropriate values to remember when it comes to water chemistry when the water warms up. Remember, algae loves warm water so you must combat it with balanced water chemistry…..
Chlorine – 3 – 5 ppm
pH – 7.4 – 7.8
TA – 80 – 120 ppm
CYA – 30 – 50 ppm
When levels of chlorine fall below recommendations or water filtration are compromised algae will begin to grow. Please note, the warmer the water the faster it will grow! If the pH climbs above 7.8 the water can become cloudy and scaling can occur on the tile and interior finish. To prevent possible algae growth now is the time to increase your chlorine levels along with your filtration run times. Typically, depending on the size of your swimming pool your filter run times will be between 6 – 8 hours a day in the springtime and 8 – 12 hours a day in the summertime.
In conclusion, now is the time to get your water tested and to make sure you start making changes to the way you take care of your swimming pool. This is also a good time to have your filter checked as well for the increased usage. Weber Pools provides inspections on all equipment as well as filter cleanings in preparation for the increased use. If you should have any questions or are looking to hire a company that can take the stress away from you, please contact us today!