Weekly Pool Maintenance in Dallas
As a residential and commercial swimming pool owner in the Dallas Ft. Worth area dealing with storms and having a swimming pool can be quite challenging. With extremely high winds, dust, and vegetation it can make the cleanup process extremely challenging. As much as the rain is welcomed to our area because of drought conditions the high winds introduce dirt, pollen, leaves, and other debris into your swimming pool that is extremely important to remove as soon as possible. Being diligent about cleaning up your swimming pool after a storm can prevent filtration issues, water chemistry problems, and issues with your pool cleaner. That is why we feel this blog post is so important because even though you have a pool service there is some work that you might need to do if we were already there.
Just because you have a weekly service company doesn’t mean that you won’t have to do anything with your pool. Yes, they will come to clean it and balance your water with the proper chemicals but what happens if the same day they clean your pool there is a storm later in the day? Waiting for them to come back one week later isn’t the best course of action. This can cause algae to grow in your pool, staining to the interior finish, and potential filtration issues too because the debris has impeded flow into your equipment. As stated above, high winds will bring pollen, vegetation and so much more into your swimming pool. This can eat up chlorine quicker if left in the swimming pool, add phosphates, and should be removed as soon as possible. This prevents leaves, branches, palm trees, and whatever other debris from sinking to the bottom of the swimming pool and staining the plaster if left untreated. This can also get stuck in your pool cleaner, fill up your skimmer basket, and prevent the proper flow of water in and out of your filtration equipment. That means skimming out the debris as soon as possible is extremely important. A blockage in the skimmer basket could cause a motor to burn out and improper filtration.
If you have a lot of debris in your swimming pool, adding additional chlorine will help keep the pool properly sanitized, and brushing the dirt off of the steps, benches, and sides of the interior finish can help too. One way to prep your swimming pool when you know a storm is coming is turning on your filter to keep things moving and adding additional sanitizer before the storm hits. But if you have a lot of debris you will want to remove it from the pool, pump basket, and skimmer basket before it prevents flow into and out of the filtration equipment because if they run without water it can cause the motor to burnout and can be an expensive fix.
If you should have any questions on what you can do to prevent storm damage to your pool please contact us today!