Spring is here, and now is the perfect time to begin cleaning your swimming pool in preparation for a busy summer period ahead. Within this guide, we will go through some of the techniques you can use to maintain your pool sparkly clean and enjoyable for the swimming season.
The Pool Cover
The pool spring cleaning process begins with removing the pool cover. Remove rain from the cover using a pump. Tightening the cap by pulling the edges encourages the water to pool in a central site. With a broom, remove as much dirt, leaves, and other debris out of the surface of the cover as possible. Fold the sheet to one end of the pool and then eliminate it. Lay the sheet at a sloping area of the yard and wash the surface using a garden hose. Allow sufficient time for drying before folding and storing the cover.
Pool Pump & Filter Cleaning
Wrap plastic tape around the threaded plugs that fit in the pool filter, pool pump, chlorinators, and relations. Insert the plugs and hand tighten. Reattach hoses and reinstall pool pumps, skimmer baskets, and pressure gauges. Tighten skimmer and return screws. Assemble the filtration system while inspecting components. Pay close attention to hoses, which might have become brittle during the winter. Replace hoses if needed.
Remove leaves and larger debris using a rake or a leaf bagger. Pool filters require thorough cleaning now if not completed the prior fall. There are many different methods for cleaning sand filters. Soak the screen in a sand filter cleaner or use a backwash filter cleaner. Either way, don't run pool pumps on a regular cycle before thoroughly backwashing and rinsing. Manufacturer's generally advised replacing sand more than three years of age. Filters containing diatomaceous earth also need soaking using the suggested pool cleaners.
Fixing the bottom of the swimming pool
Fill out the pool to the average water level, turn on the pool filters, and monitor the water flow. Before vacuuming dirt from the pool's bottom, place the filter system to"waste" This setting sends the debris through the backwash without contaminating the sand filter. In the event filtration systems don't have this feature, detach the nozzle between the screen and pump. Attach a backwash hose directly to the pump—clean filter baskets as necessary during the procedure.
For above-ground pools, attach the wand and hose to the vacuum head and place the device into the water. Attach the skim-vac adapter into the other end of the hose. Hold the adapter within the return jet, which forces water and air from the tube. Slide the adapter into the skimmer. With the siphon began, slowly move the vacuum head across the bottom of the pool.
Fixing and Chemical Treating:
Use a brush and one of the recommended surface pool cleaners and gently scrub the walls around the perimeter of the above ground pool. For granite or tile pools, use commercial vinyl cleaners: clean ladders, steps, and faceplates at the time.
After the manufacturer's instructions, check the pool water quality. Replace kit reagents each spring before starting this process. Normal alkalinity levels range between 80-120 parts per million or ppm. Add one pound of baking soda for every 10,000 gallons of water, which raises alkalinity ten ppm. Average calcium levels vary somewhere between 180-220 ppm. Use one pound of calcium chloride for every 10,000 gallons of water, which increases levels around five ppm. Run the pump for about eight hours, permitting thorough substance circulation.
Check the pH level, which generally lies between 7.4 and 7.6. Boost the pH using sodium carbonate or soda ash. Some pool owners additionally add clarifiers at the moment. Allow another eight hours for chemical flow. Hyper-chlorinate or shock the pool using one pound of granulated calcium hypochlorite or five gallons of household bleach for every 10,000 gallons of water.