Yes, pool maintenance can be a bit of a chore but it’s also essential for keeping your pool clear and healthy. As professional pool cleaners, we get a lot of questions from our customers about the maintenance of their pool. Today, we answer some of our most frequently asked questions about taking care of your pool.
Why is my pump so noisy?
If you’re having issues with a noisy pump, there could be a number of causes. In some cases, it’s something as simple as the pump vibrating against the surface it’s resting on. In other cases, it could be something more complicated such as cavitation or issues with the bearings. Call your pool technician and they can come out to take a look.
How do I test my pool water?
It’s essential that you regularly test your pool water to ensure that the pH remains between 7.2 and 7.6 for optimal swimming conditions. If you’re new to water testing, the easiest thing to do is bring it in to your local pool shop where they can test it for you and let you know if you need to add anything to the water. Once you know what to look for, you can use easy at-home test kits.
How often should I backwash my pool filter?
This will depend on how frequently you’re using the pool and how much debris gets it there. You should aim to be backwashing your pool filter at least every month, but this may increase to weekly in the summer months. Some signs your filter needs backwashing is increased water pressure, increased water flow and cloudy water.
Why is my pool green?
If your pool is looking a bit green, it’s a sign that you have an algae infestation. Once you’ve removed debris, you need to super chlorinate the water and let this circulate before adding algaecide. You can also add a flocculating agent if the algae is particularly bad. Then you need to brush your pool down and run your filter for the next eight hours. If you’re still having issues after treatment, call your pool technician.
How frequently should I get my pool serviced?
That’s really up to you! Some people like to have their pool serviced every couple of week so they don’t have to do much of the maintenance themselves, while others opt for a service at the beginning of the swimming season or before an event. Look for a pool servicing company who are happy to be flexible and work out a schedule which works for your lifestyle.
At Pool Assist, we offer high quality pool cleaning, servicing and repairs for both commercial and domestic pools. Our certified technicians will help keep your pool operating at its best so you can just sit back and enjoy the water. Whether you need general servicing or are having issues with your pool equipment which need prompt attention, our team can help.
For expert pool cleaners Perth, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.