Posted on Jun 09, 2014 | Comments (0)
Weekly maintenanceshould be done, as the name implies, once a week during the entire season. If you're looking to hire someone to take care of your pool for you, pool maintenance companies generally offer season-long packages that will let you save some money compared to scheduling one visit at a time. Their standard maintenance procedure should include:
- Controlling the pH and disinfectant levels of your water
- Balancing the water chemistry
- Cleaning the pool using a pool vacuum
- Filter backwash
- Water temperature control
- Piping inspection
- Equipment inspection
Hiring professionals to service and clean your pool will cost you a bit of money, but will save a huge amount of time over the summer. It can also prevent costly repairs because a specialist will always spot if there's something wrong with your pool equipment and you can choose to fix this problem while it is still minor, which is what preventative maintenance is all about.
Preventative maintenance is necessary to ensure your equipment will be functioning properly for a long time. Preventative maintenance technician will inspect your pool equipment, tune it up to avoid excessive consumption of electricity, gas or water and make any repairs if necessary. He can also professionally clean your filter and heater. In Ontario the technician doing such maintenance must have a gas license to work with your pool heater.
Seasonal maintenance is more commonly known as "pool opening" and "pool closing". There are just two visits per year, but they are the most time-consuming ones. During the opening visit a maintenance crew will do everything to make your pool useable for the summer - starting from removing the winter cover and finishing with balancing the water chemistry in your pool.
Pool closing is also quite important and a poorly winterized pool can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring! A professional pool closing will ensure that all your equipment and piping is fully winterized and won't be damaged by the freezing weather.