Pool maintenance Schedule
The information stated within this document is for reference only, and is not intended to be used as a basis for exact pool and pool water maintenance. Please contact a pool water specialist in your area for exact maintenance requirements and to set up a schedule for your specific pool.
Opening Your Pool
Remove, clean and store the pool cover
Thoroughly clean and vacuum the pool
Add water to the desired height at the prescribed rate of 1” (25mm) per hour
Test water balance, pH, Calcium Hardness and Total Alkalinity levels
Inspect electrical service, filters, skimmers, drains, ladders, diving boards, plugs, gauges, and other important components of the system
Lubricate fittings, valves, o-rings, and plugs
Inspect tile and grout installations, and clean tiles and skimmer with cleanser
Take a sample of pool water to a pool water expert for analysis
Clean and inspect pool deck
Skim pool water surface and vacuum pool bottom
Backwash filter if necessary
Shock pool water to breakpoint levels
Adopt a routine maintenance program for the season
Add algaecide as required
Pool Maintenance 2-3 times a week:
Empty skimmer and pump basket (may require more frequent cleaning)
Vacuum the pool two to three times a week. Brush the sides and bottom of your pool, even if you have an automatic pool cleaner as this will loosen dirt and other particles that may adhere to pool finish.
Weekly Pool Maintenance:
Remove any large accumulation of debris on the bottom with a leaf scoop.
Feed the pool with chlorine or other sanitizer to satisfy its requirements either manually or automatically.
Check that the water level is high enough for the pump to operate correctly.
Test and adjust sanitizer level (may require more frequent testing depending upon bather load and environmental conditions)
Visually inspect pool water for clarity, color and visible contaminants
Remove floating leaves
Test and adjust pH (may require more frequent testing depending upon bather load and environmental conditions)