Most importantly, keep the water clean, whether you already have a trusted Las Vegas pool service company or not. To keep the water clean requires constant maintenance and attention.
According to Las Vegas Pool Company, which specializes in maintenance and renovation of swimming pools, there are two important factors in maintaining clean and clear water: the physical treatment and chemical treatment.
Physical and chemical treatments.
The physical treatment consists of cleaning accessories, such as suction, removing dirt from the sieve with water, cleaning the edges, brushing the walls and bottom of the pool and filtration. Installing the correct filter ensures that the chemicals added to the pool function effectively.
However, the chemical treatment is the balance, as the application of chlorine performed, for example by Las Vegas Pool cleaning service. The chemical balance of the water consists of adjusting the total alkalinity and pH as well as effectively having the chemicals work. You can read review here!
Chlorination ensures that the pool is free of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Other products such as flocculants and algaecides serve to eliminate algae and maintain water sparkle. During the summer period when the pool is used more, attention should be doubled, maintaining the chlorine level always in the ideal ratios.
Tips for winter.
Do not empty the pool in winter, for several reasons. First water is expensive and must be used rationally, then it may cause damage to your pool. The vinyl or fiber may end up deformed and the masonry or concrete cracked.
During this period, when the pool has less use, you can use the protective caps and also install a timer in the engine room that will cause the pump to go on daily at a certain time. If you need extra tips call any pool cleaning service in town.
Remember: Treating water is to keep it in a balanced state, using chlorine and pumping one to two times a week, depending on use. Furthermore, it is necessary to filter the water twice a week, leaving the filter attached for 24 hours. Water well treated can last over ten years.
What to do next then?
Routine maintenance of the pool can also avoid frustration and minimize the need for emergency repairs with chemicals and/or other additives.
Check out these tips:
1. Check the pH of the pool water 2 or 3 times a week during the summer and once a week in the winter.
2. Clean the skimmer basket (surface cleaner) weekly, or as needed.
3. Remove hair and other dirt from the pump every two weeks or as needed. Turn off the pump to do this.
4. Verify and monitor the water level at least once a month and, if necessary, correct the water level. The water level should be at the center of the first tile and /or skimmer. See http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2015/11/28/safe-pools-can-save-children-s-lives.html for more info.
5. Check the chlorine level of the water at least once per week and correct it as necessary to maintain appropriate chlorine levels.
6. Clean the filters. This may be necessary after a heavy storm or once every 2 or 3 months depending on the conditions in your pool. Place the dirty filter into a 10% solution of muriatic acid or TSP solution (trisodium phosphate). Use gloves and eye protection. Be careful and always add the acid to water and not vice versa. Rinse until clean and let them dry.
7. Always keep chemicals stored out of direct sunlight. Keep them in a cool, dry place. Do not store acid and chlorine next to each other.
8. Keep the vegetation, animals and chemicals (fertilizer, for example) far away and out of the pool. Nitrate bird droppings, animal waste and people are food for algae. Do not feed the algae!
9. The temperature has a dramatic effect in your pool. Extreme summer temperatures mean that you should pay more attention to the chemical composition and the clarity of the water in your pool. It should be clear at all times whether you hire a Pool cleaning service or not.
Keep your pool chemical levels in these ranges:
• pH: 7.2-7.8
• Alkalinity: 80 to 120 ppm
• Calcium: 250-450 ppm
• Cyanuric acid or conditioner: 30-50 ppm
• Residual chlorine: 1.0 to 1.5 ppm;
• Combined Chlorine: 0 ppm