Maintenance plans for in ground pools and spas
Believe it or not, a less used pool needs to be cleaned more I often? The deposition of sediment can be higher in a pool less used. Whether your family pool is heavily used or lightly enjoyed we have maintenance and cleaning plans for you. Regardless which cleaning schedule or package you chose we work diligently to fully complete a thorough clean for your pool.
The first step to a pristine backyard oasis is clearing the area of debris. This is typically leaves, branches, bugs, and critters. Although these are the most common unwanted occupants of your swim. area we are experts in removing all kinds of uninvited guests in your pool. Please note large animals in the pool may require draining for a proper clean.
It is recommended that trees and landscaping be scaled back away from the waters edge for the homeowners convenience We can also recommend fixes to any one off situation regarding your backyard space. After netting the debris from the water we will vacuum any remaining sediment, dirt, or small and hard to reach debris from the basin on the pool. It is assumed that large items can clog filters, and while this is true small items can also cause issues if absorbed into the filtration system. After storms or heavy winds it is recommended to call for service or complete an at home cleaning session.
The first step is often referred to as skimmer and scrubber sessions. We use our telescopic nets to gather the debris. We will then scrub the walls, in-set seating and steps of the pool. Scrubbing is an important step to remove any bacteria and microscopic growths that can easily occur.
Skimming and brushing are the first steps to a sparking swimming pool. This must be completed regularly for debris and sediment. Deep or more thorough cleans can be performed monthly or bi monthly depending on area and usage.
It is important that use have on hand the proper supplies for you in ground pool or spa. You will need a telescopic pool, which is the long pole for attaching a net. Other cleaning supplies will also attach to the telescopic pole. This is used regularly, so having a quality pole on hand is recommended. Before using the pole in the water be certain it is clean so not to potentially contaminate the water with unwanted bacteria, dirt or other grime.
The Skimmer is the net that attaches to the end. This is made to remove leaves or other debris from the water's surface and edges. These can get dirty also, and it is recommended to clean them regularly.
The brush is used for the surfaces of the basin, the ladder, any in-set seating, and the steps. Brushes are known to get clogs from the dust but regular rinsing will assist in proper maintenance.
Homeowners should use the skimmer daily, especially if trees or bushes hang near the surface of the water. Leaves will build up quickly, especially in area of high wind. Although Regular pool service will skim as a part of the service, this should be done at least a few times a week, if not daily. This part is easily accomplished, ask our team for tips and tricks to get it done without stress!
Once the water has been skimmed and the surfaces brushed we move to the vacuum.
A pool vacuum is a vital tool for any size or shape swimming pool. The brands and types vary widely, we can offer recommendations if you would like.
Again depending on your location, weather patterns and landscaping you may need to run your vacuum every week or more. This is another part of the general maintenance to the basin of the pool to keep it clear and bright. Once you have selected the right vacuum for your needs follow the instructions for set up.
Some vacuums are automatic and some you can manually attach to your telescopic pole. We will also perform vacuuming services with our checklist of other needs during a service call or regular cleaning.
Keep in mind that Skimming, brushing, and vacuuming will most likely need to be completed in additional to monthly service calls. These items need to be conducted throughout the week as well.