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Useful Tips
We take great pride in offering assistance to all of our clients in order to maintain their new investment. Please feel free to browse our catalouge of tips.

CLEANERS

  • An automatic pool cleaner will dramatically reduce the time spent on weekly maintenance.
  • If you fill your pool with well water, you'll need to add a metal remover.

FILTERS

  • When cleaning cartridge filters, soak them in a cleaning solution for 24 hours, then hose them off before reinstalling.
  • D.E. filters should be disassembled and cleaned at least once per season.
  • Is your sand filter 3-5 years old? If so, ask your pool professional if it's time to replace the sand.
  • If your filter pressure gauge indicates that pressure has dropped below the normal reading for a clean filter, check to see if you have a clogged pump or skimmer basket.
  • Cleaning your sand or D.E. filters when you close your pool for the season will ensure that they are ready for action when you open your pool the following summer.
  • To obtain maximum filtration and energy efficiency, backwash or clean your filter regularly, as required.
GASKETS, O-RINGS, & RUBBER FITTINGS
  • If your pool has a  deck-mounted junction box, check the condition of the gaskets regularly--and  replace as needed--to make sure the box cannot be penetrated by water.
  • When closing your pool for  the season, coat all accessible o-rings, rubber fittings, and gaskets with a silicone O-ring lube to keep them from drying out.
HEATERS
  • To maintain your heater's heating efficiency, follow a regular program of preventive maintenance, including annual inspection and de-liming of the heat exchanger when necessary.

LIGHTING

  • The addition of fiber optic or automated color changing lighting can dramatically enhance your nighttime pool enjoyment.
PUMPS
  • Turn the pool pump off before operating the multiport valve.
  • If your pump starts running louder or making unusual noises, shut it off and contact your pool professional.
  • Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.
SKIMMERS
  • To prevent your skimmer  basket from tipping over when the pump switches on or off, place a small weight  or rock in the bottom (the weight must be larger than the suction pipe below the  basket).
  • Check to make sure the  skimmer weir is in place and is moving freely.
  • Make a habit of checking  and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.

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