Circulation and Filtration
The pool pump and pool filter form the heart of any pool maintenance program. With out a strong efficient pool pump and filter, keeping your pool water clear will be much more difficult and expensive. The best time to run your pool pump is during the day for at least 10 hours. Your pool filter removes both visible debris and microscopic particles. It should be backwashed when the pool filter’s pressure gauge indicates levels 8 to 10 lbs. above normal (always follow manufacturer instructions).
It is critical that your pool water circulates around the perimeter of your pool. Water in motion makes it harder for bacteria and algae to take hold. More debris is also directed to your pool skimmers where it can be captured by your pool filter. Adjust the eyeball jets in your inlets to move your pool water in a circular motion.
All swimming pools have areas that have little or no circulation. These areas of minimal circulation are the breeding ground for algae growth. The walls and floor should be brushed and vacuumed a minimum of once a week. If you use an automatic pool cleaner, brushing once a week is a must to keep you pool crystal clear.
It is very important to test your water regularly for two (2) key factors: pH and Sanitizers. By testing your water at least three times per week you will begin to understand how bather load, weather (rain and sun) and chemical applications affect your pool’s water.
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