While superior Co-Op HVAC is not in the business of regular pool maintenance, we found this article that can be helpful to those that are opening their pools now. A proper pool opening can help you reduce any cost associated with repairs that you may need to call us to make. Also, knowing your equipment and doing an inspection while you are opening the pool can go a long way to reducing these costs as well. If you are ever unsure, call a professional. If you find that you need a repair, contact us!
It only takes a while and then you realize that spring is knocking at your backyard pool. And your pool might probably have branches and leaves floating. But before re-opening the pool for summer, you need to find various methods that will help in getting out the greenish water at the pool tab. The only thing you want is to restore the pool water to its actual chemical balance. So, what’s the process? First, you need to prepare yourself and keep in mind that everything must work as it was before. With that in mind, take a look at the following procedures that will help you get your pool ready for summer.
It is imperative to turn on the pool equipment since they have not been working for some time. The process helps to determine if the equipment is intact or leaking. Don’t forget to check under the pool pump since it’s easier to clean and repair the light leaks when they are still small.
You should test the level of the dissolved solids in the water pool such as calcium. The process will help you to choose whether you need to refill or drain-off your pool. In some cases, you might need assistance from qualified pool service and they roughly charge about $120 for a paramount service inspection. They will also check a TDS test (Total Dissolved Solid).
Note that even if you are told to drain-off the pool, you only need to do it when you are aware that there might be lots of debris or you haven’t been covering your pool for some time. For instance, if the water table of the location of your pool is high, it might tend to lift the ground even without the weight of the water level. The reality is that the pool might sink into the ground due to high groundwater table. Pool inspection service can also help to place an oversize pump for water level balance. That said, it is recommended to drain your pool every four to five years.
Clean the pool when it’s already empty. You can only do this by asking the pool service to wash and polish the pool surfaces with water pool acid so as to eliminate the hard water that is always induced at the waterline ring.
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