The 5 Key Areas of Pool Maintenance that are Very Important to Keeping the Water in your Swimming Pool Clean, Clear and Safe

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Pool water must be circulated for maximum sanitizer effectiveness. The more your water is in motion, the harder it is for bacteria and algae to take hold. Debris is captured by your filter, too. The best time to circulate the water is during the day, for at least 6 hours or more.


The filter is one of your most important components to your pool system.. It removes visible debris as well as most microscopic matter. Generally, a filter should be backwashed (the removal of material trapped on or in the filter media) when the water pressure in the filter reaches 8 to 10 pounds above normal. Because backwashing does not remove oils and deeply embedded debris, every filter needs to be leaned regularly, according to the manufacturer.

Pool Care #3 CLEANING

algae and bacteria can become a major problem if left undisturbed for too long. Algae can literally root into the pool and in the warmer months the conditions can become perfect for growing quickly. To prevent this growth, at least once a week, the walls and floor should be brushed and vacuumed to remove debris that the filter misses. Brushing is a must, even if you use an automatic pool cleaner or retain a weekly service for your chemicals.

Pool Care #4 TESTING

Every pool has characteristics that must be regularly measured and adjusted. Most important are the pH and the level of active sanitizer. By testing these two factors at regular intervals, you’ll understand how pool usage, weather and product application affect the water. Test your pool water two or three times per week. Water chemistry can also be tested by a pool chemical supply store or service company. This will help you maintain proper water balance and greatly reduce the potential for problems.

Pool Care #5 CHEMISTRY

The last step in a total pool care maintenance program is applying the right products to your pool water at the right time. This will help you:

  • Provide a sanitary swimming environment.
  • Balance the water to protect the equipment and pool surfaces. Unbalanced water can permanently damage both.
  • Provide brilliant, sparkling water that’s inviting.

Delta Pool Care services swimming pools in Galt, Lodi, Stockton and surrounding areas in the Delta region. We provide all these levels of pool service. if you prefer to leave this to professionals call us at 916-776-6522.