As any pool technician or expert will tell you, a clean pool is a healthy pool. Unfortunately, no pool stays perfectly spotless all on its own! Tons of factors can affect how dirty a pool gets – weather, frequent swimming, fallen debris, or extreme temperatures especially in San Antonio. No one enjoys the look or feel of a pool overtaken with algae and scaling, but many people don’t have the time to give their pool a thorough cleaning. If you need pool cleaning assistance from someone you can trust, you’ve come to the right place. Sanchez Pools has been providing comprehensive pool services in San Antonio and the surrounding areas for nearly 30 years.
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Clean, balanced water is the backbone of a well-maintained pool. Most pools require weekly service to keep them in top-quality condition. A clean pool is more hygienic and healthy for people to use, but the benefits of a well-kept pool don’t stop there. If you ever need insurance on your pool, one of the first things an insurance company will investigate is whether or not you have a healthy, clean pool. And although regular maintenance or a simple pool service may sound like it would cost you a lot of time and money, in reality it will end up saving you both. By keeping your pool maintained, you’ll be burdened by fewer costly repairs and major cleanups.
Algae, the green or black growth often seen on pool floors and walls, is one of the most common issues San Antonio pool owners experience with their swimming pools. This is because algae grows pretty effortlessly. Not only is algae displeasing to the eye, but it can make pool stairs slippery and cause skin to feel “slimy” after swimming. Luckily, algae is easily eliminated and prevented especially if treated by a professional.
At Sanchez Pools of San Antonio, we take care of all the stressful maintenance work so you can just focus on enjoying your pool! With our help, you’ll have a sparkling, pristine swimming pool again in no time with our weekly pool cleaning service. Although we are a pool builder, we have a special team that specializes in cleaning and maintenance as a pool service company under Sanchez Pools.
A backyard swimming pool can provide many, many years of fun and relaxation for you and your family. But like most things in life, it will only remain nice and enjoyable if you take good care of it.
And that means cleaning it on a regular basis, which we suggest accomplishing weekly during the times of the year when it’s warm enough outside to use your swimming pool. If you decide to slack on your cleaning, your pool could need resurfacing or major pool repairs.
But the good news is that this doesn’t have to be an overwhelmingly difficult or time consuming chore, that is if you stay on top of things and remain committed to a regular cleaning schedule or service.
Most cleaning chores are rather easy to accomplish, especially if you’re doing them regularly. Pick a day of the week, Sunday mornings for example, and commit to doing your regular cleaning during this time.
Then when all of the “work” is done, you can do a cannonball into the cool water and enjoy another day of peaceful bliss in your clean pool.
Now, what are some of the regularly cleaning tasks that you should be performing? Well, as we mentioned above, most are rather simple and can all be accomplished in less than an hour.
Let’s look at a few chores that you should definitely perform on a regular basis or have a professional Pool Service Company doing on a weekly basis:
Skimming. Now this is one that you probably already guessed, especially if you’ve owned a pool for a few years. Grab the skimmer regularly, at least on a weekly basis, and gather up all of the leaves, insects and other debris that are floating on the top of the water. It’s important that you do this often, before this debris makes its way to the bottom of the pool. At that point, it gets a bit harder to clean up. In San Antonio TX, all kinds of tree pollen can really hurt your filters and pumps.
Vacuuming. Hook up your vacuum to the pool filter and clean items that have settled on the bottom of the pool. This is also something that you’ll want to do regularly, because the more things that are on the pool floor means more things you’ll be stepping on while trying to enjoy the pool on a warm summer day.
Brushing. Remove dirt that has collected on the walls and floor of the pool by using a brush made especially for this task. You’ll want to brush the dirt and sediment toward the main drain so it can be easily collected via the vacuuming process.
Checking Your Filter. During this weekly cleaning task, it’s a good time to check your filter to make sure that it’s working properly. Cleaning and maintaining your filter will go a long way toward extending it’s lifespan, and will keep your water clean and ready for use during the warm weather season.
Checking the Circulation. It’s a good idea to run your pump for awhile before using it, to make sure that the water is properly filtered and safe to use. Your pool’s circulation system, including the skimmer, the pump, the drains and the filter, ensures that the water is properly filtered.
Shocking the Water. Shocking the water every now and then removes algae, bacteria, dirt and other items from the water and cleans it for both short term and long term use. Test your water weekly and add chemicals, if necessary, but be sure that you’re doing so in the proper way. It’s a good idea to follow the manufacturer’s directions that you received during the initial installation of your swimming pool.