If you are searching for “Chandler Pool Maintenance” or “Pool Maintenance Chandler“, Culligan Pool Care can help! We offer 3 different levels of Pool Maintenance including:
Keeping your pool clean doesn’t have to be hard as you think it is. All pools are different, so that means that the maintenance needs are different as well. Although, they all share one thing in common: the secret to good pool health is routine care. Culligan Pool Care offers reliable pool maintenance services to pool owners in Chandler, AZ.
If you decide to handle normal issues like broken pumps or murky water on your own, ensure that you are looking at the manufacturers manual before you fix or use the equipment. It doesn’t matter if you are relying on service companies to care for your pool, you will still need to do some things on your own to be sure that your pool will remain in good condition for years to come.
Chandler Pool Maintenance Services:
We offer full service pool maintenance services to keep your swimming pool clean all year long.
Chemical Only Pool Maintenance
Our Chemical Only Pool Maintenance Package is our most basic pool service that covers all chemicals needed to keep your pool water clean and basic inspection of equipment for proper operation.
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Chemical Plus Pool Maintenance
Our Chemical Plus Pool Maintenance Package is our next step up pool service that covers all chemicals needed to keep your pool water clean, visual inspection of pool equipment for proper operation, back washing pool filter, emptying skimmer baskets, and cleaning pump impeller.
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Full Care Pool Maintenance
Our Full Care Pool Maintenance Package is our all encompassing pool service. The full care package covers all of your pool needs including: all chemicals needed, brushing pool walls and steps, emptying skimmer basket, back-washing filter, cleaning impeller pump debris, pool vacuuming, and more.
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Pool Maintenance Commonly Includes:
Pool Maintenance companies usually take care of the following duties of your pool:
Skimming debris and cleaning out baskets
By skimming the surface of the pool by hand every few days will be the easiest and fastest ways to help keep your pool clean. Although, if you don’t want to skim your pool yourself, let us do it for you as part of your regular pool service. We offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly pool maintenance services. Floating debris can sink and become hard to remove. Using a long handled net called a leaf skimmer will help to remove bugs, leaves, and other items. Skimming will help to increase the efficiency of the circulation system and will lower the chlorine amount that will need to be added to your pool. You can locate strainer baskets attached to the side of any above-ground pools and on the pool deck of in-ground pools. You will just remove the plastic basket and then shake it out; you can spray the inside with a hose which can help to remove stubborn objects.
Vacuuming the pool and brushing tiles and walls
Pools should be vacuumed each week to keep the water clean and reduce the amount of chemicals that you have to add. There are different types of pool vacuums. If you have a manual vacuum, just work it like you would be vacuuming a carpet. It is a good form to slightly overlap the strokes. Then check the filter each time that you vacuum and clean it.
Vacuuming isn’t the only thing that should be done weekly. Brushing the tiles and walls will help to minimize calcium deposits and algae buildup, so that it doesn’t fester and then become a huge problem. The material that your pool is made of will state what type of brush that you need to use. Pick a stiff brush for a concrete pool and use soft brushes for fiberglass or vinyl walls. When it comes to tiles, use soft brushes to prevent degradation or scratching of the grout. Using a putty knife or pumice stone as well as 50/50 mix of muriatic acid and water will work well.
Cleaning the pool filter
There are different types of pool filters: diatomaceous earth, sand, and cartridge. Even though there are different maintenance procedures for each type, they all require cleaning depending on the filter type and how often you clean the pool. Cleaning the filter more than is recommended can actually cause issues with filtration process. Having a clean filter is actually less efficient than one that has some dirt on it because the dirt helps to trap other types of particles, which in turn removes debris from the water. Although, you don’t want the filter to become too dirty. The main sign that it is time to clean it is an increase of airflow between the flow meter and pressure gauge. Clean the filter when it hits between 10 and 15 PSI. We backwash your pool filter on a regular basis to ensure your filter is running at 100% at all times.
Professionally servicing the heater
Do you have a pool heater that needs servicing, we can help! Pool heaters normally need at least maintenance of the pool equipment. A gas heater will work okay without being serviced for a few years, and electric ones can last a lot longer. Look at the manual for care instructions. Sometimes there will be calcium scales that will build up inside of the heater tubes and restrict the flow which prevents the water from being heated properly. If this happens, just hire a professional because the heater may be needed to be taken apart and have the tubes cleaned with acid or a wire brush. Hiring someone to service your pool can cost more than $100 monthly depending on how much maintenance is needed.
Checking and maintaining water levels
Lots of water will be lost during the swimming seasons due to normal wear and tear as well as evaporation. Whenever you remove debris weekly, that is a good time to check the water levels. Be sure that it doesn’t go below the level of the skimmer, otherwise your pump could be damaged. If the water is low, fill it back up to safe levels.
Draining your pool to perform maintenance or once the season has passed, ensure that you are careful to not the let pool be empty for too long. A general rule for pools is to leave water in it during the winter because water counteracts the forces of the ground that is pressing up on the pool.
Maintaining the pH levels
Let Culligan Pool Care manage your pool chemical levels for you. Pool water needs to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that it is healthy and clean. The pH scale is the measurement of alkalinity or acidity in water that goes from 0 to 14. Having a pH level of 7.2 to 7.8 is great; this is the range that is safe for swimmers and helps the sanitizers to work at their best efficiency.
You will be able to monitor the pH levels with a testing kit. There are a lot of kits that are available. Although, many homeowner’s versions are test strips or reagent kits. Reagent kits aren’t hard to use. Take a sample of pool water, add tablets or liquid to it. The water then will change color and show you the chemical balance. Test strips are different. You just submerge it into the pool for a few seconds and then the strip will change color and then you match up the color with a pH level chart that will let you know the pH level. Use this information to find and know how much chemicals to put in your pool.
Every now and again we may have to shock your pool to get rid of algae or bacteria. There are organic contaminates such as nitrogen or ammonia that will buildup on the pool after time. Having massive amounts of these chemicals will cause chloramines to form, which will give off the chlorine smell that is associated with pools. In order to remove this order, you have to shock or super-chlorinate the pool back to normal chlorine levels. Even though it sounds like it won’t work, adding a lot of chlorine to your pool will take care of the odor. Some pools are shocked weekly, while others take a longer time. Follow instructions from manufacturers before you shock the pool.
Finding and repairing leaks
Sometimes it can be hard to find out if low water levels are because of a leak or evaporation. You will be able to find leaks by conducting a bucket test. Fill a bucket up to ¾ full. On the inside mark the water line. Place the bucket in the pool and then mark the outside of the bucket with a water line. Let it float for a few days. If the water inside and outside of the bucket has gone down, then its evaporation. Although, if the pool level is down more than inside of the bucket, then you have a pool leak. That is when you call us to patch the pool.
Winterizing you pool
We can help get your pool ready for the winter time in Chandler. Where you live will determine if you need to winterize your pool. If the location has temperatures that will drop below freezing at all, you will need to take some steps to help ensure that your pool will remain healthy. Any left over water that are in the pipes of your pool may freeze and become damaged. In order to keep this from happening, simply use an air compressor to blow the water out of the plumbing whenever the swimming season is done. Be sure to drain as much water as possible from the heater and filters. Any left over water could be drained using non-toxic antifreeze. Disconnect the pump, heater, and chemical feeders, which will need to be cleaned and stored.
Lastly, clean the pool. Lower the water level to about 18 inches and then cover the pool to keep debris out.
Opening your pool for swimming season
If you have properly winterized your pool, then you can reopen it easily during swimming season. Don’t remove the pool cover until you have the area around the pool cleaned. Hose or sweep away any debris to keep it from getting into the pool. Then fill your pool to the regular water level. Next, begin to reconnect everything. Water have to go into the circulation system, so open the line valve. Test your water for the pH level and then shock your pool. It will take more than a week for the pool to become balanced and swimmable. Let your pump run constantly, and reduce the running time by an hour each day until the water has become balanced.
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