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Equipment

Equipment

Cleaners

  • An automatic pool cleaner will dramatically reduce the time spent on weekly maintenance.
  • If you fill your pool with well water, you'll need to add a metal remover.

Filters

  • When cleaning cartridge filters, soak them in a cleaning solution for 24 hours, then hose them off before reinstalling.
  • D.E. filters should be disassembled and cleaned at least once per season.
  • If your sand filter is 3-5 years old, ask your pool professional if it's time to replace the sand.
  • If your filter pressure gauge indicates that pressure has dropped below the normal reading for a clean filter, check to see if you have a clogged pump or skimmer basket.
  • Clean your sand or D.E. filters when you close your pool for the season.
  • To obtain maximum filtration and energy efficiency, backwash or clean your filter regularly, as required.

Gaskets, O-rings & Rubber Fittings

  • If your pool has a deck-mounted junction box, check the condition of the gaskets regularly–and replace as needed–to make sure the box cannot be penetrated by water.
  • When closing your pool for the season, coat all accessible o-rings, rubber fittings, and gaskets with a silicone O-ring lube to keep them from drying out.

Heaters

  • To maintain your heater's efficiency, follow a regular program of preventive maintenance, including annual inspection and de-liming of the heat exchanger when necessary.

Lighting

  • The addition of fiber optic or automated color-changing lighting can dramatically enhance your nighttime pool enjoyment.

Pumps

  • Turn the pool pump off before operating the multi-port valve.
  • If your pump starts running louder or making unusual noises, shut it off and contact your pool professional.
  • Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.

Skimmers

  • Check to make sure the skimmer weir is in place and is moving freely.
  • Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.