A clean, inviting swimming pool with sparkling clear water is not difficult for even the novice pool owner to achieve. All that is required is an understanding of your pool equipment, the water in your pool and the factors that influence both.

What Should I do and How Often?

The following chart is a good reference for equipment maintenance. Remember, your pool equipment includes everything from the filtration system to the deck around your pool - not to mention the pool itself.

1-Daily / 2-Weekly / 3-Monthly / 4-Per Manufacturers Instructions / 5-As Needed
 

 

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 2

 

 3

 

 4

 

 5
Operate Filtration System At least 8 hrs per day, longer filtration usually saves money
Backwash Filter  

 

 X
 

 

 X

 

 X
Clean Filter with AQUA FILTER FREE  
X
   
X
Clean Pump Hair/Lint Basket  

 

 X
   

 

 X
Clean Skimmer Baskets  

 

 X
   

 

 X
Vacuum Pool  

 

 X
   

 

 X
Skim Leaves and remove Other Debris from Pool

 

 X
     

 

 X
Brush Pool Walls, Steps and Bottom  

 

 X
     
Sweep and/or Hose off Deck away from Pool  

 

 X
   

 

 X
Clean Water Line with AQUA VINYL LINER CLEANER  

 

 X
   

 

 X
Operate Automatic Pool Cleaner

 

 X
   

 

 X

 

 X
Service Automatic Pool Cleaner      

 

 X
 
Check Bolts, Screws and Structural Integrity on all Rails, Ladders, Diving Board and Slide - Correct Deficiencies      X    
Service Heater      

 

 X
 

Why Is Pool Water Treatment So Important?

Chemical treatment of your pool water is necessary for two primary reasons:

  1. The water must be "balanced" so that it is neither corrosive nor scaling.
  2. The water must be "sanitized" so that it is free from harmful, infectious organisms (such as bacteria and virus), free from unsightly (though not harmful) algae growth, and free from organic wastes (from swimmers and the environment).