Many swimming pool owners find it is easier, less labor intensive and in many cases less expensive to work with an Atlanta swimming pool service contractor from The Pool Butler to provide pool service and maintenance duties to keep the water clean, clear, bacteria-free and to make certain pool equipment is in good operating condition.
Hiring a swimming pool service contractor is an ideal decision for many pool owners, but there will still be the need for the pool owner to undertake some maintenance tasks between service visits and they could include:
Checking Water Levels Between Service Visits
You will probably want to check the levels between service visits and if they get out of line, either ask The Pool Butler to pay an additional service visit or ask us what you should do to get them back in balance.
Maintaining the chemical balance in the water may not be extremely difficult, but it is a delicate balancing act. It is crucial that the pool has enough sanitizer to prevent algae from growing and the alkalinity, calcium hardness and pH need to be kept in balance. If the chemicals are in balance, the testing and checking should take less than 30 minutes.
Pool Filter & Skimmer Basket
Check the pool filter and skimmer basket between service visits to assure it’s free of debris so the water will circulate freely.
Depending on the amount of dirt, debris and leaves that fall into your pool, your filter will need to be cleaned at least once a month but if your pool is free of debris, you can go as long as a year.
Drops In Water Level
Make note of any significant drops in water levels. Using a pool cover will cut back on the amount of water lost to evaporation. A cover will also keep the pool water cleaner and warmer.
Overfilling the swimming pool is never a good idea as it will throw the chemicals out of balance and will make all of the pool equipment work harder. If the pool water levels appear to be dipping, though you may have a leak.
Check for wet spots around the pool and if you find any give The Pool Butler a call. If you don’t make sure we know about it and we will check on our next visit.
Filter Run Times
Check your filter run times. Residential pools filters should run between six and eight hours a day, but ask us to be certain.
What you need to do between service visit could vary so make sure you contact The Pool Butler for more information or give us a call at 770-439-2644 and we’ll be happy to assist you!