Test Chlorine and pH daily in the summer and a minimum of 3 times weekly the balance of the year. Professionally test water alkalinity and calcium hardness 2 times a month at your local pool store.
Operate pool equipment a minimum of 6-8 hours nightly during winter months and from sun up to sun down in the summer for greatest overall benefit.
Brush the pool walls and floor a minimum of 2-3 times a week and backwash sand filters weekly, or D.E. Filters when filter pressure increases 5 psi. To prevent damage to the pool equipment, consult Skinny Dipping Pools before attempting to backwash below the skimmer.
Lubricate backwash valve “O” rings four times a year. Lubricate pump lid and cleaning head “O” rings periodically with Aqua Lube or equivalent.
Test pH and add muriatic acid as indicated to maintain pH between 7.4-7.6. Never add more than 1 pint of acid at a time and wait at least 4 hours between treatments. Always add muriatic acid by dispersing into pool water opposite the skimmer and disperse as far away from the wall of the pool as you can reach. Use care not to drip acid or any chemicals on deck as it will cause deck etching and staining.
Clean water line tile with cleaner a minimum of once a month.
Pre-treat tile with lemon oil furniture polish twice a year to help prevent calcium buildup.
One month after initial pool start-up, add stain & scale inhibitor on a regular basis.
Always follow manufacturer’s instructions on product labels.
Never add water to chemicals-Add chemicals to water. Always wait one hour between adding different chemicals unless otherwise directed.