Weekly Maintenance

What Does Weekly Maintenance Consist Of?

Pool care can be simple when you have a plan for routine maintenance and use the right products. But if you do not have time or are able to take care of your pool, we offer the best weekly maintenance service. If you hire us to maintain your pool, we’ll keep it swim-ready year-round.
Weekly Maintenance Covers

  • Vacuum
  • Brush Walls
  • Clean Skimmer Basket
  • Add Chemicals
  • Check Pump Filter

How to Properly Open Your Pool

Pool Circulation

Pool water must be circulated for maximum sanitizer effectiveness. The more your water is in motion, the harder it is for bacteria and algae to take hold. Debris is captured by your filter, too. The best time to circulate the water is during the day, for 10 hours or more.

Pool Testing

Every pool has characteristics that must be regularly measured and adjusted. Most important are the pH and the level of active sanitizer. By testing these two factors at regular intervals, you’ll understand how bather load, weather, and product application affect the water. Test your pool water two or three times per week. Also, bring a sample to us when you open and close your pool and every four to six weeks during the season. This will help you maintain proper water balance and greatly reduce the potential for problems.

Pool Filtration

The filter is one of your most important pieces of equipment. It removes both visible debris and most microscopic matter. Generally, a filter should be backwashed which is when you remove material trapped on or in the filter media. The water pressure in the filter should reach 8 to 10 psi above normal. Since backwashing does not remove oils and deeply embedded debris, every filter needs to be chemically cleaned regularly. We can help you establish a filter maintenance program.

Pool Chemistry

The last step in a total pool maintenance program is applying the right products to your pool water at the right time. This will help you:

  • Provide a sanitary swimming environment.
  • Balance the water to protect the equipment and pool surfaces. Unbalanced water can permanently damage both.
  • Provide brilliant, sparkling water that’s inviting.

Pool Cleaning

Some swimming pools have areas with little or no circulation. This is where algae and bacteria can begin to grow. At least once a week, the walls and floor should be brushed and vacuumed to remove debris that the filter misses. Brushing is a must, even if you use an automatic pool cleaner or retain a weekly service.

Maintain Your Pool

Routine maintenance is the best way to maintain your pool. With one of BioGuard’s easy-to-use 3-step pool care programs, it’s as easy as 1-2-3! Whether you have a standard chlorine pool or salt pool. We have a program for you.

We offer water testing, and if you’re not a DIY’er, we have a weekly maintenance program.

How can we help?

Call 859.623.0124 to ask your pool questions.