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POOL SERVICE, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

How often should I have my pool serviced?

Typically, once a week during the swimming season and once a month during the off-season.

What are some common pool maintenance tasks?

Skimming debris, brushing walls, checking and adjusting chemistry levels, cleaning filters, vacuuming.

How do I know if my pool needs to be repaired?

Signs include leaks, cracked tiles, uneven surfaces, and faulty equipment.

What are the most common pool repair issues?

Leaks, broken or clogged plumbing, faulty pumps or heaters, worn out filters.

What should I do if I notice a leak in my pool?

Contact a pool repair professional for an assessment and repair.

How do I balance the pH levels in my pool?

Use pH up or pH down chemicals to adjust levels, depending on if they are too high or too low.

How do I vacuum my pool?

Attach a vacuum head to a pool pole and connect it to the vacuum hose, put hose in suction port of skimmer, then manually move the vacuum around the pool.

What is the lifespan of a pool pump?

It depends on usage and maintenance, but a typical lifespan is 8-12 years.

How do I maintain the water chemistry in my pool?

Test and adjust the pH, total alkalinity, and chlorine levels regularly.

How often should I clean my pool filters?

It depends on usage, but a general guideline is to clean them every three to six months.

Can I perform pool maintenance and repairs myself?

Some tasks can be done yourself with proper knowledge and tools, but others should be left to
professionals.

How much does pool service, maintenance, and repair cost?

It varies, depending on the type and extent of the service, maintenance, or repair needed.

How do I know if my pool is properly balanced?

Check the pH levels (7.2-7.8), total alkalinity (80-120 ppm), and chlorine levels (1-3 ppm).

How do I prevent algae growth in my pool?

Maintain proper water chemistry, regularly chlorinate the water, and use algaecide as needed.

What is the difference between chlorine and saltwater pools?

Chlorine pools use chlorine as the main sanitizer, while saltwater pools use a salt chlorinator to produce chlorine.