AT WHAT LEVELS WILL YOU KEEP THE CHEMICALS IN MY POOL WITH YOUR SERVICES?
Proper water balance is an essential aspect of maintaining a pool in the heat and sunshine of South Texas. We will check your pool water for:
1) Free Chlorine Levels – We will maintain between 1ppm and 3ppm during winter months and 2ppm and 4ppm during summer depending on your pools needs.
2) PH – We will maintain a ph of 7.5 by adding muriatic acid or soda ash to maintain the swimming pool water to the same pH as the human body(7.5) This means no more eye irritation!
3) Total Alkalinity – TA is related to PH, it helps with the pool water clarity, and an improperly balanced TA number can make the PH of the water fluctuate quickly, allowing times of less effective chlorine sanitation. We will keep your alkalinity between 80ppm to 120ppm.
4) Cyanuric Acid – Also known as stabilizer, CYA binds to chlorine allowing for less rapid distribution. If CYA levels become too high, however, the chlorine will become less active. We will keep your stabilizer between 40ppm to 70ppm.
5) Calcium – The test for Calcium Hardness is a measure of how “hard” or “soft” the water is testing. “Hard” water can have high levels of calcium and magnesium. If these levels are too high the water becomes saturated and will throw off excess particles out of solution which then seeks to deposit themselves on almost any surface inside the pool. We will keep your calcium level between 200ppm and 400ppm.
6) Phosphates* – Which are nutrients for algae, and should be maintained at a level below 125ppm in South Texas.*Additional charges may apply for phosphate removal.
WHAT DOES YOUR WEEKLY MAINTENANCE PROGRAM INCLUDE?
The weekly maintenance includes netting your pool, cleaning the skimmer baskets, cleaning your pool cleaner bag and wall filter, vacuuming pool, cleaning pump basket and scrubbing the walls and steps as needed. We also include all regular chemicals and will fill your pool with water while we are on site. Preventative maintenance chemicals like metal out and algaecide is extra but they are rarely used unless your water is in need of the product.
IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO DO DURING THE WEEK TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO THE POOL?
The only thing that we require our customers do during the week days that we are not servicing their pool is to keep the recommended water level in the pool and clean the skimmer baskets if they become too full and start to suck air. If these 2 things are not done regularly, it will result in pre-mature pump failure resulting in costly repairs.