5 Key Steps to Proper Pool Function
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 when the water pressure in the filter reaches 8 to 10 psi above normal. Because backwashing does not remove oils and deeply embedded debris, every filter needs to be chemically cleaned regularly.
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.
Most important are the pH and the level of active sanitizer. Test your pool water two or three times per week. Also, take a sample to your BioGuard Dealer 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.
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: