Swimming Pool Questions

Swimming Pool Questions – Should my pool be covered or sheltered when when I am heating it – No, your pool does not have to be covered or sheltered, but it will mean that you use slightly more power to heat the water up. For this reason, an insulating cover is recommended when heating your pool.

Can I just leave my pool alone if I have a salt water chlorinator – No. When using a salt water chlorinator, your pool is chlorinated automatically. The salt, as a result of electrolysis, is altered into sodium hypochlorite, which is a strong disinfectant. However, your pool certainly still needs to be maintained and kept balanced.

Why is my pool cleaner only running on the floor – The suction of your pool cleaner is too low. Increase the setting and this should rectify the problem. If the problem persists, check that your filtration system is in good order and that there are no leaks. If you see bubbles coming out of your airflow, or if the water level drops in your weir when you plug in your pool cleaner, you have a leak. Get in touch with us and we can help fix your leak in no time.

How often should I clean my pool – Regular pool cleaning is essential. Skim the surface daily, brush the walls and floor weekly, and vacuum as needed. Shock the pool and check chemical levels regularly.

Common pool chemicals include chlorine (or other sanitizers), pH adjusters, alkalinity increasers/decreases, and stabilizers. The specific chemicals you need depend on your pool’s size, type, and water quality. Backwash your pool filter when the pressure gauge reads 8-10 psi above the baseline pressure. The frequency depends on the filter type and the pool’s usage.