Equipment Cleaning & Debris Removal
Your pool is more than water, so your swimming pool maintenance needs to include more than just water. You can’t forget about the equipment that helps keep your pool up and running and free from problems. At Pro Pool Service Roseville, we know about the importance of maintaining equipment. To keep your equipment trouble-free, we offer cleaning and debris removal. This service ensures that your filter and pump are working at their optimum level. When they have been properly cleaned, you will notice a difference in their performance and your pool’s overall cleanliness.
What is Pool Debris?
Debris is all of the stuff that ends up in your pool and needs to be cleaned out. This includes things brought in by the wind, like leaves, dirt, and dust. It also comes in on animals such as your dog or birds that land in your pool. Animals can carry dirt and sand on them which is left behind in your pool. Debris can even come in because of people. Paper, pebbles, or other small things left next to the pool can be knocked in and dirt and skin cells are left behind when swimmers get out of the pool.
Why Remove Debris?
Now we know what debris is, but why is it important to remove it? The obvious answer is the maintain a nice appearance, but that’s not all. Removing debris also helps to maintain water balance to keep pool in good repair. Your filter helps to keep things clean, but you need to keep that clean as well. It’s important not to neglect your equipment when cleaning your pool. If your skimmer or pump basket is full, how will it clean your water? It won’t. And that’s when your pool becomes susceptible to bigger problems than dirty water.
What Should be Cleaned?
We all know and accept that a pool needs to be cleaned. But what does that mean? What exactly needs to be cleaned? The water and surfaces, of course. This is where most pool problems start so it needs the most attention. Water should be skimmed and surfaces brushed. A cleaning should also include a circulation check to be sure that your water is moving around to prevent algae growth. Finally, the pump and filter need to be checked and debris cleaned to be sure that the equipment is clear of debris and in good working condition.
How Often Should You Clean Your Equipment?
Your equipment should be regularly checked for debris and cleaned. The time frame for this is equipment-specific. Your filter and pump types will determine how often they need to be cleaned. A good rule of thumb is to regularly check and clean as needed rather than relying on a set schedule. In general, this means every 1-3 months. If you have one, your heater should also be cleaned in the fall or at the end of the season. Regular cleaning and maintenance will keep your equipment in good working order longer.