Why should I hire a Ventura County pool service?
Maintaining your pool requires weekly Ventura County pool service. It is very important to keep your chemicals balanced. Along with chemically balanced water levels you need to remove debris from your pool every week. If your pool remains dirty for extended amounts of time it can cause very expensive and larger problems down the road. The short term effect of pools with a lot of debris is algae. Debris and plants in your pool decay and emit phosphates that promote algae growth.
Hiring a pool cleaner will help ensure that you don’t have any problems with algae as well as pump failure. Another plus of hiring a pool guy is that your pool will always look presentable and clean. The pool is usually the first place guest look when they are in your backyard.
What is included in a typical Pool Service?
There are many steps involved by a professional pool service. Each weekly Pool service includes removal of all debris. This could include skimming the top of the water for leaves and grass that may be floating on the top as well as dead insects. Pool techs might also use their net to scoop up larger debris at the bottom or middle of the pool and steps.
However, before they start removing debris most pool techs will brush the tile and steps around the pool to remove anything that may be stuck to the sides so they can be sure nothing gets left behind. Once they technician has complete brushed and netted what they can they begin to vacuum the pool.
Vacuuming is not always required. In cases that vacuuming isn’t need the technician will skip this step. Vacuuming is great for sucking up small particles of dirt on the bottom of the pool that the net cannot pick up. As well as removing debris from the pool itself, it is also part of Pool Service to empty out all skimmer. Pump, and pool cleaner baskets
RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL POOL SERVICE
- Brushing- of the walls, tiles, steps, ledges, etc,
- Skimming- the top level of water as well as other floating and large debris
- Vacuuming- (*as needed) the bottom of the pool to remove small particles and dirt / D.E.
- Clean the slimmer basket or baskets
- Empty the pump basket or baskets
- Pool Vac canister emptied * if equipped with a cleaner
More than Just debris
Water chemistry plays a big role in the proper care of your pool. Unbalanced water can lead to hazardous water conditions. If levels are too low the water will look murky or even green depending on the severity of it.
Low chemical levels promote bacteria and algae growth. On the other hand, if levels are too high it can cause skin and eye irritation. High chemical levels can also destroy your pools plaster and equipment.
There are many chemicals involved in pool service care. The most import two that everyone know about are chlorine levels, and PH levels. Both of these are measured in parts per million. Chlorine acts as an anti-bacterial component. It kills germs in the pool and potential algae blooms. The two values of chlorine that are usually tested for are free chlorine and total chlorine. The total chlorine is the total amount of chlorine currently being used in the pool.
The free Chlorine levels are the parts per millions of chlorine that are still available to fight bacteria and algae. Chlorine is the single most important chemical that is put into your pool. There are a few ways to add chloride to a pool and they all have their ups and downs. The most common way to maintain chlorine levels is to add chlorine tablets to a floater or chlorinator. Tablets of chlorine are composed of 50% chlorine, 25% acid, and lastly 25% conditioner – in most cases –
The second most common way to add chlorine to a pool is by pouring liquid chlorine into it. Liquid chlorine does a very good job raising the overall amount of chlorine in the pool. It also Kills chlorine quickly.
The third most popular way to add chlorine is with powdered shock. Shock is meant to shock the pool with large amounts of chlorine very quickly. Shock comes in packages or buckets and it is very fine powder like baking powder, Chlorine shock can either be dumped into the skimmer or scattered around the pool. Those are some of the n=most popular forms of chlorinating a pool however there are many more.
Water Chemistry and Testing
The second most common chemical that is checked on a weekly basis is the pools PH level. Ph show the overall acidity or non-acidity of the pool water. Acid helps the chlorine work better. However, it is very important that you keep your PH balanced in the right level. If the acid level is too it will eat your pools plaster and burn swimmers eyes. If the acidity is too low calcium deposits will build up around the water line on the tile.
To high of a PH level will also lower the power of your chlorine to kill germs and algae. Unlike chlorine, acid is normally added in only one form. Acid comes in gallons jugs and is poured around the outside of the pool.
The other chemicals that play a big role in pool care are conditioner, alkalinity, water hardness, tds, and bromine.
To recap the most important chemicals are
- Total Chlorine
- Free Chlorine
- Ph / Acid
- Water hardness