For a pool manager, there is nothing worse than having to be the bearer of bad news by notifying guests of your commercial pool that the pool needs to close for maintenance. Commercial swimming pool maintenance is important; staying on top of it is essential. Providing a great and safe experience for your guests is a manager’s priority. With these tips, guests will be well on their way to a fun-filled day at your pool!
Commercial Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips
Keeping your commercial swimming pool in tip-top shape is not only vital for your guest's enjoyment and safety but also for the well-being of the pool itself. Commercial swimming pool maintenance keeps your pool, and pool parts, in good working order, as well as prolongs their life. Check out the following tips for maintaining your commercial swimming pool.
Pump and Filter Care
The pump and filter are the heart and lungs of your pool. Proper care of these parts are essential. The pump needs to be cleaned regularly and checked to see if any of the parts need replaced. Having replacement parts on hand is a smart idea. The filter also needs to be examined for holes and cleaned daily. These two parts are what keeps the water circulating and at its best quality. Set a regular maintenance schedule for them and stick to it!
Maintaining proper levels of pH, chlorine, and alkalinity needs to be a high priority. The pH levels should be tested twice a day or hourly, if heavy use as recommended by the CDC. Depending on whether it is an indoor or outdoor pool you are maintaining, the process of proper chemical balance will be different due to evaporation. The best way to ensure you maintain balanced chemicals is by using a chemical automation system.
Brushing and Vacuuming
If a pool does not look clean, guests do not want to get in. Keep the pool clean by regular brushing of the walls and vacuuming of the floor. This is part of a good commercial swimming pool maintenance routine. Brushing the walls keeps the walls clean and prevents algae from growing on them.
Vacuum the pool as part of daily maintenance. Whether you use a manual commercial vacuum or a robotic vacuum, removing debris from the pool floor is imperative. Not taking the time to keep the pool clean and clear, can lead to problems with both the pump and filter.