How important is water chemistry for my pool?
Water chemistry is the most important part of any pool's maintenance routine. Pool water that is not balanced correctly will not only damage the pool equipment but will also ruin the interior finish of the pool.
How long should I run my pool pump each day?
Most pool filtration systems are sized to circulate and filter the water twice in 8 hours. We recommend that you run your pool pump 6-8 hours in the winter and 10-12 hours in the summer. These times are for residential pools. Commercial pools are set to a different standard.
Should I run my pool pump during the day or night?
Because the sun draws chemicals from the pool, it is best to run your pool pump during the hottest time of the day.
What should I do with my pool if a hurricane is predicted?
Keeping sufficient water levels in your pool provides the important weight to hold the sides and bottom in place, especially when heavy rains that accompany most storms raise the local water table. Pools which have been emptied may experience serious subsidence problems and could even be lifted off their foundation.
If your pool is properly equipped with adequate drains and skimmers and the surrounding area is properly drained, the water level can probably be left as it is.
It is recommended that you super chlorinate the pool water. You should "shock the pool" in your normal manner.
It is important that all electric power be turned off at the circuit breakers before the storm hits.
If you cannot store loose objects such as chairs, tables, pool equipment and toys inside a building, carefully and gently place them in the pool to help shield them from the winds.