If you are a long term swimming pool owner or if it is your first time preparing a swimming pool for summers, this article will provide you with general guidelines and help in alleviating your load. Preparation for both in ground and above ground pools requires similar steps.
If you have already cleaned your pool in the last season, you don’t have to work that hard this time. Nevertheless, you need to clean the cover first. You can do this with a hose and a broom.
After this, you need to remove the cover and get started with the main part of the cleaning process. The pool could have debris from nearby tree growth and other litter. You can remove them easily by using a mesh. After this, the tiles or marble would need proper scrubbing. This removes the algae and other microorganisms from the surface. You can use baking soda too for this purpose. You can go for chlorination of water. The chlorine shock treatment kills most of the microorganisms present in water.
Remember that a professional and licensed plumber can easily help you in prepping up your swimming pool for summers, and also offer several maintenance options which can greatly help you in becoming worry free.
When it comes to the technical part of the pool cleaning process, it must be handled only by an expert. Listed below are the main things that a proficient plumber would take care of:
Pump Station Leaks
The pumping station is the part from where water is pumped in. Any cracks or faults can create havoc in the system. The plumber will check all the joints and ensure that they are properly cemented. The cement base on which the system rests would also need proper inspection. Any rusting of pump parts over the past year can be problematic. Replacement should be done wherever necessary.
Over a period of time, cracks may develop on the floor of your pool. These can be taken care of by using white cement. The professional will check the tiles for any gaps or cracks. Generally, the pool is filled up till the middle level to check this. After identifying the gaps, the pool is emptied. Only after this the covering up work can be started.
The supply and drainage pipes need to be crack free. An expert would check the pipes, starting from the pumping station till the drainage sewer. Certain parts may need to be replaced due to rusting.
For a pleasant experience, the heating system needs to function properly. Whether it is heated by solar panels or otherwise, an expert is needed to inspect the system. Any lag on this part can be dangerous afterwards. Any loose electrical wiring may lead to electrocution.
People usually think that preparing a pool for the new season is not difficult. As is evident, a professional needs to be hired for it. Amateurs can leave out important steps which can turn out to be dangerous later. Because of the complexity of the cleaning process and involved risks, it would be wise to take professional help when preparing your swimming pool for summer.
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