Pool & Spa Tips

 

Spring/Summer Pool and Spa Care

  • Increase pool filter running hours from 4 to 8 hours a day
  • Check your filter and change the running mode from winter to summer.
  • Regularly check sanitiser levels, ideally on a daily basis.
  • Check the pH every two days, and maintain between 7.2 and 7.8. Use pH increaser or pH decreaser to adjust pH if necessary.
  • Add sunscreen to reduce the loss of chlorine by sunlight.
  • Check Total Alkalinity weekly.
  • Regularly check and clean the skimmer basket and hair and lint pot basket.
  • Thoroughly clean the pool and vacuum the walls and floor.
  • Check or replace fittings and check for leaks.
  • Prevent algae growth during the peak swimming season with a preventative algaecide  or/and algae starver.
  • Check the pump is working properly and organise a full pool equipment service by a professional pool and spa technician if necessary.
 

Autumn/Winter Pool and Spa Care

  • Decrease pool filter running hours from 8 to 3-4 hours a day.
  • Check your filter and change the running mode from  summer to winter.
  • Regularly check sanitiser levels, ideally on a weekly basis.
  • Check the pH every fortnight, and maintain between 7.2  and 7.8. Use  pH increaser or pH decreaser to adjust pH if necessary.
  • Check Total Alkalinity fortnightly.
  • Thoroughly clean the pool and vacuum the walls and floor every few weeks.
  • Regularly check pool equipment is working properly.
  • Use a shock treatment throughout winter. Once appropriate levels have been added, run both the pump and filter for  several hours to ensure it has been well distributed.
  • Use an algaecide that’s appropriate for your pool.
  • Use a pool cover when the pool is not in use to prevent water loss and stop debris from contaminating water.