How To Maintain Gunite Swimming Pools  

by Pool Builders on 12-10-2011 in Articles

To be aware of the difference between guite pools and any other pool on the market, all you have to do is take care of one. The sum of effort involved with a gunite pool is practically triple that of any other type of pool. But don't worry cause im here to help you know a little more about the process of Swimming Pool Maintenance. There are multiple things that go into the maintenance process such as vacuuming the pool, skimming the pool, washing the filters and properly adjusting the chemicals. Please do not attempt to do these things yourself unless you understand what you are doing. Call a pool professional to come in and do weekly maintenance. The first thing that a pool staff should do when they show up is check the chemicals. This will notify the maintenance workforce how much chemicals are needed at the ending of the task. If there are two people on the task, one should have already started vacuuming the pool while the other was checking the chemicals. If not, vacuuming is still the next duty (With one person on the job, it takes much more time to finish the job). The bottom of the pool has to be spotless when you leave the task. This is very important because the bottom of the pool is what gives the water its color. When the pool floor is grimy, the whole pool is basically filthy. Next step is to skim the pool (this is usually done while the other is vacuuming). It takes much longer to vacuum the pool than it does to skim it. They both have to be done with patience and not rushed. If you rush either of these things, the filth and leaves will merely stay in the pool and drift about. Going easy ensures that all the filth is captured and not stirred up. Sometimes skimming can be the only thing one person does throughout the whole maintenance process. Because some pools are covered by trees, the number of leaves can be scary. wasting the whole hour on merely skimming would be a better fit appointment in this condition. While this is happening the other person is doing the remainder of the duties. After vacuuming, the filters must be cleaned. When you vacuum a pool, 90% of the time, you will hook up you vacuum to a skimmer pipe and draw all of the dirt into the filter. This is the proper way to do it because you don't have to mess with any filth or waste. But once you are done with the nice white filters will be grimy. What you would do is shut down the system, take out the filters, and progress to sanitary them with a hose. The filth will come right off with a strong hose spray. This is an required function to maintaining a spotless pool. These filters are what uninfected the circulating water in your pool. They keep it fresh until they get too grimy and can't keep it unsoiled anymore. After you have cleaned the filters and put the system back together, you can now add chemicals to the pool. We recommend that you don't add these chemicals yourself. They are meant to be person friendly but if you add too much it can burn the skin and eyes. Leave this task to your local pool contractors. Also the system should be running when the chemicals are added. This ensures that the chemicals get circulated and are not sitting in one place. Once the chemicals are added, you have to wait a little while before you can swim. Depending on the quantity, we recommend a 12 to 24 hour break from swimming after chemicals are added. This helps keep kids safe and helps you, as the pool owner, to see if the chemicals are working properly. I hope this helps anybody that was curious about Swimming Pool Maintenance. If you are in Chicago, check out Danna Pools Inc. for Custom-made Gunite Swimming Pools!

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