Empire Pools

The Complete Pool Maintenance Checklist

Swimming pool maintenance doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right checklist, maintenance of a swimming pool becomes straightforward and manageable.

Consider this checklist to keep your pool sparkling clean and ready for enjoyment.

Weekly Swimming Pool Maintenance Checklist

  1. Test Water Chemistry
  2. Check and Clean the Pool Filter
    • Inspect the pool filter for debris.
    • Backwash or clean the filter as needed to maintain good water flow.
  3. Remove Debris
    • Use a telescopic pole and skimmer net to remove leaves and other debris from the water surface.
    • Empty skimmer and pump baskets.
  4. Brush Pool Walls and Floor
    • Brush the pool walls and floor to prevent algae buildup.
  5. Vacuum the Pool
    • Use an automatic pool cleaner or manual vacuum to clean the pool floor.
  6. Check Water Levels
    • Ensure the water level is at the midpoint of the pool skimmer for proper circulation.
  7. Shock the Pool
    • Shock the pool weekly to eliminate contaminants. Follow product instructions for the correct dosage.

Monthly Pool Maintenance Checklist

  1. Inspect Pool Equipment
    • Check pool equipment such as pumps, heaters, and timers for proper operation.
  2. Test and Adjust Total Alkalinity
    • Test the total alkalinity and adjust as needed to keep it between 80-120 ppm.
  3. Check Calcium Hardness
    • Ensure calcium hardness is within the range of 200-400 ppm to prevent scaling or corrosion.
  4. Clean the Pool Deck
    • Sweep and hose down the pool deck to keep it clean and safe.
  5. Examine Pool Water Circulation
    • Ensure good water circulation by running the pump for at least 8 hours daily.
A net on a pole for cleaning a pool

Seasonal Pool Checklist

  1. Deep Clean
    • Perform a thorough cleaning of the pool, including scrubbing tile lines and cleaning the filter thoroughly.
  2. Inspect Pool Cover
    • Check the pool cover for damage and clean it as needed.
  3. Service Pool Heater
    • Have a professional inspect and service the pool heater to ensure it’s working efficiently.
  4. Inspect for Leaks
    • Check for any leaks in the pool or pool equipment and repair them promptly.

Additional Tips for Pool Owners

  • Always keep test strips on hand to monitor chemical levels regularly.
  • Use a telescopic pole to reach difficult areas in the pool.
  • Ensure your automatic pool cleaner is functioning correctly to reduce manual cleaning efforts.
  • Keep the pool area safe and inviting by maintaining a clean pool deck.

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The Bottom Line

By following this comprehensive pool maintenance checklist, you can ensure your swimming pool remains clean, safe, and ready for use. Regular maintenance not only keeps your pool looking great but also extends its life, saving you time and money in the long run. Happy swimming!

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