Swimming Pool Maintenance Checklist
Master Swimming Pool Maintenance Checklist
Atlas Pool Care receives questions all the time from customers about how they can care for their pool. Therefore, we decided to create a checklist to better serve people who want to know more about how to maintain their pool. Understand that this article is for reference purposes ONLY and is not intended to be relied upon as an exact maintenance plan. Please contact a swimming pool specialist for exact maintenance solutions for your pool needs.
Pool Maintenance For The Week
- Fish out debris from your pool with a leaf scoop
- Fill the pool with chlorine or another sanitizer
- Check your water level to make sure it’s adequate for the pump to operate correctly.
- Visually inspect your pool for clarity, color, and visible debris.
- Remove floating debris like insects or leaves
- Test and adjust alkalinity if need be
- Clean the tile along the water line
- Check filter pressure and backwash
- Shock the pool in accordance with label instructions. This treatment restores the shine to your pool water and eliminates germs and organic contaminants, which can be done every two weeks.
How Most Pool Owners Should Close Their Pools
- Have a pool expert balance your water’s chemistry to these levels:
- pH that is 7.2 – 7.6
- Total Alkalinity is 80 – 120 parts per million
- Run the filter for about one or two days
- Drain all pumping, sanitizing, and filtering equipment to prevent damage caused by colder temperatures
- Regularly clean and vacuum your pool with the appropriate tools