Mid-Season Swimming Pool Maintenance
Swimming Pool Maintenance – DE Filters
Checking all the equipment used for a swimming pool mid way through the season is very important for the filter systems to run properly. When dealing with a DE filter, it is best to empty out the grid area of the dirt and clean the grid of the DE. When the DE builds up on the grid, it can cause the pressure to rise when the system is working and as a result it won’t work as well. It is recommended that the grinds be cleaned at the beginning and end of the season, as well as mid way through the season.
Pool Maintenance – Skimmer Boxes
Throughout the season, the skimmer box and its components should be checked for cracks and any other leaks. If the face plate or body of the skimmer box is cracked, it needs to be replaced since it is not possible to patch or save it. Replacing this can be tricky, especially when the pool has a vinyl liner. It is also important to ensure that the skimmer box is not leaking. This would be a noticeable issue if the water level starts to drop. The next thing to do is tighten all the screws on the box to make sure there is not a leak and to prevent any future leaks. If the skimmer box is leaking, and tightening the screws doesn’t work, then you might have to replace the box. In addition, if the skimmer basket is broken, it might be a good idea to replace that too. Finally, you should check to be sure big piece of debris are not lodged in the skimmer. This can cause the hoses to become clogged, which will in turn make the filter system have low pressure and work incorrectly.