STEAMY HOT SUMMER DAYS!
Great for swimming, not so great for pool chemistry. What to do to keep up with these hot steamy days:
SHOCK– It’s a good idea to shock your pool with granular chlorine weekly, this will help your chlorinator keep up with all the bacteria introduced to the pool, during those great pool parties!
PH & ALKALINITY– Check the pH and alkalinity levels. The pH should be 7.6 ppm and alk 120 ppm. When these are not balanced the chlorine has to work twice as hard and the pool turns cloudy.
FILTER PRESSURE– Next, check the filter pressure. If the pressure stays 10 lb over your normal running pressure, even after a backwash then, now would be a good time for a filter cleaning. This goes for sand filters too.
FILTER CARTRIDGES– If the pool just isn’t as clear as it used to be, it may be time to replace the cartridges, sand or grids. Manufacturers recommend cartridge replacements at 3 yrs, sand change at 5 yrs, and new grids at 5 yrs. This can make a world of difference in the clarity of your water.
SALT GENERATORS– Those of you with salt generators need to set the unit to boost during these hot days. Remember to check and clean the cell periodically. Using Cell Saver helps to maintain the cell between manual cleanings. The life of a cell on average is 10,000 hrs of use. That’s about 8 yrs.
Remember, if you don’t have time, just call NeJame Pools. We offer full service for any of your pool needs.
We service Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Columbia, Putnam and Westchester County. Give us a call at 845-677-7665 if you need extra care for your pool during this hot season.