miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2020
Pool cleaning and maintenance
How to maintain and clean swimming pools
In the summer, almost all of us enjoy our baths and dips in some kind of pond, artificial or not, but ... so that fun does not become a nuisance, it is necessary to maintain the pool before, during and after use. Without waiting for the last moment, since water is an ideal medium for the reproduction of bacteria, fungi and microorganisms, responsible for diseases and infections that can be aggravated.
When setting up a pool cleaning and maintenance, there are a number of steps that we should consistently check and practice:
-Clean the walls and bottom of the glass
-Wash the filter system and skimmers thoroughly
-Fill the pool
-Regulate the pH value of the pool water
-Apply the treatment to the water, either chlorine or salt
-Keep the water transparent and without algae
-Filtration and circulation of water
The filtering system in a swimming pool is not that complicated either, but we must understand the function of each element; Skimmers, sump, suction nozzle, discharge nozzles, pump, valve, pre-filter and filter, electrical panel and piping system.
The filtration system consists of several devices that are in charge of clarifying the water and filtering it, retaining those particles that we do not want to be there and returning a totally clean water.
Maintain the filter system of a swimming pool:
The place and location of the pool.
We will have a greater maintenance if it is surrounded by trees, grass or sand, than if it is surrounded by concrete or wood, or if they are protected with pergolas or closed covers - automatic in the garden.
The length of time the treatment plant will be operating.
The right time would be to run all the water through the filter at least twice during the day. The lighting of a treatment plant is usually between 4 and 6 hours a day, if we see impurities and stains, then we will raise it to 7 - 8 hours.
The pump may be the most important element in the entire installation. The amount of water that it is capable of sucking and driving is called "flow" and it will be in relation to the volume of the pool.
In filter maintenance. Note that the slower the flow rate of the water through the filter, the better the filtering.
Sand Filters - Backwash filter when pressure increases from 8 PSI to 10 PSI from initial reading.
Diatomaceous filters: Follow filter instructions for backwashing.
Cartridge filter: Clean the filter according to the filter instructions.
In the circulation of water.
Make sure all equipment is working properly and is in place.
Run the pump and filter for at least 4-8 hours a day.
Clean the filter with chemicals at least twice a season.
Clean the collection baskets and the hair and lint filters (in pump).
The manual pool cleaners. It is the cheapest option but requires more physical effort and time. They also do not serve to remove those very small particles that the filter cannot retain.
Hydraulic and battery-powered pool cleaners. These can move in the pile autonomously. They are not a good choice for steep sloped glasses as they are designed for shallow, flat bottoms.
Electric pool cleaners. It is the most expensive option and they are suitable for all types of surfaces, they can even climb the walls of the glass. They are quite quiet and can be programmed, cleaning is more efficient.