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Maintenance Tips

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Maintaining your pool or spa is easy!

Just follow this weekly checklist to keep your water clear and equipment operating smoothly.

Swimming Pools – In Ground, Plaster Pools.

  1. Clean it!
    • Remove leaves and debris.
    • Brush the sides.
    • Vacuum the bottom.
  2. Check the filter.
    • Backwash the filter.
    1. Sand – Once per week.
    2. DE – Once per month.
    3. Cartridge – Cartridge filters cannot be backwashed, they must be taken apart and manually cleaned once a year at the minimum.
    • Check the pressure gauge – higher than normal pressure could mean it’s time to clean the filter.
  3. Check the pump.
    • Clean the pump basket and skimmer basket.
    • Check for leaks.

Good Luck and make sure you listen to the Backyard Bay Radio show! We’ll be talking weekly about swimming pools and spas and how your neighbors are enjoying theirs.

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