Premier Pool Cleaning - FAQ


By the time you drive to the pool shop, purchase chemicals (which may not be suitable for your pool) and then clean your pool  - you've probably wasted a lot of money and time!


Premier Pool Care - FAQ

Commonly asked questions about pool care:

Premier Pool Care not only strives to keep your swimming pool clean and clear we will help you with any issues or concerns you may have about your pool and spa. We have compiled a list below of the most frequently asked questions by our customers about their pools. If you have any other questions not mentioned here, << CONTACT US >> and we will be happy to assist you.

1. Several causes of a cloudy pool could be the pH is not in proper range, high amounts of calcium or the filter needs to be cleaned. Make sure all levels are within proper range and then clean the filter. If you have a sand filter, this doesn't necessarily mean to replace the sand but clean the filter with a filter cleanser.

2. Clean your pool filter periodically by rinsing or backwashing to remove most of the dirt. Grease, oils and scale can build up on removable elements and cause short filter runs, reduced circulation and water that doesn't want to clear up.

3. Carefully follow directions when adding algaecide to your pool. If the dosage amount is incorrect it won't kill any of the algae. Using the entire bottle of algaecide is ineffective and can lead to staining and foaming in your swimming pool or spa.

4. Always use a water clarifier in your pool. It is designed to aid in the efficient operation of your filter by coagulating most materials, which cause cloudy and hazy water, to be removed by the filter. A water clarifier decreases pool maintenance costs.

5. Routine shock treatment is necessary to destroy water contaminates that reduce the efficiency of the disinfectant or sanitizer. Contaminates like hair spray, suntan oil, cosmetics and other organic materials react with chlorine and causes eye or skin irritations and an unpleasant chlorine odour. Most often pools are inaccurately accused of having too much chlorine when this problem is present.

6. Generally it is safe to use your pool after chemicals have dispersed throughout the pool, usually 15 minutes to one hour. If superchlorinating your pool, wait until the chlorine levels drops to recommended levels.

7. Enzymed based cleaners speed up the process of breaking down oils, proteins and other contaminates into small particles that can be handled more easily by your sanitizer. Regular use of an enzymed based cleaner will help reduce scum line buildup and enhance your sanitizer.

8. Algae is not algae but a bacteria that has to be treated with products that are designed to remove this type of bacteria. To treat algae, first you must superchlorinate your pool, turn off the filter, and clean it with a good filter cleaner. Let the filter soak over night then backwash to waste. Let the chlorine level subside before using again. (Hint: a good rule of thumb is to toss into the pool the equipment that is normally used for pool maintenance, including hoses, brushes, etc. prior to superchlorinating as these need to be disinfected too).

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