Valley Vista Pool Care suggests you drain your pool every 2-4 years or when your calcium hardness level goes above 700ppm. Draining your pool is preventive maintenance that can help prevent surface staining as well as maintaining the water chemistry. We do not recommend draining your PLASTER pool in the summer months as you run the risk of damaging the plaster, so plan on pool draining in the cooler months
Monsoon Pool Maintenance:
Make sure that your system runs before and during the storm. Waiting tell your pool is covered in debris can be overwhelming for your cleaning system. Also, make sure to clean skimmer and pump baskets frequently, over-filled baskets will cause the your pool system to operate ineffectively.
Your filter is a vital part of keeping the pool clear and clean. There are 3 types of filters all require periodic maintenance: Sand, Diatomaceous Earth (DE), and Cartridge. Sand and DE filters both require routine backwashing every 3-4 weeks on sand filters, and 6-8 weeks for D.E. Forgetting to backwash will damage your filter in many ways plus reduce the efficiency of the chemicals that are in your pool.
Sand filters should have the sand changed every 3-5 years and should be done by a pool professional. DE filters should have a tear down for cleaning and inspection for torn grids a minimum of once a year and should be done by a pool professional.
Cartridge filters must be taken apart and cleaned every 6-8 months depending on specific factors of your pool.
How Long Should You Run The Equipment:
You must run your system once a day in order to properly circulate and filter all the water in a 24 hour period. In the summer months, we suggest running your pool 8-10 hours depending on the size and/or the equipment being used. In the winter months, we recommend the pool run 4-6 hours.
The Cleaner Isn't Moving:
Most of the time your cleaner went over a toy or a rock. With the system off, pull your cleaner out of the water and look in the hole at the bottom to see if there is an obstruction. If you still have a problem please give us a call