Make sure the outdoor water and power is on. We need to get entry to the pool and its system and components. If those areas are locked areas, we need keys or lock codes prior to the appointment. For pools with safety covers, we advocate you add (1) quart of algaecide and (5) gallons of liquid surprise to the pool in mid-April. Please contact us if you would like to schedule Grimes Aquatech Pools & Spas to service your pool or spa. Covers should be drained and wiped clean prior to our arrival. Covers with water and debris are to a cover removal surcharge.

Once we get your pool (and spa) up and running for at an optimal rate for the season. We advise you test and modify water chemistry, empty pump and skimmer baskets and test filtration machine not less than 2 times per week to hold top overall performance. As the preliminary chemical treatment does its work, you may be aware that debris will solidify and fall to the bottom of the pool. Backwash or clean the filter and vacuum the pool as needed. Heaters should be serviced through an authorized contractor every year just like your home’s furnace. Insects and rodents can cause widespread damage over the wintry weather months causing in a safety hazard.
Your pool and spa needs to be maintained by cleaning it, balancing the water, up until the time of closing. This prevents staining of the plaster or vinyl liner in addition to the development of scale. A nicely maintained pool and spa will ensure an easier opening in the spring.
You should periodically take a look at the pool and weather cover. For pools with safety covers, it’s essential to check the water level before the very last freeze. The water needs to be about 10” underneath the tile, but no more than sixteen” from the top of the pool as this might void your cover warranty. Keep the cover free from debris and snow. When you have a solid cover, remove and replace any water tubes that go flat. Get rid of any autumn leaves and pump the water off prior to the first freeze and all through the spring months. Covers must only have 2”- 4” of water on them. (some water is necessary as a way to keep the duvet from flying off in high winds.) Also, keeping the right water levels prevents wear and tear on your cover.
We recommend not less than 12 hours, however 24 hours is optimal. If the water is cloudy, run the pool 24 hours a day till the water clears up. Test your pool water and balance when needed. Brush the pool and vacuum weekly. Clean the filter or backwash as needed.
At the least (three) times a week. Maintaining the right water chemistry is important to getting the most efficient use of your chlorine stock, resulting in less cash spent on expensive chemical compounds and other cleansing products. A proactive process is your optimal defense towards algae increase and other situations that can lead to useless expenses and loss of pool (and spa) use. Continuous monitoring of your pH, alkalinity, calcium hardness and cyanuric acid tiers will help save you liners from fading and/or cracking. This will also prevent corrosion of the pool heater, filter, pump and plaster finish.
They can be if they aren’t handled properly. It’s vital to read the manufacturer’s labels for the proper use and storage. Use the following guidelines, only use chemicals authorized for your pool. Pre-blend in a bucket of water before adding to the pool or as consistent with manufacturer’s recommendation and by no means blend chemical compounds together.
Pool Chlorine: 1.0 – 3.0 is ideal (can be as high as 5.0)

Spa Chlorine: 3.0 – 5.0

Alkalinity: 80 – 120 ppm

pH: 7.4 – 7.6 is ideal

Calcium Hardness: 250 – 500 ppm

Cyanuric Acid: 30 – 50 ppm (can be as high as 100ppm)

About once every week, more after a good rain or heavy use or if the water is cloudy. Shocking the pool helps prevent algae, chlorine odor and cloudy water. Additionally, it helps to remove contaminants from both users and the environment.
Depending on the quantity of chemical compounds added, wait a half-hour to an hour. You need to make sure the chemical substances have been disseminated throughout the pool. Test the water to make sure that the pH, chlorine, total alkalinity, hardness and cyanuric acid are at an appropriate range.
  1. Check and make sure the pilot is lit
  2. Check to make sure you have a supply of gas.
  3.  Check the filter – it may need backwashing or cleaning,
  4. If none of these correct the problem, please call  (812) 336-7665, our experts are happy to help.
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