WEEKLY POOL MAINTENANCE GUIDE
Brushing at least twice a week is very important. Brush your pool walls, corners and ladders. Brushing will help remove any algae in your pool and is easier for chlorine or sanitizer to kill it. It also helps filtration by allowing skimmers to collect debris on the pool surface.
Use leaf net to skim and daily empty skimmer basket of your pool. On daily basis if you clean debris baskets you will prevent stain on your pump. Regular skimming prevents debris from sinking to the bottom.
Vacuum your pool every week or as needed. Use automatic cleaner, it will suck up all debris and help water circulation. You can also vacuum manually as automatic cleaner will not vacuum up algae from the pool water completely.
Test your pool chemistry. pH should be from 7.4 to 7.6, Chlorine level should be from 1.0 to 3.0 ppm, Total Alkalinity should be from 80 to 140 ppm, Calcium Hardness should be between 220 to 350 and Cyanuric Acid: 30 to 50 ppm
Backwash less. Allowing some dirt to sit in the filter sand helps create rough edges so the sand can catch small debris. Backwashing too often cam stir up the sand and allow small particles to pass through the filter and backwash is when your filter gauge is 8-20 psi higher than normal running time.
Keep an eye on the water level: If the level is higher than halfway up the skimmer, it will not be able to collect debris effectively.
3 Don'ts: Don't add chemical to the skimmer (except DE). Don't mix chemical together. Don't add more than one chemical at a time to the pool.