1. Energy Consumption From Heating Water
Heating a Gilbert Arizona swimming pool for residential or commercial enjoyment is the subject of high heating bills and wasted energy. Installing modern energy efficient heaters saves Gilbert pool owners lots of money. Children and senior citizens are quite comfortable with 80 degree temperatures. Between 78 and 82 degree Fahrenheit is good for everyone, but temperatures are a personal choice. Swimming is the best form of exercise and helps to keep us fit and healthy. Therefore, keeping pool waters with comfortable temperatures is great therapy for the mind and body. There are in-ground pool heaters with a choice of natural or propane gas pool heaters. Choosing the right swimming pool heater for an in-ground pool, solar or pool heat pump means beforehand knowledge of the BTU unit size needed.
2. Pool Filter Information
Pool filters are vital to the health of a pool and the health of family and friends. Filters remove minute particles, debris and dirt. It works in conjunction with a pump as a pool’s filter system. Filters are the pool’s work horse and by keeping it clean, it preserves the life of a pool, keeping Chandler pool maintenance and operating costs very low. There are pool filter options, which include sand filters, cartridge and DE (diatomaceous earth).
Cleaning a sand filter is a DIY project because it only requires running water through a filter backwards, while getting rid of the waste water to prevent pool repair problems. Pool filters use replaceable cartridges which can be cleaned with a garden hose or cartridge cleaners. They only need to be replaced once a year, especially if the pool is used daily by lots of people.
3. Swimmer Safety
Pool swimmer safety has more to do with common sense than swimming techniques. More than 3,000 people drown annually with children, ages 1 to 4, drowning in their own swimming pool. Some swimmer safety habits should include:
- Erect a fence around the pool with safety locks or alarms
- Identify the pool filter to children and remind them to stay away from its suction
- Never leave children alone
- No alcohol in or around a pool
- Children and their friends must always get permission to swim and must be supervised
- There shouldn’t be any glass or bottles in or around the pool area
- Keep electrical devices out of the pool area
- Buddy systems are a preventive measure
- Pool owners should be familiar with CPR and first aid
4. pH Balance
The science of pH is the measurement of how acidic pool water is. pH is measured on a scale of 0-14, where 7 is a safe level. Rain and the human body contains pH values and effect the acidity of the water. Pool water should be tested daily to adjust its balance if needed. If the range is high or low, then chemicals to increase or decrease levels must be added to keep the pH range between 7.2 and 7.8. pH water balance effects a pool’s plaster, tile, pipes, fittings and can also make the water appear cloudy. If a pH balance is high or low then acids can bring it to normal levels. Acid ingredients should be added to water and not the reverse. Let the pool pump system circulate the added acid water for about 4 hours and test again before anyone gets back into the pool to prevent future pool maintenance.
Winterizing a Gilbert Arizona in-ground pool requires owners to clean or unplug pool filters, disconnect the pumps and heaters, unscrew fittings, drain water from pipes and place duct tape over their openings, blow out the lines, use proper chemicals to winterize the water and place covers over the pool. To winterize above ground pools and prevent any pool repair problems: backwash or blow out the filter systems, plug pipes and bring the water level just below a skimmer, disconnect pumps, disconnect filters and clean them depending on the filter system, add chemicals to the remaining pool water, clean the exposed walls and pool floors from algae, drain the remaining water from the pool and cover the pool.