What Does Pool Maintenance Include?

In order to keep it free from algae and bacteria, your pool needs daily cleaning. The more you scrub your pool properly, the better the results will be. Many activities should be carried out several times a week, such as washing the skimmer basket, checking the chemical balance of the water, and vacuuming the walls. It is only important to do other chores every 2 to 4 weeks. Take a look at what could be included in a decent pool service.



By getting it tested periodically, the safest way to keep the equipment of your pool running properly is. A good pool service will check every visit to the equipment and ensure that everything is in good working order.

Thorough Cleaning

Your pool will be cleaned as usual during your monthly pool service. However, since most of the weekly cleaning is done quickly and focuses only on visible problems, your monthly cleaning is the time to be as thorough as possible. 


Debris is the worst enemy of your pool. It can be almost everywhere, including the water line, the pool bottom, the skimmer, and the baskets for pumps. A good pool service will make all of this clean. This involves skimming leaves, sticks, and other debris out of the water line, and scraping debris with either a leaf rake or a vacuum from the bottom of the lake. Even if your pool has its own filtration device, vacuuming is necessary in order to reduce the equipment load on your pool.


Cleaning Filter

In order to function effectively and keep your water as clean as possible, your filter must periodically be thoroughly washed. Your pool filter should be backwashed during your monthly pool operation (depending on the type of filter). It will also need to be taken apart and washed and lubed chemically.


To make sure it is all in good condition, rinse and check the filter cartridge. Replace it with a fresh cartridge if it looks worn or has reached the end of its life. Many cartridges, as long as they are properly taken care of, last several years before they need to be replaced.


Balancing Your Water Chemistry

Each visit will also be checked and balanced by the good pool service. In addition, the chlorinator or chlorine packs are filled as required. Too much chlorine in your pool and your visitors are very uncomfortable, so keeping the chlorine properly in your pool is essential.


The three most important parts of pool water chemistry are:

  • PH levels is the measure of your pool water as acidic or basic. Nearly acidic are medium pH levels, whereas low pH are basic. The best choice is 7.4 to 7.6 for your swimming pool.

  • Alkalinity: Acts as a pH buffer to prevent enormous basicity or acidity spikes. Per million, preferably, 100-150 pieces (ppm). Baked soda can also be used to increase the alkalinity of your pool.

  • Sanitation: chlorine, bromine, etc. quantity in the water of your tub. Depending on the form of sanitizer you use, proper levels differ.


Shock Treatment

After times of particularly heavy use, a pool is shocked by extra chlorine. Regular chemical treatments will not help to tackle both algae and bacteria by themselves, and the water in your pool will eventually begin to suffer. Monthly shock treatments help you keep up with the consistency of your water and keep it safe and clear. It is also a good idea to shock your swimming pool after a big bowl party or heavy rainstorm, where extra bacteria and waste can be carried in.

Do You Need a Pool Cleaning Service You Can Trust?

Cal Pool Care delivers quality pool cleaning services to clients in the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas by providing them with the professional care they deserve. Great service begins and ends with experienced and friendly professionals, which is why we put so much consideration into selecting only the best to join our team. We complete projects efficiently and on schedule, and go above and beyond to form lasting relationships with our clients. Our service formula for success is consistency "same day, same time, same tech.” We offer weekly swimming pool maintenance and cleaning services. Cal Pool Care services pools, spas, and will ensure your fountains, water features and hot tubs are clean alongside regular pool service. Contact us today to schedule your first service!