Saturday, July 12, 2008

pool maintenance update mid-July

Well, i've been doing the pool maintenance and it's moving along.

I think I'm getting the hang of it.

Here are a few useful tips:

1. buy a box of latex gloves from costco to wear while pouring chemicals into the pool. Bases like soda ash require alot of time to wash off otherwise.
2. pour chemicals close to the water so the wind does not blow them on you.
3. look for returns - pour chemicals in front of the returns to facilitate distribution.
4. Leslie's Pool Supply out of Arizona has extremely talented management who can give professionally certificed advice. They also will perform a free chemical analysis.
5. Most pool service firms do not have certified technicians / cleaners.
6. If your inground pool's lights are not working - check the circuit breaker first.

One of the pool's motors broke. This means the filtration system is turned off.

We need to use liquid chlorine while waiting for it to be repaired.
I'm also concerned the chlorinator's release control system is not working correctly; i.e. 1-10 is 8 really 8 or is it all the way open?

Repair costs:

motor $350
Service $90

total $440


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