Here at CTA, we pride ourselves in our extensive Pool Maintenance Program. We make a custom maintenance routine and tailor it to your individual pool's needs. Our program is a system of checks and balances for your pool and includes, but is not limited to maintaining Chlorine Levels, PH Levels, Overall Quality, Debris Control, Water Clarity, Gasket/O-Ring/Rubber Fitting Maintenance, Heater Inspection, and Water Level Maintainence. Below is some expanded information on each of the fore mentioned areas.
CHLORINE
To maintain the proper level of residual chlorine when bather load is heavy, we shock your pool once a week with a 3 to 5 times higher than normal dose of chlorine. Chlorine is broken down by the sun's ultraviolet rays. We also use cyanuric acid to stabilize the chlorine in your pool at the beginning of the swim season, which will help you maximize your chlorine's efficiency all summer long. Filters remove suspended particles from pool water, but don't control bacteria or algae. We maintain a residual chlorine level of 1.0-3.0 ppm (parts per million) to kill bacteria and/or algae present in the water.
PH LEVEL
The ideal pH for pool water is 7.5. A pH range of 7.4-7.6 is considered acceptable. We maintain an alkalinity range from 80-120 ppm will help minimize changes in pH, which can result in scaling and corrosion.
QUALITY
To ensure accurate readings, we replace test kit reagents annually. To ensure the highest water quality, we test your pool's pH and free chlorine levels daily, adding chemicals as needed. Proper chemical usage is important for maintaining a healthy pool.
DEBRIS
We clean and change your skimmer baskets frequently, which help minimize the amount of leaves that end up on the bottom of your pool. When we clean the surface of your pool with a leaf net, we work your way around the sides first, then clean from the middle of the pool to the sides. We also recommend keeping the trees and shrubs around your pool trimmed back to minimize the amount of leaves and debris that end up in the pool.
WATER CLARITY
If your pool water appears green or has an unpleasant odor, the problem is probably caused by algae. We test for proper chlorine level, and make adjustments as necessary. We keep your filter, pump, lint trap and skimmer baskets clean and in proper working condition to ensure that your pool water stays sparkling clear. We adjust pool inlets so the surface water is moving in a circular direction. We also check and empty the skimmer and pump baskets regularly.
GASKETS, O-RINGS, & RUBBER FITTINGS
We check the condition of the gaskets regularly--and replace them as needed--to make sure your pool's components cannot be penetrated by water. We also coat all accessible o-rings, rubber fittings, and gaskets with a silicone O-ring lube to keep them from drying out.
HEATERS
To maintain your heater's heating efficiency, we follow a regular program of preventive maintenance, including annual inspection and de-liming of the heat exchanger when necessary.
WATER LEVELS
We maintain your pool water level halfway up the skimmer box opening. Normally, your pool should lose no more than 1/4 inch of water per day. If we notice a greater loss, a leak is the probable cause. Leaks can also be discovered by the following symptoms: Loose tiles or cracks in the pool deck, cracks and gaps in the bond beam, water-saturated soils in the area around the pool, pool pumps or plumbing, and/or bubbles in the return water when the pool's pump is running.