Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long should I be running my pool pump each day?
A: Each pool is different but in general most pools will require 8 to 10 hours of daily filtration in the summer months and/or higher use periods, and about 6 to 8 hours in the cooler months in Florida and/or periods of lower use. Each pool will vary in it’s filtration needs, based on many factors including whether it is screened in, the foliage around the pool, size, filtration turn around time, how the inlet jets are aimed, etc. A healthy pool needs to be in balance, on numerous levels. Proper pool water chemical balance is obviously important, but also making sure to consider your pool for these 3 factors is critical; circulation, filtration and sanitation. Call a Pool Cleaning Company in West Palm Beach FL at 561-602-2010 for a free filtration check up of your pool system.
Q: Why is my pool cloudy?
A: There are many reasons for a cloudy looking pool. The most common are your pool water may be out of balance, poor filtration, and/or insufficient circulation. You will want to check your filtration system first for proper cleanliness of the filter elements and filter system including proper water flow. Once that is verified as operating properly, then you’d want to check your water chemical readings and make any adjustments. Lastly, a water clarifier may be needed to help bond particles together and filter out the water. Call us at 561-602-2010 for a free estimate for pool service.
Q: Why is my pool water starting to look green?
A: Your swimming pool is suffering from green algae growth. If you act quickly you can usually treat this issue early and prevent a full algae bloom, which gets more expensive to correct, and take more time to correct. Shock your pool with chlorine, and add an algaecide with the proper dosage on the package directions. Brush your pool and remove algae from the sides, steps and bottom of the pool. This will ensure the algae gets removed from it’s base, treated by your sanitizer and then gets filtered out of your pool water. Again, check your chemical readings, and pay particular attention to see if you have low total alkalinity readings. Check and clean your filter. Call us at 561-602-2010 for a free estimate for pool service
Q: I see some areas of my pool steps or floor that are yellow. What is this?
A: This is mustard algae or yellow algae. This can be more difficult to treat at times, and commonly comes back in the same area if not fully treated effectively. Shock your pool, brush the yellow areas, and add a mustard or yellow algae pool water treatment product. Follow the directions and check you filter. Keep you sanitizer levels high enough and consistent during the week. Call us at 561-602-2010 for a free estimate for pool service
Q: The pool water irritates my kid’s eyes. Why is this happening?
A: Your PH may be too high or too low. Check and balance out your PH levels to 7.4 to 7.6. Signs of low PH, which is considered “corrosive” water, are: staining of surface walls, etching of pool or spa surface, and eye/skin irritations. Signs of high PH, or what is considered “scaling” water, are: cloudy water, clogged filters or heating elements, cloudy water, and eye irritation. Also check and correct your pool water sanitizer to get to the proper levels. When making pool water chemical changes, always remember to check and adjust the alkalinity levels first, then move on to PH, then chlorine adjustments, and then the rest of your necessary water chemicals. Call us at 561-602-2010 for a free estimate for pool service