5 Commercial Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

The last thing your commercial pool needs is a bad reputation. Whether you’re in the hospitality, housing, fitness, or spa industries, leaving a good impression on your clients is a must. So, how can you keep your commercial swimming pool in good shape?

Just make sure to keep your pool nice and clean. It takes more than skimming a pool to keep it completely safe and clean for public use. Commercial pools get plenty of use by people of all ages and degrees of cleanliness. Whether the pool is indoors or outdoors, certain gunk also can pollute them. Commercial swimming pools are more likely than residential pools to get dirty, so you need some professional advice to keep them clean.

Here are the top five maintenance tasks to help you keep your pool sanitary.

Devise a Checklist

As with many tasks that you need to perform in order to maintain your business, keeping a checklist and schedule can help you stay on top of pool maintenance. Write down general cleaning and skimming tasks, test the water, check the pool equipment, apply water treatments as necessary, and other important maintenance necessities. This can help you keep employees on top of daily tasks. Remember to hire a professional pool company for more advanced maintenance tasks, such as inspecting the filter.

Maintain the Equipment

Not only does your pool water and deck need to stay in good shape, but so does your pool’s equipment. Metal accessories such as railing can get rusty or develop stains over time. Minerals can even build up on submerged metal. Apply polish and a wax treatment to keep metal looking shiny. This helps make your commercial pool look and feel more appealing. It also can prevent rust and breakdown, which lowers your chances of an accident happening on your property.

Use Good Equipment

Good cleaning equipment improves output. Investing in good equipment allows you to maintain a better pool. Use the right products for cleaning the deck, pool tiles, grout, grates, the floors and walls of the pool itself, and more. Pool water chemicals should be safe on the human skin, which also prevents litigation by clients.

Also, use a good pool vacuum. You should find a vacuum that you can completely submerge in the pool, hoses that are designed not to suck up air pockets, and changeable hose connectors for different cleaning capabilities. Or, you could just hire a pool maintenance team for your commercial pool in Atlanta that already has this advanced equipment, rather than having to buy all of this yourself.

Replace Tubing Regularly

The feed tubes in the pool pumps, tubing that keeps chemical leaks out the water, and other pool tubing can wear down over time. When they get brittle or tear, they don’t work properly, and your pool’s performance can suffer. In fact, many problems with a pool’s performance can be attributed to bad tubing. Check your pool’s tubing at least twice a year and replace it as needed. Tubing is relatively cheap, and staying on top of this task can actually save you money on future repairs.

Inspect the Pump and Filter

The pool pump and filter are some of the most vital components of your swimming pool. Without these elements, you’re sending clients into a hotbed of bacteria, fungi, and even pests. A good pump and filter will prolong the life span of your pool. To ensure proper pool water filtration and circulation, inspect the pump and filter on a regular basis. Repair problems right away and close the pool for repairs if the pump or filter aren’t working correctly. Replace worn seals and gaskets right away. Also, clean out the strainer regularly. You can even use a flowmeter to check your pool filter’s settings.

For more advice on maintaining a commercial pool, or for high-quality maintenance work, call Hilltop Pools and Spas, Inc., today. A custom pool builder in Atlanta, Hilltop Pools and Spas, Inc., also repairs pools and can help you create swimming pool designs for your commercial property. Call 770-471-3889 for a free quote or visit https://hilltoppools.com.

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