Cardinal Aquatech Pools of Oklahoma


Five Keys to Brilliant Water

1. Circulation
    Pool water must be circulated for maximum sanitizer effectiveness.  The more your water is in motion, the harder it is for bacteria and algae to take hold.  More debris is captured by your filter, too. For best results circulate your water continuously during the hot summer months.
2. Filtration
    The filter is one of your most important pieces of equipment.  It removes both visible debris and most microscopic matter.  Generally, a filter should be backwashed (the removal of material trapped on or in the filter media) when the water pressure in the filter reaches 8 to 10 pounds above normal.  (Check manufacturer's guidelines.)  Because backwashing does not remove oils and deeply imbedded debris, every filter needs to be chemically cleaned regularly.  Establish a filter maintenance program.
3. Cleaning
    All swimming pools include areas that have little or no circulation.  This is where algae and bacteria can begin to grow. At least once a week, the walls and floor should be brushed and vacuumed to remove debris that the filter misses.  Brushing is a must, even if you use an automatic pool cleaner or retain a weekly service.
4. Testing
    Every pool has characteristics that must be regularly measured and adjusted.  Most important are the pH and the level of active sanitizer.  By testing these two factors at regular intervals, you'll understand how bather load, weather and product application affect the water.  Test your pool water two or three times per week.  Also, bring a sample in to Cardinal Aquatech Pools when you open and close your pool, and every four to six weeks during the season.  This will help you maintain proper water balance and greatly reduce the potential for problems.
5. Proper Water Maintenance
    The last step in a total pool maintenance program is applying the right products to your pool water at the right time.
  • Provide a sanitary swimming environment.
  • Balance the water to protect the equipment and pool surfaces.  Unbalanced water can permanently damage both.
  • Provide brilliant, sparkling water that's inviting.
  • Enjoy your pool!

*Information courtesy of BioGuard.