If you own a commercial pool at a gym, hotel, or public facility, you know how difficult it is to stay on top of pool maintenance. Peak times are especially hectic, and increased use means that your pool requires more work than ever. We’ve covered a few of the basics in a previous post but there’s a whole world of maintenance best practices to explore. To help you ensure your commercial pool is in optimal condition, here are a few more tips to help you stay on top of pool maintenance.
Advanced Commercial Pool Maintenance Tips
Check The Water Level Regularly
The most commonly forgotten part of pool maintenance is checking the water level in the pool. It is particularly important to check your pool’s water level when it is extremely hot or rainy, as these conditions can cause drastic fluctuations in your pool’s water level.
While your pool’s water level changing a few inches may not seem like a big deal, the fact is that the water level in your pool can affect the performance of your skimmer and water pump. If the water level is too high, the skimmer will not work properly. On the other hand, if the water is too low, your pump may run dry and leave you with an expensive replacement bill.
To avoid these scenarios, plan to check your water levels several times a week and more frequently during extreme weather. In order to ensure maximum performance, the water level needs to be level with the center of your pool’s skimmer.
Check Your PH Level Daily (If Not More Often)
While it is important to maintain a proper PH level in any pool, it is particularly important that you do so in a commercial pool. These levels can change quickly when the pool is in high use, which can drastically alter the chemical composition in your pool. Between professional maintenance services, consider using a PH testing kit to track your pool’s PH. We recommend running a test at least once a day and several times a day during heavy use.
Leave Pool Maintenance to the Pros
Keeping a small residential pool maintained is challenging enough, but potential problems are compounded in a commercial setting due to high volume usage. It may be in your best interest to consider hiring an experienced commercial pool service to help you keep your pool properly maintained. Contact us to learn more about the complexities of commercial pool maintenance, as well as to find out about the services that we offer.