Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

Weekly Pool Maintenance Checklist

If you decide to perform your own weekly pool maintenance, we highly recommend creating and following a checklist so you don’t forget any important steps. The information stated within this document is for reference only, and is not intended to be used as a basis for exact pool and pool water maintenance. Every pool is different based on need, equipment, type of pool and much more. Not sure about your water chemistry? We offer a free water test and a custom treatment solution.

    • Remove any large accumulation of debris on the bottom with a leaf scoop.
    • Feed the pool with chlorine or other sanitizer to satisfy its requirements either manually or automatically.
    • Check that the water level is high enough for the pump to operate correctly.
    • Test and adjust sanitizer level (may require more frequent testing depending upon bather load and environmental conditions)
    • Visually inspect pool water for clarity, color and visible contaminants
    • Remove floating leaves
    • Test and adjust pH (may require more frequent testing depending upon bather load and environmental conditions)
      • The pH should be in the range 7.4 – 7.7 if the pool has a vinyl or tile finish. The range should be 7.3 -7.5 if the pool has a fiberglass finish. The range should be 7.4-7.6 for a gunite swimming pool. If the level is too high, then adjust it down using pH decreaser. The correct dosage is located on the label.
      • If the pH is too low, then add pH increaser. Again see labels for dosage. If the pH has dropped possibly so has your total alkalinity.
      • Don’t correct your pH more than once a week.
    • Test chlorine levels in the pool water:
      • Free chlorine levels should be between 1-3 ppm
      • Free bromine levels should be between 3-5 ppm
    • Test and adjust Alkalinity
    • Test and adjust Oxidizer and Stabilizer levels
    • Clean the tile at the water line
    • Check filter pressure and backwash only if required
    • Check water level and adjust as necessary at the prescribed rate of 1” (25mm) per hour
    • Add a preventative dose of algaecide as necessary
    • Shock the pool as per label instructions. This treatment restores the sparkle to the pool water and destroys germs and organic contaminants (can be done once every 2 weeks)