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  • An automatic pool cleaner will dramatically reduce the time spent on weekly maintenance.

  • If you fill your pool with well water, you'll need to add a metal remover.


  • When cleaning cartridge filters, soak them in a cleaning solution for 24 hours, then hose them off before reinstalling.

  • D.E. filters should be disassembled and cleaned at least once per season.

  • If your sand filter is 3-5 years old, ask your pool professional if it's time to replace the sand.

  • If your filter pressure gauge indicates that pressure has dropped below the normal reading for a clean filter, check to see if you have a clogged pump or skimmer basket.

  • Clean your sand or D.E. filters when you close your pool for the season.

  • To obtain maximum filtration and energy efficiency, backwash or clean your filter regularly, as required.


  • If your pool has a deck-mounted junction box, check the condition of the gaskets regularly–and replace as needed–to make sure the box cannot be penetrated by water.

  • When closing your pool for the season, coat all accessible o-rings, rubber fittings, and gaskets with a silicone O-ring lube to keep them from drying out.


  • To maintain your heater's efficiency, follow a regular program of preventive maintenance, including annual inspection and de-liming of the heat exchanger when necessary.


  • The addition of fiber optic or automated color-changing lighting can dramatically enhance your nighttime pool enjoyment.


  • Turn the pool pump off before operating the multi-port valve.

  • If your pump starts running louder or making unusual noises, shut it off and contact your pool professional.

  • Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.


  • Check to make sure the skimmer weir is in place and is moving freely.

  • Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.

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