Routine maintenance helps keep your pool and spa system operating safely and efficiently. Follow a regular check-off procedure for the safety related items (649kb PDF), and have your pool professional perform the following tasks regularly:
Make sure that each suction outlet has a cover that is installed correctly, screwed down, unbroken, and certified for that application.
Make sure that all skimmer covers are in place, screw-fastened and unbroken.
Make sure that the filter pressure gauge is in good working condition, and that the filter pressure is within the operating range specified in your filter owner’s manual.
Make sure that the pump and filter O-rings are sealing properly, and in good condition.
Bleed off accumulated air from the system, as described in your owner’s manual.
Empty the skimmer baskets and the pump strainer basket of debris.
Remove any debris or obstructions from the main drain cover.
Remove obstructions and combustibles from around the pump motor air vents and heater top vents.
Make sure all chemicals are properly stored (away from equipment).
Make sure the heater is functioning properly.
Make sure there is no gas smell around the heater.
Make sure all grounding and bonding wires are connected, and in good condition.
Make sure all wiring connections are tight and clean, and all wiring and electrical equipment are in good condition.