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​All About Pools can do it. Whether its cleaning up a green pool, fixing a motor, installing a heater or if you wouLd like to discuss remodeling your pool, All about Pools has the supplies and the expertise to help you. We carry all the top brands including Pentair, Hayward, Sta-rite, Jandy all at affordable prices.

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​Maintenance and Repair Tips

Always turn off electrical circuits at the panel before repairing or servicing any pool equipment.
Avoid any possibility of equipment coming on when you are working on the equipment and eliminate the possibility of electrical shock to the repair person.

 Never over-tighten any clamp to stop leaks.
Over-tightening will seldom stop leaking and can cause serious damage to the equipment.  Excess stress on the clamp or the distortion of a tank could cause a serious accident when the system is placed under pressure.

 Do not start pump with  valves closed.
Circulation systems require an open path for the water to flow, and closed valves cause unnecessary pressure on the entire system.

 Always reinstall the filter clamp a instructed by the manufacturer.
An improperly installed clamp could cause the filter to separate under pressure and cause serious injury or property damage.

 Always open the manual air relief valve on the filter before starting the pump.
Service and repairs normally cause air to accumulate in the system which could cause serious injury or damage if not relieved properly.

 Use a qualified, licensed electrician for major electrical repairs of installation relating to your pool/spa equipment.
Electrical requirements and regulation are constantly changing regarding pool and spa equipment.  An electrical professional follows the proper installation procedures to meet the latest safety standards.

 Maintain your pool equipment in good working order.
Replace worn or damaged parts immediately (i.e. pressure gauges, skimmer lids, filter clamps, electrical accessories, drain covers, etc.).

Check your pool equipment for air leaks.
Air bubbles being discharged through the return fittings is a sign of air leaking into the system.  Air accumulating in the filter system could cause serious injury or damage if not relieved properly.


There are five chemical levels that every pool owner needs to keep track of:

FC - Free Chlorine - A sanitizer which keeps your pool water safe and free of germs. Chlorine must be constantly replenished. (level depends on CYA)
PH - Acidity/Alkalinity - Needs to be kept in balance to prevent irritation and protect the pool equipment. (7.5 to 7.8)
TA - Total Alkalinity - Appropriate levels help keep the PH in balance. High levels can cause PH to rise. (60 to 120, sometimes higher)
CH - Calcium Hardness - Appropriate levels help prevent plaster damage. High levels can cause calcium scaling. (220 to 350, vinyl lower)
CYA - Cyanuric Acid aka Stablizer - Protects chlorine from sunlight and determines the required FC level. (outdoors 30 to 50, SWG 70 to 80, indoors 0 to 20)

Here are four other chemical levels that come up frequently enough that you should at least know what they are:

CC - Combined Chlorine - CC over 0.5 indicates a problem. shocking the pool may be required.
Salt - Required with a SWG (Salt Water chlorine Generator), otherwise an optional enhancement.
Phosphate - 

Test chlorine and pH at least 1 or 2 times per week. Have a comprehensive water test performed by a pool professional every 6-8 weeks at your local pool store. There is generally no charge for this test.
Operate pool equipment a minimum of 6 hours per day during winter months and for 8-10 hours per day during the summer for greatest overall benefit.
Brush the pool walls and floor a minimum of once a week.
To prevent damage to pool equipment make sure the water level never drops below the opening of the skimmer.
Lubricate backwash valve “O” rings on sand and DE filter four times a year. Lubricate pump lid “O” ring periodically with Magic Lube or equivalent product specifically designed for use with swimming pool equipment.

Test pH and add muriatic acid as indicated to maintain pH between 7.4 – 7.8. Never add more than 1 pint of acid at a time and wait at least 1 hour between treatments. Always add muriatic acid by dispersing into pool water opposite the skimmer and disperse as far away from the wall of the pool as you can safely reach. Use care not to drip acid or any chemicals on deck as it will cause deck etching and staining. Do not pour acid over steps, benches, or pool light. Make sure water is circulating.
Clean waterline tile with cleaner a minimum of once a month during peak season.
One month after initial pool start-up, add stain and scale inhibitor on a regular basis.
Always follow manufacturers instructions on product labels.
NEVER ADD WATER TO CHEMICALS – Add chemicals to water.
Always wait one (1) hour between adding different chemicals unless otherwise directed.


Sand Filters and DE Filters: Backwash once filter pressure increases 8-10 psi above your “clean pressure” noted at start-up. make sure psi gauges are working properly.
Cartridge Filters: Need to be taken apart and elements need to be cleaned once filter pressure increases 8-10 psi above your “clean pressure.” This cleaning should be done at least 1 time every 4 weeks.


Always stand clear of the filter during system start up.
Pump pressure caused tank expansion and trapped air in the system is potentially dangerous if the clamp is not installed or tightened correctly. Always purge the air from the filter tank. 

Position pressure gauges and equipment instruction so they are visible during system operation and maintenance.
Tank instruction labels and gauges should be positioned so that any repair person can read them easily without coming in contact with the equipment.

 Periodically check with your original equipment manufacturer for updates to products.
Always us genuine original manufacturers’ replacement parts to service equipment.  Never interchange parts from different manufacturers.

If you questions about the way your equipment is operated, call us, All About Pools. 954.762.7946

We would be happy to explain your pool system operation

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