Commercial Pool FAQ

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Commercial Pool FAQ

Commercial pools require frequent routine maintenance to ensure that they meet optimal safety and hygiene standards. Commercial pool maintenance includes many seemingly minor yet essential tasks, such as:

  • Testing water chemistry
  • Monitoring pH levels and temperatures
  • Regularly cleaning and replacing filters
  • Removing objects and debris from the water
  • Checking for damage to pool equipment and safety features
  • Routine safety and performance inspections
  • Pool repair and renovations
  • Installing, servicing, and preparing pool cover systems

Commercial pools should be cleaned on a daily basis. This includes skimming the surface of the pool several times per day to remove leaves, debris, and dirt, adjusting water chlorination as needed, and cleaning high-contact surfaces. When it comes time for deep cleaning, the ideal schedule will depend largely on the usage of the pool, but a good rule of thumb is to deep clean at least once every two to three weeks. Additionally, filters should be replaced every few months for optimal water quality.

The CDC recommends that commercial pool owners drain and replace portions of pool water on a weekly to monthly basis, depending on usage and water quality. However, you may be able to go several months or even years between complete drainage and refill cycles depending on the pH of the water, the usage of the pool, and any health situations that may arise.

The ideal temperature for a commercial pool should be between 78-84°F. Setting the pool at this temperature will ensure a comfortable swimming experience and reduce the risk of bacteria growth and skin irritation. However, it is important to note that the water temperature should not exceed 90°F, as this can increase the risk of bacteria growth and health issues.

The recommended amount of time for a commercial pool pump to run is 8-10 hours per day or one hour for every 10° F of air temperature. This ensures water is moved through the filtration system and circulated throughout the entire pool. Running the pump also helps prevent stagnation, which can lead to algae growth and decreased water quality.

The best time to open your commercial pool is mid-spring, just before the swim season starts. Opening your pool before swimming season will allow you to clean and prepare the pool for use, get any necessary repairs done, test and balance the water chemistry, arrange lifeguard management, and have everything ready for opening day.

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