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POOL CARE

Keeping your pool happy and healthy is our goal here at High Country Pools & Spas.

Here are some things you can, and should, do to help:

  • Test your water at least once a week to help maintain proper balancing levels. Adding chemicals to a swimming pool or spa on a regular basis is a necessity if you want the water to be clean, clear, and refreshing.
  • Brush the pool regularly, at least once a week.
  • Skim the pool's surface regularly using a large net. You'll save wear and tear on your mechanical systems if you remove as much debris as possible before the cleaning and filtering system has to deal with it.
  • Maintain your pools water levels, The water should be approximately half way up the skimmer. The mechanical equipment will function better that way.
  • If the water level seems to be dropping faster than normal, check for leaks. Most leaks occur in and around the mechanical equipment-valves can leak after many years, connections may not be tight or there could be a crack in one of the PVC pipes. Look for wetness under your pump, filter, motor or other equipment. If you find something, you might be able to fix it yourself. Some leaks of course occur in the body of the pool and that's not something you should attempt to fix. The best bet if you believe you have a leak, is call High Country Pools & Spas. We'll know what to do.
  • Clean the filter regularly. A "regular" cleaning cycle depends on the kind of filter you have-some need to be cleaned more often than others. We can tell you how often you should do it.
  • Clean the skimmer and the pump baskets regularly. Debris in these areas can make your pump work much harder than necessary. It can even stop working entirely if the water flow is blocked.

Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Servicing or repairing pumps, motors, filters, heaters and other mechanical equipment is a job for a professional. There may be some part of the process you can do (if you are really so inclined) but most of it, for most people, needs to be done by a qualified technician.
  • Replacing old, worn-out or damaged equipment is also a job for a professional, especially since after 5 or 10 years, the technology is likely to have changed so much that what you're putting in is not the same as what you are taking out. That can be more complicated than you want to handle.
  • Fixing a leak that's within the body of the pool, or underground in the circulation system, is a big job. Don't do it

The bottom line is this - the technology of a swimming pool or spa is complicated and sophisticated. If you have a leak, equipment that is not running properly, water that is not clear or clean, visible evidence of algae, or anything else that just doesn't seem right to you, it's best to call a professional for advice or assistance. Call High Country Pools & Spas. We'll find the problem, explain to you what it takes to fix it, and proceed as you direct. That's the most efficient and cost-efficient long term solution!

Be sure and check out these great pool care videos from BioGuard!

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