How Often Should a Pool Be Serviced?

Having your own backyard swimming pool can enhance your family’s quality of life in numerous ways—but in order to keep the water clean and healthy for swimming, regular maintenance is required. You might be wondering, “How often should my pool be serviced?” The answer is that it depends on a variety of factors, including the time of year, frequency of use, and design of your pool.

During swimming season, your pool will likely require some attention each week. For instance, chlorine and pH levels should be checked 2-3 times per week, and total alkalinity should be checked once a week. In addition, we recommend having the water professionally tested at least four times throughout the season. We provide free water testing for area residents at our East Windsor location; simply bring a sample and our staff will make recommendations to fix any issues they observe.

Another routine maintenance task is vacuuming your pool. The frequency with which this needs to be done depends on how much debris is accumulating in the water, which can vary based on weather conditions, the landscaping around your pool, and how well the skimmers are working.

While properly maintaining your pool may seem like a lot of work, the good news is that modern, well-designed pools can help you save a great deal of time and effort. Since newer pools built with the latest pipes and equipment function much more efficiently than their older counterparts, most pool owners today should only need to spend about 15 minutes per week on maintenance.

In addition to the standard equipment, an innovative new feature that can help significantly reduce the pool maintenance burden is an in-floor cleaning system. These systems help pool filters work better and circulate heat and chemicals more effectively, thereby ensuring a consistently clean pool while helping you save time and money. At Aqua Pool, we recommend and install the self-cleaning pool systems from Paramount.

Regardless of your type of pool or the frequency with which you use it, Aqua Pool is pleased to offer customizable service packages to suit your needs. Many of our customers opt for weekly service during pool season, while others prefer biweekly or monthly visits. Some customers perform routine maintenance on their own and only have us help with fall closings and spring openings, or vacation sitting if they’re planning to be out of town. Call us at (860) 623-9886 with any pool maintenance questions or to create a service schedule that will work for your needs!