Swimming Pool Maintenance

Owning a swimming pool comes with many responsibilities. One of those responsibilities includes swimming pool maintenance. Pool maintenance is an essential part of owning a swimming pool. Whether you are currently a pool owner or you are a prospective owner, Town and Country Pools Inc. is here to answer all your swimming pool maintenance questions and assist you with all your swimming pool maintenance needs.

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Swimming Pool Maintenance

Swimming pool ownership requires frequent cleaning and swimming pool maintenance. Unfortunately, overtime without proper swimming pool maintenance, swimming pools can become full of contaminants which can allow for excess bacteria to grow. While some owners choose to maintain and service their own pools, other owners prefer owning a pool without the hassle or time commitment. Whichever method you wish to use, ensuring a well-maintained swimming pool is essential to a clean and healthy pool environment.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Should Include:

  • Testing the water for proper chemical levels.
  • Adding chemicals as needed to maintain the proper balances.
  • Scrubbing the swimming pool sides and walls.
  • Vacuuming the swimming pool on a frequent bases.
  • Inspecting pool equipment and plumbing to ensure efficient operation.

Testing Chemicals

Regularly testing and adding chemicals to your swimming pool is required for proper swimming pool maintenance. Failure to monitor and maintain the appropriate water quality can lead to damage to both your swimming pool and swimming pool equipment. But most importantly, failure to test your swimming pool water can cause many health issues for your swimming pool guests. When testing your swimming pool water, the four primary chemical levels essential to proper swimming pool maintenance and a healthy swimming pool environment include free chlorine, calcium hardness, pH, and total alkalinity.

Cleaning Pool and Pool Surfaces

During the swim season, it is recommended that pool owners skim leaves and other debris from their pool top, and check filters and vacuums regularly. Skimming leaves and other debris can be accomplished by using a long-handled leaf skimmer to gather any leaves, insects or other floating debris. By removing any floating debris as quickly as possible, you are preventing the chance of staining, reducing the hard to clean surfaces and preventing filter clogs. In addition to skimming your swimming pool top, clean filters and adequately working vacuums play another essential part of proper swimming pool maintenance. To ensure adequate filter operation, clean and replace your filter per manufacture instructions.

Contact Town & Country

Town and Country Pools Inc. specializes in swimming pool maintenance. If you choose to perform your own pool maintenance, prefer a professional to take care of it all, or a little of both, Town and Country Pools Inc. can help provide pool maintenance tips and services. Whether you prefer occasional swimming pool maintenance, weekly scheduled services, or even pool water saving tips, Town and Country Pools Inc, is available to help keep your swimming pool water crystal clear, healthy, and ready for summer fun! A properly maintained swimming pool can provide a perfect place in your backyard to relax, rejuvenate, and spend quality time with family and friends. Contact Town and Country Pools Inc. today to help take the stress out of your swimming pool maintenance routine!

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Maintenance

  • Blow off adjacent pool/spa decks
  • Vacuum pool/spa as needed
  • Empty skimmer basket(s) and hair/lint basket(s)
  • Empty automatic cleaner bag (Polaris)
  • Check pool/spa filter pressure and backwash/clean filter as needed
  • Clean automatic cover fabric as needed
  • Test water chemistry (Chlorine/Bromine, Ph, Total Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Stabilizer)
  • Use Town and Country Pools, Inc. chemicals to adjust water chemistry as needed
  • Use Town and Country Pools, Inc. salt to adjust salt content as needed (if applicable)
  • Fill and adjust chlorinator (if applicable)
  • Adjust chlorine generator system (if applicable)

Bi-Weekly Maintenance is geared towards clients that are prepared to test and balance their pool water chemistry, empty skimmer and pump baskets and maintain the pool between our visits in order to prevent algae growth and prevent equipment damage.

Currently we do not offer maintenance “contracts”.

Weekly maintenance on a pool or pool/spa combo


$140.00 per visit

Weekly maintenance on a “spa only”


$115.00 per visit

Bi-Weekly maintenance on a pool or pool/spa combo


$160.00 per visit

Weekly or Bi-Weekly maintenance on a pool/spa with a second filter system or Vanishing Edge Basin


$160.00 per visit