Pool | 11/12/14

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Maintaining crystal clear pools doesn’t have to be hard work as long as a regular and routine maintenance schedule is kept. Here are our tips on how to keep crystal clear pools pristine and sparkling all year long:

Twice a Week:

  • Test your water with a professional water testing kit.
  • Ensure pH levels are between 7.2 and 7.6
  • Ensure chlorine levels are between 1 and 3ppm
  • Dump skimmer baskets and remove other debris from your pool’s surface.
  • Scrub the tile at your pool’s water line

TIP: During the summer when your pool’s in high use, be sure to test the water three times per week.

Once a Week:

  • Vacuum pool
  • Backwash your filter if your water begins to look a bit cloudy
  • Check your pool for any cracks or signs of damage. If you find any don’t hesitate to contact us for a repair.

Once a Month:

  • Scoop some of your pool water and take it to a pool retailer for an in depth water analysis. They will be able to test for alkalinity (TA), calcium hardness, and stabilizer
  • Check your water levels and adjust if necessary

TIP: If you have a salt water chlorination system, you may need to check the blades and clean them. This will help prevent the calcification of the blades.

Mid-Season Maintenance for Crystal Clear Pools:

  • Every few weeks, give your filter a clean with a professional filter cleaner. This will remove any grease or oils that have likely accumulated. Along with a whole variety of services Shasta would be glad to help you out with a professional filter clean. Check out all the services we offer here.


Shasta Pools is a Phoenix pool builder who provides a variety of services including swimming pool remodeling, commercial pool building, and pool service and repair. Since its establishment in 1967, Shasta has helped over 80,000 families realize their dream of pool ownership. By providing exceptional value, quality craftsmanship and superior customer service, the Shasta team continues to fulfill the corporate mission of astonishing and delighting their customers and exceeding expectations. You can learn more about Shasta Pools & Spas by visiting them online, or by connecting with them on Facebook or Twitter.