The average life a swimming pool will be extended when owners follow a regular cleaning and maintenance schedule. This typically includes a periodic pool drain and restart. Eventually the regular methods of balancing the water chemistry become ineffective. Over time, swimming pools accumulate a chemical residue build up from regular cleaning and chemical treatments. To refresh the pool water, it is necessary to drain the pool and refill with fresh water. A pool drain and restart may be recommended as part of a maintenance schedule. It depends on the age and use of the swimming pool.
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Understanding Proper Swimming Pool Water Chemistry
Don’t underestimate the importance of regular swimming pool service. This includes balanced water chemistry with the proper addition and monitoring of vital chemicals. Certain chemicals in pool water can reach levels dangerous to the pool surface and pool equipment. High calcium, phosphates and conditioner levels are common examples. Once high they will not dilute with regular swimming pool service. This can lead to uncomfortable conditions for those with sensitive skin. High levels can cause algae blooms, scale in equipment and scale on the pool tile.
Levels can become so severe that the only remedy is to perform a complete pool drain and restart. Fresh water is a short term fix to a long term problem. Proper weekly pool maintenance can reduce the need to drain the pool. ProTouch offers San Diego pool owners professional weekly service. We can also prevent the need to replace equipment that has been damaged by these harsh chemicals.
Performing A Pool Drain And Restart
ProTouch Pool Services understands when it is time to perform a pool drain and restart. We can evaluate the swimming pool water for San Diego County customers. Our pool technicians look for signs that the pool water has become over saturated. An overload of specific chemicals that dissolve in the water can create a mild odor or a slightly cloudy appearance. Testing a sample of the water allows us to determine the chemical breakdown of the swimming pool water.
When a pool drain and restart is necessary, homeowners can plan to be without their pool for a few days. The drainage process takes several hours, depending on the size of the pool. Once empty we inspect the surface and inform the homeowner of any pool restorations that may be needed. Depending on what may also be needed, such as an acid wash or chlorine wash, work usually takes one or two days to complete. A pool polishing of the surface area may also be completed while empty. When the work is completed the pool can then be refilled and the water balanced. We recommend having the drain and restart completed within a three day period whenever possible.
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Preventing bad water chemistry one swimming pool at a time.
When providing weekly pool service in San Diego, ProTouch maintains the appropriate water chemical ranges. This helps homeowners minimize the need of a complete pool drain and restart. We can also reduce the need with partial drain and restarts lessening the down time of the pool. ProTouch has been providing pool drain and restarts to San Diego customers since 1998. Our staff provides the best pool service and education for our customers. We also make every attempt to keep our cleaning processes environmentally friendly.
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The price for a pool drain and restart varies slightly. There is an additional charge for larger pools based on the extra chemicals required to balance the pool water. ProTouch understands the importance of fast and efficient service. We strive to complete each drain and restart on time and on budget. Homeowners can then resume the use of their swimming pool or spa as quickly as possible. When the pool has been refilled, we add all the necessary start up chemicals and test the water to ensure it is safe, balanced, and ready to use.
We also add a mineral and metal sequestering agent as a precautionary measure to avoid staining from the fresh tap water. Saltwater pools require a different anti-stain treatment specially designed for the unique system. The final steps are to add the necessary conditioner, acid and chlorine until the water is perfectly balanced.
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Proper pool cleaning and regular maintenance is significant in preventing the need for a premature pool drain and restart. With our weekly pool service plans, ProTouch can ensure your pool is chemically balanced. We keep the pool free of harmful buildup that can be damaging to the pool or spa surface. Along with our many pool services we offer equipment installations and equipment repairs as well. ProTouch Pool Services provides the best solutions for your needs.