24 September 2017
Why we love pool maintenance
All pool owners should follow the mantra of “little, and often”. A regular servicing schedule allows the pool engineers to keep your pool in top condition all year round. It also makes individual tasks more straightforward and means the pool will always be ready for you to use. A regular service also prevents bigger problems from taking hold with pre-emptive action.
During a servicing our engineers will perform a wide range of performance checks. This includes checking your cover operation, monitoring output of ultraviolet and ozone units, checking the underwater lights and confirming there are no water leaks in the pipework or equipment. If your pool is fitted with an auto water levelling system, engineers will also test it to confirm its smooth operation. If there is any discrepancy between set and actual temperatures, we will run diagnostics to determine the cause.
Keeping it clean
The best way to ensure a long and healthy lifespan for your pool is to clean it properly. Although service engineers can vacuum or brush the floor of the pool and empty all pump baskets of debris, a more thorough clean is usually preferred. The service engineer will clean inline dosing filters, chemical injectors and the entire plant. This is in conjunction with cleaning the quartz tubes to continue an optimal UV performance. These are parts of the pool an owner will not be able to reach with a scrubbing brush themselves, and by having it done regularly means the pool will be ready to use at all times. If left unattended for too long, a build-up of debris or grime may even damage the pool's operation and force you to invest in unnecessary costly repairs
The maintenance team will also refill and replace any resources the pool uses in day-to-day operations. Should it be required, the service engineer will replace dosing and sample lines, chemical control sensors, any injector consumables, and UV bulbs when depleted. They are also authorised to dispose of empty chemical containers and adjust auto chemical controllers if your pool is equipped with them. All of this work will keep your pool functioning as well as it did when it was commissioned.
Keeping a record
Ultimately, it is the record that service engineers keep on your pool's maintenance that will keep it functioning smoothly. LSPC keeps a detailed record of every service, ensuring that all parts of the pool are checked when they need to be. The most common error we see is companies missing the same issues over and over again until what might have been a quick fix becomes a major issue. Another is a failure to commit to a regular service plan. A once-a-year service has two drawbacks: first, if an issue is missed it could cause damage before the next annual service, and second, without greater frequency, it’s impossible to prevent a developing problem.
At London Swimming Pool Company we specialise in swimming pool maintenance, servicing and refurbishment, so if you have a pool that’s in need of regular maintenance or a facelift, contact us for an initial discussion – there’s no substitute for expert advice. If you have an older swimming pool that needs upgrading, we suggest planning your refurbishment for the autumn, so all the work is done and dusted before the next swimming season.