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Pool Maintenance Tips to Pass Your Next Inspection

pool maintenance tipsAt least once a year, the national, federal and local authorities mount assessments on all pools to confirm compliance with the set standards. It is, therefore, of the very essence to make sure that you meet the basic pool standards stipulated to avoid any altercations with the authorities. It is also of utmost importance to safeguard the health of the users of the pool, whether clients or family members. It is very necessary to possess some basic knowledge on pool requirements to pass the annual pool tests. Some of the requirements include:

 Water chemistry

The chemistry of the water is the most critical of the pool requirements. Chlorine, Alkalinity, calcium, pH, Cyanuric and phosphoric tests are done to ascertain the safety of the various concentrations. Water clarity and evident algae detection are also subject to inspection. Though many managers take this for granted, it could have far-reaching consequences for users if the water chemistry does not fall within the stipulated range.

Safety measures

It is mandatory that all pools should have safety features as well as precautionary notices fitted around the pool area. The restrictions are especially so if the pool is open to the public. Depth indicators should be present in every pool to notify swimmers on the bottom of the pool before they plunge into the waters. Swimming pools meant for kids should have even stricter regulations concerning pool depth.

Safety equipment

Pool operators should ensure there are appropriate safety gadgets around the pool. Reaching poles, ring buoys, and depth markers for swimmers are some of the necessary equipment. Adequate hand rails and drains should be in strategic locations in the pool. First aid kits, too, should be within easy reach for emergency purposes. Pool gates should clasp, and fences and enclosures should be of a significant height to ward off unauthorized people. Also subject to scrutiny is the deck and plaster conditions.
As the owner of the premises, it is an offense to resist inspection and assessment of the pool and surrounding areas.

Maintain pool and spa equipment

Regular equipment maintenance and checks should always accompany chemical water support. You should always see to it that the pool filters remain clean, ensuring smooth water flow and force. Valves, flow meters, pressure gauges and other pool components should be fixed and regularly inspected by an expert. Regular maintenance activities help in avoiding big pool management difficulties possible when the pool is irregularly checked.

Proper signage

The guests or those using the pool should find it easy locating the different features of the pool. Therefore, signage on areas such as phone location and the shower area should be conspicuous. Just as the site signage need be, so should the safety signs. The users should also be conscious of when diving is prohibited or even when there is no lifeguard present through signage.
Once you observe these basic requirements and ensure the various practices stipulated are implemented, you can relax in the certainty that all the conditions central to pool safety are met. Maintaining the pool standards and the stipulations will sure keep altercation with the authorities at bay.

Posted by: Coast and Valley Properties on August 15, 2015