Frequently Asked Swimming Pool Questions
We’ve put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions that our staff at Ipswich Pool and Spa Centre get asked. If you have a question and can’t find an answer below, give us a call on (07) 3281 0955 and our friendly staff will help you out.
- How long do I need to run my pool for?
- How do I prevent my pool from going green?
- My pool’s gone green, what do I do?
- We just received a big hit of rain – what should I do?
- Do you have a contract for your pool maintenance service?
- 1. How long do I need to run my pool for?
This will obviously vary depending on the pool and filter size, how regularly the pool is being used and its proximity to overhanging trees and downpipes, but a good rule of thumb is as follows:
Summer: Two lots of four hours throughout summer is advised, providing that your filters and chlorinators are properly sized and in good health.
Winter: If your pool is getting used less frequently during winter then you can probably afford to back it off to two lots of two hours.
If your filter is too small for your pool then you will need to run it for a lot longer – if you’re uncertain, give us a call on (07) 3281 0955, we are always happy to help.
- 2. How do I prevent my pool from going green?
The best thing that you can do for the long-term health of your pool and to ensure that your water doesn’t go green is to spend 2-3 minutes every day checking your pool’s equipment and ensuring that everything is working correctly.
A big hit of rain could still throw out your water balance, but regular checks will considerably reduce the likeliness of your pool turning green. Ipswich Pool and Spa Centre also provide a regular pool servicing and maintenance service, where we send a professional to check your pool once a month and ensure that everything is in working order.
- 3. My pool’s gone green, what do I do?
A green pool is a sign that there is an algae problem with your water and is something that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, as time will only make the problem worse.
It is advised that if your pool has gone green then you call in a professional to fix the problem. Read more about our treatments for a green pool here.
- 4. We just received a big hit of rain – what should I do?
If your pool has just received a big hit of freshwater from rain then the first thing that you will need to do is throw in some chlorine as the rain pulls it all out. How much chlorine you will need will depend on the size of the pool but you are probably looking at about 5-10 litres for the average sized backyard pool (50,000 litre pool).
Once you’ve topped up the chlorine levels, we advise bringing a sample into our store so that we can test it for you and ensure that the balance is correct.
- 5. Do you have a contract for your pool maintenance service?
No, we believe that we are only as good as our services are. If you want to leave then you are free to do so at any time, just give us a call on (07) 3281 0955 and let us know.