POOL OWNERS: FAQs
How often should I bring my pool water in to be tested?
Aaron Pools recommends bringing water in to be tested every two weeks during the season.
How often do I need to shock my pool?
Chlorine and Baquacil pools should be shocked once a week or after heavy usage.
How often do I need to clean my filter?
All types of filters should be cleaned every six weeks. By doing this the amount of chemicals needed will be reduced.
How often do I need to change my filter media?
Sand should be changed every three to five years
Cartridges and D.E. media fluctuates depending on use and maintenance.
How soon can I swim after adding chemicals?
You should follow the instructions on the product label.
How long should my liner last?
A vinyl liner should last between seven to ten years with proper chemical and routine maintenance.
How long should I run my pump?
Aaron Pools recommends running swimming pool pumps 24 hours a day during the season.
Why is my hair turning green?
Normally this is caused by copper being in the water. Bring in a water sample, and we will help you fix this problem.
Why are my eyes burning when I am in the pool?
This is caused by the PH being out of range. Bring in a water sample.
Why are my pool walls slick?
When your pool wall is slick that is the beginning of algae. Make sure to brush the walls down and check the chlorine level.
Why is my pool cloudy?
Cloudy water can be caused by a lot of things. Normally this is caused by the chemicals being unbalanced. If the chemicals are balanced then a clarifier may be added.
My water is not circulating like it should.
First, check and see if the filter needs to be backwashed. If the pressure is within range then check to see if the returns are pointed in the right direction. They should be pointed down and away from the skimmer.
My pump is making a funny noise.
First, check to see that there is enough water in the pool. If the pump sounds like it is screaming then the bearings are getting worn out.
Why is there water running out of my backwash line while the multi-port is on filter?
That is caused by a gasket inside the valve. It gets turned over time and then allows water to run out constantly.