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Sacramento Pool Tips & Faq


Here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we've come across, as well as a few swimming pool related tips. If your question is not covered here, or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact Best Pool Supply Inc..

How often should my pool water be tested?

Seasonal conditions and use will determine the frequency of testing. During swimming season, two to three times per week would be advised. If your chlorine test is zero, this means you are not testing often enough.

Is there anything I can do to prevent stains in my pool?

Absolutely! Stains in your pool are caused by metals and minerals that come in contact with the water. Sequestering agents can be added to neutralize the metallic ions of magnesium, iron, copper & scale in pool water to remove and prevent stains.

How long should I run my filter?

Some in the industry say the total volume of the pool should be turned over in a day, but in reality most pools stay clean while running their pool 3 to 4 hours. However this could vary depending on pool conditions.

How often should I clean my filter?

When filter pressure reaches 5 to 10 psi above the initial systems clean starting pressure.

  • To extend the life of your filter, clean as recommended.
  • Keep pump and skimmer baskets free of debris to avoid poor water flow.
  • Use an algaecide that will continuously and effectively eliminate algae.
  • Keep equipment area clean so pump motor vents do not get clogged and shorten their life..
  • If you have questions about your pool/spa, please do not hesitate to contact us.