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As with any type of filter there is no hard and fast rule that says your filter will last X amount of time. It depends on the application, the quality of water passing through, quality of cartridge, usage rate, etc. There are definite indicators, though, that it’s time to change out the cartridges for new ones.
We all know that pool maintenance is vital in the summer months in Vegas, but they are just as important when it comes time for the Winter months. Did you know that your pool needs the same care in the winter months as it does in the summer? Otherwise you are going to have staining and other problems with your pool. Most of the damage to a pool happens in the winter when it is being neglected. Trust us, protect your investment! If you neglect your pool, the fix-up will likely be much harder and more expensive than simply maintaining it properly to begin with.
People often make the mistake of not caring for their pool in the winter. They stop adding the proper amount of chemicals to the pool in the winter because they think it doesn't need it, or that they don't need to vacuum the pool in the winter because it’s not being used. Failing to maintain proper pool maintenance will result in calcium buildup around the pool and dirty stains along the floor of your pool; this is why consistency is the key!
For minimal maintenance, we suggest not covering the pool during the winter, use an automatic pool cleaner that runs the entire time you're filtering, but keep the filter time short. We of course, will keep chlorine in the pool, to oxidize the dust and other debris that the cleaner misses. We will also continue the important step of checking/emptying the skimmer(s) and pump filter baskets on a regular basis. If you prefer to cover your pool during the winter months, we have provided a list of the different types of pool covers in this same section of our website.
Your pool should be drained every 3 years in order to keep it operating at the highest level of efficiency. So we suggest that fall and winter months in the Las Vegas Valley are a great time of year to drain your pool and refill it with the proper amount of chemicals.
As a Clean Living Pool and Spa customer you will continue to receive the same cleaning and care for your pool that we provide in the summer months.
When taking care of a in-ground swimming pool, having the right type of cover can make all the difference. Finding the right cover can be a bit tricky and will depend upon a variety of factors including your pool shape, size, and of course, what you need the cover for. The guide below should help you identify just the right cover(s) for your pool.
Solar Pool Covers: A very common pool cover, solar covers utilize the suns energy to generate heat for your pool. These covers float freely on your pool surface and are designed primarily for heating your pool and prolonging your pool season. They are not the most efficient covers for keeping debris out of your pool and should not be consider a safety cover.
Solar Rings: While designed to provide heat for a pool similar to a standard solar pool cover, solar rings have a few unique benefits. Due to their design, solar rings are very adept at passing heat to deeper parts of your pool. They can also be turned over when the pool temperature is ideal, enabling them to act as barriers to sunlight that will evaporate water and precious pool chemicals. Solar rings work well with automatic pool cleaners as well.
Leaf Nets: With these covers the name says it all. Leaf nets are basic covers designed to keep leaves and other larger containments out of your pool. Simply place the leaf net over the pool, anchor it down and watch as the leaves fall harmlessly onto your net. If you have a lot of leaves to deal with every year, it may be wise to remove this net multiple times to clean the leaves off. Leaf nets are often used in combination with a heavier winter cover.
Winter Pool Cover: These heavy-duty pool covers are designed to protect your pool from debris as well as other unwanted pool contaminators. While many winter covers offer features such as thermal protection or coloring to help guard against algae growth, they do often vary in weave thickness which can be a determinate in the durability and overall quality of the cover. As mentioned above, winter pool covers can be used in concert with leaf nets. It’s important to note that winter pool covers are not necessarily considered safety covers.
Safety Nets and Safety Covers: Pool safety covers are available in a standard net/mesh form, as well as solid covers. Safety nets are designed with gaps too small for a child to fall through, but too big to allow efficient balancing or movement. Solid safety pool covers are heavy covers that are designed to be anchored down and keep everything from loose debris to kids and pets out of your pool.
Automatic Covers: Automatic covers have permanently mounted reels that automatically cover and uncover the pool at the push of a button. They are the most expensive option, but are also the most convenient. These reels can be run from either an external motor or using an internal motor that spins the reel.