The Importance of Pool CirculationIf you’ve heard of the 3 Cs of taking care of your swimming pool then you will know that circulation is the first C. These Cs are circulation, chemicals, and cleaning. Let’s look at why pool circulation is so important. Taking care of the first step in your cleaning process will be the best way to ensure the rest of the project goes well. Circulation is a major player in the rest of the game as well as being the starter. When you circulate the pool water, you are filtering your pool water and this means you are cleaning it. This helps to spread the chemicals you add to your water too. Think of it like making your favorite cup of hot tea and putting your sugar or honey into it. While all of the parts are important, if you didn’t have circulation, none of these parts would be possible.
Making Sure You Have Good Pool CirculationAt the minimum, each pool should have a pump and a filter. Your pump is what allows your pool water to be circulated. The pump takes the pool water in by the skimmer. You may notice the rectangular hole in your pool with the failing door. This is where the water goes in to be circulated. Once the water is taken through the pump, it goes into the filter and the filter’s job is to clean the water by filtering out any impurities. Once the filter has done its work, the water is pushed back into the pool through a jet or multiple jets. Your return jet needs to be multi-directional. If your current jet is not multi-directional, you should get a new jet fitting that will let you choose the direction you want your water to be pushed into your pool. You should point your return jet in a direction that is going to spin the water in your pool allowing it to circulate. If there is only one jet in your pool, try pointing it in the opposite direction of your skimmer and point it downward. This will allow your water to circulate and mix the water at the bottom of your pool so it goes up to the surface. Make sure any dead areas are getting proper pool circulation. These areas include but are not limited to: behind ladders, pool step areas, cracks and underneath skimmers. When you make sure these areas are getting properly circulated, you will notice your whole pool looks much better and allows for an amazing swim every time. If you aren’t sure how to move forward with your pool maintenance or any upgrades you might have, feel free to give us a call and we will be glad to help you.
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