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Pool Service in Bakersfield? Here’s 5 Great Tips for Correct Pool Care

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BigBlue Pool Service in Bakersfield offers you these 5 Pool Tips!

Do you use a pool service in Bakersfield and Kern County to clean your pool or are you likely to service the pool yourself?  Either way, keeping your pool clean is no small endeavor.  Most days it does not require a “rocket surgery” intellect :-), but there are days when you may wish you had those “smarts”.  The first thing you’ll need to do is get a good maintenance plan and use the right products.  These 5 great tips on proper pool care and maintenance will give you a basic understanding of how your pool functions. Follow these for a carefree, relaxing swimming season.

These pool tips are designed to be preventive pool service maintenance for your backyard or commercial swimming pool.  The 5 steps are simple, but are often not followed as closely as they need to be in order to maintain a “happy pool” and to keep your happy attitude.  The pool steps are:  pools must be circulated, filtered, cleaned, tested and filled with the appropriate chemicals.


Pool service includes the water being circulated for maximum sanitizing and filtering of contaminants.  Many professional pool service companies advise that circulating water during the day is best and generally for 8-10 hours if possible. This circulation process keeps your pool water in motion and makes it more difficult for bacteria and algae to take hold. The circulation also captures debris through the skimmers and filter.


DIY or professional pool service in Bakersfield requires a good filter.  The filter is one of your most essential pieces of equipment and you have at least 3 good options.  1). Cartridge style filters. 2). Sand filters 3). DE (diatomaceous earth).  Each has different price points, convenience factors and filtering capabilities.  Your filter removes both visible debris and most microscopic matter. Generally, a filter should be backwashed (the removal of material trapped on or in the filter media) when the water pressure in the filter reaches 8 to 10 psi above normal. (Check manufacturer’s guidelines.) Because backwashing does not remove oils and deeply embedded debris, check with a pool service pro to determine if your style of filter needs to be chemically cleaned regularly.


Cleaning is what usually comes to mind when you think of pool service.  As stated above, circulating your pool and maintaining a good filtering system is essential and those go hand I n hand with manual cleaning and chemicals (below).  The combination is what keeps algae and bacteria at bay. At least once a week, the walls and floor should be brushed and vacuumed to remove debris that the filter misses. Brushing is a must and stirs up the debris and algae and allows the vacuum and the filtering process to work more efficiently.  Do this even if you use an automatic pool cleaner.


Pool service fine points may vary from pool to pool because swimming pools are unique. Important details to maintain include the pH and the level of active sanitizer (typically chlorine). By testing these two details at regular intervals, you’ll understand how the varying interval and load of swimmers in the pools, weather and product application affect the water. Test your pool water two or three times per week. Also, take a sample to your local pool store when you open and close your pool, and every four to six weeks during the season. This will help you maintain proper water balance and greatly reduce the potential for problems.


Pool service also includes using the right products for your pool water at the right time. Chlorine is the standard chemical used to maintain pool sanitation, and is typically administered through floaters that hold the tablets.  You can also purchase chlorine machines that create and dump chlorine automatically into the pool – these can be effective and convenient.  Keeping your pool chemicals at the proper levels will help you:

  • Provide a sanitary swimming environment.
  • Balance the water to protect the equipment and pool surfaces.
  • Unbalanced water can permanently damage both.

The goal with maintaining a disciplined pool service is to provide brilliant, sparkling water that’s inviting for family, friends and guests. – These pool services can be maintained by you as the pool owner or outsourced to a professional pool service company for cleaning.

If you are wondering if a pool service is right for you, OR already know that maintaining your pool is not what you want to do,

Contact BigBluePool Service.  We’ll be glad to provide you with a free quote.

Ask for Dan: (661) 374-9320

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