A swimming pool is one of the most noticeable and appealing hotel amenities, especially in places like San Diego, where weather is generally pleasant throughout the year. This means there’s definitely a need to keep a hotel pool as clean and inviting as possible to keep guests happy and coming back. Below, the experienced professionals from San Diego Pools, the pool builder San Diego businesses trust for high-quality construction and exceptional service, offer some standard recommendations on how often hotels should clean their swimming pools along with some related maintenance tips.
Hotel swimming pools are typically kept open and usable more often than what’s common with backyard pools, which makes it easier for debris to get into the water. This is more likely to be a fairly regular occurrence with hotel pools that are fully exposed to the elements or located close to trees and other landscaping features. With situations like this, daily light cleanings can be beneficial. Light cleaning and upkeep for a hotel pool usually involves:
• Skimming the surface to remove floating debris
• Visually inspecting the pool to look for anything that needs to be cleaned or removed
• Lightly sweeping the pool deck to keep it clear, clean, and safe for bare feet
With the right timing, guests won’t be disrupted by lighter pool cleanings. Since the actual work involved can be done fairly quickly, it’s easy to do light cleanings early in the morning or later in the evening.
Because hotel pools can be used by dozens of guests every day, it’s also important to regularly check chemicals as part of the cleaning and maintenance process. Levels too low or out of balance can contribute to an assortment of hygiene problems and health-related concerns. Testing is a simple and easy process, so it’s also not disruptive. With chlorine levels, the general recommendation is between 1.0 and 3.0 parts per million. Since hotel pools are used frequently, chemicals should be checked every few weeks—and even more often during busier times.
These are cleanings that involve some extra steps to make sure everything pool-related is clean and working as expected. This type of cleaning typically includes brushing and vacuuming, checking and cleaning filters, cleaning the waterline, and inspecting all other pool-related equipment. A thorough bacterial analysis should also be part of the monthly cleaning and maintenance process to further ensure pool water is clean, safe, and healthy.
The equipment needed for hotel pool cleanings depends on the size, shape, and depth of the pool and other factors like frequency of use. Today, it’s common for hotel swimming pools to have automatic cleaners. While this is convenient and efficient, it’s best to keep some extra accessories on hand for routine and thorough cleanings and related pool maintenance tasks. This list includes:
• Telescopic poles so nets and brushes can be easily extended to hard-to-reach spots
• Pool vacuums with leaf traps
• Liquid analysis kits to test pH and alkaline levels
If you have any questions about how to keep your hotel pool clean and more inviting for your guests, call the experienced professionals at San Diego Pools. We’re a premier commercial pool builder, and our team of pool design and construction experts is dedicated to building the pool that’s right for your space and providing you with the highest-quality service in the industry. Give us a call today at 888-707-7786.