To understand the difference between guite pools and any other pool on the marketplace, all you have to do is take care of one. The amount of labor involved with a gunite pool is almost triple that of any other variety of pool. But don’t worry cause im here to help you see a little more about the operation of Swimming Pool Maintenance. There are multiple things that go into the maintenance process such as vacuuming the pool, skimming the pool, washing the filters and accurately adjusting the chemicals. Please do not strive to do these things yourself unless you know what you are doing. Call a pool pro to come in and do weekly maintenance. The first thing that a pool company should do when they show up is determine the chemicals. This will advise the maintenance workforce how much chemicals are needed at the closing of the labor. If there are two people on the job, one should have already started vacuuming the pool while the other was checking the chemicals. If not, vacuuming is still the next duty (With one person on the job, it takes much more time to finish the appointment). The bottom of the pool has to be sanitary when you leave the job. This is very important because the bottom of the pool is what gives the water its color. When the pool floor is unclean, the whole pool is basically grimy. Next step is to skim the pool (this is usually done while the other is vacuuming). It takes much longer to vacuum the pool than it does to skim it. They both have to be done with patience and not rushed. If you rush either of these things, the filth and leaves will just stay on the bottom of these Gunite Swimming Pools and drift about. Going easy ensures that all the filth is captured and not stirred up. Sometimes skimming can be the only thing one person does throughout the whole maintenance process. Because some pools are covered by trees, the number of leaves can be consuming. wasting the whole hour on simply skimming would be a better fit job in this condition. While this is happening the other person is doing the remainder of the duties. After vacuuming, the filters need be cleaned. When you vacuum a pool, 90% of the time, you will hook up you vacuum to a skimmer pipe and suck all of the filth into the filter. This is the proper way to do it because you don’t have to mess with any grime or waste. But once you are done with the nice white filters will be grimy. What you would do is shut down the system, guide out the filters, and progress to sanitary them with a hose. The dirt will come right off with a intense hose spray. This is an imperative part to maintaining a uninfected pool. These filters are what sparkling the circulating water in your pool. They keep it clean until they get too grimy and can’t keep it spotless anymore. After you have cleaned the filters and put the system back together, you can now add chemicals to the pool. We advocate that you don’t contribute these chemicals yourself. They are meant to be person friendly but if you contribute too much it can burn the skin and eyes. Leave this piece of work to your local pool contractors. Also the system should be running when the chemicals are added. This ensures that the chemicals get circulated and are not seated in one place. Once the chemicals are added, you have to wait a little while before you can swim. Depending on the number, we suggest a 12 to 24 hour break from swimming after chemicals are added. This helps keep kids safe and helps you, as the pool owner, to see if the chemicals are working properly. I hope this helps anyone that was curious about Gunite Swimming Pools and how to properly maintain them. If you are in Chicago, check out Danna Pools Inc.