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Fort LuptonA regular program of preventive maintenance will curb depreciation and improve both the appearance and performance of the various components in every facility.

Preventive maintenance consists of three elements:

  1. Inspection of the items. This can help detect or give indications of substandard performance that can be corrected before costly repairs are needed.
  2. Scheduled maintenance and lubrication, as needed, can minimize wear, improve operation and reduce costs.
  3. Housekeeping or cleaning of the various components of each building including the equipment can help prevent the build-up of dirt, dust and grime. These impeded the operation of the various components including the mechanical elements.

The following is a list of typical pool items that should be checked on a regular basis.


Pool pumps and Circulation Motors

All motors and pumps will be check by the Maintenance Technician, the first week of every three months. The following should be checked:

  1. Amps on the Circulation Motors.
    1. Running amps
    2. Starting amps
  2. Grease the following fittings:
    1. Motor
    2. Pump
  3. Listen for any whining of motors or any metal rubbing together in pumps.
  4. Check all contacts on the following:
    1. Starter
    2. Disconnects
  5. Check all Vacuum and Pressure gauges for each motor.
  6. Check for any loose wiring or the arcing in wires.

Pool Chemical Pumps and Supply Lines

The chemical pumps will be check weekly to make sure there are no leaks in the feeding tube. The chemicals should be feeding through the clear tubing.

  1. Inspect the chemical supply lines to make sure chemicals are flowing through
  2. the clear tubing. (Watch as the air bubbles move along the tubing.)
  3. Inspect the chemical tubing in the chemical feeder and make sure that it is not leaking or moisture in the housing.   Make sure the brass ends are not broken off in the feeder tube in the pump. If need, put a new feeder tube in.
  4. Replace the feeder tube in all chemical pumps the first week of the June and December, or if needed before hand.
  5. If supply lines are hard and brittle, or full of chemical deposits, they should be replaced.

Chemical Controllers

The chemical controllers must be properly maintained in order for the controller to function properly. The following procedure should be followed one a week to clean the probes.

  1. Shut valves to flow cell.
  2. Remove probes.
  3. Clean probes with mild detergent.
  4. Rinse with clean water (not pool water).
  5. Rinse probes in an acid dilution (1 part acid to 10 parts water).
  6. Rinse with clean water (not pool water).
  7. Replace probes back in flow cell.
  8. Open flow cell valves.

Pool Boilers

The pool boilers should be checked to make sure they have power to them at all times. The pool boilers should have a constant supply of water running through them at all times. Please check the following:

  1. Make sure the power light is on. The switch should be on for the heater pump and the heater itself.
  2. Make sure water is flowing through the heater at all times. This means making sure all valves are open.
  3. Check water temperature through the day to make sure the heater is working.

Pool Filters

The filters should be checked regularly to ensure proper filtration of the pool water. The following should be checked:

  1. Check filters for air by opening the air relief valve
  2. Check influent and effluent pressure readings
  3. Backwash filters when pressure differential is between 10-15 psi.
  4. By following a preventative maintenance schedule, facilities will find repair items before they become inoperable and save money over the life of the facility.

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