About Vista Hills Pool Service
Turn the pool pump off before operating the multiport valve or push pull valve. If your pump starts running louder or making unusual noises, shut it off and contact your pool professional. If your pump motor hums but will not start, turn off the power and check to see if the impeller is clogged with debris.
SkimmersTo prevent your skimmer basket from tipping over when the pump switches on or off, place a small weight or rock in the bottom (the weight must be larger than the suction pipe below the basket). Check to make sure the skimmer weir is in place and is moving freely. Make a habit of checking and emptying skimmer and pump baskets regularly.
When cleaning cartridge filters, soak them in a cleaning solution for 24 hours, then hose them off before reinstalling. D.E. filters should be disassembled and cleaned at least twice per season. Is your sand filter 3-5 years old? If so, ask your pool professional if it's time to replace the sand. If your filter pressure gauge indicates that pressure has dropped below the normal reading for a clean filter, check to see if you have a clogged pump or skimmer basket.
- Never leave a child unsupervised near a pool.
- Instruct babysitters about potential hazards to young children in and around swimming pools and the need for constant supervision.
- Completely fence the pool. Install self-closing and self-latching gates. Position latches out of reach of young children. Keep all doors and windows leading to the pool area secure to prevent small children from getting to the pool. Effective barriers and locks are necessary preventive measures, but there is no substitute for supervision.
- Do not consider young children "drown proof" because they have had swimming lessons; young children should always be watched carefully while swimming.
- Do not use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision.
- Never use a pool with its pool cover partially in place, since children may become entrapped under it. Remove the cover completely.
- Place tables and chairs well away from the pool fence to prevent children from climbing into the pool area.
- Keep toys away from the pool area because a young child playing with the toys could accidentally fall in the water.
- Remove steps to above ground pools when not in use.
- Have a telephone at poolside to avoid having to leave children unattended in or near the pool to answer a telephone elsewhere. Keep emergency numbers at the poolside telephone.
- Learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
- Keep rescue equipment by the pool.
Parents & Guardians
ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT A DROWNING. WATCH YOUR CHILD CLOSELY AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE DOORS LEADING TO THE POOL AREA ARE CLOSED AND LOCKED. YOUNG CHILDREN CAN QUICKLY SLIP AWAY AND INTO THE POOL.