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The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Quiz
by Staff
Some people consider their pool to be a big money pit. Minimize your expenditures by learning some pool maintenance tips. Take the plunge by taking this quiz on pool maintenance.

What is the secret to pool health?

  • habitual care
  • irregular care
  • seldom care

What may be the result of regular pool skimming?

  • help the efficiency of the pool's circulation system
  • decrease the amount of chlorine needed
  • both answers

How often should you clean the strainer basket?

  • twice a week
  • once a week
  • every two weeks

To keep the pool water clear, how often should you vacuum the pool?

  • twice a week
  • once a week
  • once a month

How can you minimize the growth of algae buildup on pool walls and tile?

  • brush pool walls
  • brush tile
  • both answers

How many different types of pool filters are available?

  • one
  • three
  • five

Who is qualified to service the pool heater?

  • The pool owner
  • a professional
  • both answers

How often should a gas-powered pool heater be serviced?

  • every year
  • every two years
  • every five years

How high should the pool water level be?

  • above the skimmer
  • below the skimmer
  • neither answer

For pool health, what is the ideal pH measurement?

  • 6.8 to 7.0
  • 7.2 to 7.8
  • 7.8 to 8.2

How do you measure the pool's pH?

  • test-strips
  • reagent kit
  • both answers

What organic contaminant is present in pool water?

  • ammonia
  • nitrogen
  • both answers

How can you get rid of the chloramines?

  • shock
  • remove chlorine
  • add bleach

What may cause the pool's water level to drop?

  • leak
  • evaporation
  • both answers

Why may you need to winterize your pool?

  • pool pipes may freeze
  • pool surfaces may crack
  • no winterizing is necessary

During the freezing winter, what should you do with the pool heater, pump and chemical feeders?

  • clean
  • store away
  • both answers

During winter months, how can you prevent debris from getting into the pool?

  • use a pool cover
  • skim weekly
  • let the debris collect

How can you determine if a leak or natural evaporation is causing a decrease in the pool's water level?

  • bucket test
  • call a professional
  • take a guess

When you shock a pool, what chemical is added?

  • chlorine
  • ammonia
  • nitrogen

Other than evaporation or leaks, why else may the pool's water level decrease?

  • swimming
  • splashing
  • both answers