2 Cool Pools of Texas, LLC      
Serving your area since 2008

Are you sick of taking care of your pool? If so, let us take care of it!


2 Cool Pools

Wesley Jones


TICL# 547



Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our PRODUCT / SERVICE and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send email to YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

How long should I run my System?

The length of time that you need to run your pool pump and filtration system all depends on what season of year you are in. During warmer temperatures (Apr-Oct) your pump should run from 8-10 hours a day during the day. This will prevent the water from sitting still making it easier for algae to grow. In the late fall and winter (Nov-Mar) you can run your pool 4-6 hours a day any time of day. This way if you are looking to save some money (especially during the winter) you may run your equipment at night to prevent the system from running non-stop during freezing conditions. During the fall and spring when leaves, debris, and heavy rain are at a premium it may be a good idea to keep run times at the 8-10 hour range.


What is the normal pressure for my filter?

Every filter is different, the best way to find the normal pressure of your filter is to either backwash your filter or have it cleaned showing the startup pressure. Most filters can have pressure that fluctuates anywhere from 8-12 lbs. and still run at a normal pressure, many filters when they get above 13 lbs. over startup or over 30 PSI total it is either time to backwash or have the filter cleaned.


How often should I backwash my filter?  How do I backwash my filter?

As a general rule of thumb it is good to backwash a filter every 6 weeks unless your filter pressure is staying continually high then it is time to have the filter cleaned. Whenever your backwash your pool whether it has a push-pull valve or a multi-port valve (MPV) the equipment needs to be off whenever you move the valve. If you have a push-pull you turn it to unlock it and either lift straight up for a DE filter or push straight down for a sand filter. Turn the equipment back on and wait for the water going out the backwash line to turn clear. Turn the equipment back off and return the valve to its normal position. For a MPV turn the valve to filter, turn the pump on and wait for the water in the sight glass to turn clear and turn off the filter. Move the valve back into the filter position and turn back on the equipment. For DE filters only prior to adding DE ensure the pump basket is empty of debris (this will ensure the DE will not get stuck in the basket causing DE to leak back into the pool), prepare the DE 2-3 large scoops will do(many people use 6-10 large scoops of DE in my experience this is way too much), and put it into the skimmer, this will naturally run back into the filter. 


My pool is loosing water! What should I do?

You can expect water loss due to evaporation and splashing during swimming season and depending on how often you are running your water features. If you feel as though you are loosing and extreme amount of water you can check around your pool for leaks at the equipment or plumbing, water bypassing a bad seal in the backwash line, or cracks in the pool plaster. If you need any help with this you can always call to see what the next steps are in the leak detection and repair process.


How important is water chemistry for my pool?

Contrary to many beliefs the water chemistry is the most important part of the pool. An imbalanced pool can not only have nasty looking water, but can make you sick, and cause damage to the interior of the pool and the equipment.