Keep Your Hotel Pool’s Sand Filter Regularly Maintained

December 3, 2017

Protect Your Facility Against Harmful Lawsuits

A hotel pool is vital to the continued success of the facility. These aquatic centers of fun draw in guests and help to make their stay memorable enough for positive satisfaction scores on sites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor.

But perhaps the most essential component to this amenity is the sand filter, which acts as the pool’s heart, cleaning the water and making it safe for your guests. So it is incredibly important to keep your sand filter maintained and in good working order.

How Does a Sand Filter Work?

Your pool’s sand filter pulls potentially harmful and unsightly particulates and contaminants from the water before cycling it back out, fresh, clean and ready for the enjoyment of your guests.

The sand filter is a metal, fiberglass or concrete tank which contains a thick bed of special-grade sand. Contaminated water enters the filter through an inlet pipe, flowing through the sand in the central tank. The sand particles capture dirt and debris, allowing the freshly cleaned water to flow out once more through an outlet pipe, back into the pool.

What Can Happen When Your Sand Filter Breaks?

Problems with your pool’s sand filter can range from inconvenient to catastrophic. But one fact always remains: your filter must be fixed immediately.

For starters, dirty and cloudy water is not appealing to guests. No one wants to swim in a pool with filth and debris floating around and converging upon the bottom. This will negatively impact your customer satisfaction scores. Shared social media photos could also spread to the Facebook feeds of potential guests, souring them on your facility instantly.

The presence of contaminants could also be dangerous for your guests, causing infections or a number of recreational water illnesses. As a result, guests could experience nausea, vomiting, fever or even lose a limb in the case of a severe infection.

This opens up your hotel to a disastrous lawsuit, as well as a serious blow to your site’s reputation.


How Can You Avoid a Sand Filter Disaster?

Regular hotel pool sand filter maintenance efforts will ensure that your most precious component is operational all year long. With regular diagnostics performed by certified professionals, potential issues that could lead to a filtration malfunction are identified and repaired before they become an issue that will affect your bottom line.

Falcon Commercial Pool Services is a certified pool contractor, employing only CPO trained and certified staff. Our sand filter maintenance program is the perfect safety net to ensure that your guests are never swimming in hazardous filth.

For more information on Falcon’s sand filter maintenance services, click here or call us at 407-857-1750.