System maintenance requires that the buoy is regularly visited for inspection and sensor calibrations. If solar panels are present, clean thoroughly as needed to optimize performance. Solar panels are made of glass and will break. Avoid dropping tools or impacting them with other objects.
To decommission the buoy, first pull the sensor mooring line followed by anchor and buoy lines. Scrub all components to remove biological fouling and store buoy in a clean, dry location. A pressure washer may be used to remove fouling on the buoy hardware, but take caution before using a pressure washer on sensors and other sensitive equipment.