If you’re lucky to own a swimming pool, you probably are aware of problems like algae or cloudy water, which disrupt the whole enjoyment of owning a pool. You, therefore, ought to equip yourself with some basic tips to keep the pool sparkling and always ready for use. This will save you a lot of money in the long run and prevent any frustrations and emergencies, increasing the life cycle of your pool.
Top 5 Tools You’ll Need
1. A traditional vacuum head on a pole to vacuum the pool. 2. A leaf net to skim off the leaves that fall into the pool overnight. 3. A leaf rake comes in handy if there are a lot of objects floating on the water. 4. A pool skimmer also helps in remove bugs and leaves from the surface. Remember to take the basket out and clean it out since it might get clogged and restrict a smooth flow and circulation of water. 5. Pool brush for brushing off dirt from the internal pool surfaces.
Day to Day Maintenance Tips
1. Chemical Balance: it's important to maintain an optimum chemical balance of the pool water. Make a point of checking the pool 1-2 times every week for the PH levels, to make sure that it is kept between 7.2 and 7.8. Note that the t lower the PH that scale, the less chlorine you will need for the pool.
2. Water Level: your swimming pool’s water level should not be too high or too low. An optimal water level is required to enable the best performance of the water skimmer. If the water is too low, pump in some more to fill it up. Likewise, drain the pool for excess water.
3. Chlorine: helps kill viruses and most bacteria. More to that, it eliminates grease and oils. In most instances, it is easily wasted especially if the management of the pool chemistry is not right.
4. Shock the Pool: how often do you shock your pool? Believe it or not, a shock treatment will solve and prevent most pool complications.
5. Regular Cleaning: the pool filter is the primary tool responsible for keeping the water clean and crystal clear. It does so by getting rid of dirt and the microscopic debris that is always building up around and inside the pool. The filter needs to be cleaned regularly in order to work properly.
Off-season Pool Care (Winter Period)
1. Cover your pool with a cover and keep it clear and free from debris, this will make it easier to take off the cover in the spring. 2. Use a bit of algaecide in the water under the cover to prevent algae from growing. 3. Check your filter system for water buildup since water can freeze, crack and expand the plastics on your pool. Dump and drain any water to make sure it’s anywhere but not in your filter system.
Just as you constantly clean your house, cars or office, you must also clean your pool. By employing weekly efforts to do so, the pool will serve you longer than you anticipated. Ensure the right water levels, chlorinate it properly and make a point of cleaning out the filter regularly.