Tips to Maintaining Your Swimming Pool
It is not really that difficult to keep your swimming pool clean. Pools are different from each other and so are their preservation needs. If you want to keep a clean and healthy swimming pool, you need to do frequent, routine care. If you want to prevent certain issues or having damaged equipment, then you should seek guidance from a pool maintenance guide before doing anything else. If your pool is regularly maintained, then you will prevent things that will cause you annoyance and reduce visits to the store for supplies. Hiring a professional to clean your swimming pool is a great idea, but you don’t just give all the responsibility to them because you still need to do a few things to ensure that your pool remains in good condition for a long time.
Below are some guidelines for pool maintenance.
The chemistry of your pool needs to be observed at least 2 time a week through the summer and once during winter. A winterized pool will not need to be tested during the winter months. It is still possible for algae and bacteria to grow even if it is very cold outside. Shock your pool every 6 weeks or so even during the winter months.
Once every month, check the water level and adjust as required. It should be at the middle of the skimmer if you are checking the water level. A very high water level will not help the water circulate and move.
There should be regular scrubbing of walls and tiles. Algae issues will be eliminated by scrubbing the walls. You can have money savings if your tiles are always clean. The places where you can find the most algae is on your walls and steps. So, keep them clean.
If there are broken or misplaced drains and suction supplies, replace them. This is important in swimming pool maintenance. Air is sucked into the system if there is a suction side leak at the pump. If you need to gauge this, you should run the equipment and look at the water coming out of your return lines. If there are a lot of air bubbles, there may be excessive air getting into the system Your pump can dry dry and freeze if too much air gets into the system. You will need to replace this and it can be very expensive.
Make sure the pH level of you pool does not go above 8.0. The pH of the pool should always be checked so that the maximum potential of the chlorine in the pool can be used. IF the pH of the water goes below 7.2, then the chlorin will reduce its effectiveness. Even if you add more chlorin, you will not benefit from it in the same way. You don’t save money this way.