The worst part about planning a pleasant time at the swimming pool is finding the pool cloudy, stained with metal from the dock ladder, and covered in calcium scale. To fit in certain swimming time this summer, you may need to spend money on repairs and maintenance if you fail to keep up with routine pool cleanings.
By following a few simple steps, you can prevent blocked filters, damaged pool tiling, stretched sidewalls, and other pool issues. You’re about to save yourself a lot of money in the long run by taking down notes.
The water quality
The most important thing to remember is to regularly test the water’s purity and add the appropriate chemicals when it comes to pool maintenance. Chlorine concentrations should be kept constant at all times.
You must add chemical compounds to the pool in order to keep it clean and clear. Bacteria can thrive in a poorly maintained pool, making it unsafe to swim in.
And during summertime, water conditions must be monitored at least weekly, but more frequently if practicable.
Remember to keep the pH around 7.4 and 7.6 at all times. To avoid calcium formation and other issues, you must keep the pool’s pH level in check.
Clean the Filter
Cleaning the filter frequently must be the next thing on the list of pool maintenance responsibilities. Cleaning the filter is less often than checking the chemicals, but it’s still necessary if you want to ensure the pool looks good and functions properly.
Keep the pool’s filter tidy every three to six months, depending on your pool’s characteristics and the weather. In addition, it’s important to inspect the filtration after a major storm hits. Filters may need to be cleaned sooner if they have been subjected to more rain or other harsh weather.
Clean storage containers and baskets.
In addition to the pool filter, be sure to inspect all of the other collection containers and pots in the pool.
You’ll need to first remove the hairs and cotton from the pump’s hairs and dirt pot. The hair and cotton trap is hidden under the transparent glass housing of your pool pump. Let go of the system pressure by turning off the pumps and then releasing it. However, you might also want to recheck this more frequently than every two weeks, if required.
The pool’s skim bowl and a trash or leaf collector should also be cleaned.
Check the Level of the Water
To keep the pool in top condition, you’ll need to examine the water level frequently. The pump can malfunction if the water level is too low, causing it to dry up.
Too much water can be a concern as well. The skimmer door may not function properly if the water level is too high.
It’s a good idea to check the water level occasionally, especially after a major storm or when the pool has been used heavily. Maintain a water level in your pool skimmer that is half-full.
Scrubbing and Skimming:
It’s impossible to maintain a swimming pool without a lot of skimming and cleaning.
When it comes to pool care, sweeping is amongst the most typical and frequently performed tasks you will encounter. Skimming means cleaning leaves and other material from the surface when it comes to pool cleaning. Keep in mind that daily maintenance is required to keep the pool in tip-top shape.
At the very least, every two weeks is a good rule of thumb for scrubbing. To keep the siding of the swimming pool in top condition, use a scrubbing brush to clean the sides. The scrub brush can be used to remove any algae that may have accumulated.