One of the biggest reasons people avoid installing a pool is the maintenance involved with keeping a pool clean and operational.
Anyone who has ever owned a pool knows that yes, there is a certain amount of maintenance involved with keeping a swimming pool clean. That said, it’s not nearly as costly or time-consuming as people think.
By keeping up with a little routine maintenance, you can keep your pool party-ready all season long without having to think about it.
Not sure how to properly care for your backyard swimming pool? Don’t panic!
Here are five must-have pool maintenance tips to help you keep your pool clean and healthy.
1. Skim Your Pool Often
The primary enemy in maintaining your pool is random debris — which is an inevitable problem.
Leaves, dirt, hair, dead bugs, and anything that else that winds up floating on the surface of your pool can spell big trouble in the long run if you let it build up.
The solution? Don’t let it build up!
While there are ways to block debris from falling into your pool, you can save a lot of time and money by skimming your pool yourself.
By skimming the surface of your pool once every week or every other week, you can prevent build-up and clogs and keep your water looking pristine.
2. Check Your Chemical Levels
The key to keeping your pool looking its best is maintaining its chemical levels.
That said, those levels depend entirely on your filtration system and the type of pool you have. So, there is no master guide to maintaining pool chemical levels.
While you can find special kits to help you monitor and treat your pool’s chemical levels, you may want to consider bringing in a professional.
By hiring someone to maintain your pool’s chemical levels, you won’t have to worry about potentially damaging your pool.
Some services will also take care of cleaning and routine maintenance so you can spend more time enjoying your pool.
3. Shock Your Pool Weekly
An easy way to maintain your pool’s chemical levels and keep the water crystal clear is by making sure to shock the water once a week.
Shocking your pool kills off any bacteria that might be building up and is essential to keeping everything clean and functioning.
You don’t have to be an expert chemist to shock your pool, either. You can find pool shock systems at any hardware store and even some grocery stores.
Most pool shock systems come pre-mixed and measured, so you need to do it dump it in and let it work its magic.
4. Clean Out Your Filter
Any gunk or debris that makes it past your routine cleaning will eventually wind up in the filter. Which, is why you need to make sure you take the time to keep it clean.
Fortunately, cleaning out your filter can be pretty easy depending on the system you have.
While it may seem like a nuisance, neglecting to clean out your filter can lead to costly repairs down the line.
5. Maintain Your Water Level
Your pool’s water level is more important than it may seem. Over or underfilling your pool could damage the filter or lead to several expensive or time-consuming repairs.
So, make sure you know how full your pool needs to be and take the time to check your water levels every other week. During unusually hot weather you should take to checking your water level every week or even twice a week to be on the safe side.
Must-Know Pool Maintenance Tips
Keeping your swimming pool looking and feeling its best doesn’t have to be a full-time job.
By following these simple pool maintenance tips, you’ll be able to cut down on cleaning and spend more time enjoying the water.
Are you interested in adding a pool to your backyard, or looking for someone to help you maintain the one you already have? We can help.
Contact us for more information about our available services or to get started on installing the pool of your dreams today.