A Guide to Pool Maintenance
If you own a swimming pool, then you have to make sure that it is always clean, and this task is not as difficult as your think. 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. It is important to have a pool maintenance guide if you want to prevent issues before doing anything. Doing regular pool maintenance will free you from anything that will cause annoyance and emergency trips 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.
During the summer, it is beneficial if you observe your pool chemistry at least twice a week and during the winter at least once a week. A winterized pool will not need to be tested during the winter months. Remember that algae and bacteria can still grow even when it is cold outside. During winter months, it is also important to shock our pool every 6 weeks or so.
Once every month, check the water level and adjust as required. Make sure that the water level is at the middle of the skimmer. If your water level is too high, it can create poor water circulation and movement and this makes it more challenging.
There should be regular scrubbing of walls and tiles. Scrubbing the walls will help eliminate algae issues. You can have money savings if your tiles are always clean. Algae likes to stick to walls and steps. Be sure to keep your walls and steps clean.
It is important to replace all broken or misplaced drains and suction supplies. This is important in swimming pool maintenance. Air is sucked into the system if there is a suction side leak at the pump. Check the return lines when you run your equipment and look at the water coming out and this will help you gauge leaks. If you see a lot of bubbles, then this indicates excessive air is getting into the system. If too much air gets into the system, your pump can run dry and cause it to freeze. This is an expensive replacement that you will need to do.
Make sure the pH level of you pool does not go above 8.0. To use the maximum potential of the chlorine in the pool you need to always check the pH level of the pool. Below 7.2 pH, the chlorine will not longer be as effective. This means that there is less benefit from chlorine even if you add more of it. This results in throwing away money.