Most, if not all, problems with swimming pools are the result of inadequate pool maintenance. In order to obtain and maintain crystal clear and bacteriologically correct water in the pool, it is necessary to regularly control the quality of the water.
Maintenance of pool equipment and pool water is very easy if done regularly and in an adequate way. We hereby give you a simple guide on pool maintenance that will make pool cleaning a true pleasure, not an obligation.
Even if the pool was kept in good condition throughout the winter break, it is important to clean it thoroughly thereafter. The first thing you want to do is inspect the pool for possible damage.
If everything appears to be in order, you may begin with a full cleaning. You need to do general cleaning. Wash the pool well inside out to kill black spots of algae and to get rid of all the accumulations of dust, cobwebs, leaves, and other remnants of winter. We move towards the more critical task of regular pool care during the swimming period after the initial deep clean.
Pool cleaning and maintenance can be broken down into two important factors:
- Water purification
- Pool cleaning
We are sure that it is not necessary to emphasize how important it is for the water in the pool to be clean and healthy. The simplest thing about cleaning water is to maintain its surface. With the help of a dirt trap, you will pick up what is visible on the surface of the pool.
As a rule, these are leaves, insects, and other dirt that the wind carries, most often during the night. Although a lot depends on the size of the pool, this work should not take more than a few minutes.
A lot will depend on the source from which you fill your pool. Later, water treatment is carried out with various chemical agents, most often chlorine. The easiest way to clean is to buy chlorine tablets. These tablets are then placed in a spray chlorine tablet and voila. The sprayer floats around the pool and does all the work.
The pool filter will also play a big role in the purity of the water. You must check, clean, or replace it from time to time. There is no rule as to how often this should be done because it all depends on the manner and amount of use of the pool. Another option is to use a pump with a filter that will keep the water clean and clear.
Regular water quality control is the key to its health. The pH value of the water should be between 7.0 and 7.6 in order for it to be considered “correct”.
The easiest way to control it is to use test strips that will show you the pH value of the water, the amount of free chlorine, and the alkalinity of the pool water. These are all the most important things for the water in the pool to be correct.
In addition to water, you have to take care of the cleanliness of the pool itself. As a rule, the pool is cleaned with a special vacuum cleaner that picks up all the dirt from the bottom of the pool. The only exception is the first cleaning, which will require more detailed scrubbing, especially after prolonged use.
There are also different types of pool vacuum cleaners, so the choice will mostly depend on the size of the pool itself (as well as the quality of the same). Whichever you decide on, study the instructions for use and start cleaning. A completely clean pool will be great fun for you and your family.
Keep the Skimmer Basket Empty
A filter basket or skimmer basket is usually located somewhere on the side to make it more accessible. Its primary function is to collect impurities from the environment (e.g., fallen leaves) before they soak and sink to the bottom of the pool. It is important to check the basket regularly so that it is never more than half full because, otherwise, it cannot function properly and does not serve its purpose.
In the end, all you need to do is enjoy. Maintaining a pool is not a difficult task; it only takes a little will and time. By properly maintaining the pool and the water in it, you are maintaining your health and the health of your family, as well as making sure that you will have the best time of your lives there.