4 Easy Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips
Keeping your pool in top-notch shape is something that every pool owner strives for. Having a regularly scheduled pool maintenance routine can help keep your pool clean and enjoyable for everyone. Below we have highlighted 4 Easy Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips that you can do on your own to ensure your pools health and longevity:
1. Winterize Your Swimming Pool
If you reside in a location that experiences colder months and inclement weather, you’ll need to take the appropriate measures to ensure your pool is properly winterized. Pool water from the warmer months that is left in your pools pipes can freeze and cause serious permanent damage. In order to prevent this from happening, we suggest that you use an air compressor to clear out the residual pool water left in the plumbing system. In addition to using an air compressor, it is highly recommended to completely drain water from your pools filter and heater before the cold weather hits. Once these preventative steps have been taken, you should then skim, vacuum, brush the pool walls, empty baskets, close the line valve, lower the pools water levels to 18 inches and cover your pool completely to keep out any debris. This will protect your pool from any harsh winter weather you may experience.
2. Clean Your Filter
Your pool filter helps remove impurities such as dirt, leaves and other debris to help keep your water clean and clear. We recommend you clean out your pool’s filter basket once every a week and clean out your filters pipes at least once a month. An indication that it’s time to clean your filter system is the increase in flow between the pressure gauge and flow meter. When the filter reaches a difference of 10 to 15 pounds per square inch, you know that it’s time for a cleaning.
3. Maintain And Check Water Levels
As time goes on the water level of your pool will fluctuate and it is important to avoid an overflowing pool at all cost. We suggest you keep your water level just above the skimmer and if it is below the skimmer use a garden hose to fill it back up to the appropriate level. Also, if you notice your pool level getting too high, rent a water pump to remove the excess water. Trust us, maintaining your pools water levels will bring peace of mind and keep your pool looking at it’s best.
4. Shock Swimming Pool
Contaminants such as nitrogen and ammonia can build up in a pool over time, so it’s necessary to shock (superchlorinate) your pool water to bring it back down to normal chlorine levels. When you shock your pools water, you raise chlorine levels to kill off any and all bacteria present in the pool. We recommend shocking your pool at least once a week and especially after pool parties or a rain storm.
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