3 Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

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Hello! My name is Tony and this is my pool improvement blog. There is nothing I like more than taking a dip in the cool waters of my home swimming pool on a hot summer's day. However, I don't just want to bathe in clean water, I also want to swim in a pool which looks amazing. Having installed a standard pool in my home, I decided I needed to improve how it looked. I contacted a pool contractor who helped me to pick nice looking replacement tiles and accessories for my pool. Now my pool looks the best on my block.


3 Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips

4 February 2022
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If you're lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your backyard, then it's important to keep it properly maintained. A pool that isn't clean can be a breeding ground for bacteria and algae. The pathogens can be dangerous for both adults and children.

Discover three useful tips you can use to keep your swimming pool healthy and safe!

Check The Water Level

Your pool needs to have the right amount of water at all times. If your water level is too high, your skimmer may not function properly. Conversely, your pump may burn up and get damaged if your water level is too low. Also, allowing the water to rise or fall could create inconsistencies in the chemical balance of your pool water.

The water levels in your pool may reduce when you splash water as you swim or exit the pool. Heavy storms and evaporation can also cause water level imbalances in your pool.

To check the water level in your pool, you can use a skimmer. The water level should be half the height of your skimmer. 

Clean The Pool Filter

Your pool filter plays a significant role in maintaining the cleanliness of your pool. Therefore, you need to clean it regularly to make sure nothing contaminates your pool.

To know how often you should clean your pool filter, ask a pool expert for a professional opinion. But as a rule of thumb, you need to clean your filter every few weeks, especially when using the diatomaceous earth filter. However, if you live in a place that experiences heavy storms, you'll have to clean your filter more frequently.

Vacuum the Floor Near the Pool

You need to vacuum the floor of your pool at least once a week. Doing so gets rid of debris from your pool and keeps your pool water clear.

There are two types of pool floor vacuuming machines –– automatic and manual vacuums. An automatic vacuum is easy to use since it does all the work for you. However, if you have the manual type, you need to work the machine back and forth for a much deeper clean.

Apart from vacuuming your pool floor, you need to brush the walls of your pool. Brushing reduces algae and calcium deposits which may end up contaminating your pool. Use a brush with stiff bristles for plaster-lined walls and soft bristles for fibreglass walls.

Your swimming pool requires regular maintenance depending on where you live or how frequently you use it. Remember that regular maintenance keeps your pool in good shape and helps prevent infections. So be sure to set up a schedule with a reliable pool maintenance expert. 

For more information on swimming pool maintenance, contact a company near you.