Summer is the perfect time to enjoy your pool, but it’s also important to keep it clean and safe.
Here are some tips for summer pool maintenance:
- Test your pool water regularly. The pH level and chlorine level of your pool water should be checked at least once a week. You can use a pool testing kit to do this.
- Shock your pool regularly. Shocking your pool is a way to kill algae and other contaminants. You can shock your pool with chlorine or bromine. Chlorine shock is typically used more often, as it is less expensive. Bromine shock is typically used for pools that have a high level of algae or other contaminants.
- Vacuum your pool regularly. Vacuuming your pool will remove dirt, debris, and algae from the bottom of the pool. You can use a manual vacuum or an automatic vacuum. Manual vacuums are typically less expensive, but they can be more time-consuming. Automatic vacuums are typically more expensive, but they can save you time.
- Brush your pool regularly. Brushing your pool will help to remove dirt, debris, and algae from the sides and walls of the pool. You can use a pool brush or a pool vacuum with a scrubbing attachment.
- Backwash your filter regularly. The filter in your pool is responsible for removing dirt, debris, and algae from the pool water. Backwashing the filter will remove any contaminants that have built up in the filter. You should backwash your filter every week or two, depending on how often you use your pool.
- Add chemicals as needed. In addition to chlorine or bromine, you may need to add other chemicals to your pool water, such as algaecide, pH increaser, or pH decreaser. You can add these chemicals as needed, following the instructions on the product label.
- Keep your pool covered when not in use. Covering your pool when not in use will help to keep out dirt, debris, and algae. It will also help to keep the heat in the pool, so you don’t have to add as much chlorine or bromine.
- Inspect your pool regularly. Inspect your pool regularly for any cracks, leaks, or other damage. If you find any damage, repair it immediately, by staying on top of pool maintenance and structural damages, you could end up saving yourself thousands of dollar later down the line.
- Have your pool professionally cleaned and maintained regularly. If you don’t have the time or the inclination to do your own pool maintenance, you can hire a professional pool cleaner to do it for you.
Professional pool cleaners will test your pool water, shock your pool, vacuum your pool, brush your pool, backwash your filter, and add chemicals as needed, keeping up with regular pool maintenance and care. They will also inspect your pool regularly for any damage.
By following these few pool maintenance tips, you can help to keep your pool clean and safe all summer long. Enjoy your pool! With proper maintenance, your pool can be a source of fun and relaxation all summer long.