When considering building a pool, remember that it will require significant maintenance to keep it looking great.

How to Maintain a Healthy Swimming Pool

This can be done by hiring a pool team. It is expensive (around $60-100 an hour), but it is possible to do this yourself if you can do it regularly and have some knowledge.

These are our top tips to maintain your swimming pool.

  1. SKIMMING

Skimmers are rectangular openings at the sides of underground swimming pools. Skimmers are also found in above-ground pools, though they are typically hung from the sides of a pool and float on top.

Skimmers pull in water from the pool’s surface, where most pollutants, including sunscreen, are found. To maintain clean water, they collect dirt before it gets stinky.

  1. RAKE AND VACUUM

To remove leaves, twigs, and branches from the ground, you can use a rake/net. A scoop with a lightweight, sturdy design and a wide net with a telescopic pole is a good choice. This will make it easier to reach all parts of your pool. To remove leaves, dirt, and other debris from the bottom of your pool, use a pool vacuum.

  1. CLEAN THE FILTER

Even though the chemical levels are high, a dirty filter can cause water circulation problems and even lead to a cloudy or green pool. Millions of tiny particles stick to filters when water flows through them. This can cause a slow pump to stop working. There are many types of filters, each with its cleaning process.

  1. CHECK PH LEVELS

The pH level measures the acidity of water. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, where pH 7 represents neutral. The pH of water is considered basic if it’s higher than 7.

  1. BRUSHING

You can remove any particles or buildup stuck to concrete or fiberglass walls by brushing them.

How frequently should you vacuum? Every other week. Before you vacuum. After you have brushed the surfaces, the particles sink to the bottom and need to be vacuumed.

  1. WATER LEVEL

The pool loses water due to evaporation and usage. The skimmer intake tubes should never be below the water level, as this could cause damage to the pump. The easiest way to fill the pool is to run a garden hose for a few seconds. Before you refill your pool, make sure to check the water restrictions in your area.

  1. Shocking the POOL

You can shock your swimming pool to get rid of organics and kill algae.

To combat organic contaminants like ammonia or nitrogen buildup in the pool, shocking it involves adding significant amounts of chlorine to the water. This can make the pool cloudy and smell chloriney. This is something you should consider, as chlorine can be dangerous.

 

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