A Guide to Pool Maintenance
It is not really that difficult to keep your swimming pool clean. Pools are different from each other and so are their preservation needs. If you want to keep a clean and healthy swimming pool, you need to do frequent, routine care. If you want to prevent certain issues or having damaged equipment, then you should seek guidance from a pool maintenance guide before doing anything else. If your pool is regularly maintained, then you will prevent things that will cause you annoyance and reduce visits to the store for supplies. Hiring a professional to clean your swimming pool is a great idea, but you don’t just give all the responsibility to them because you still need to do a few things to ensure that your pool remains in good condition for a long time.
Here are some guides for pool maintenance.
During the summer, it is beneficial if you observe your pool chemistry at least twice a week and during the winter at least once a week. There is no need to test the water if you winterize your pool during the winter months. It is still possible for algae and bacteria to grow even if it is very cold outside. During winter months, it is also important to shock our pool every 6 weeks or so.
Make sure you check the water level once every month and adjust as required. Make sure that the water level is at the middle of the skimmer. Poor water circulation and movement will be the results if the water level is too high.
There should be regular scrubbing of walls and tiles. If you want to eliminate algae, then you need to scrub your walls regularly. You can have money savings if your tiles are always clean. Algae likes to stick to walls and steps. Always clean your walls and steps of algae.
If there are broken or misplaced drains and suction supplies, replace them. This is important in swimming pool maintenance. A leak at the suction side of the pump will make it suck air into the system. Check the return lines when you run your equipment and look at the water coming out and this will help you gauge leaks. You will know that excessive air is getting into the system if your find a lot of bubbles. If too much air gets into the system, your pump can run dry and cause it to freeze. You will need to replace this and it can be very expensive.
Make sure the pH level of you pool does not go above 8.0. To use the maximum potential of the chlorine in the pool you need to always check the pH level of the pool. IF the pH of the water goes below 7.2, then the chlorin will reduce its effectiveness. This means that there is less benefit from chlorine even if you add more of it. This is just like throwing away your money.