Pools are like cars. They require a certain degree of maintenance to properly function as they are designed to. Giving your pool the attention it requires will allow it to stay beautiful year round and last you and your family a lifetime. Pools are an investment. Like any investment, you should care for it and monitor it carefully. Putting off proper pool maintenance is not only harmful but can cause severe damage to your existing pool.
Here are some of the ways to keep your pool healthy:
Chemical Management – The pH and chlorine levels should be checked weekly. It’s important that your pH levels are between 7.0 and 7.4. Your chlorine should maintain a level of .6 to 1.5 ppm.
Skimming & Scrubbing – Skimming the leaves and debris off of the surface of the water is important in maintaining clean water. In addition, you should scrub the sides of the pool to prevent algae build-up. This can be done on a bi-weekly basis.
Clean the Filter Basket – Your pool’s filter is responsible for removing impurities from the water including dirt, leaves, and even small toys. Do not neglect cleaning the filter and removing these items. Be sure to replace old filters to ensure the filter is functioning how it should.
Water Level – You want to maintain a level that is halfway up the opening of your skimmer. If the water is too low, simply use a garden hose to add the necessary amount of water back in. If the water level is too high, drain the excess.
If you do not have the time for it, hire a trustworthy company. Making sure the job is done properly will allow your pool to entertain family and friends for years to come!