How to Maintain a Pool

Swimming Pool Maintenance is not as difficult as some think. Whether you use a pool service or not, there are some things you can do to make sure you get the best life out of your pool and your equipment. A little bit of time, can save you thousands of dollars. The key to success, is routine, regular care.

Here are a few tips to help you maintain your pool on your own or to make sure the pool service company you hired is doing what they are supposed to be doing.Swimming Pool Maintenance

Check Pool Chemistry Often

Water quality is the cornerstone of pool care. You should check your chemical levels at least once per week in the winter months and twice per week during the summer. Staying on top of the chemical balance allows you to make minor adjustments which is much better for the health of the pool and those that use it.

Clean the Skimmer Baskets Often

This only takes a few seconds and is easy to do. Emptying the skimmer baskets allows the water to flow through the pool system easier which keeps your pool cleaner.

Brush the Pool Walls Often

Brushing the pool walls and tiles can help prevent algae from growing in your pool. In addition, it may keep your tiles from becoming calcified. Once calcium deposits build up on your tile, you will most likely need a specialist to remove them.

Run Your Pumps Appropriately

A good rule of thumb to follow for Swimming Pool Maintenance is approximately one hour for each 10 degrees of temperature. Circulation is of paramount importance when it comes to maintaining the quality of your pool water. If you don’t know how to adjust your timer clocks, please contact a pool service technician to adjust these for you. This can save you money in pool repairs as well as savings on your electric bill!