In Southwest Florida a lot of time and effort go into keeping pools clean and clear. Here are some tips for maintaining your pool so that you can enjoy it year-round.
Using a long-handled leaf skimmer, gather leaves, insects, and other floating debris from the surface of your pool. Removing debris daily, before it sinks to the bottom of your pool helps avoid dirtying the bottom of the pool and clogging your filtration system.
Brush your swimming pool bottom, walls, ladders, and slides each week to remove dirt and help prevent the spread of algae. Brush sediment toward your main pool drain to be easily vacuumed with either an automatic or manual pool vacuum.
Your pool skimmer and filter should also be cleaned weekly to allow maximum efficiency and don’t forget to keep an eye on your pool’s water level so that debris is properly collected.
Test the pool water and add chemicals as necessary to keep the water balanced. Don’t use outdated chemicals; if you are unsure what to use, contact a reliable pool service company for recommendations.
Clean the pool filter by removing the filter element from the canister. Hose out any debris from the filter. Reinstall the filter element and purge any excess air from the system.
Inspect your pool:
- pump looking for any irregularities like leaks or unusual humming noises
- surfaces for cracks needing immediate repair
- equipment including handrails, ladders, diving boards to make sure nothing is loose
Monitor water levels to reduce strain on the pool pump. Do not assume that water loss is because of evaporation; regularly check your pool for leaks. This is important for keeping the pool clean, as a leak can cause debris to easily pollute the pool water and interfere with the ph level of the water.
Even with weekly chemical testing you will occasionally need to shock your swimming pool when you notice the water become cloudy. By shocking your pool, you temporarily increase the chlorine levels to kill bacteria.
As a pool owner, protect your investment and avoid the stress of maintaining your pool, by finding a reliable pool service company to handle the task for you.
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