The best parts of summer include looking forward to time off, hot weather and swimming in your pool! An important part of enjoying your pool is having a maintenance schedule to keep your pool fresh, balanced and running properly. There are many steps involved with keeping your pool clean and clear. As a homeowner, it’s important to ensure proper maintenance of your swimming pool.
One way to do this is by following these four steps:
- Cleaning the filter, pool vacuum and skimmer baskets regularly
- Filling up the chemicals every few days or when needed (depending on the type)
- Monitoring and adjusting the pH levels regularly and stabilizing chlorine levels depending on water quality and seasonality
- Testing the water on a weekly basis
These four simple tips will help you take care of your pool, and ensure that it is clean for everyone to enjoy. Several benefits come with regular scheduling of pool maintenance.
Some of the benefits that come with early scheduling of pool maintenance are as follows:
It will look clean and clear
Swimming pool maintenance is important to ensure the appearance of your pool is always good. This type of care will help keep the water clear and inviting for family members, friends, or guests who want to use it. Proper water balance is achieved by testing the pH on a weekly basis and adding chemicals if necessary. What’s more, regular vacuum, skimming and removal of debris is imperative to keeping the water clean and balanced. Sometimes over the years, stains can develop on the tile line or other areas of the pool. In that case, we recommend reaching out to a pool professional to help clean those areas.
There will be less or no algae growth
Algae growth can be an inconvenience for many pool owners. Algae will cause the water to turn green and look slimy, which can be unsightly. There are also different types of algae, so it’s important to test the water and understand exactly what you’re treating and which chemicals to use. Pool owners are at risk of algae if the pool water remains unbalanced and if temperatures in the summer or off season are much warmer than normal. The first step is to test the water. From there, you can determine what type of algae you’re dealing with. Following instructions on which chemicals to add, when to add them and other things you should be doing (like brushing) to combat algae. Usually, if the pool is maintained on a regular basis, algae shouldn’t be a problem!
You’ll save more money on chemicals and equipment replacement
Pool maintenance is a necessary cost that can help you save more money in the long run. The chemicals and equipment that are needed to keep your pool running smoothly will be less expensive if you maintain it regularly. Once the water chemistry gets out of balance for too long or an important piece of equipment is not properly maintained, you may be looking at more chemicals, more repairs and possibly new equipment. You can take care of your pool properly by:
– Testing the water pH regularly
– Testing equipment at the start of each season
– Cleaning the vacuum, filter, skimmer baskets regularly
– Shocking the pool as needed and/or using tabs
– Monitoring the state of tile, coping, plaster for cracks or damage
– Winterizing the pool properly by lowering the water level and blowing lines to prevent freeze damage
These services are offered by, pool cleaners in Montgomery County, PA.
If you want to learn more about the importance of swimming pool maintenance and receive excellent services, visit our Bucks County Pool Company today!