Keeping a swimming pool clean can be a chore. It may not even seem easy at all. You might think that you will have to spend all of your free time working on your pool and doing some hard manual labor to keep it clean this summer, but that is just not true. Although this is true, there are ways to make the process a little easier for you and lessen the work you have to do. The tips below will help you keep your pool sparkling clean this summer without too much-added stress and work.
1. Clean the Filter
Your pool filter is just one of the many essential components of your pool. Without this, you’d having debris floating around the water with nowhere to go. Although many pool owners may overlook cleaning their filter, it can cause waste to backups and leave debris floating around. After heavy storms, it’s always best to check your filter to remove debris and give it a good cleaning.
2. Vacuum and Brush
Although you can remove large debris from your pool using a net or a filter, sometimes small debris particles can end up on the pool floor or sidewalls. This can be hard to get rid of and may require a bit more elbow grease. In these cases, you may need to break out the brush or vacuum. These tools can also help get rid of algae build-up and bacteria growth which can easily consume your pool if left untreated.
3. Test the Water and Chemical Levels
Pool water balance means everything when you desire a sparkling clean pool. You can do this by checking the water levels regularly as well as the chemical levels. Finding the right balance for each is essential to proper pool maintenance. Not only will this help to protect your pool from bacteria and algae, but it will keep swimmers safe from any algae or bacteria particles you might have missed during your cleaning.
4. Use the Correct Products
There are a ton of different pool maintenance cleaning products out there on the market. It’s up to you as the pool owner to decide which products work best for the longevity of your pool and the safety of your family. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right products you should be using in your pool, such as:
- is anyone allergic to common cleaning chemicals?
- do you have a saltwater pool?
5. Ensure All Systems are Running Properly
Last and not least, always make sure that your pool mechanics are running correctly. You might want to schedule regular maintenance with a pool service company to ensure that everything is working harmoniously and there are no problems. This can also help you pinpoint issues before they get out of hand and leave a dent in your wallet from getting it fixed.
With the kids out of school for the summer, your pool is bound to be the best hangout spot for them and their friends. Keep it sparkling clean with these easy tips, and you’re guaranteed to have an easy summer. Don’t own a pool yet? Well, what are you waiting for? Here at Artesian Pools, we have been making homeowners’ dreams come true with beautiful custom pools. If you are interested in building the pool of your dreams but don’t know where to start, give us a call today!