There is nothing as beautiful as having a well-maintained pool in your backyard. You will always feel satisfied to swim in a freshly maintained pool. If you dream of hosting a weekend party, your guests will be mesmerized by your nearer blue pool. Maintaining a pool is not an easy affair. However, the rewards of a well-maintained pool are enriching.
Although sometimes you require technical assistance to maintain your pool, there are simple daily maintenance practices that you can adapt to have a fascinating pool. The following are simple tips on pool maintenance.
Skim and scrub your pool daily
To maintain a clean pool, remove the surface dirt with a skimmer daily. Leaves and debris on the surface of the water make your pool look unpleasant. To make daily skimming easy, invest in a robot vacuum cleaner. The robot will not only clean the surface of the water but will clean the bottom as well.
Apart from skimming, it would help if you also scrubbed the sides of the pool regularly. Rubbing the sides prevents the growth of algae, which makes your pool water look ugly and smelly. You can try algaecides in your scrub for a perfect result.
Clean the Filter of Your Pool Daily
A filter is an essential part of the pool, just as the kidney is to the human body. The filter is responsible for removing all the impurities like dirt, leaves, and small toys form your pool water. Therefore, you must keep your screen clean to assist it in purifying your pool. Empty the filter basket often.
Clean your filter cautiously because regular cleaning of the screen can cause mechanical damage. It is essential to check on the manufacturer’s instructions on how often you can clean your salt pool filters. Turning the filter on and off often can cause mechanical damage to it.
Monitor the chemical levels of your pool regularly.
Having the correct chemical levels of your pool is an essential part of pool maintenance. Pool water that does not have proper chemical balance looks murky. Besides, the imbalanced water irritates the skin and eyes and can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Monitoring the chemical levels in water is easy. There are salt pool testing systems available from your local pool store. The testing kits have easy to follow instructions.
A healthy pool should have a PH level of between 7.5 and 7.8 to prevent erosion of pool walls and equipment and irritation. Your pool should contain cyanuric acid of about 30-50. The cyanuric prevents chlorine from sunlight and determines the required free chlorine level. The free chlorine sanitizes your pool. The ideal calcium hardness in your pool water ranges from 220-350 to help prevent plaster damage.
The above simple daily practices ensure that your pool is safe and clean for use throughout the swimming season. The exercises also save you on time and money used in overall pool maintenance.