The Basics of Pool Maintenance That You Must Know

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Whether you maintain your swimming pool by yourself or you have a dedicated pool maintenance staff, you need to make sure that everything is done correctly. Due to the complication of the chemicals and the expensive pool equipment, careless maintenance attempts will only result in unnecessary loss. 

Cleanliness is indeed vital. But to keep your swimming pool in a clean condition is not as easy as it seems. You have to know the basics first!

The Tools You Need

pool cleanup toolsUsing a skimmer is the most popular cleaning tool used to clean a swimming pool. It is used to remove the debris that falls into the swimming pool. The skimmer usually comes with a long pole to make sure you can reach all corners of the pool.

Another tool you will need is a suction cleaner. Suction cleaners are connected to a vacuum cleaner to suck all the scums and dirt on the walls of the pool and the floor surface. You need to consider buying these tools as an investment because you will use them a lot. Therefore, don’t bother wasting your money on low-end products. 

The Chemicals to Use

Acid and soda ash are popularly used to balance the pH of the swimming pool. Maintaining the correct pH will save your pool from many issues, like microbial infestation and algae growth. The correct pH should be between 7 and 7.5. Anything out of that bracket should worry you as it can cause severe irritation to skin and eyes. 

The Maintenance Needed for the Pool’s Water Circulation System

pool safe for babiesThe pool pump and filtration system in your pool keep the chemicals evenly distributed. Giving the pool enough time to filter will ensure a clean pool at all times and an enjoyable swim. Filtration helps to treat the water further so that you don’t have to do much cleaning. But these parts have a life expectancy. At some point, you will have to call a technician to check if your pump and filters are still in top condition. 

End Notes

As an owner, you will have a lot of things to do to keep the pool sparkling clean and safe. You should not think twice when there are maintenance costs you should pay because postponing the repair can further the damage. And when it comes to pool equipment, the charges can mount up as you delay the needed maintenance.