Pool Maintenance Tips

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Keeping a pool clean and clear is not an easy job. It takes a regular daily routine to make sure the pool is sparkling clean. There are some tips to help keep the pool clean and the water blue.

Skim and Clean

Skimming the surface of the pool is one easy way to keep it clean. Debris that is floating will sink and it will be more difficult to remove. A hand or a leaf skimmer will help get rid of bugs, leaves, and other things floating in the water. Be sure to clean out the strainer basket on a weekly basis so that it does not cause the filter to work harder.

Vacuum and Brush

The pool should be vacuumed at least once a week. This will keep the filer from having to work too hard and keep the filter from working hard.

Check Water Levels

pool water levelWater in the swimming pool is prone to evaporation and water will splash out when a person is swimming. It is important to check water levels and to keep them constant. The water level should never fall below the skimmer. If the water level gets too low the filter and the pumps can be damaged. If the water is getting low it should be refilled with a garden hose. Even after the swimming season is done the pool should not be empty for too long. A little water should be left in the pool to keep the ground from below from pushing up on the pool.

Keep pH Levels Constant

Understanding Pool pH is important. Be sure to test the pool water on a regular basis to make sure the pH level are safe. The acidity should range between and 14. An ideal pH level ranges between 7.2 and 7.8. This will help keep the sanitation levels in balance and is top efficiency. There are many kits that a person can use to test their pool pH level. A little pool water is put on a test strip and it will change colors to tell a person how their pH level in the pool is. Depending on what the test strip says a person may have to add chemicals to their pool.

These are just some tips to keep the pool clean. Following these tips will help keep the pool clean and safe. Maintaining the pool will help save the filter and put less pressure on the filter so it will last for a longer period of time.