Having a swimming pool in your backyard is a fantastic luxury, one that never loses its appeal and never becomes boring. Taking a dip in the crisp blue water on a summer’s day is refreshing, relaxing and fun – but if you want to enjoy your pool to the fullest, it needs to be clean.
In this article, Aqua Blue Pools are going to run through why it’s so important to keep your swimming pool as clean as possible.
Do I Need to Maintain My Pool?
You absolutely need to maintain your pool, whether you’re using it regularly or you’re not using it at all. Maintaining your pool is like looking after a car; if you leave it unattended for months on end, when you do finally come to use it, it will be far from its best.
How Often Should I Clean My Pool?
There’s no black and white answer to this question; pool maintenance consists of lots of jobs, big and small, which must be carried out at varying frequencies. Things like cleaning the surrounding areas of your pool need to be done frequently to ensure the safety of those around your pool; picking up trash can be done daily or every time you use your pool, for example.
There are several tasks that should be done on a weekly basis, including:
- Testing the pH levels of the pool
- Skimming the surface for debris, bugs and algae
- A shock treatment for the pool
- Clean the pool tiles and water lines
- Vacuum the pool
The following tasks should be carried out monthly;
- Clean your filters with a degreaser to remove any buildups of grease and oil
- Use a metal remover on your pool, let it sit for 2-3 days and then vacuum your pool
Cleaning the actual water in your pool is crucial; think about the sweat, sunscreen and hair product that we leave in the water after a swim – we don’t notice it, but your pool certainly does, and these contaminants can significantly lessen the chemical balance and water quality in your pool.
Get Professional Pool Maintenance
While some of the minor tasks can be done yourself, if you want the best possible results from your pool maintenance, call on expert assistance. Professionals like Aqua Blue Pools are able to provide comprehensive pool cleaning, repairs and maintenance services to ensure your pool is safe, clean and looking good at all times.
Aqua Blue Pools are South Carolina’s leading pool builders, having built countless pools of all shapes and sizes for the customers we hold so dearly.
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