As a pool owner, it’s important to keep your pool clean for safety reasons. We’re sure that you already know to run your pool filter daily, but here are some other maintenance tips to help keep your water crystal clear:
Don’t Skip Out on Brushing & Vacuuming
For most people, skimming the pool daily is probably a no-brainer. It’s easy to notice the leaves and debris that build up on the surface, so of course you’ll want to grab your skimmer and take care of it. What’s less noticeable though are the sides and bottom of the pool. Be sure to scrub and vacuum your pool at least once a week to prevent algae from building up.
Keep Your Filter Running Smooth:
Your pool filter does a great job of removing debris from your water. But just because you don’t see the debris in the water anymore, doesn’t mean it just disappeared! You need to take care of your filter to keep it running in good condition. Check your filter basket and empty it out daily. You should also backwash your filtration system at least once a month.
Keep the Chemical Levels Constant:
This may be the most important part of pool maintenance. A pool that isn’t properly balanced can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Test your pool chemical levels at least once a week and adjust as necessary to maintain a proper balance.
Shock The System:
By shocking your pool, you are temporarily raising the chlorine levels to kill bacteria. This is a great way to get rid of bacteria that has built up over time. Keep in mind though that pool shock should be used sparingly, as too much shock can cause to damage to your pool siding. Shocking your pool every month or two should be just fine.
Make sure that you’re fully stocked up on all the pool supplies that you need to keep your pool crystal clear and ready to swim in. In addition to a pool brush, vacuum and skimmer, you should always have test strips and pool chemicals handy to balance out the water as needed. It would also be a good idea to have spare parts ready in case your pool skimmer tears or a hose begins to leak.
Dave’s All-Season Store has the pool supplies you need to keep your pool running smooth. Stop by one of our locations today for testing strips, pool chemicals, skimmers, brushes and more!