It’s great to have a swimming pool at home but it also implies a lot of work and attention when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. Once summer arrives, you need to take more care of your pool if you want to enjoy relaxing afternoons by the pool side. Here are some useful tips that will help you take care of your pool during the summer.
You don’t have to remove the water form your pool every day if it gets dirty because if you do that, you will take all the fun from owning a pool and you will turn it into a tiresome job. Once the pool is filled with water, you will have to clean it on a daily basis to make sure the water stays clean and perfect for swimming.
This method is also known as super chlorinating the pool, meaning you will add up to five times more chlorine than you would normally add to increase the level of chlorine for a short amount of time. This will ensure that every bacteria and organic matter in the water will be removed and that further water sanitation will be more effective. You can find chlorine substances in stores and all you have to do is follow the instructions to shock your pool.
At the beginning of every summer, you should have a professional come and check the water in your pool. They will run some tests that will determine the mineral levels in the water, the pH, and the alkalinity and will tell you which ones need to be adjusted and by how much so the water will be great for swimming. After this, you will need to test the water weekly to check the pH and alkalinity.
Every pool has a filtering pump with filters that collect the debris from the water. Algae, leaves, dirt, and oils can create buildups that block the filters so the pump will no longer clean the water. To avoid that from happening, remove the filters and give them a thorough cleaning and replace the ones that are no longer useful.
The water in the pool will still get dirty because leaves, twigs, dust, and algae will still make their way to your pool. Therefore, it will require daily maintenance that implies skimming the large debris from the water and the pool floor. A great alternative to skimming is the robotic pool cleaner, and automatic machine that walks around the pool and scrubs off all the dirt. The robotic pool cleaner can remove the unpleasant film that forms on the pool’s surface, even on the walls and stairs, and absorbs all the debris into its collecting bag.