Taking care of your pool isn’t an easy task. You need to constantly clean and check on your pool to ensure the water is clean, clear, and healthy. Our team is available to help you take care of your public and private pool. We are available for weekly cleanings, maintenance, and repair services. If you plan on taking care of your pool yourself, we’ve put together a handy list of four important things you should do to ensure your pool looks amazing. The guide below will help you check your pool chemistry, clean your pool, and maintain proper water levels. You can learn more about keeping your pool clean and the water clear below.
Check your Pool Chemistry
A proper chemical balance is essential for the health of your pool. You should check the chemistry of your pool once or twice a week. You should maintain a pH level between 7.2 and 7.8. Keeping a proper pH level will help you use less chlorine in your pool and will help you save money. It will also help prevent cloudy water. If you’re not sure how to check the pH level of your water, don’t hesitate to give our team a call and we can guide your through the process.
Vacuum and Clean your Skimmer Weekly
Your pool will accumulate dirt, debris, leaves, insects, and other items that will need to be cleaned out. Most of the larger debris will end up in your skimmer and on the bottom of the pool. You’ll need to vacuum and clean your skimmer at least once a week if you want your pool to have clean and clear water. There are a wide variety of vacuums available to clean your pool including automatic vacuums. If you are interested in better ways to vacuum your pool don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Clean your Pool Filters
Your pool filter should be checked and cleaned at least once or twice a season. Your filter is essential if you want the water in your pool to be clean, healthy, and clear. Depending on your filter system, you may need to backwash your filter, remove, and clean the cartridge inside, use sand filter cleaner or chemically clean the filter. If you’re not sure what type of filter you have, feel free to give our team a call and we can guide you through the pool filter cleaning process.
Check your Pool Water Level
You should try to maintain an optimal water level in your pool. Evaporation is natural and your pool could lose up to an inch of water a day during hot or dry days. If you’ve noticed your water level falling lower than your skimmer or pool tile, you should start looking for leaks. Leaks can happen due to cracks in the pool’s concrete or liner. You could also have problems with your filter or the underground plumbing in the filtration system. Most leaks will require a professional to inspect your pool and repair.