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What are the Pool Maintenance Tips You Should Follow?  

»Posted by on Aug 6, 2018 in Pool Maintenance | 0 comments

No matter how big or small your pool is, it needs maintenance so everyone who’s swimming in it is safe and healthy. Whether you want to clean the pool on your own or hire pool services, we can never deny the fact that a clean swimming pool makes a huge difference. So, if you want to do the maintenance on your own, the following are the things you can do.  

Pool Maintenance 

Maintain the pH Level 

You should test the water on a regular basis so you can make sure that it’s healthy and clean. You can do this by measuring the alkalinity or acidity of the water. If you ger the reading between 7.2 and 7.8 it means that the water is safe to swim on. There is a testing kit you can purchase, like test-strips. When you submerge the test-strips, it will change a color according to the pool’s pH level. Take the strip and match it to a color chart so you would know if the water is safe or not.  

Supercholorinate the Water 

Over time, your pool will have build-up of nitrogen and ammonia and other organic contaminants. These contaminants will interact with the chlorine to form chloramines. This will lead to a potent smell that’s harsh to the nose. You can get rid of this by superchlorinating the water. Before you do this, read the instructions first.  

Find and Repair Leaks 

The water level of the pool becomes low over time, but there are times that it’s because of a leak and not just a normal evaporation. Good thing is that you can find these leaks by doing a bucket test. Fill a bucket with ¾ water and mark the water line inside. Place it on the pool and mark the water line again outside. Allow the bucket to float for a couple of days. If the water outside and inside has gone down the same amount, then evaporation happened. But if the water level has gone down inside, you have a leak.  

Winterize Your Pool 

If you’re in an area where winter happens, then you should winterize your pool. You have to make sure that it stays on its good condition. The residual pool water on the pipes will freeze and cause damage. Before the winter season comes, use an air compressor to blow the water out of the pipes. Drain the water from the heater and filter. There is also nontoxic antifreeze that you can use to eliminate all the remaining water. After you get rid of the water, clean the pool. Then cover it so debris won’t penetrate it.  

Open Your Pool for Swimming Season 

After the winter season and the swimming season is approaching, you won’t be having problems about reopening the pool. Clean the area around the pool before you remove the cover. Sweep the debris so they won’t get into the pool. Fill the pool with the water level it usually has. It’s also time to reconnect the systems you disconnected before. Open the skimmer line valve so the water can flow through the circulation system.

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