Everyone can get easily excited about the thought of having a private swimming pool built within their property. All the family members will be busy coming up with and scheduling different activities and games they can play in and beside the pool.
One thing that you and the other family members may not be excited about the upcoming pool in your property are all the tasks or chores that come with maintaining and keeping it clean. It is important to regularly clean and maintain the pool to make it safe for everyone’s use.
When it comes to swimming pool maintenance, the key is to stay on top of the routine. This will help you save money and minimize the need to make emergency runs to a pool store for chemicals or to call a pool maintenance company.
Once you already have your swimming pool, below are the key maintenance tips you have to regularly follow or do:
• Routinely clean out your skimmer basket every week. The skimmer basket is an item that sits inside the swimming pool skimmer and collects pieces of debris, bugs, pools toys and anything that can harm or damage the pool pump or pool filter.
• Always check the pool chemistry several times a week during the summer and at least once a week during the off-season.
• Check and monitor the water level of the pool at least once a month and adjust accordingly. Expert swimming pool maintenance contractors say that the water level of the pool should always be at the center of the tile or skimmer.
• Check the Deck-Chlor/Inline Chlorinator every week for its proper adjustment. Also, while doing this, check the flow as well.
• Clean the hair pot and remove lint from the pump every few weeks or so or when necessary. Don’t forget to turn off the pump first before doing this key chore.
• To reduce unsightly (and unhealthy) build-up on the tiles, wipe or clean them every week.
• When you see cracks around the pool, caulk it with clear silicon or call a swimming pool maintenance contractor immediately. Do not allow water to flow from the inside of a pool through the cracks since this well weaken the foundation.
• Ask your pool contractor if you can add catalyst tabs. If yes, follow the proper instructions for doing this based on the gallons of water in your particular pool. Also, always store catalyst tabs in a cool dry place if you don’t need them.
• Finally, clean your filters at least twice or thrice a year. This will help keep your pool clean.