Scorching heat in the summer compels us to bathe every now and then. Many people love taking swims in the nearby swimming pools. Neat and tidy pools with nice overall looks fill us with pleasure and comfort. Few people make the pool dirty by washing their clothes and innerwear in them. This is a bad habit that makes the pool water polluted that sometimes leads to serious skin and other diseases. As swimming pool maintenance is a must for which it has to be kept clean and free from any dirt.
Those owning or managing a swimming pool should stick to the following tips to keep them safe and protected from dirt and other harmful elements:
- Movement of water – A swimming pool can be maintained well by ensuring that its water circulates evenly. It requires the pool pump and filters to run for adequate numbers of hours. Truly speaking, it should run continuously but that may not be feasible for all. So it must be ensured that these two are made to run for sufficient time periods. It may be noted that the pool filter acts like human kidneys. As such we should be much careful about its upkeep. It is the filter that helps in eliminating leaves, dirt and other impurities from the pool water and base or the sides. It is suggested to clean the filter basket after frequent intervals. Clean out the pipes too. Check the filter and the pipes as regards their perfect maintenance.
- Good chemicals – Make use of quality chemicals for maintaining your swimming pool. Be wise to get the water checked by the lab that would suggest the most feasible and workable chemicals for maintenance of your swimming pool. Go through the alkalinity, pH and chlorine readings provided by the testing entity. It is recommended to study the effect of each chemical that you use for the pool.
- Perfect cleaning – Be wise to give a thorough cleaning to your swimming pool. Ensure timely vacuuming, skimming and brushing to the pool at least on weekly basis. It is suggested to make scrubbing the part of the maintenance schedule. Why not use a robot vacuum that is able to clear the swimming pool bottom from dirt and other harmful elements. The sides of the pool also need perfect scrubbing to prevent the build-up of algae etc. Do this every week. Make use of a good scrub brush that goes a long way in the perfect cleaning of the sides and bottom of the pool. Use chlorine that may be made to sit on the top of the spot for few hours, followed by nice scrubbing in repeated manners. This is the best way to say NO to spots as chlorine is able to eat away the algae that harm the bottom and sides.
So, now you must be well aware of the swimming pool maintenance and its benefits. Why not adhere to the above simple tips that help in the upkeep of the pool.