A swimming pool is one of the greatest investments at a residential home. The swimming pool needs proper maintenance to keep it inviting, refreshing, sparkling clean and ready to be used. The following tips will guide you stay on top, and mitigate mistakes that would cost you huge amount of money. Proper maintained pool frees you from emergency runs searching for additives and chemicals.
- Learn how to winterize your pool to secure it
Just as important is pristine care during summer, securing your pool during winter is as much important. This makes sure that at the start of summer your pool will be free of dangerous bacteria or any leaks. Proper securing saves loads of money.
Test the water chemicals using a testing kit and ensure there is no water in the plumbing lines. Invest in a cover to prevent foreign materials and debris getting their way inside the pool.
- Annual professional inspection service
This is critical when there is an emergency or not. It is rare you will have enough knowledge on the pool mechanical systems, including filters, pumps, and the heating system.
Contract a service provider to have them inspected once a year. The service will help single out impending problems that would result to damages.
- Employ tennis balls after swimming sessions
Many swimmers would think of tennis ball for playing catch, no. The tennis ball will help trapping all the oil left by the swimmers. The oil includes hair products, skin natural products and suntan lotions.
Throw the tennis ball into the pool; the ball has fibers, which absorb the oils, removing the slick sheen, which forms on top of water.
- Water level check
Water level in the pool and chemical composition of the water are equally important. Water levels will fluctuate when it rains, resulting to the level rising or summer when evaporation level is high. When the level declines top up using a hosepipe to the required mark. When the level rises rent a submergible machine to drain the excess.
- Shocking a cloudy pool
While shocking too often risks damaging the sides, it is recommendable to shock your pool twice within a season.
Shocking is intense increase in the chlorine level in the pool. This helps in killing bacteria within the shortest period. Dilute 4 to 5 times the usual chlorine level and pour into the pool. Fill the water level to dilute the high levels.
- Chemical level check
Chemical level check is a critical facet of pool maintenance. Bad chemical levels may harbor bacteria, make the water murky and swimmers experience eye and skin irritation. Test the waters once a week and consider the 6 chemical level tests, calcium hardness, total alkalinity, acidity/alkalinity, free chlorine, cyanuric acidRead More