You can hear the wind sloshing the water around. You’ve got your inflatables ready to relax as you float along the surface. Your kids are excited to swim like mermaids with their fish tails. The sunshine twinkling in the water creates a stunning brilliance. The goggles in the shelves are waiting to be used. With the pool just a few steps away, it is so easy to give in to the temptation of diving into the cool water, doing some breaststrokes and enjoying your meal one arm away
Having a pool at your home is a major luxury that many people would love to have. But, having a pool also entails regular maintenance to keep it clean enough to safely use. Knowing how to take good care of your pool is important knowledge to have and your duty as a responsible pool owner.
This knowledge allows you to spot problems when they’re minor and before they turn into significant issues. Most minor things can be fixed quickly and easily. For bigger or more complicated problems, you can always refer to an expert plumber or a service contractor specializing in pool maintenance.
The key to proper care is to know the pool itself, how it works and its parts. During construction, you can ask around about the materials, the flow of water and installations. Websites like www.neavegroup.com provides maintenance guides and other relevant information to nourish you with useful tips and updates. With the right and sufficient knowledge, you can maintain your pool’s good quality water and filtration system.
Pool maintenance starts with the water and an essential factor to a clean pool is water circulation. Running the pump and filter for hours daily avoids build-up of algae and bacteria that cause green, cloudy or unsafe water. Also, water circulation allows the balanced dispersal of chemicals throughout the pool.
You should learn about the time and speed needed for the water to circulate around the pool. This can help you maintain a clean water and manage the consumption and cost of your utilities.
Leaves, bugs and other debris may find their way to your pool, whether they float on the surface or sink to the bottom of the pool. A simple solution is to use a fine mesh net on a long pole to pick any debris out of the water. Empty the skimmer basket of any debris to avoid clogging. This should be a quick and simple daily routine to maintain a pristine water.
Another cleaning routine to do is to vacuum the pool, and brush the walls and tile on a weekly basis. For an automatic option, you can buy a vacuum robot that can swim all the way to the bottom of the pool for hands-free cleaning. Brushing the walls and tile prevent the build-up of algae and calcium deposits. Skimming, vacuuming, and brushing helps to reduce chlorine demands.
An equally important and regular maintenance is to check the water level. A low water level can damage pool parts including the pump. Always keep an eye on this every time you do skimming or other maintenance procedures. Typically, the right water level is on top of the skimmer opening.
If the water is low, bring the level up with a garden hose. And never drain your pool unless it is for a major repair done by professionals. A pool that has been empty for long can cause damage to the pool’s components.
Another key maintenance is to keep the water chemicals balanced in order to keep the pool safe, clean and corrosion free. To maintain the right water chemistry, you need to monitor and adjust the ph level, alkalinity, chlorine level, calcium hardness, and stabilizer accordingly. These five elements affect each other and the right levels should be maintained to keep the balance.
You do maintenance regularly for your car, house and other stuff. You keep them in good condition to prolong the useful life. The same goes with your pool. General upkeep is needed to keep the water sparkling clean and safe to swim. Also, the maintenance can lengthen your pool’s life so you, your family and friends can enjoy swimming for a lifetime. Learn the essentials first. Then add your knowledge with basic to-dos. For anything complex, you can always ask for help. Happy swimming!