16 Jun Tips for Summer Pool Maintenance
Let’s face it, guys. It’s ridiculously hot out there and it’s only June. If you’re lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your back yard, your pool can mean hours of healthy, outdoor activities and a much needed break from the sweltering afternoons. With another scorching summer well under way, life can get busy with fun activities, vacations and family time. However, it’s important to remember that a little regular pool maintenance goes a long way! Here are our top four tips for summer pool maintenance:
1. REGULARLY CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT
A pool is more than you see with the water. Pumps, filters and other equipment work to maintain the crystal clear water in your pool. You have to check these parts on regular basis. In addition to checking your filter, it’s important that you backwash your filter system regularly. This will ensure that everything is working properly, which means your pool stays cool and functional and doesn’t turn into a cesspool of hot, nasty, stagnant water.
2. MAINTAIN THE RIGHT WATER CHEMISTRY
It’s always best to test your pool’s pH levels 2 or 3 times per week, depending on how much you use it. Sweat, dirt and sunscreen can all affect your water chemistry, but did you know the weather can too? That’s right both rain and sun can affect your water chemistry as well!
By checking your pool’s pH levels regularly, you will ensure that you have the proper water chemistry balance, that your water is safe to swim in and is inhibiting bacteria and algae growth.
3. SKIM, SCRUB AND SWEEP
Keeping a clean and healthy pool will do more than improve its visual appeal. Skim the top of your pool, scrub the pool walls (water line) and steps and vacuum its floor weekly. If you are hosting several pool parties per week or swimming for extended periods daily, you may need to increase the frequency of your deep cleaning.
Make sure you keep all parts of your pool clean and debris-free in order to prevent algae and bacteria growth. Neglected pools can become a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria, so cleaning your water body regularly will help eliminate these harmful organisms. It’s a good practice to keep the surface skimmed daily and the pool walls, steps and floor cleaned weekly.
4. TRUST WARREN POOLS WITH YOUR SUMMER POOL MAINTENANCE
Then again, summer is the time of year when you want to get out, have fun, and spend time with the family. You don’t want to be standing outside in 90+ degree heat holding a pool skimmer and checking pH levels! Instead, just trust Warren Pools to handle the cleaning and maintenance for you! We offer professional services that make it easy to maintain your pool all season long. Give our team a call today to get a free quote and get started!