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Swimming Pool Maintenance and Care

By mohit
Apr 27, 2017

Swimming pools are bliss in summers. However, when it comes to keeping it sparkling clean, it is a lot of work. All pools are different and so are its maintenance and care requirements. Here are some of the installation and care tips:

Skimming

Every few days, you can skim the pool's surface by hand. You may use a long-handled net called a hand skimmer or leaf skimmer to remove leaves, bugs and other unwanted items. Skimming significantly increases the efficiency of the pool's circulation system. It also lowers the amount of chlorine that will be needed to add to your pool. 

Vacuuming & Cleaning 

You can clean your pool every week to keep water clear. Along with vacuuming brush the walls and tiles as well. Regular brushing of walls and tiles helps in minimizing algae buildup and calcium deposits. You may clean the walls using a stiff brush for plaster-lined concrete pools and a softer brush for vinyl or fiberglass walls. For tiles, you may use a soft brush to prevent scratching or degradation of grout.

Clean the pool filter

It is recommended that you clean the filters properly. There are various types of filters and each has a different cleaning process. However, cleaning the filter more often than recommended can actually hinder the filtration process. 

Check and maintain water level

You should always keep a check on the water level. A lot of water gets lost throughout the swimming season due to evaporation or splashing etc. Ensure that the home swimming pool doesn't fall below the level of the skimmer; otherwise, the pump could be damaged. 

The PH level 

Pool water should be tested regularly to make sure it's clean and healthy. The PH level should be maintained between 7.2 and 7.8. This is the ideal range and is safe for swimmers and helps sanitizers work at top efficiency.