Know the Basic Maintenance of Your Pool
Owners have to conduct a routine pool maintenance on their swimming pools in order to enjoy its uninterrupted and hassle free service. A timely and regular maintenance that you will conduct on your swimming pool will ensure it for be safe, clean and hygienic use of your family and yourself. A constant and basic maintenance procedure of your swimming pool is the removing of debris, leaves, floating matters, bugs and insects. The more that you should conduct this routine tasks if your pool is located outdoor, because if not, you will find yourself swimming with insects, debris and other garbage in the pool.
To keep your pool sparkling, there are also some maintenance procedures that you should conduct besides the weekly or fortnightly maintenance of the pool. To ensure a trouble free swimming experience in your pool, here are some of the maintenance steps that you can observe and follow.
Know that the filters of a swimming pool absorb all the dirt, debris and impurities of the water and thus have to be taken care of so that you will get the maximum performance of your pumps. Be aware of the condition that once the filters are clogged, there is a slow discharge level of filtration of the pump thereby processing lesser water and with less efficiency. Checking out your filters and pumps should be done at least every few months, if not, at least once a year, to carry out the cleaning procedure of the filters.
Another basic step in maintaining the pool is to clean the filtration system which can be done by back washing the filters with a hose spraying clean water in opposite direction to wash out all the clogged materials.
To prevent the formation of algae and develop yellow or brown stains on the side walls and floors of your pool, you are to brush and scrub the pool, which means changing the water and cleaning the filtration system regularly is not enough. These stains and slimes on the bottom or walls of your pool will make the blue water of your pool turns cloudy and ugly if left unattended.
If you need to clean the overall flooring of the pool, empty the pool completely of its water, and scrub and brush vigorously, using also cleaning agents and disinfectant, to remove the yellow stains, and then let the pool dry completely under the sun.
For the pool water to be considered safe for swimming, it is important to maintain the quality of its water, by having the right ph level and acidity with the use of a test kit.