Does your summer fun involve swimming in your backyard pool? If so, pool maintenance must be top on your list.
Summer often throws a lot of curves in the effort to keep your pool water crystal clear. From the number of bugs that come out in summer to the rain, humidity, and heat, keeping your pool clean seems like an uphill battle.
As you look forward to swimming during summer, it’s more important than ever to keep your pool clean. There’s nothing worse than getting ready for a refreshing dip in the pool to be met with dirt, insects, or cloudy water.
Keep reading to learn the best pool cleaning tips so your pool is ready when you are.
Do you have a skimmer net attachment for your telescopic pole? Use it to remove bugs, leaves, and other things like tree pollen and dirt that are floating on the surface of the water. This step keeps the dirt and debris from falling to and collecting at the bottom of the pool.
Regularly vacuuming is necessary to keep the bottom of the pool clean and free of dirt and debris.
Attach the vacuum head to your pole. Connect the hose to the head and then to the skimmer inlet. This is where the vacuum gets the sucking power. Go all around the bottom sucking up dirt and debris.
Once you’re done vacuuming the pool floor, it’s time to pay attention to the walls. Put the brush attachment on your long handle and use it to brush the walls to remove film or algae build-up. This “slime” can accumulate and will remain there unless you brush it.
Clean The Skimmer Basket And Filter
This is at minimum a weekly task, possibly more in the summer. When the skimmer basket is full of debris, it will not operate as efficiently as it should. You want it working at its best to keep unwanted “stuff” out of your pool water.
Hose off the filter as often as the manufacturer suggests to remove the particles and debris so it works properly to keep the water clear.
Water circulation is so important in keeping the water clean. The water circulation system includes the filter, the pump, the pump strainer, and the skimmer. This system is designed to help the chemicals do their thing and keeps the water filtered.
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Test and Shock
During the summer when your pool is getting a lot of action, you need to test the water more frequently. The results of the test advise you on how much to adjust the chemicals.
Sometimes you’ll need to shock the pool to get rid of bacteria, algae, and other stuff in the water.
Keep Your Pool Clean
Now that you know how to keep your pool clean, you’ll spend less time on pool maintenance and more time floating around in the deep end. If you want to have even more time to relax, you may want to consider hiring a service to maintain and clean your pool.
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