Those who own a swimming pool will for sure agree on one fact; it’s a valuable asset for their homes. Apart from the aesthetic nature, it brings to their backyard; it also helps improve the quality of their lives. Of course, there are other benefits of owning a swimming pool, from entertainment and poolside fun activities to relaxation and keeping people cool during summers.
However, owning a pool comes with several responsibilities—one significant role in the maintenance. Sometimes the water in the poor may get murky or slimy; unseen debris may chock the filters or even stains on the pool walls, and many more problems. Unfortunately, most of these problems would be the result of pool repair service or maintenance.
Irrespective of the problems and their causes, the pool owners’ responsibility is to keep the pool clear and safe. Besides, poor maintenance would affect the aesthetic of their backyard and the pool’s functionality. But, how does one ensure they have a crystal-clear pool?
Here are the essential guides to maintaining a safe swimming pool:
When it comes to taking care of the pool, every owner must ensure they have in mind the following three C’s- Circulation, Cleaning, and Chemistry.
Maintain the Pool Circulation
Circulation in the pool refers to how water moves or flows through the pool equipment and back to the body of the pool. For instance, the water from the pool flows through the skimmer, pump, filter, and then back to the pool.
Any appropriate maintenance demands that the owner regularly check out if anything is blocking the water circulation paths and clear them up. Failure to do that would mean that water won’t move up the pump. That means there would be stagnant water, which is dangerous as they act as breeding space for algae. Worst is, the affliction of algae would affect the water quality.
So, what can one do to maintain the water circulation of the pool?
- Run the pumps- the more water passed through the pumps, the less accumulation of algae on the pumps.
- Clean the skimmer basket- cleaned skimmers ensure flawless movement of water.
- Backwash the filters, especially on noticing a pressure gauge read about 10 psi above the normal range
- Angle the jets- ensure they point away from the skimmer. This ensures easy rotation of water.
Another step of overcoming poor maintenance is cleaning. This involves:
To ensure that there are no stains, scales, or calcium deposits on the pool walls, owners must ensure that they scrub the walls of the pool with a pool brush. Brushing the walls would also help minimize algae affliction or buildup before they decay to cause more extensive problems.
Skimming the pool
In keeping the pool clean, every pool owner should ensure that they skim the pool surface by hand, using a net or leaf rake to remove debris that would accumulate at the bottom of the causing stains. By removing debris on the pool, skimming is also responsible for maintaining water circulation.
This is another significant aspect of getting rid of debris that would reduce water circulation. Use a vacuum head, hose with a pole attached to remove dirt or debris that may hinder water circulation should they settle at the bottom of the pool.
This is another critical factor to ensuring a clear-crystal and safe pool. This involves ensuring the water pool is appropriately balanced. Any presence of calcium hardness, higher pH value, and green water are signs of poor repair service to the pool. That said, add muriatic acids to help lower the pH levels of moisture. Also, make it a habit of shocking the pool after one or two weeks.
Everybody would love to stay around a safe and crystal clear pool. And to ensure that pool and its surroundings are clear, one must ensure they keep the chemistry and maintain the pool’s cleaning and circulation.