Pool maintenance requires a little effort on your part, but much of it can be handled by a professional service. Whether you or the pros dive into the maintenance of your pool paradise, these are the general things that need to be maintained to maintain a splashing good time.
-Remove surface dirt with a skimmer every few days.
-Empty strainer baskets once a week.
-Use pool vacuum once a week to keep the floor of your pool as well as the water clean.
-Scrub the tiles weekly to prevent mildew, calcium and algae build up.
-Keep the pool filter clean but don't over clean it. Over cleaning can damage it.
-Keep the water level steady especially during times it gets a lot of use.
-If low water levels can't be explained by usual use, check for leaks and repair them as soon as possible.
-Regularly check the water's PH level.
-Shock the pool or super chlorinate the pool regularly. This keeps the water clean.
-Have a professional maintain and repair your pool heater.
If you don't plan on using your pool during the winter or any period of time for that matter, have the pool drained so that more extensive cleaning and repairs can take place. Please note, however, it is BEST to leave SOME water in the pool during any off seasons. If your pool is located in an area that reaches temperatures below freezing, you should remove as much water from the pipes, filter and heater as possible. Also, disconnect the chemical feeders, pump and heater.
Whether you follow all these tips yourself or see to it that a reliable professional service performs them for you, you're sure to have a beautiful pool that will serve your purposes for years to come.
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