• Eddie Barros

Best tips for pool maintenance | how to keep your pool clean

If you are lucky enough to have a pool, here are some maintenance tips to keep it sparkling clean so that it is always inviting and refreshing and ready to use every day. Routine pool maintenance can also prevent frustration and minimize the need for emergency trips to buy cleaning products and other additives.

Check the composition of the pool:

The pool water's chemical composition should be checked once or twice a week during the summer and every one or two weeks in the winter. The pH should be kept between 7.2 and 7.8, and the lower the pH between these limits, the less chlorine the pool will need.

As the pH rises, the chlorine becomes less and less active, so many consumers add more. Chlorine in water with a pH of 7.0 has an activity of around 50%, and with 8.0, it is over 10%. Control the pH properly, and you will need to use much less chlorine.

Clean the skimmer every week:

The skimmer is installed on the side of the pool, and it’s the primary function is to clean the pool's surface before the polluting waste is saturated and reaches the bottom. Everything in your collection comes to the body of the water, so the more influential the skimmer, the better you can neat things in the pool.

There is a round access panel at the top. Please open it and dispose of the filter contents. Please keep it clean all the time.

Cleans lint from the front of the pool pump:

It would be best if you did this every two weeks or whenever necessary. Turn off the pump to do this and release the system pressure. This is the basket installed just inside the clear glass of the pool pump.

You can also clean the waste bin or leaf cup. It is recommended to have a leaf trap and a debris removal system. Get a variable speed or double speed pump ASAP, if you haven't already upgraded it. The initial expense of multi-speed pumps is well worth it.

Check the water level:

Is it too high or low? The water should be right at the center level of the pool skimmer or tile for optimal performance and results.

Check the Ozonator:

If you have an Ozonator, make sure the pilot is on and is running. Like UV equipment or a combination of the two, ozone can reduce the amount of chlorine a pool needs. There are different types, and many have further instructions for use and installation. Familiarize yourself with the one you have installed in your collection.

Check the Salt System:

If your pool is saltwater, then pay attention to these tips:

A salt system generator does produce chlorine, so you don't have to buy, store, or handle it.

This convenience comes at a price and comes with some risks. The cell must be kept clean, and the pool's chemical composition is even more critical for it to function well. Do not add too much salt.

Salt systems artificially raise the ph. As a result, it will use more acid. This device is excellent if used and understood correctly. It can be costly to buy & maintain, but it provides a beautiful experience on the water.

Clean the pool filters:

Clean your filter regularly whenever you need it. A good filter is the cartridge filter. These filters provide the best currents, use little water, ensure that the water is clean and sparkling, and it is only necessary to clean them a couple of times a year.

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