Posted on April 16, 2018 - 11:10 AM
by Dawne Armstrong
Swimming Pool Maintenance
In the summer months, a home swimming pool is the perfect escape. Just like with a hot tub, a personal swimming pool needs regular maintenance.*
Keep Debris Out
Unlike a hot tub or spa, your swimming pool only needs to be drained and refilled once every few years. This increases the need to insure your water is debris free through regular maintenance. Taking five minutes to skim your pool and rid it of leaves, insects and other debris will help keep your pool filters working effectively. A working pool filter is imperative to keeping your pool water clean and usable. While you're removing debris, check the area around your swimming pool. Cracked patio tiles and loose rocks could fall into the pool or pose danger to your friends and family.
Maintain your Pool's pH level
When the weather is hot, you can spend hours on end enjoying your pool. Ensuring proper pH levels will keep you and your loved ones safe when swimming. When your pools pH level isn't balanced your water may look cloudy, your eyes and skin become irritated, and bacteria can breed more easily. A properly balanced pool should be clear, have no smell, and not cause irritation.
Maintain your Pool's Water level
After a long afternoon enjoying your pool, you might see the water level lower than normal. If it dips below halfway up the opening of your skimmer, it's time to take action. Simply use your garden hose to fill the pool until the water level rises to at least halfway up the skimmer opening.
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