Keeping pools clean isn’t just about aesthetic appeal; it’s also about health and safety. The CDC recommends that all homes with backyard pools have an automatic cover to prevent potential contaminants from getting into the water. In addition to installing a cover, here are some other tips for keeping pools clean.
Maintaining The Balance Of Chlorine And Water
Maintaining the balance of chlorine and water is important, as it can help prevent algae from growing. You should test your pool’s water every week to see if you need to adjust anything. Checking for chemical levels can help with eliminating bacteria, or algae that can be harmful, in your pool.
If your levels are off, there are products you can use to bring them back into balance. For example, adding a little more chlorine tablets will raise the level of chlorine in pools. In contrast, if you have too much chlorine in the pools and it’s producing a strong odor and irritating skin, you may need to add something called “shock” to the water.
Shock helps break down the chlorine so that it doesn’t irritate skin or produce an unpleasant smell. You should also make sure to clean out your filter regularly and vacuum up any leaves on the surface of your pools. This will reduce any buildup of unsightly debris that could cause health issues over time.
Automatic Pool Cleaners
Automatic cleaners are a great way to keep your pools clean. They can be programmed to clean the entire pools, and models that include a vacuuming function allow you to reduce the amount of debris and algae in the water.
Regular Vacuuming And Filter Changes
Regular vacuuming and filter changes are important to keep your pools clean. This can be done in a variety of ways, including using a leaf net or using a vacuum cleaner. Another way to keep your pools clean is by replacing the water every few years.
You can use water from a garden hose to fill up the pools, which will allow you to monitor how many gallons were used. Once the water level has risen back up, close the gate valve so that any additional water is stopped and won’t get into the pools.
You should replace your water every two to three years. Routine maintenance is also key – make sure you have an annual checkup with a professional who can handle all those pesky little details like checking for debris, cleaning your filters, etcetera.
Streamlining Your Skimming Process
Skimming the pools is an important part of keeping them clean. Pool owners should be resolving to skim their pools as often as they are able, ideally every day. Skimming removes debris that has fallen into the pools and makes sure that there isn’t any dead skin or other contaminants in the water.
But sometimes skimming can be a time-consuming task. Making a checklist of the steps needed to skim your pools can help streamline your process. For instance, if you have a solar cover on your pools, you will need to remove it before you can skim it.
Clean pools are popular pools. This is not a secret. But there is more to keeping pools clean than simply vacuuming the water and applying chemicals.