Basic Pool Maintenance Tips

When it comes to cleaning your pool, it is very easy to neglect doing such a tedious task. There are certain things you must do before jumping in for a nice swim. Here are some basic pool maintenance tips that will help make living life with a pool much easier.

Circulation

The pump in your pool is the center of the filtration system. Its primary function moves water from the pool and sends it through the filter which strains any kind of debris, dust, and dirt before sending it back to the pool. Having a well functioning pump is extremely crucial and is the first step to preventing any further issues with your pool maintenance.

Filters

There are three types of filters that are needed in your pool.

Each one of these filters has a role in cleaning out the different types of dirt in your pool. Click on the links to get more information on each filter.

 

Chemical Balance

Having the right balance of chemicals and pH is very important, but it can get very tricky. pH is the measure of acid and base in the pool water. In every pool chlorine, pH levels, and alkalinity, work closely together, so it is essential that they are balanced correctly. You should be checking the pH levels and chlorine weekly, and the alkalinity monthly. The failure to do so can cause a lot of different bacteria entering the pool.

 

 

Pool Cover

Last but not least, getting a pool cover is very handy during seasons or long periods of time where the pool is not in use. It will act as a blockage to prevent any leaves, excess dirt and dust, and any falling objects. Getting a pool cover is one of the first things you need to do when you become a pool owner.

Since you’ve probably spent a pretty penny installing this pool, it only makes sense to keep it as maintained as possible. Knowing all of these basic pool maintenance points is very important, but make sure that you also ask for help from a professional pool technician to assure that you are taking care of your pool the best way possible.

All the photos used here are from CA Landscape and Design’s previous projects. If you are someone wanting to get started on their new pool, give us a call today! Check out more pools and spas we have done in our portfolio.

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