Nothing is more refreshing than taking a plunge into a cool pool on a hot summer’s day. Swimming season is finally here and for the next few months, you and your pool are going to be best friends.Well, that’s if you follow our expert advice. We know the feeling of wanting to take a swim in a pool that is just not up to standard. Having a clean, sparkly pool can give your garden an instant facelift.
The Daily Clean
Leaves and other garden debris is the enemy. Make sure you take on the daily task of scooping up leaves from the water surface and getting those heavier ones out from the pool floor. Scrub the sides of your pool on a weekly basis to stop algae build-up and invest in a well-trusted, automatic pool cleaner that will help keep sand and tiny stones away.
Chemical levels are an important facet when trying to keep your pool sparkling clean. Unbalanced water can look murky and cause your pool to become a breeding ground for bacteria, which irritates skin and eyes. You should test the water at least once a week.
A simple trick to keep your pool clean is to throw a tennis ball or two into the water. The balls fuzzy exterior will absorb any oils from your skin, hair, suntan oil and sunblock. That means no more oily layer on the top of your pool.
Ask The Pro’s
Professional help can go a long way when it comes to your pool. Owning a swimming pool is a serious maintenance commitment and getting your pool checked annually by a professional is a good idea to make sure everything is in working order. Not up for the challenge? Get a weekly or monthly pool maintenance to guarantee your pool is sparkly all year round.
Run Your Pump Adequately
Ideally, your pump should be running for 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the best filtration results. This might not be in your budget but try to run your pump at least 8 hours a day. Consistent circulation is the number one way to keep the water clean and healthy during the year.
Enjoy hours of fun in and around the pool this summer by setting aside a few minutes daily to take care of your pool.
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