Who doesn’t want a sparkling crystal clear swimming pool all summer long? Especially when you want to throw a pool party, or have families and guests over, the last thing you want is to showcase a cloudy pool surrounded by a beautiful garden. Yes, the maintenance of your home, garden and garage has already taken up enough of time and effort on top of a fulltime job if you are a home owner. Now one more thing added on your maintenance list—swimming pool, and you are probably exhaling like an exhausting bum and have no clue where to start.
A necessary maintenance of a swimming pool usually includes cleaning and changing swimming pool filter and heater, and vacuuming the pool on a regular basis. A secret to a clean sparking swimming pool is to pay daily attention and employ regular cleanup, which could ensure your swimming pool at its best condition at all times when needed and prevent bigger problems down the road. I have 3 tips for a cleaner swimming pool that you can apply today on a regular basis to preserve your pool on an excellent condition.
1. Skim Regularly
Make sure you have a skim on your pool every day when you leave your home and go to work, or at least do it on a regular basis. There is always debris falling into a swimming pool, and you should clean it as soon as you see it in your free time. Don’t put it off, not even on the days it is not being used. Leaving debris in a pool for long can speed up the process of water getting affected and dirty, which could possible cause more work needed in future.
2. Test the Water
It is suggested that you should test the PH scale on a minimum of 2 or 3 times a week. If your pool gets used quite often, you should test the water every day. Because a swimming pool that gets used a lot is more subject to chemical imbalance then the one that is used less often.
It is easy to see that the water usually gets cloudy after a pool party. That is because suntan lotion, tanners, sun screen and other chemicals increase the chemical level in your pool. The more people use the pool, the easier it is for the water to get cloudy and dirty. Checking your water often ensures you to know when it is time to clean the water or toss in some chemicals to balance the PH scale within a healthy range.
3. Brush and Vacuum
If your pool gets more used, you should brush the side of your pool and vacuum more often than the ones which sees less use. Some pools need brush and vacuum on a weekly basis, while others might need daily clean. It is definitely time for a vacuum if you see leaves or debris on the bottom of a pool.