How to Maintain Every Type of Pool

Summer is just around the corner. And what better way to beat the heat than going for a swim? There are lots of places to take a dip in – the beach, lake, lagoon, etc. You might need to travel a few miles to get there, but it’ll all be worth it. If you don’t want to move an inch from where you are, well then there should be a pool near you that you can enjoy. If you have a swimming pool in your home, then all the better. 


Before the summer season starts, it always pays to ready the pool. Cleaning it during the swimming season won’t be the best idea. Small maintenance tasks are okay but bigger ones like repair won’t be. Here are some pool maintenance tasks that are applicable to every type of pool. 


  1. Opening the pool and closing it  

Some people don’t find this significant, or just simply forget to do this task. But it is significant and should be regularly done if the temperature during the day is more than 21 degrees Celsius or 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Doing this will prevent the appearance and growth of algae and pollen which prefer the warm water. 


  1. Removing leaves and cleaning the pool 

Seems like a mundane task. It is actually. So you should be able to do it. Of course except if the debris is bigger and harder. You will need a vacuum for that which you can also buy. But make it a habit to remove leaves, insects, and other litter on the pool. Also, the vacuum might not be able to take out tiny particles for which you’ll need flocculants or clarifiers. These are chemicals that will make those tiny debris binds with each other to form a bigger clump which can be vacuumed or removed manually by yourself. 


  1. Keeping the water level favorable 

Check your pool’s water levels before and during the swimming season. You can do this by taking a look at the opening of your skimmer. The water has to be within the mid-point and the top of the opening of the skimmer. If you find this task a little bit tricky, go ahead and ask for help. But always remember to never drain the pool just to get the right level. Should you drain you’re the pool for that reason or for something else, contact the experts. 


  1. Brushing the pool 

You need only do this once a week. That shouldn’t be so hard and tedious, right? This job is particularly important because algae and other organisms can always grow in the pool especially in concrete pools. There are different pool brushes used for different types of pools. If you are not sure what to use or how to do it, you can always ask for help from professionals. 


  1. Eliminating the algae 

Algae can grow on the surface of the pool, or on the bottom or sides of the pool. They grow because the conditions are favorable, like a low pH or low chlorine levels. What you can do is you can add chlorine or a stabilizer or an algaecide, brush the whole pool, clean the filters, and/or operate the pump on high until the water is cleared out.