A balanced water chemistry and an overall clean water are essential to regular pool maintenance. As a matter of fact, a pool should be cleaned weekly to ensure the chemical balance inside the water. Interestingly enough, most problems that arise when having a pool can be solved through shock treatment. To determine whether a shock treatment is needed, both PH and a chlorine tests should be done weekly.
Furthermore, if your pool is exposed to extreme temperatures, windstorms and torrential rains, algae growth, or if any person swimming in it gets swollen or red eyes after leaving the water, it means that you may have issues with either the PH or the chlorine level inside the pool.
Here is how you maintain a pool properly
Balance Your Pool pH
It also prevents plaster surfaces from etching and scale formation that clouds your and damages pool equipment.
Chlorinate your pool
The chlorine level of your pool should range between 1 to 4 ppm. It help in proper sanitation of the pool and keeps away bacteria and algae. There are various ways of chlorinating your pool. Basic chlorinating tabs can be used.
They have a built-in stabilizer that protects chlorine from sunlight burn-off. Liquid chlorine can, it is efficient and easy to apply but have a short shelf life. Chlorinating Granules can also be used, they shock and kill algae, but they require a daily application.
Shock your pool
Basic shock products kill bacteria and filters other swimmers wastes. It also breaks down suntan lotions and cosmetics. Multifunctional shock products restore water clarity and destroy bacteria. It also balances pH and enhances filtration.
Microscopic plants can match to your pool by wind or rain. They fill water and clog the filters, this lowers water circulation and reduce the effectiveness of pool chemicals. Algaecides prevents algae growth.
Clean the pool
Skim debris daily and clean all the skimmer baskets after every swimming season. Test the water weekly and clean the floor and the walls. Use the pool manufacturer’s recommended brushes and vacuums. Start cleaning at the shallow end towards the deep end.
Always overlap each stroke when cleaning and vacuuming to cover thoroughly all the areas. The vacuum head should always be under water. Dedicate at least 10 minutes daily to cleaning the walls. Hose down the pool area before using it and after every cleaning.
Last but not least – use common sense. If any unforeseen circumstances arise that might have damaged or influenced the pool thus exposing it to hazardous chemicals, then by all means, do take the time to replace the water inside the pool before giving it a good scrub.