Pool Maintenance Tips
Tips For Keeping Your Home Swimming Pool Sparkling Clean and Healthy To Us
1. Remove leaves and other debris.
One of the most basic elements of maintaining a healthy pool is keeping the water and equipment free of leaves and other debris. You should check your pool every 2-3 days to remove these from the surface of the pool and from the bottom. A long-handled pool net is the best tool to handle the debris removal as you can easily complete this task from the deck. For debris on the bottom a long brush might be useful. Don’t forget to take a peek into the filter area, as leaves can often obstruct the equipment. Make sure to check the pool following a storm as well, as the rain and high winds are apt to knock more leaves and branches into the water.
2. Check the water level.
When your pool is installed, we will help you understand the optimum water level for your swimming pool. The water level is important in a pool to help maintain the proper balance of chemicals as well as to allow the pump, filter, and other equipment to function correctly. The water level should not change much on a weekly basis but will vary slightly when there is active swimming. If you observe a dramatic drop in water level, consider using a solar pool cover to prevent evaporation, or contact York Region Hot Tub and Leisure if you suspect an issue.
3. Check chlorine and pH levels and adjust as necessary.
Proper balance of pool chemicals and minerals makes for an enjoyable swimming experience, keeps equipment clean, and creates sparkling, clear pool water. York Region Hot Tub and Leisure have a pH testing kit which is simple to use. With this kit, you can assess the pH levels in your swimming pool. You can add a pH increaser or decreaser to fix imbalanced levels of acidity.
You should provide appropriate chlorine or other sanitiser treatment frequently to your pool, as recommended by York Region Hot Tub and Leisure. The amount of chlorine needed depends on the size of your pool, the cycle of the filter, the temperature of the water temperature, and how often the pool is being used.
4. Scrub the tiles or pool edge along the water line.
Evaporation and flotation can cause any detrimental bacteria, algae, or other problem substances to rise to the water’s surface in your pool. The water line at the pool’s edge can therefore become a breeding ground for this bacteria, providing a place to cling to and multiply. Regular scrubbing of the area along the water line will prevent the buildup of these harmful substances, keeping your pool cleaner and free of problems.
5. Give your pool a shock every 2 weeks.
Once every two weeks, you can give your pool an effective shock treatment. This high dosage of chemicals restores sparkle to the water and eliminates germs and organic contaminants. Shock treatment is not a replacement for proper, ongoing sanitisation (such as chlorination), but is intended to help make sanitisers more effective. You should shock your pool according to the specifications on the product label. If using a chlorine shock treatment, you should not swim in the pool for several hours following the treatment. Refer to the product label for more information.