How To Properly Clean & Maintain Your Swimming Pool | 3 Tips
Maintaining a clean pool takes less work than you imagine. The care requirements for a pool will vary depending on its design and specifications. But there’s one thing Peachy Pools insists upon frequent maintenance is the key to keeping your pool looking like new. Before repairing or operating any equipment, you should always follow a manufacturer’s instructions if you are to address typical swimming pool issues such as murky water or faulty pumps yourself. Even if you hire a pool service specialist to maintain your pool, there are several things you can review to extend the life of your pool!
Regularly Check Your Pool Filter
The filtration systems for swimming pools are typically cartridge, sand, or diatomaceous earth. Each filter type has its own unique maintenance routine, but they all need to be cleaned regularly. Be mindful that too frequent cleaning of a filter may actually reduce its efficiency. A filter that has been well cleaned is less effective than one with some dirt in it, as a little dirt can serve as a trap for larger particles, allowing the filter to purify the water by removing the excess material it has collected. You should also, however, keep the filter from becoming too congested. An increase in the flow rate between the pressure gauge and the flow metre usually indicates that cleaning your filter is necessary.
Maintain & Service Pool Heaters
When compared to other pool equipment, heaters are one of the most low-maintenance when serviced correctly. Maintaining a gas heater for at least 12 months is optional, and electric heaters may go even longer without being checked on. For detailed maintenance instructions, please refer to the owner manual at all times. However, in most cases, leave the servicing to the experts at Peachy Pools!
Brush the Walls, Tiles and Vacuum The Pool
We recommend vacuuming or using a robotic pool cleaner once a week to maintain clear water and to help lower the need for chemicals used. Various models of robotic pool cleaners are available at Peachy Pools. To manually clean a pool, however, you would use a brush or net by moving it back and forth across the surface. It is proper form to overlap each stroke ever-so-slightly to ensure all surfaces are cleaned correctly.