Pool Care Mistakes to Avoid
Common Mistakes that Destroy Pool Equipment
Building and maintaining your swimming pool is a long-term investment. So, why risk making a rookie mistake when it comes to caring for your pool equipment? Read on to learn more about these common pool maintenance mistakes to avoid ending up with a costly repair down the line.
Pool Filter and Pump Damage
Did you know that keeping your pH levels too low will cause your pool to become too acidic? Don’t forget to take the proper steps when caring for your pool chemicals. Just because a highly acidic swimming pool looks clean enough to swim in doesn’t mean it’s safe. In fact, a highly acidic pool can damage your pool filter and pump, pool heater, your pool’s solar blanket, and your pool’s maintenance equipment.
If your pool’s pH balance gets low enough, its acidity can ruin anything that touches your water. Test your pool water often to ensure it is high enough. Note that the alkalinity level should range between 80 ppm and 120 ppm. It is also best to take precaution as to avoid adding too much at once. When your alkalinity level is too high, you’ll notice cloudiness in your pool water. Add a small amount of acid at a time, with three days of rest in between to avoid overbalancing the chemicals.
Not Keeping Your Pool Water “Hard”
If you aren’t keeping your pool water “hard”, you aren’t protecting the fiberglass, plaster and filter systems effectively. Many new pool owners fail to understand that calcium hardness is just as crucial as monitoring your pool’s pH levels. When you use calcium hardness correctly, you are prolonging the life and overall health of your swimming pools interior. Ensure that the calcium hardness maintains a level of 220-225 ppm to keep your pool in excellent condition for years to come.
Prolong the Life of Your Swimming Pool with Horizon Pool and Patio
While owning a swimming pool is never a dull moment, avoiding these common pool care mistakes can guarantee that your move through the challenges quickly so that you can get back to doing what you do best: enjoying your swimming pool!
Interested in learning more ways to protect the longevity of your pool? Contact the experts at Horizon Pool and Patio or visit our Wellington store for pool care tips and equipment to keep your swimming pool looking healthy and beautiful. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today at (561) 790-0665 to find out!