Summer is finally here! Is your swimming pool ready for summer? With all the outdoor fun and excitement that comes with Florida’s warmest season, kicking it poolside is one of the best ways to beat the heat– but all of this fun can put a strain on your equipment and make it difficult to keep your pool in top shape. As you prepare your pool for summer use, check out these easy pool care tips to keep your pool water clean and enjoyable all summer long.

Inspect Your Equipment

When it comes to pool maintenance, it’s always best to stay ahead of the curve by inspecting your equipment or hiring a professional to service your swimming pool before summer. Ensure that the circulation system is working properly and make sure the filter is clean. Inspect all skimmer baskets and the pump basket to ensure they are free of backyard debris, such as leaves.

Check the Sanitizer

The increased heat, rain and pool usage during the summer season means the chlorine in your pool will be used up at a much faster rate. Be sure to test the pool’s chlorine level and other chemicals each week.

Generally speaking, chlorine levels need to be maintained between one and three parts per million (ppm). This helps clear out excess contaminants and keeps the chlorine working properly. Make sure your pool water is balanced by checking its pH level, total alkalinity (TA), calcium hardness, and stabilizer (cyanuric acid).

Maintain Your Water Filter

Pool filters are designed to eliminate very small particles from water, but there’s a limit to what most filters can remove. As smaller debris builds up, your water can become hazy. Water clarifiers are used in this scenario because they’re designed to target those tiny particles that the filter cannot remove. The more particles that are removed, the clearer and more inviting your pool water will be.

There are many pool clarity products on the market to keep your water clean, and many are available in all natural, eco-friendly options to choose from.

 Prep Your Pool for Summer with Horizon Pool and Patio

Kickoff the summer season the right way with Horizon Pool and Patio, you’re one-stop shop for swimming pool maintenance, equipment, supplies and more in the western communities. We look forward to helping you prep your pool for use all summer long! Visit our Wellington location today or give us a call at (561) 790-0665 and discover what our team of professionals can do for you.