A preventive maintenance program is the key to maintaining a healthy pool environment.
Having your own swimming pool is great, but what about its maintenance? While DIY may seem like a good idea, you may get busy with kids, work, after-school schedules, and other things thereby neglecting your pool maintenance which may lead to higher repair costs later. Also, certain deep cleaning aspects are best handled by a professional pool cleaning company.
At Horizon Pool and Patio your family’s safety is our number one priority. Your pool is your backyard oasis and it should never be unsafe, and caring for it shouldn’t be stressful. We are committed pool professionals who go above and beyond in an effort to make your life easy and relaxed.
Here are some tips on keeping your pool healthy:
Regular Pool Cleaning
Once you make sure your pool is circulating well, pool cleaning becomes easier. Still, your pool receives other types of contaminants with runoff water, wind, animal life, and pool users.
For example, hair products or perfumes leave a residue in water. Other things ending up in the pool include hair, dry leaves, or dead insects. All these lead to dirty water and bacterial contamination.
Simple tools to keep your pool clean include your net skimmer, pool brush, and vacuum. Net skimmer is used to remove fallen leaves and debris from the pool. A pool brush can be used to gently scrub off any scum lines or deposit lines around pool tiles. Use a vacuum by attaching it to the filter system to clear the cloudy water in the pool more quickly.
Get Pool Inspection Done Regularly
In addition to the above, there is one more important thing you must do. Rather than fixing a problem when it shows up, take some preventive measures and plan ahead.
Monitor the pool sidewall and the pool tiles. Sometimes scum lines form on the sidewall due to a rise in pH levels. That’s when you can see the calcium deposits on the pool tiles, too.
Also look for cracks between the pool tiles and the deck. Altogether if you see any, immediately apply caulk. Otherwise, the pool water migrates to the underside of the deck.
From time to time, do a visual inspection of the pool, the equipment, and water clarity. Check if there are any abnormal odors.
If the water is not crystal clear, it could mean that:
- The cleaning system is not working as it should.
- The bottom drain may be clogged.
- The hose cleaner is not working well.
Smelling something odd could indicate:
- Bacteria and algae are growing in the pool.
- Harsh chemicals or fertilizers are present in the pool.
- Bird droppings or animal wastes are entering the pool.
Inspections help you steer clear of any breakdowns and unexpected expenses.