Good Habits for New Swimming Pool Owners
Swimming pools are a great way to get exercise, socialize with friends and family, and spend time in the summer sun. If you just bought a pool for your backyard or property, congratulations! You're now one of many homeowners who have discovered the joys that come along with owning their own swimming pool. To ensure that you have all the basics covered as well as some fun tips for newbies out there, we've put together this post on how to take care of your new pool properly so it lasts (and stays clean!) for years to come.
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The Clean Pool Company thinks a pool is a great investment for your backyard. But before you take the plunge, make sure to follow these habits that will have your swimming pool looking new in no time!
1) Always Use Chlorine and Shock Treatments on a Regular Basis The most important thing you can do to protect your pool from the harmful effects of both algae and bacteria is the proper use of chlorine. Shock treatments will also help but are not as effective in killing off these microscopic monsters that have invaded your water source, so we recommend regular use with a strong dose twice a day, or at least once each week, depending on the condition of your pool's water.
A common mistake many people make when they first buy their pools is forgetting how easy it would be for any sort of contamination or accidents involving hair dye or lotions after coming into contact with the surface; this could lead to an extremely expensive process if left untreated over time. It's crucial that any such changes should result in immediate action by dumping out half your chlorinated water and replacing it entirely just until everything settles
2) Check All Water Levels Daily and Add More if Necessary Adding more water to your pool is a simple task. The first step is checking the levels daily and adding as necessary with either bottled or tap water depending on what you prefer.
Swimming pools are an excellent place for whole family fun, but they can be dangerous if not properly maintained. Check all of the swimming pool's levels (water depth) every day so that there aren't any unexpected accidents such as drowning or slipping due to wet surfaces caused by excess watering from rainstorms. It is a good practice to inspect the water level of your pool by inspecting the tile line of the edge of your pool. If it is below the threshold you want, add some extra water into those areas where it might have been lost. Completing this process regularly will help prevent cloudy-looking waters in certain sections of your pool in the future. 3) Keep Pumps Running 24/7
As the temperature of your pool heats up, it is important to keep a constant flow of water through the pool system. This will help maintain an optimal chemical balance and avoid any potentially hazardous bacteria from entering into circulation. In addition, running pumps 24/7 can save energy when compared with turning them on periodically throughout the day or night – even if they're only in use for 10 minutes at a time! 4) Clean Filter Screens Often Your pool filter screens are a conduit for debris and other unwanted particles to enter your water. They often accumulate dirt, algae growth, pollen, or dust that can turn the surface of your swimming space into an unpleasant health hazard.
Having clean filters will not only extend the life expectancy of the filter but also make your swimmers stay safer in the long run! You should clean your filter screens often to make sure you never have a clogged pool or strange, murky water. Clogs can be frustrating as they prevent the flow of water and create an unpleasant environment for swimming. Cleaning them regularly will not only keep your pools up-to-date with its technology but also provide safety measures that are essential for any homeowner!
5) Turn Off Filters and Pumps When it Rains Every pool owner knows that it is important to maintain a chlorine level in the water, but what about when you're not using your pool? It's raining outside and all of this excess rainwater can easily dilute your chlorine levels. To avoid this problem, turn off your filters and pumps at least half an hour before heavy rains start coming down or as soon as there are any visible signs of rainfall on the radar so they will be ready for use once their job resumes after the storm has passed.
6) Maintain Proper pH Balance
It's easy to maintain your pool, as long as you don't neglect the pH balance.
A lot of things can affect the quality and comfort of a swimming pool environment - but one thing that most people forget is maintaining proper pH levels! Luckily for you, it doesn’t take much time or effort at all to keep up with this task. Allowing a too-warm water temperature combined with improperly balanced chemicals will drastically change how often chlorine needs to be added into the system – which means more work on your end manually adding fresh chemical powder every week (or even closer). Maintaining an optimal range between 7.2 and 8 requires little upkeep other than checking periodically each day to ensure there are no signs of corrosion from excessive acid/chemicals.
We hope that this article has provided you with some insight on how to maintain your swimming pool better. As a new swimming pool owner, there is sometimes a learning curve. However, don't worry - you'll get the hang of it after a month or so. If you have any questions or don't feel like you can maintain your pool properly, please give us a call. The Clean Pool Company is here to help you with all of your swimming pool needs.
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