I love having a pool in my back yard, but it does require a lot of work during the summer. I have spent a lot of time trying to find ways to reduce the amount of time that goes into taking care of my pool so that I can spend more time enjoying it. During my search, I have learned quite a few short cuts that have reduced the time that it takes me to keep the pool clean and healthy to use. My blog will provide you with all of the tips that will help you decrease the maintenance time for your pool.
A pool pump is the central system of a pool; it is responsible for circulating water through the plumbing system by pushing water through the filter and back through the main valve. If your pool is relatively new, you should learn the basics associated with caring for the pool so that the pump continues to operate efficiently.
Use The Recommended Chemicals And Skim The Water
Your pool's filter system is likely along one of the interior walls of your pool. Although the filter will catch most of the debris that comes into contact with the filter screen, there is no use neglecting the cleanliness of the water in your pool because it will only cause the filter to get dirty quickly and to possibly stop working properly.
Always use the recommended chemicals that the pool installation contractor advised you to use. Do not over-treat the water, and stick to a schedule that will ensure that the proper amount of chemicals are added to the water at regular intervals.
Use a skimmer as needed to remove leaves, twigs, and other debris that has fallen into the pool. If you get into the habit of skimming the pool right before you are about to go swimming, you will not be likely to overlook this important step.
Cut Back On Debris By Keeping Your Yard Maintained And Using A Cover
Yard maintenance will drastically reduce the amount of times that your pool will need to be cleaned, especially if you have trees, shrubs, and bushes growing on your property and have a grassy yard that borders the pool. Cut the grass regularly and trim trees and plants. Bag up grass clippings, or avoid dealing with clippings altogether by using a lawnmower that has a bag attachment secured to it.
Purchase a cover for your pool and place the cover over your pool whenever it won't be utilized for long lengths of time. Before doing this, however, you should test the chemicals and treat the water, if needed, so that after the cover is removed your pool will be ready for use.
Clean The Filter Screen And Replace It If It Becomes Damaged
Turn off the pool pump before inspecting the pool's filter. If the filter screen has dirty residue stuck on it, remove the residue with a scouring sponge. Clean the opening to the vent and use a clean sponge to remove any debris that is stuck to the casing. Replace the filter when you're finished and turn the pump back on. If you ever notice that the filter screen is worn out or damaged, replace it before turning the pump on and swimming in the pool.