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.
When you have a backyard pool, you want the water to be clean and sanitary all the time so you can take a swim when the mood strikes. This requires frequent pool maintenance. Consider hiring a pool company for regular visits to keep your pool clean. They may come twice a week, weekly, or every two weeks as you see fit. However, the less often they come, the more work you'll need to do between visits. Here are things you should do between visits from your pool service so you can swim every day:
1. Check And Adjust Chemicals
You may not need to add chemicals to your pool if you have frequent visits from a pool service since this is one of their duties. However, it's good to check the chemicals and know how to adjust them in case it's needed. Heavy rain or a pool party with several swimmers in the pool can create a need for extra chemical treatments.
2. Skim Off Bugs
Bugs are a fact of life in your pool, so you should clean them out every time you swim or every day so you don't have bugs floating in the water. Leaves and other yard debris find their way in the pool too, so even if your pool company comes twice a week you'll probably need to skim out bugs and leaves between visits.
3. Keep Water Full
Keeping the water full shouldn't be an issue when you have regular pool care. Some water evaporates, so loss of water is to be expected and the pool service will add water when necessary. If there's a leak, the level may drop suddenly, and then you may need to call for pool repairs. Start by filling the water to the appropriate level so the pool operates properly and then monitor how quickly the water falls.
4. Vacuum The Bottom
Vacuuming the bottom of the pool and scrubbing the tile on the sides is one of the main jobs of a pool cleaning service. However, you may need to do this between visits if the pool service only comes a couple of times a month. You might want to invest in a robot vacuum that keeps the bottom of the pool clean, but you may want to scrub the sides regularly to keep a slick oil ring from building up.
A clean pool with adjusted chemicals is essential for keeping the water sparkling clear and sanitary; otherwise, algae and oil rings build up and the water turns cloudy. Pool maintenance can be hard to keep up with and some things, such as chemical balance and mechanical equipment checks, may be out of your comfort zone. That's why hiring a pool maintenance service for the season is a good idea even if you still have to do some occasional cleaning and maintenance yourself.