Tuesday, 13 May 2014

On Maintaining a Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is one of the best implements for a home. Not only does it provide a good avenue for exercise, but it is also a great venue for entertaining family and friends on special occasions or simple get-togethers.
However, maintaining a pool is probably one of the most difficult tasks there are. As a pool is exposed to outside elements, its condition is bound to deteriorate over time, especially when used on a daily basis. This means that regular maintenance is necessary to keep it sparkling clean.

One of the most important components of the swimming pool is chlorine as it helps keep the pool free from organic contaminants. Throwing in an automatic chlorine feeder to the pool should do the trick. However, jumping in the pool when its chlorine level is above 3 ppm is not recommended.
Another thing that must be done regularly is to clean the pool. Clear out the skimmer baskets weekly so it can hold debris. Skim the surface of the pool as well with a skimming net. Using a pool vacuum to keep the walls and floor clean is good practice as well.

Finally, keep vegetation, animals, and chemicals away from the poolside. These things can easily contaminate the purity of the water levels of the pool, and a wrong move can mean wastage of chemicals, equipment, and cleaning effort.

No comments:

Post a Comment