Thursday, 12 June 2014

3 Common Pool Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Swimming pools provide delightful leisure time for most people, as the cool water usually feels good and relaxing for sore muscles and fatigued bodies. However, owners must also do their part in keeping their pools in top shape so they can enjoy it more. Here are some things owners tend to forget, but shouldn’t, in maintaining their pools:

Overlooking the water chemistry levels
Check your pool’s chemistry levels once a week during winter and twice a week during warmer months, lest you risk microorganism activity that can not only shorten the service life of your pool, but also endanger your family’s health and safety. Modify pH levels, calcium hardness and alkalinity levels accordingly.

Not running pumps long enough
Turning off your pumps can help you save on electricity bills, but it also makes you spend more on service maintenance as lack of water circulation can promote algae growth and spread out debris. Always remember that great water flow is often the key to a well-maintained swimming pool.

Neglecting to brush the pool
You’re vacuuming your swimming pool so it’s all good, yes? Not quite, because vacuum heads don’t really reach deeply to stop algae from growing on the sides of your pool. Choose to routinely scrape and sweep your pool with a nylon brush after you vacuum for more effective cleaning.

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