Pool maintenance is important during the summer. The last thing you want to do is be at work all day, come home and have a green pool for your kids to swim in. In order to avoid this, it’s best to start with a good plan of attack before the summer starts so that when June rolls around, you can enjoy your time off instead of being home every weekend trying to clean up algae from the waterline.
Get a test kit so that you know what kind of bacteria or other contaminant is causing the problem in your water before taking any action. If no cause can be found after testing several times over weeks then it may just be time for an overhaul on your pool filter. If the water is green, don’t shock it with chlorine. This will only make the algae grow faster and bleach your pool liner if you have one.
Vacuum daily to remove any leaves or other debris from the pool floor so they don’t settle down in a corner and start growing algae there too. Remove all of your floating equipment from the pool when not in use-this includes pool toys, noodles, rings, etc…and store them off of sight on a porch or patio that isn’t near sunlight where they can dry out completely before being placed back into storage for next year. Algae love damp surfaces to germinate!
Maintain your pool’s water chemistry levels
Swimming pools are a luxury that not everyone can afford. A pool is one of the best investments you can make in your home or office because it’s an asset that continues to pay dividends all year round. That means when winter rolls around, your pool will still be generating income for you even though it’s out of commission.
However, just like any other piece of equipment, if something goes wrong with the water chemistry levels in your pool then everything else becomes irrelevant and useless. The water chemistry levels must be maintained at all times by testing them regularly and following instructions from an expert about how to fix any problems before they become too severe. Maintaining these levels will keep your investment protected so that you can enjoy the beauty of your pool for years to come.
Clean the filter and change the cartridge at least once a month
It is important to change the filter and cartridge of your air conditioner at least once a month. Why? The dust, pollen, mold spores, and other contaminants in the air will quickly clog up the filters and make them less effective. Plus, as they fill up with dirt from inside your home or office building, they restrict airflow even more. If you don’t change those filters regularly, you’ll notice that your cooling system doesn’t work as well or cools more slowly than it used to do so.
Add algaecide to prevent algae from growing in the pool
Algae are single-celled plants that live in the water. Algae often grow rapidly during warm, sunny days when there is no wind to break up the surface of the pool. This causes them to block sunlight from penetrating deeper into the water and reduces oxygen levels making it difficult for swimmers to breathe underwater.
Algae can grow in any pool that gets sunlight, even concrete pools. If steps are not cleaned of algae regularly, swimmers may slip and fall when climbing out of the water. To prevent algae from growing it is important to keep your pool chemicals balanced by adding algaecide at least once or twice per month during warm weather months depending on how much exposure your pool has to direct sunlight.
The more sun exposure the higher the dosage you should add each time you treat for algae control. Algaecide is a chemical added directly into swimming pools or hot tubs, which prevents algae from growing by killing algae cells before they can multiply. If you have an inground pool, be sure not to overfill your pool with chemicals as this will cause more chlorine gas than necessary to form. This may irritate your eyes and lungs if you are close enough at the time of application.
Keep chlorine tablets on hand for when you need to shock your pool with a super dose of chlorine
Chlorine tablets are an essential part of any pool owner’s supply. The chlorine in the tablets is used to keep your swimming pool clean and safe for swimming. There are several different types of chlorine tabs you can buy, so it’s important to know how each one works before making a purchase.
You should also be aware that there are many ways to use chlorinated water, including soaking or filling your hot tub with it. If you’re not careful about how often you shock your pool, then algae will grow quickly and make the water green and cloudy. Keep tabs on the amount of chlorine in your pool by testing it regularly with a test kit or chemical feeder system.
Chlorine tabs will also serve you well when it comes time for spring cleaning or opening your pool in early summer. You don’t want to take any chances with algae growth so be sure that the water is strong and clear before using it again. Start by shocking the water as much as possible until all of the free-floating particles are gone from view. Next, check pH levels and adjust them if necessary to between seven and eight parts per million (ppm). Finally, add a fresh supply of chlorine tabs at least once a week until there’s no longer an odor of the sparkling blue water in your pool.
Test pH balance every week and adjust as needed by adding muriatic acid or sodium bicarbonate solution
pH balance is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of an environment. The pH scale ranges from 0-14 with 7 being neutral, below 7 being acidic, and above 7 being basic. The ideal range for swimming pools is between 7.2-7.8 because this prevents corrosion and scaling that can happen in water pipes and fixtures, as well as corrosion to metal parts like pool filters which can affect the quality of your pool water. When you test your pH level it should be around 8 for a chlorine sanitized pool and if it’s too high then add muriatic acid until it reaches the desired value; likewise, if it’s too low then add sodium bicarbonate solution until you reach your desired pH level. You should test your pH level every week and adjust as needed to maintain an ideal balance.
Vacuum leaves out of the skimmer basket so they don’t clog up filters and keep
Vacuum cleaners are one of the most underrated inventions ever. They make our lives easier and cleaner, making it so that we can spend less time doing housework. However, there is a downside to this invention that many people don’t know about: vacuum bags can cause problems with your machine. Vacuum bagging leaves out of the skimmer basket so they don’t clog up filters and keep them from working properly. This leads to dust being released back into the air instead of being sucked up by the vacuum cleaner. If you have allergies or asthma, this could be very dangerous for you! So it’s important not to forget these small pieces when cleaning your home!