Your swimming pool water is constantly changing year-round. Also, in the heat of summer, your pool is more susceptible to algae buildup. Therefore, we have put together a list of swimming pool summer maintenance tips to ensure your pool stays clear all season long.
Swimming Pool Summer Maintenance
The following is a daily and weekly swimming pool summer maintenance checklist to help you keep your pool in the best shape this season:
Check your filter pressure. Your filter’s pressure gauge is on top of the unit itself. If you’re unsure of your filter’s ideal pressure, check your owners manual.
Check your pool filter. If you have a dirty filter, this can result in dirty pool water. You can use a hose to spray it down. Also, you can remove oils and grease by soaking your filter for 24 hours.
Remove debris from your strainer basket. Your strainer baskets can fill up quickly. Therefore, perform a quick walk-through of your baskets and clean out any sticks, leaves and other clutter.
Test your chlorine levels. Chlorine kills contaminants such as algae and harmful bacteria. However, high chlorine levels can also cause burns and other skin irritations. Therefore, make sure to check your chemical levels daily. This will ensure your pool water is safe.
Scrub your pool walls and tiles. Algae, mineral buildup and sunscreen and leave unsightly stains around your swimming pol. Therefore, make sure to use a bristled brush to scrub away any buildup.
Check your pool walls for cracks or tears. If you have cracks or tears in your pool’s tile wall or vinyl liner, this can result in major issues. Therefore, inspect your pool for blemishes and contact a pro if you notice an cracks or tears.
Hose down walkways around the pool. Hose off walkways around your swimming pool to keep debris and trash from falling into the water. Spills and food remnants can also stain the surface surrounding your pool. Make sure to hose down walkways once a week to avoid unsightly stains.
These are just a few swimming pool summer maintenance tips. If you are looking to install a pool for your backyard, contact us with the link below for more information!