Summer is upon us and here’s to long days in the sun and enjoying your pool! While swimming pools are the best way to beat the heat and stay cool, they need to be cared for just like anything else.
With COVID winding down, you can bet we’re all going to want to be a little bit more social in the coming months and as such, your pool will get as much use as it ever has – making it more important than ever for you to make sure it stays nice and clean! And that’s what today’s blog is all about. Here are some of the ways that you can help keep your pool clean this summer.
Let’s jump right in!
Skimming out the debris
As a matter of ritual, try to get in the habit of doing a brief skim of your pool before you swim. Try to remove the leaves, dirt, flower petals and anything else that may have accidentally made its way into your pool. Not only will it just help save you the laborious time it takes to do more of a deep clean, but it’ll also help water circulation and reduce the amount of chemicals you’ll have to use in your water.
Clean your filter
Everyone’s pool filters are different, but make sure you’re cleaning it regularly at least once every week or two weeks. Make sure you check your vacuum filter too – to make sure that it’s free of debris so that it’s working properly. Keeping a clean filter is vital to your pool’s overall cleanliness – but just as importantly – it’s overall health.
Maintain your chemical levels
Make sure that every week you are testing your chemical levels. Make sure pH levels are between the usual 7.2 and 7.8 and make sure that you follow directions to make sure that your water is properly balanced. If you’re more of a beginner and feel a little bit overwhelmed, take a sample of your water to your nearest pool store and they’ll help teach you how to test it.
Make sure you keep your pool toys and noodles outside your pool until it’s time to use them. Believe it or not, it’s not uncommon for ‘guests’ to make themselves at home or on these things and then they end up in your pool. Be sure you have an adequate place to store these items and always make sure you rinse your pool toys when you’re done with them.
Whether you’re maintaining your pool on your own or paying someone else to do it, make sure your pool is clean, healthy and ready for this summer. Summer is such a fun time of the year, especially when you’ve got a gorgeous backyard oasis to play in and stay cool. Keep your pool looking good!