The ins and outs of pool care

Poolworldthailand Dec 07 2016

It takes efforts to keep a sparkling swimming pool but this is your obligation. Although taking care of pools differ but they share one thing in common: the need for regular cleaning. The secret to keep pristine and healthy pool is regular routine care.

Here are in and out tips in pool care

·        Skim debris and clean out baskets

Use a long-handled net called leaf skimmer to remove bugs, leaves and other floating objects. Skimming debris increases efficiency of the pool's circulation system, aside from reducing the chlorine needed to add to your pool.

·        Vacuum the pool and brush tiles and walls

Like working on your carpet, run a manual vacuum cleaner back and forth all over the surface of the pool. Check the filter each time you vacuum, and clean it if necessary. Also brush the tiles and walls to minimize algae buildup and calcium deposits.

·        Pool filter needs cleaning

Clean filter periodically but not as often since immaculately clean ones have lesser efficiency than filter with a mild amount of dirt. Little dirt traps other particles that get into the water. Filter needs cleaning when it reaches the difference of 10 to 15 pounds for every square inch.

·        The heater needs professional service

Of all pool equipment, heater has the least maintenance. Consult manufacturer's manual for specific care instructions. Hiring someone to service your pool can cost $100 or more per month, depending on the maintenance your pool requires.

·        Water level needs check-up and maintenance.

Pumps are likely to be damaged when water level is low. Use a garden hose to bring it up to safe levels. As a general rule, it's best to leave water in a pool throughout the winter.

·        Level of pH maintain

Test pH level by simply dipping a strip of paper in the water. A measurement for water acidity is the pH scale that determines if it runs from 0 to 14. A 7.2 between 7.5 reading is an ideal range and just right for an efficient sanitizing job. Use a testing kit to monitor your pool's pH level.

·        Water must be supercholorinated

Get rid of harsh odor by superchlorination by adding a large amount of chlorine to a pool can make the undesired odor go away. Use the manufacturers’ manual for the best way to superchlorinate your pool.

·        Search for leaks to be repaired

By conducting a simple bucket test, you can easily discover leaks in your pool. There is a leak in your pool if the water level of the pool is lower than the water contained in the bucket. It means that you need to hire a professional to patch it.

·        Prepare your pool for winter

Where you live determines whether or not you should winterize your pool. If your location experiences temperatures that drop below freezing, you will have to adopt measures to guarantee that your pool is in a healthy condition.

·        Opening pool for swimming season

A properly winterized pool can be reopened as soon as it’s swimming season. Remove the pool cover after the entire area around the pool is clean. Fill the pool to its normal water level. Test the water for its pH level, Leave the pump running 24 hours a day, and reduce the run by only an hour or two each day until the water is balanced.

Owning a sparkling pool in your backyard is synonymous with fun, family bonding and good health. These benefits are rewards of your efforts in applying what you learn from the ins and outs of pool care. Please note that his article about pool care was written and brought to you by the guys from Poolworldthailand . Pool world Thailand is a pool kit installer company.