There are millions of pools dotting the backyards of Australians throughout the country and, while they generally endure a lot of use throughout the summer, they can often be neglected during the winter. Having a pool means fighting a constant battle against algae, leaves and twigs from gathering and then stagnating in front of your home, a sight no one wants to put up with. Even if you use your pool less during the colder months, you can never be rid of its presence as a major eyesore if you do not keep it clean. Luckily there are a few ways to build up your arsenal to keep it clean with minimal fuss.
Swimming Pool Filters
Swimming pool filters are your most important tool in the defence of your pool against dirt, bacteria and organic matter. A healthy pool needs a healthy swimming pool filter, and the best way to keep it healthy is by monitoring its status on a weekly to monthly basis. The time frame on monitoring your pool filter will change depending on the use your pool is getting, so during the winter months, you can leave a little bit longer between checks. It always helps to have a spare swimming pool filter or a swimming pool filter cartridge in your pool shed with your other essentials. These swimming pool filters can go in and out of stock at your local pool shops which means that if you don't have a spare, there is a chance you could be without one for a while, especially during the slower months.
Assorted Pool Equipment
Along with the monitoring of your swimming pool filter, it never hurts to have an assortment of pool equipment to keep your pool looking ship-shape. A leaf net is a standard item in any pool owners toolbox and useful for bigger items that might clog your pool filter; things like big sticks and stray rubbish. Of course, every pool will have its own chemicals that are used to keep the water fresh and safe for human use but make sure to check you aren't running low. Another helpful option for pool owners is the pool cleaner, also known as the pool vacuum, which keeps the floor and sides of your pool clean from settled dirt and oils.
Of course, the best way to protect your pool from flying bits of rubbish and leaves or twigs is to have a pool cover installed. Modern pool covers are very easy to use and retract quickly, meaning less straining for yourself. They also help cut down on the time you need to spend cleaning your pool during the offseason. Always remember to be careful with children around pool covers, as they can very easily underestimate the weight a pool cover can carry and can get caught in them.
For more information, contact a company like Leisure Coast Pool Centre.
It used to be relatively easy to design pools for blocks, as you'd just look at the backyard and figure up which rectangular or kidney shaped pool could fit in the yard. With all sorts of new block shapes occurring when people subdivide old blocks, it can be more challenging to fit a traditional pool into a yard. However, some innovative pool designers and homeowners have come up with great pools that fit on unusually shaped blocks and make the most of limited space. This blog highlights some of the pools I have seen online and in real life that have impressed me with great design. I hope you like it.