When temperatures start to rise. you're likely to use your swimming pool more often. Regular swimming pool use calls for a stricter maintenance schedule. If you're ready to make sure your pool is usable throughout the summer months, here are some ways to do so.
Scrub the Floor and Sides
Even though you may not be able to see it at first, layers of dirt and grime are building up on the floors and sides of your pool. The easiest way to get rid of them is by scrubbing the floors and sides every other week. Additionally, use a pool skimmer that'll vacuum your pool and free it from debris each day. You should set the skimmer so that it gets to work either in the evening or first thing in the morning when nobody is using the pool. Scrubbing and skimming will reduce the number of chemicals you need to use, which can lower the cost of your swimming pool maintenance and make it easier.
Shock Your Pool
Shocking your pool has nothing to do with electricity and everything to do with a sharp blast of chemicals. You'll add enough chemicals to raise the free chlorine levels to a range where they blast away all algae, bacteria, and viruses. It's a good idea to shock your pool at the start of the summer and then again every few weeks afterwards. How often you shock it will depend on how heavy the use is. If you're unsure, it may be best to ask a swimming pool maintenance professional to do the work for you.
Balance the Chemicals
Aside from shocking your pool, you need to maintain a fine balance of chemicals throughout the summer. Fortunately, modern testing kits are easy to use and interpret. If they show that the pH balance of your pool is out of range, just add chemicals according to the manufacturer's instructions to achieve some balance. If you're consistently struggling with your pool's pH, ask a professional to perform an assessment to see what you need to change.
Repair Leaks and Tears
If you notice signs of leaks and tears, you need to repair them asap. In addition to increasing the cost of your water bills, leaks can result in a chemical imbalance that makes your pool less hygienic to swim in. It's a good idea to ask a pool maintenance professional to assess for leaks at the start of the summer so you can settle into using your pool knowing it's in a good state of repair.
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.