Right about now, everyone with a pool just became more popular! With a heat wave currently sweeping through Maryland, it’s a great way to cool off in the middle of summer. Unfortunately, what a lot of your guests won’t see is the maintenance you have to put into keeping your pool clean and beautiful. If you don’t want to hire a company to handle this for you, we have a few tips to make your life a little easier over the next several weeks.
Your First Priority is the Filter
This is the key to keeping your pool clean with little maintenance on your part. Know what kind you have and how it works, so you can help it along the way. A properly working filter will constantly circulate the water in your pool and attract impurities. For your part, you should check it regularly to make sure no large objects are obstructing it—plus you can remove any unwanted items you find congregating around it. Additionally, most filters will have a cartridge inside that you need to change in order to keep it functional. The more often you do these things, the better it will work and the less likely you’ll have to deal with clogs down the road.
Take Care of Weekly Tasks
If you have a schedule for simple tasks, it’ll be easier for you to stay ahead of the cleaning. When you’re consistent, they don’t even require that much of your time! Try to use your pool skimmer and vacuum cleaner at least once a week. Even if it doesn’t look dirty, there may be particles under the water that can build up over time. Don’t forget to scrub the sides of your pool. With a simple brush, you can remove mildew and/or minerals that can grow on tiles and eventually compromise the integrity of your pool.
When it comes to chemicals, you’ll want to check your pH levels regularly, too, to make sure it’s safe for your friends and family. Ideally, it’ll fall somewhere between 7.2 and 7.8 on the pH scale. If you’re not sure how all of that works, you can read more about it here. Also, you should monitor your water level. When it falls below the skimmer level, this can create problems for the pool’s pump. Not to mention, it can throw off your chemical balance.
Don’t Forget about the Area Around Your Pool
Where do you think everything on your pool deck runs when it rains? To prevent the dirt, dust, pollen, etc. from staining the rim of the pool, a monthly pressure washing can work wonders! If you’re not sure how to use this without getting any unwanted chemical in your water, let us take care of this task for you. Our soft washing technique is eco-friendlier, in general, so you can feel comfortable using it in close proximity to your pool. We can even use this to clean your entire pool once you drain it for the season. Just give Peak Power Wash a call for a free quote this summer!