If you’re lucky enough to own your own pool, then you’ll know how many benefits it can bring, from relaxing poolside with a cocktail to providing entertainment for the kids, or a fun way to keep fit. However, swimming pools do require regular maintenance and it’s essential to stay on top of things so that your pool remains hygienic and safe to use.
A personal swimming pool might seem cleaner or more hygienic than a public one, but it’s still important to maintain certain standards. With this in mind, read on to find out how to keep your swimming pool in the best condition possible.
Maintain Chemical Levels
Home swimming pools still need chemicals to keep them clean, therefore, you’ll need to monitor the chlorine and pH levels of your pool on a regular basis. The pH level measures how acidic or alkaline the water is, which in turn affects how effectively chlorine can work. You may need to adjust the pH level of your pool if the water is too acidic or too alkaline and add more chlorine when required.
Clean Your Filter
Pool filters remove dirt and small particles from the water, so they’re a vital part of making sure your pool stays hygienic. Filters need to be cleaned regularly to keep them working properly, using a process known as backwashing. This involves pushing water through the system so that it flows in the opposite direction, cleaning the filter in the process. Filters should be cleaned around once every 3 months, or as soon as you notice cloudy water.
Outdoor pools can quickly collect fallen debris like leaves, twigs or insects, so skim your pool regularly with a long-handled net to collect any foreign objects. Your filter will work to remove smaller particles, but a build-up of leaves or other fallen matter can quickly cause the water to turn cloudy or green, so remove them as soon as possible.
If you’re in need of professional swimming pool maintenance, get in touch with the experts at Mosaic Swimming Pools. We have all the services you need to ensure your pool stays functional, hygienic and in the best possible condition. Whether you need a pipe repaired, a pump or filter replaced, or a new air handling system, we can restore your pool so that it’s good as new.