Swimming Pool Dos And Don’ts

When you own a pool, you want it to remain clean, sparkling and safe throughout the year. With proper maintenance, you can enjoy your pool all year round, without the need for a big clean up beforehand. In this article, we’ll provide you with the essential do’s and don’ts for maintaining your pool.

DO: Maintain Proper Water Chemistry

One of the most important things you can do to keep your pool in top condition is to maintain proper water chemistry. This includes testing your pool water regularly and adjusting chemical levels as needed. The ideal chemical levels for your pool are:

  • pH: 7.2-7.8
  • Total Alkalinity: 80-120 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness: 200-400 ppm
  • Chlorine: 1-3 ppm

By keeping these levels within the recommended range, you’ll help to prevent algae growth, bacteria build-up and other issues that can affect the quality of your pool water.

DON’T: Neglect Your Pool Filter

Your pool filter is responsible for removing dirt, debris and other contaminants from your pool water. Neglecting your pool filter can lead to reduced water circulation, which can cause algae growth and other issues. To ensure your pool filter is working properly, you should clean or replace it regularly, depending on the type of filter you have.

DO: Use A Pool Cover

Using a pool cover when your pool is not in use is an excellent way to prevent dirt, debris and other contaminants from entering your pool. A pool cover can also help to retain heat, reduce evaporation and save on water and chemical costs.

Man Adding Chlorine In The Pool

DON’T: Use Too Much Chlorine

While chlorine is an essential chemical for maintaining your pool’s water quality, using too much can lead to issues such as skin irritation, red eyes and a strong chemical odour. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when adding chlorine to your pool and use only the recommended amount.

A Robotic Pool Cleaner

DO: Brush Your Pool Regularly

Brushing your pool regularly or using a suction cleaner, can help to prevent algae growth and remove dirt and debris from the walls and floor of your pool. Be sure to use a brush or device that is appropriate for your pool’s surface at least once a week. If you’re busy or often away, consider a robotic pool cleaner that can be activated with the touch of a button, from wherever you happen to be.

Adding Too Much Chemicals In Pool

DON’T: Forget To Shock Your Pool

Shocking your pool involves adding a large amount of chlorine to your pool to eliminate bacteria, algae and other contaminants. Shocking your pool should be done as needed, depending on your pool usage and other factors.

Maintaining A Pool Pump

DO: Maintain Your Pool Equipment

Regular maintenance of your equipment, such as the pump and filter, is essential for ensuring your pool remains in top condition. Be sure to check your equipment regularly for any signs of wear or damage and replace or repair as needed.

Call The Professionals

We know how busy life can get, but that doesn’t mean your pool should suffer. At Hi-Tech Pools & Spas, we can help look after your swimming pool, so it remains pristine, crystal clear and healthy for you to enjoy whenever you want. Whether you need over-the-counter advice or your very own pool guy to restore your pool to greatness, visit us at our Yarrawonga NT store or call on (08) 8932 1651 today. We service all of Darwin.

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