A Guide To Essential Pool Maintenance
- by Eddie Iglesias
Jan 05, 2021
A swimming pool is an investment because it takes time and energy to maintain it. Maintaining a pool is essential to the health and safety of everyone involved. No one wants to swim in a pool that hasn’t been properly maintained. Anything from a strong smell to debris at the bottom can indicate a poorly maintained pool. Our team put together a guide to essential pool maintenance, so keep reading to learn the ways to preserve your pool.
You should skim your pool daily. Skimming the pool means using a net to collect any debris that has fallen into the pool. Skimming the pool daily helps keep the filter in good condition because it won’t get clogged up with debris, such as twigs or leaves. Skimming the pool also gets rid of any insects that may fly into the water. Investing in a pool vacuum is essential to the cleanliness of your pool. Use a vacuum either daily or every other day to keep up with debris at the bottom of the pool. You also want to brush the walls of the pool a few times a week. This helps eliminate any buildup on the walls of the pool, such as algae buildup.
Shock Pool Weekly
Along with the general maintenance a pool requires, there are also a few things that must be done weekly. Shocking your pool weekly is essential because it keeps the water clean. Shocking means adding chlorine to the water, which destroys the buildup of chloramines. The best time to shock your pool is at night. Do not shock the pool if there is anyone in the pool, as the chemicals in the product are dangerous. Avoid swimming in the pool until 24 to 48 hours after the pool is shocked.
When the filter is running, sprinkle the shock around the pool. Be careful when using pool shock, as it could damage your clothing. You should shock your pool when you open it for the season, too. If you have guests over to swim, consider shocking your pool after they leave. Shocking your pool after having guests is smart because it keeps the pool clean. You should shock your pool weekly to maintain cleanliness.
Hire a Professional Service
We’ve put together this guide to essential pool maintenance for your convenience, but we can also maintain your pool for you. Hiring a professional service is an option for anyone who is unable to maintain their pool on their own. Whether you don’t have the time or you physically can’t maintain the pool, hiring a professional is a great option. Hiring a specialist is beneficial because they notice issues an average person might not. A pool leak, for example, can cause damage to the pool. Failing to notice a leak could cause physical damage to the structure and affect the efficiency of pool chemicals.
Give us a call at Florida Pool and Leak for any concerns you have regarding swimming pool service in Miami. We offer repairs, renovations, pressure washing, pool maintenance, filter repair, and more.