Swimming pools are a blessing during scorching summers and people love to have their own private pools, but when it comes to swimming pool maintenance, not everyone wants to deal with it. While it is true that it is not easy to maintain the perfect pool, it is a very important task.

When it comes to maintaining a swimming pool, you can always to choose to a hire a professional pool service company. However, if you do not want to spend a lot on swimming pool maintenance, there are a couple of things you can do yourself to ensure that your swimming pool is maintained well.

It is of utmost importance to understand that maintaining a pool is not only about keeping the water clean and sparkly. There are various thing involved, from the cleanliness of the pool water to making sure that the pump and filter are working properly. Also, there are various pests and plants you have to keep away. All in all, it might become too cumbersome to maintain the pool yourself. If you are confident that you can take care of the task yourself, here are some useful tips.

Maintaining your swimming pool

  • In order to provide proper protection against bacteria, ensure that you are regularly sanitising your pool with a high quality chlorine product. These chlorine products commonly come in the form of a stick (floater) or a tablet which is placed into a separate container near the pools pump system.
  • When it comes to pools, algae is probably one of the biggest problems and to keep a pool algae-free is one of the most important steps in swimming pool maintenance. You can use an algae defensive or inhibitor to keep the over 15,000 types of algae at bay. All you need to do is find the correct algae preventive product and simply pour it into the water. Pour it close to the skimmer intake and the pump will then do its job and distribute it across all the areas of the pool.
  • After heavy rains or if your pool is simply looking green, a good shock treatment is advised. Check the ph of your pool before doing this to make sure your levels are all correct. Shocking is merely adding more chlorine (approximately 5x time the normal amount) to get rid of the excess bacteria. This can be done on a monthly basis with no side effects on your pool.
  • Keep track of all your pool equipment being used and replace anything that is ether too old or that does not seem to be working properly. Remember to keep your entire chemical stock locked up and away from children, as they are poisonous. Proper pool maintenance is not only about the pool water but about the quality of your pool equipment.
  • Turn to a professional for guidance on whether all your swimming pool maintenance is helping or not. Find a company in your area that provides test facilities and offers analysis of pool water samples.

Swimming pool maintenance is about making sure your chemical treatment program and filtration system are working well together and keeping the water you swim in clean and germ free. Taking care of the pool yourself is certainly manageable and most pool owners do it well. It could possibly be time for you and your pool to go “green” by adding an ozonated system to your pool. Contact a professional and they can advise you on how much you will save and explain the benefits of adding an ozonator to your pool.