05/08/20156 Valuable Pool Cleaning Tips
- Keep it Covered
This is an incredibly important tip to help keep debris from taking over your pool. No one enjoy swimming in a pool littered with leaves, grass, and anything else that nature blows your way. If you want to swim with nature, you go to the lake. A pool covering will also help keep frogs from jumping in and getting sick. When not using your pool, keep it covered to cut down on the amount of time you have to take to net out all of natures’ confetti.
- Brush the Side
It really is shocking that dirt can even settle on the sidewalls of a pool. By using a special pool brush with a long handle, you will be able to gently brush down the sides of the pool. This allows all of the dirt to settle to the bottom, which let you easily vacuum it up and out of the water.
- Regularly Vacuum
When it comes to pool maintenance, using a pool vacuum will be the only way to get all of the dirt off of the pools’ floor. If you are a pool owner, you know how much dirt settles at the bottom of the pool, even when you make efforts to try and prevent dirt from coming near the pool. It’s just one of those unpreventable parts of life. Regularly vacuuming out the bottom of your pool will not only suck up the dirt, but also any other unseen things that have settled on the floor.
- Clean the Filter
No matter what kind of pool filter you have, it requires cleaning from time to time. Generally, filter cleaning isn’t a big undertaking. It’s a simple process, but it’s an important one to keep it running efficiently.
- Check the Water Level
This may seem like a strange thing to add to the list, but the water level actually makes a big difference on how well your pool filter system works. If your water level is too low than the water might not even be making it into the water filters, leaving everything to settle to the bottom of the pool. This would mean making even more work for you when it comes to netting out debris and vacuuming the bottom of the pool. If the water level is too high, there is too much water for the filters to work efficiently.
- Watch that pH Level
A pool’s pH level is very important to be sure that the pool is safe to swim in. The pH level will give you a reading of the amount of chemicals that are in the water. There is no pool that doesn’t have chemicals. They need them to keep the water clean and to prevent them from turning into a pond. Using a pH testing stick will help you gauge if the pool is safe to enter, or if it needs some time to rid itself of chemicals. A safe pool will range from pH levels of 7.2 to 7.8. This is on a scale of 0-14. This is an easy thing to test, and on the tester strip bottle it will show you how to read your results.