How to Keep Your Pool Clean Throughout the Year
Having a pool on your property is great during Spring and Summer… But when you’re not using it, cleaning and maintaining your pool can become a bit a dreaded chore. But with the handy list of tips to cleaning your pool that we’ve compiled, keeping your pool areas clean will be easier than ever before.
Checking pool chemistry
It is generally advised that the chemistry of a pool should be 1 to 2 times a week. But outside of the summer months, this may not be necessary as the pool receives much less traffic. Once every fortnight should be sufficient during the wintertime.
Keep your pool covered
Pool blankets are a must have for every pool owner. The benefits that they have extend far beyond just preventing bugs, leaves and other debris from entering the pool.
Studies have shown that covering a pool with a pool blanket can prevent the evaporation of water by up to 95 per cent, which in turn reduces the need for backwashing and the evaporation of chemicals. It also helps to keep nitrate — which comes from bird droppings and waste from animals and is a source of food for algae — out of pools, which leads to our next tip…
Keeping your pool free of algae
Your pool is like having a slice of the beach right outside your house, but there are certain things from the seaside that you may not wish to replicate. One of them is algae.
Without regular cleaning, algae and bacteria can build up in your pool, with a major warning sign being that the pool water has a greenish or yellowish tinge. In order to keep your pool clean and hygienic, pools should be shocked or super-chlorinated on a weekly basis to kill bacteria and algae that may be building up.
Clean your filters and skimmer baskets
Things like filters, skimmer baskets, hair and lint pots are essential for keeping your pool clean. But it is necessary to empty them every once in a while in order to ensure that they still have the capacity to do what they’re meant to be doing. It’s good to clear them once a week, regardless of the time of year.
James’ Home Services – Pool & Spa Cleaning & Maintenance Specialists
Need some professional help? James Home Services is here to help with our pool & spa maintenance services. We don’t only offer cleaning services for your pool or spa, but also offer sale of a range of products and chemicals to ensure your pool is clean and maintained all year around.