Did you just have your pool built? That’s great! Congratulations on your investment. We’re sure that it looks wonderful in your backyard. But if you’re like most other homeowners, you’ve probably started asking yourself a few very important questions like “How do I maintain my new pool?” or “What can I expect in the following days, weeks, or months to come?” Well, don’t fret! We’re here for you. Though keeping your new investment properly maintained is definitely hard work, having the right knowhow will significantly ease your troubles.
So where should you start? You don’t want to end up with a grimy, algae-filled pool after all. Below are a few ways you can save time and money while maintaining your pool.
- Skimming Debris
You need to regularly skim debris out of your pool. Remember that you need to do this while the debris are still floating, because once they reach the bottom, they’ll be much harder to remove. If you really want your pool to look as pristine as it should, you do this once a day while using a leaf or hand skimmer. You’ll also need to scrub the sides of the pool to get all that pesky algae out.
- Cleaning Out Baskets
It’s advisable that you clean out cleaning baskets at least once a week to help circulation. Take out the strainer baskets located at the sides of the pool and give them a little shake. You may also use a hose to spray water on them and push the debris out.
- Keeping Chemical Levels Consistent
Adding too much chemicals to the pool water can potentially irritate skin and, in some cases, be harmful to the health of swimmers. On the other hand, adding too little could reduce their effectiveness and encourage bacteria buildup. Keeping the chemical levels balanced can be very tricky, so you might want to check with a professional to help you out with this one.
- Cleaning the Filter
Whether you’re using sand, cartridge, or diatomaceous earth filters, cleaning them out is vital to proper pool maintenance. Filters are responsible for keeping the water clean and as such, they also need periodic cleaning. Generally, it’s can be as simple as turning off the filter, taking the basket out, and ridding it of debris.
- Get Professional Help
When in doubt, you can always look into professional pool services that offer a wide variety of services. It’s best to go for professional help, especially when you don’t have the time or the capacity to maintain the pool yourself. Although it may cost you a bit more, the investment is well worth it.
To learn more about professional pool services, you may browse through our website or contact us at 972-896-1725 or 972-896-1237.