Keeping your Tampa pool clean doesn’t have to be a constant effort if you keep a weekly schedule of common pool maintenance.
All pools a different and have a personality of their own, but there are some common pool cleaning that should be done on a weekly schedule to ensure that your pool stays fresh and inviting year round.
Here are our top 5 tips that will help you keep your Tampa Bay pool sparkling clean.
1) Skim Debris
The fastest and easiest way to keep your Tampa pool clean is skimming to pools surface every few days. Waiting to long to skim can result in debris sinking to the bottom of the pool making it more difficult to get to.
2) Clean out Strainer Baskets
At least once a week you will want to remove and clean out your pools strainer baskets. You will notice keeping strainer baskets clean will also reduce your pools chlorine demand as well as help the pools overall circulation.
3) Vacuum the Pool
Vacuuming your pool once a week not only will help keep your pools water cleaner, but will again help reduce the amount of chlorine that your pool demands.
4) Brush Pool Walls and Tile
Another addition to your weekly pool cleaning schedule must include brushing your pool walls and tile. Brushing your pools walls and tile weekly will remove the build up of calcium and reduce the algae that builds up on your pool walls. The material your pool walls are made of dictates what kind of cleaning tools you should use. Select a stiff brush for plaster-lined concrete pools and a softer brush for vinyl or fiberglass walls.
5) Clean Your Pool Filter
Though this may not be necessary on a weekly schedule, it must be on the list. Cleaning your pools filter depends on what type of pool filter you have, cartridge, sand or diatomaceous earth. Though the cleaning procedures are different for each one, they all will require periodic cleaning depending on how often the pool is used.
Cleaning your pools filter more often than recommended can actually impede the filtration process. A clean filter is less efficient than one with a mild amount of dirt in it because the dirt helps trap other particles, which removes debris from the water. A sign that it is most likely time for you to clean your pools filter is an increase in flow between the pressure gauge and flow meter. Clean the pool filter when the difference reaches 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kilograms) per square inch.
Though we could certainly add a few things, such as keeping your water level maintained, but doing these above 5 pool cleaning and maintenance procedures on a weekly basis will help keep your Tampa Bay pool clean!
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