Pool Maintenance And Care

Pool Care Tips
It’s important that you take good care of your swimming pool ,especially in the hot & wet days in the Tampa Bay area. Below are a few general tips for keeping your pool clean with swimming pool cleaners and maintenance.

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Naturally, the first thing you need to check is to make sure that your pool water is safe, then match the level of pool maintenance to the level of usage, since everyones pool usage is different and vary’s throughout the year, it is recommended that you do these pool cleaning tips regularly.

1) Test the swimming pool water in the evening.

Check the water before you add any kind of chemicals to the pools water. Once tested you should also test the water in the morning, before anyone uses the pool so you know that the water quality is good for the days activities. A PH level of 7.5 is probably best, that is considered to be the ideal level for swimming pool water.

2) Test the swimming pool water according to usage

if you use the pool every few days there is no reason for daily checks, just before you intend on using it. Typically your swimming pool is used more often during some seasons than others, so make sure you adjust your pool cleaning and maintenance to the seasons and your pool usage.

3) Pay attention to the weather

Different weather conditions have a significant effect on the water quality and the pool cleanness. The central Florida weather conditions can effect your swimming pool water quality too, strong sun reduces amounts of chlorine and rainy seasons may increase water lever or introduce parasites to the pool. You should consider checking the water at the return flow of water to the pool, check and add any chemicals to ensure that there is effective mixing with filtered water.

4) Regularly clean the pool surfaces

Including the waterline to ensure that build up of sun-oils, body fats, algae, airborne pollution and other dirt is not left to build up. Pool surround paving slabs should be cleaned with a strong Chlorine solution, brushed away from the pool.

While pool cleaning and pool maintenance is something that seems to be simple and not complicated it is highly recommended that you study the manufactures instructions, and that you consult the manual whenever faced with problems, you can also call and ask the company for advice or consult a local swimming pool maintenance professional.

5) Swimming Pool Cleaners

Chemical agents need to be mixed with the pools water, it is strongly recommended that you read instructions carefully and make sure you mix the right amounts, be careful and use caution when dealing with chemicals, use gloves and do not inhale fumes. The pool cleaning products and chemicals should be kept away from the reach of children always, and disposed of properly.

If chemicals get into any contact with skin or inhaled, call a poison center, and make sure you can provide all the details of the chemicals used (find the container and keep it with you). To ensure that your pool water are clean run these tests on a daily basis, PH and Chlorine levels using a test kit. Ensure pH is within the 7.2 – 7.6 range.

6) Check the Skimmer Baskets

The pool filter should run at least 8 to 10 hours per day (24 hours per day is best). Set your pool timer or remember to run the pool manually if you don’t have a timer. If you are not running your pool 24 hours per day, it is best to have it running during the daylight hours (instead of night).

Make sure your skimmer baskets are empty and clear of leaves or other debris. Chlorine must be added to the pool daily by dissolving chlorine tablets in the skimmers once per week or use an automatic chlorinator. Be sure the unit is full and that the dial is set to a level that gives you a good daily chlorine reading depending on how long you run your system.

Summary

Make sure you check the pool in advance to ensure a safe and enjoyable pool. Check signs of poor water quality, in general swimming pool water should be clear and blue, anything that is not blue and clear is a cause for concern and you should simply take a close look at the water to make sure there is no algae growth or cloudiness.

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