Tips for the best pool maintenance

For most people, a pool is considered a pretty large investment, and with constant maintenance there are usually smaller ongoing costs associated with pool ownership as well. Effective maintenance requires a long-term, regular strategy to help keep it as clean as possible at all times, which can ultimately help you to get the most value for money out of your investment.

This maintenance doesn’t need to be time-consuming or difficult though, and by following these simple tips for the best pool maintenance, you can ensure your pool is useable and enticing 365 days a year.

Tips for the best pool maintenance

Regularly check the pH levels

By regularly checking the pH levels of your pool water, you can make sure it is fresh and safe to swim in at all times. Too much chlorine or other chemicals within the water may lead to it becoming harmful to skin and eyes, while too little will allow bacteria to grow and make the water unsanitary after regular use. Not only will this help keep your pool suitable for use, but it can also save you money on expensive chemicals that you may not need to be using as often as you are.

Clean your filter

It might be the filter’s job to clean your pool, but it’s your job to clean your filter! As dirt is filtered out of the water, it gets trapped in the filter and stays there. While a small amount of dirt within your filter does no harm, and may even help it collect more, if the filter becomes clogged with too much dirt it will stop working to its full capacity and no longer effectively clean your water.

Skim the water

Even if you have a good quality filter in your pool, this will only help to filter smaller particles of dirt rather than large pieces of debris that may have fallen or blown into the water. Especially if you have an outdoor pool, it is important to skim the pool water regularly using a net, to act as a filter for these larger impurities such as leaves or bugs, that not only make your pool look unsightly but may also affect the levels of bacteria in the water.

Invest in a smart pool monitor

While it may cost more at the outset, investing in a smart pool monitor may end up saving you money in the long run as you’ll know exactly what your pool needs at all times. Thanks to state-of-the-art technology, some pool analysers on the market connect to smartphone apps, making it quicker and easier than ever to measure your pool’s temperature, pH, and water quality, wherever you are.

By establishing a regular pool maintenance schedule, you’ll be free to take a refreshing dip in the pool whenever you want, without having to worry about its cleanliness or the safety of the water for you and your family. Whether you do it yourself or invest in technology to do it for you, when you monitor and maintain your pool effectively, you’ll be reaping the benefits for years to come.

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