With summer just around the corner, are you taking all the necessary steps to prepare your pool for swimming? From giving it a thorough scrub-down to inspecting the technical installation and disinfecting the water, you need to complete a few key tasks to ensure your pool is in optimal condition for the summer season.
While residential pool cleaning services can help you keep your pool clean throughout the year, learning some tips is beneficial. Join us as we explore how to prepare your pool for the long-awaited summer fun.
Start With a Thorough Scrub-Down
If you think that simply dipping into your pool after a winter of non-use is sufficient, think again. Pools require proper cleaning before use, even when they have been inactive.
Stagnant pool water can be hazardous, mainly due to the accumulation of dust, debris, and bacteria during the winter months. Roll up your sleeves and get to work with the following steps:
- Use a scoop net or pool rod to remove large, floating debris.
- Use a pool vacuum cleaner to eliminate smaller dirt particles.
- Focus on cleaning the pool cover, roller shutter, and edges to remove limescale and dirt.
Inspect the Technical Installation
Now that your pool is sparkling clean, you’re well on your way to fully preparing it for summer. The next step is to assess the technical components of your pool to ensure everything is functioning correctly.
- Ideally, begin by backwashing the pool filter once a week to prevent clogging.
- Check the pool pump, switch it off, and position the lever on the waste setting.
- Return to the filter and rinse it again. Switch on the pump and see if it works as it should.
- Leave the water to filter for up to 12 hours until completely clean.
Enhance the Quality of the Pool Water
Check the pH and chlorine levels daily. The ideal pH level for a pool is 7.2-7.8, while chlorine levels should be between 1-3 ppm. If the pH or chlorine levels are out of balance, it can lead to cloudy water, algae growth, and other problems.
Get a professional to test your pool water regularly. This is especially important if you have a large pool or live in an area with hard water.
Disinfect the Pool
To complete your pre-summer pool preparation, consider using salt electrolysis as an alternative to traditional chlorine for disinfecting your pool. This method uses salt instead of chlorine and yields the same sanitizing effect. While chlorine remains a viable option, it may be worth trying the salt electrolysis method to see if you prefer it.
An electrode breaks down the salt (sodium chloride) into sodium and chloride. While split, the sodium rapidly binds with water molecules, while the chloride acts as a disinfectant.
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