A pool is a great asset to add to any home, and can be a great way to cool off after a warm day. However, if it is not properly maintained, it can become dirty and undesirable to take a dip in. Fortunately, there are simple interventions that you can implement in order to maintain its cleanliness. Here are some useful tips that you can use in order t keep your pool clean.
Clean Lint Pot on Front of Pool Pump
This is something that should be done as needed, but it is recommended to clean the lint pot located towards the front of the pool pump at least once every couple of weeks. In order to do this, turn off the pump and release the pressure on the system.
As an alternative, you could clean out the debris catcher or the leaf basket. To expedite this process, it is recommended to get a debris removal system or a leaf trapper. In addition, you should also get a 2-speed pump if you have yet to upgrade. Having the proper pool supplies is important in consistently maintaining cleanliness.
Check the Water Levels
The water levels of your pool are also important in order to maintain pool cleanliness. The water needs to be at the center level of the pool tile for optimal performance and cleanliness. The pump can run dry if the water levels are too low, and if it is too high, the skimmer will not work properly. This is especially important since the skimmer door is what keeps debris inside.
Clean the Pool Filters
This is also something that should be done on a regular basis. However, depending on the condition of the pool and how it has been maintained, cleaning it every 4-6 months should suffice. Over time, especially after events such as big storms, can cause debris, garbage and other foreign materials to form in the pool. This can make it significantly harder to clean over time.
Dirty filters should ideally be soaked in a solution comprising of 10% muriatic acid or trisodium phosphate. You will need a rubber trash can, eye protection and gloves. You can always add acid to water, but never add water to acid, lest you run the risk of increasing the concentration of the acid.
Check The Chlorine Generator
If you have a salt system style of pool, then you should place checking the chlorine generator as one of your priorities in maintaining cleanliness of a pool. The chemistry of the pool can become drastically altered if this step is overlooked.
Your pool requires the proper chemistry balance to function optimally and maintain cleanliness. Keep this clean and make sure debris do not get near it. While they can be costly, it will enhance your pool experience and make cleaning less of a hassle.
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