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Do You Need Weekly Pool Maintenance?

post5So you have a pool. That doesn’t necessarily make you an instant pool expert, but with the right tips and tricks, you will be on your way to having a clean and beautiful pool all year long. This includes proper maintenance. Like with a car, keeping the integral parts of a pool running properly will prolong the life of your pool and let you enjoy it longer. A neglected pool isn’t nice to look at or to swim in, and this is why you need weekly pool maintenance.

Weekly maintenance ensures you always have clean and safe water to enjoy. It also means that someone is constantly checking on the parts of the pool that make it work properly so they will know when things need to be replaced before they create a bigger problem. Bottom line is if you don’t maintain your pool, it won’t last and no one wants that.

Weekly pool maintenance may include the skimming of leaves, insects and other debris off of the surface of the pool, getting them out before they get into the skimmer and clog up the workings of it. It also includes things like brushing the sides and bottom of the pool to remove dirt and then vacuuming up all the loose dirt before it can do harm to the equipment.

Your skimmers will be cleaned out to ensure it is free of debris and able to function at full capacity, and the water circulation is checked which means the pump, skimmer, strainer, drains and filter are all inspected to check for wear and proper operation.

Your filters will be checked and cleaned out as needed, and the pool water will be shocked which cleans the water of algae, bacteria, organic matter and dirt that builds up over the week. The water will also be tested each week and if the chemical balance is off, it can be righted before things get out of hand.

Lastly, the water level will be checked and maintained to where it should be. Too little water and the skimmer and pump can’t do their jobs properly (it may also indicate a leak) and too much and you have overflow and your equipment is overwhelmed.

If you don’t take care of your pool you will come to regret it in the long run. First it won’t look or smell good, no one will want to go in it and second, it could lead to costly repairs down the road.

Remember clean safe water is what everyone should strive for and that is why getting onto a weekly maintenance schedule is a good thing to do.