Improper maintenance of a swimming pool can lead to many problems such as foul odor, cloudy or dirty water, itching in the eyes, and many other related waterborne diseases. Therefore, it is very important to have a well-maintained swimming pool.
Swimming Pool Maintenance Guidelines
• Listed here are some basic things that are a must-do to look after the swimming pool. This simple guide to pool maintenance will help you keep your swimming pool in top condition, and will not burden your pocket for repairs mainly caused due to poor maintenance.
• Do not make the mistake of adding chlorine to you pool during the daytime. Add it after sunset, and it will work in the most effective manner in the swimming pool.
• Brush the tiles and walls of your pool on a regular basis. Doing this will keep away algae. If this is not done, it will become like plaque, and then you will need to hire a professional to undertake the cleaning, which will incur a high cost.
• Clean the salt water system regularly. Failing to do so will not allow it to produce the right amount of chlorine needed for the pool.
• Do not allow the pH level in the pool to get high. The ideal pH level should be around 7.2 – 7.4. When it gets to around 8 and above, the chlorine in the pool works only at around 10% of its capacity. That is just a waste.
• Make sure you keep the alkalinity of you pool between 80 – 140 PPM. If it is either low or high, it will end up affecting the balance of the water, which will eventually not allow the sanitizer to perform its job as required.
• Do not forget to check the TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) on a regular basis. This should be done once every 6 months without fail.