How to Maintain a Pool

How to Maintain a Pool

The Importance of a Clean Pool

Having a swimming pool in your own backyard helps you cool off on those hot summer days. More important than the fun and recreation, though, is keeping it clean. Regular maintenance with cleaning keeps your water clear and inviting. Not only will it keep your pool free of leaves, debris and algae, but it’ll also help keep your drains clear and functioning properly.

Essential steps in pool cleaning include but aren’t limited to:

  • Using a leaf skimmer to remove leaves and other debris in the water
  • Brushing the pool walls, steps and ladders to loosen any hardened debris
  • Vacuuming the pool to remove debris that sits on the pool floor, as well as the walls and steps
  • Checking and cleaning the filter
  • Keeping the water circulating to help filter and prevent bacteria and algae growth
  • Checking the pool’s chemical balance and pH levels
  • Shocking the pool to raise the free chlorine level and destroy bacteria and algae
  • Adding algaecide to slow down algae growth

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