Summer brings out the swimsuits and long days of relaxation at the pool. If you are lucky enough to have your own pool at home, you will of course want to do what you can to keep it in good condition, from now until Labor Day. If you want to keep your swimming pool from falling into a state of disrepair this summer, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Skimming is Important, But Don't Forget to Scrub
Most pool owners know it is important to skim debris out of their pool everyday. That and balancing the pool water are the two most common maintenance tasks. But there's a third task that you really should be doing on a regular basis, and that's scrubbing the sides of the pool. Your pool's wall can get a build up of algae and other gunk over time, if they are left untouched. Purchase a pool wall scrubber and work this into your maintenance routine.
Your Filter Cleans Your Pool, But Don't Forget to Clean Your Filter
Your pool's filter plays a large role in keeping the water clean. But the filter itself will need a good cleaning from time to time, if you want it to be able to keep doing its job. You can start by turning off the filter system completely and unscrewing the filter system's cover. Lift the filter basket out of its spot and completely remove all debris that you find. A pool maintenance pro may be able to help flush out the filter system using certain tools or chemicals, if such a step is necessary.
Don't Forget the Pool Deck
While most of your focus will no doubt be on the pool itself, don't forget to keep an eye on the area surrounding the pool, most commonly referred to as the pool deck. Water accumulation can lead to stains on the pool deck over time or even the development of mildew and other gunk. Consider scrubbing or power washing your pool deck every couple of weeks, to keep things looking great.
With daily or weekly maintenance, it's absolutely possible to get through the entire summer without having to pay a dollar in pool repair costs. Remember to scrub the sides of the pools to prevent algae growth, clean the pool filter on a regular basis, and don't forget to keep an eye on the deck area just outside the pool, as well. If you do encounter an issue, contact a pool repair service for more information.