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Tips for maintaining your pool

Owning a pool is a great luxury, but it does come with responsibilities to make sure it stays in working order and doesn’t become unsafe. You have two options when it comes to maintaining; hire someone to do it, which is easier but more expensive, or care for it yourself which will be cheaper but can be harder if you’re unsure what to do…

If you’re looking to care for your pool yourself then these few tips should give you an idea of what you can do to keep your pool in tip-top shape so you do not have to worry about it becoming hazardous or unhygienic.
Day-to-day care 
The best place to start with the daily cleaning of your pool is by skimming it, this is when you take your net off and skim any debris that’s on the surface. When doing this it is best to do so in the morning so you can catch anything that may have landed overnight, doing this is so that no debris has time to sink to the bottom and rot as this is harder to clean than keeping on top skimming. As well as this make sure that you are checking the water levels, the filter as this can collect up debris, and the pressure gauge for the pool.
Weekly care
When doing your weekly care of the pool this would be when you check the Ph balances if the pool is chlorinated making sure it is between 7.2 and 7.8. If you have a saltwater pool then this is when you can check the salt levels to make sure they are between 2,700 and 3,400 parts per million, making sure this is correct will make sure that bacteria and algae are unable to grow. While checking the levels you can also give it a brush to get up any sediment on the pool floor and walls, this can be brushed towards the main drain or sucked up with a wet vac.
Once a year pool care
It is recommended that you pick a month a year to run the yearly checks, this consists of checking and thoroughly cleaning the filter, checking pumps and vacuums are working correctly. Checking the pump is crucial as this helps to keep the water refreshed and not becoming stagnant if you need it repairing or replacing then looking someone up online will help such as onga pool pumps who can help you to make sure your pump remains working. It’s also suggested that you drain the pool fully every couple of years to make sure your chemical levels are rest and maintained correctly.
*This is a collaborative post.