How to Maintain a Swimming Pool - A Guide From the Pool Guy

by Pool Builders on 08-09-2009 in Articles

"They was a-splishin' and a-splashin', Reelin' with the feelin', moving and a-groovin,...", thank you Bobby Darin. This song always reminds me of backyard pool parties. But to enjoy this fun in the sun you need to maintain a swimming pool properly. This is a crucial step and not to be overlooked. So I'd like to share some of my best secrets learned over the years on how to maintain swimming pool health.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Secret number 1

Keep your pool sanitized with a stabilized chlorine product. These most commonly come in stick or tablet form and are fed to your pool through a distribution container. Also be sure to add an algae preventative or inhibitor. Algae is no laughing matter. Who wants to swim in a marsh? And realize that there are over 15 000 types of algae just itching to set up home in your pool.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Secret number 2

Shock your pool on a regular basis. Creep up to it in the dead of night and drop yourself like a cannonball on its serene fact.. no that's not what we mean! Shock is an actual product that you should use on a weekly basis to maintain swimming pool health. Basically what you are doing is quickly and excessively super-chlorinating the pool to kill any organic matter. So be sure to re-test the chlorine before letting anyone back in after a shock treatment. You're looking for less than 3 ppm of chlorine.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Secret number 3

It can be helpful to find a professional service near by that will actually offer a computer analysis of any pool water samples that you bring in. this is extremely helpful to do once in a while, especially in the summer months when the pool is being used and abused frequently. You can really fine tune and drill down to your pool's personality and quirks and make better use of this information for maintenance requirements and also be able to catch any problems before they become much bigger.

So those are my 3 secrets, now out of the bag on how to maintain swimming pool health so you'll have a-splishin' and a-splashin' for years to come. Hope these tips have been helpful. Now get out there and enjoy the poolside life. For more in depth tips and advice to save piles of cash and reduce your maintenance time to just 5 minutes a week, please visit: www.YourPoolTips.com. Head on over right now so you too can begin enjoying these money saving "insider secrets" today!

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