Maintaining Swimming Pools  

by Pool Builders on 11-10-2014 in Articles

Swimming pools, a boon in the blazing summer heat, need to be cleaned and serviced regularly in order for them to last for many long years.

Summers are the time for taking road trips, excursions to colder places and swimming. Relaxing in the cold water of a swimming pool on a hot, summer day is very refreshing and rejuvenating. To beat the extreme heat and harshness of the sun in summers, it is important for the swimming pool at home to be well - maintained and in immaculate condition. To ensure this, the pool needs to be cleaned and maintained. Although it takes up a lot of time and energy, cleanliness and maintenance of a swimming pool is of utmost importance for the safety and security of loved ones.

Cleaning a swimming pool is a difficult task for one person alone. This is where swimming pool maintenance service comes into use. Pool maintenance companies offer quite a few services like vacuum pool, tile brush etc. for customers to keep their pools clean and maintained.

Skimming the pool: Skimming the swimming pool regularly with a hand skimmer is a minor task, which can even be performed on a daily basis. The benefit of skimming is the removal of leaves, insects and other unwanted items from the surface. If these things sink to the bottom of the pool, it gets difficult to remove them later on. It is a widely - known fact that skimming improves the circulation system of the pool. Also, with regular skimming of the pool, there is no need to use chlorine in large quantities. Cleaning strainer baskets along with skimming the pool also helps boost up the circulation system of the pool.

Vacuuming the pool: An essential step in maintaining swimming pools is to vacuum the pool on a weekly basis. With vacuuming, harmful substances get removed and the pool doesn't need a large amount of chlorine to keep away bacteria. Brushing up of the surface, tiles and walls of the swimming pool while vacuuming it, helps prevent the growth and accumulation of calcium and algae on them.

Cleaning the pool filter: Filters used in swimming pools should be cleaned from time to time. The instructions and recommendation for the use of these filters should be read by the user first and then executed; otherwise overdoing the process could damage the whole system. The flow of water between the pressure gauge and the flow meter should be checked in order to determine whether the filter needs cleaning or not. If the pressure is high, then the filter needs to be cleaned.

Maintaining the water level: The pool should always be filled up to the correct water level. If it is not, the water pump could suffer damage. In summer time, a lot of water is lost to evaporation. Therefore, it becomes a necessity to regularly check the water level and escalate it to the required levels when it goes down.

Timely Repair: If there is even a little damage to the pool or the system, it is always advisable to get it repaired as quickly as possible so that the damage, and hence the cost, doesn't increase with time. Call the swimming pool maintenance service to check the damage.

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