Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Pool The Right Way  

by Pool Builders on 10-11-2009 in Articles

Do you want to know the secret to a great pool that's always ready for you to take a dip in any time of the year? Knowing how to maintain and troubleshoot your swimming pool keeps it on top condition and will turn out to be a less expensive chore in the long run. Trust me, if you neglect cleaning and checking up on your pool for a few weeks, your repair and maintenance fees will balloon up.

For your pool maintenance, keep these things in mind and remember to do them on a regular basis so you'll always have a clean pool. First, remember to always sanitize your pool with chlorine. This chemical comes either in tablets or sticks. Put the chlorine tables/sticks to the distribution container in your pool's pump and filter system.

Next, always remember to use a algae inhibitor to keep them from starting their growth in your pool. The algae inhibitor is poured into the water by the skimmer intake so that it will be easier for the pump to spread it towards the whole pool. Another thing you need to do on a regular basis is shocking your pool. This is typically done every two weeks to eliminate all the dirt that comes from people swimming too much and too often in the pool.

When it comes to troubleshooting your pool, make sure that you listen to your pump regularly to check for irregular noises. If the pump you're using is one of the newer models, they are usually sealed and require little to maintenance at all. But if your pump is about 7 to 8 years old already, it probably needs to be repaired or maybe even replaced.

Also keep an eye on the pressure gauge because it tells you how effective your filtering system is. Speaking of filters, you need to know the exact make and model of yours so you'll know how you'll be able to clean it properly and you'll know what parts to look for when it needs to be repaired.

If you always remember these things, the cost to maintain your pool clean and safe to swim in will be much affordable for you and you won't have any hassle in the future.

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