Swimming Pool Water Maintenance - How to Keep Your Swimming Pool Clean

by Pool Builders on 02-19-2010 in Articles

A swimming pool is a fun and enjoyable addition to your home but of course, behind those enjoyment and fun, it is important to learn some swimming pool water maintenance to make sure you are enjoying a clean and bacteria-free water.

To make your pool clean and bacteria free, here are few things that you must keep in mind to make an effective swimming pool water maintenance.

- Make sure you have enough chlorine to kill bacteria and microorganisms in the pool but make sure also you don't exceed the recommended levels that it may end up irritating your eyes or corroding the pipes of the swimming pool. It is also important to know how to add chlorine in your pool as directly dumping them into the waters may not also be effective. Use automatic chlorine feeders to add chlorine gradually to your pool.

- Clean your filters regularly and make sure you replace the filter's sand after two to three years. Do not backwash the sand too often, you may not allow the filter to reach its cleaning potential. It also advisable to do manual cleaning with a pool vacuum in those areas and corners that may be hard to reach by your filters. In this age of new technology, you can also get yourself an above ground electric swimming pool cleaner that will help you in maintaining the cleanliness of the pool.

- To prevent algae from thriving in your pool and turning its color to green, add an algae inhibitor in your pool. Keep in mind that there different kinds of algae that can thrive in your pool and some of them may become chlorine resistant. Aside from the green algae, the yellow and the blue-green algae can also be present in your pool if you don't pay attention to cleaning it often. These algae do not only make your pool waters turn green, it can also make it slippery and may make the bottom of the pool hardly visible. Keeping a pH of the pool water at the right level and having an algae inhibitor will help you avoid algae from growing in your pool.

- Regular checking of the pH level or the acidity or alkalinity level of your pool is one important task you have to keep in mind in swimming pool water maintenance. By maintaining the right pH of the pool, you will prevent the growth of microorganisms and bacteria in the pool.

- Shock your pool regularly if the pool is used heavily. There may be days when swimming parties seem unending, thus it is important to shock your pool to eliminate waste and dirt from constant use. You can actually get pool shockers that are readily available in stores.

Indeed, swimming pool water maintenance is a must to avoid irritating your eyes, or getting bacteria from the water. Indeed, the fun of having a swimming pool also involves a responsibility of making it clean and safe always.

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