Ways To Keep Your Pool Clean And Crystal Clear For Swimmers

by Pool Builders on 02-24-2011 in Articles

If you ignore swimming pool maintenance and regular service all of the fun and enjoyment you can reap from it can be washed (pun intended) away. Letting maintenance lapse leads to issues with your swimming pool equipment and could lead to health issues as well. Pool maintenance professionals note that repairs take place because of service having been neglected.

A number of health issues can arise of pool owners don't take proper care of cleaning or if they don't consult a pool tech for help keeping the pool clean and bacteria free. As with anything, there are right and wrong ways to keep it clean. If you aren't well-versed in how to clean your swimming pool, you can ask a pool tech at a supply store or hire a pool maintenance professional to come to your home and clean and maintain your pool.

If you clean your swimming pool incorrectly, it can lead to even larger issues, especially if the area in which you live is plagued by hurricanes or severe thunderstorms. Dirt and debris that could be tossed into a pool as the result of a storm, can bring with them bacteria and that can lead to illness or infection in swimmers.

Many swimming pool owners contract pool maintenance professionals to keep their swimming pools clean and healthy. They are trained professionals who know the proper pH and chlorine balances that keep your skin and eyes from burning but also kill bacteria.

To effectively clean your swimming pool, it will need to be done on a daily basis. You will need to scoop out leaves and twigs and scoop anything that might have fallen to the bottom. The pool will need a thorough vacuuming at least once a week, even more if you don't use a swimming pool cover. Nobody wants to swim in a pool full of debris. Also, keep in mind, if your pool gets dirty it throws off the chemical balance and that means you will have to add extra chemical treatments.

Daily upkeep and maintenance of your pool will prevent the growth of mold and algae. Keep in mind that your pool's chemical balances are affected by the natural oils on swimmers' bodies as well as by suntan lotions. Talk to your pool tech to see if you might need to introduce a pool sanitizer to your cleaning routine.

When you're cleaning the pool, don't forget to clean and scrub the deck to keep it clear of harmful bacteria. It take quite a bit of maintenance to keep your pool crystal clear and swim ready, the rewards are worth the time investment of upkeep.

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