As the number of American homeowners with swimming pools grow each year, so does the demand for pool maintenance and cleaning services. So, there are homeowners who are trying to take matters into their own hands by doing pool maintenance and cleaning on their own. While it is doable, you’ll need to take extra care not to commit mistakes that could compromise the cleanliness of your pool.
Not Cleaning Up After Your Pets
Not only do people enjoy a quick dip into the pool to refresh themselves, but also our beloved furry friends. However, you need to keep in mind that you have to clean up your pool after they have swum in them. While our pets look cute as they enjoy the pool, their fur and oil can accumulate in the pool, clogging the drains and disrupting the chemical water balance in the pool. You can reduce this imbalance by using water clarifiers that balances the pH levels in the pool. Also, don’t forget to clean your pool’s filter the morning after once the loose fur has accumulated.
Not Testing Your Water Often
You must have your water tested often. Keep in mind that shocks aren’t that effective under direct heat as it turns it into chlorine gas. The heat also increases your pool’s saturation point to the point that you’ll need more chlorine to compensate for it. Also, don’t skimp out when it comes to purchasing pool shocks since this makes all the difference in maintaining your pool’s cleanliness.
Not Purifying After Heavy Use
While having a few people use your pool won’t throw its chemical levels off balance, not doing so after a big party will. You need to clean your pool if a lot of people have used it since it will be prone to algae growth due to the oil, shampoo, dirt and other substances found in the body have washed off into the pool. After a big party like this, make sure that you have your pool tested and cleaned, and throw in some algaecide to reduce the amount of pollutants present in your pool.
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