5 Tips on Keeping Your Swimming Pool Clean

Knowing the ins and outs of keeping your pool clean and learning the most basic swimming pool maintenance can ensure everything continues running smoothly, making it a lot easier to solve any problems that might pop up in the future!

1. Keeping the interior clean

Making sure to keep the interior of your pool in good order is a vital step in looking after your pool. Your pool liner and every surface is in 24/7 contact with the pool water…and everything in it. Making sure the interior is free from algae, mold, debris and doesn’t show signs of damage will help keep everything clean and safe.

2. Monitor the water

The water itself is arguably the most important and obvious factor to keeping your pool clean. Keeping it clean, clear of dirt, and the correct level of chemicals ensures it’s safe for year-round use. It also makes the above interior easier to maintain as the correct chemicals can prevent algae and mineral build-up.

3. Clean the filter system

The filter system of your pool keeps everything circulating and is essentially the beating heart of your swimming pool. A properly functioning and efficient filter system prevents it from becoming cloudy, murky, polluted and downright unappealing, and even unhealthy to swim in. Different pools will have different set-ups when it comes to filters, so make sure you find out the best method to clean yours before starting.

4. Keep it covered

Keeping your pool covered when not in use is simply the best way to prevent unwanted swimmers and debris from taking a dip. If left uncovered, then the build-up of leaves, insects and more will put a strain on the filters and mean you have to spend more time skimming the pool each day.

5. Maintain chemical levels

Pool chemistry and keeping on top of the chemical levels in your pool is surprisingly straightforward and easy to manage. It may seem daunting at first, but once you know the levels it will soon become a breeze. The best tool for this is a pool water testing kit so you can understand your pool water before adding any chemicals.

Try and measure the chlorine and pH levels approximately twice a week;

  • The ideal pH range for your pool is 7.4 to 7.6.
  • Alkalinity should be between 100 to 150 parts per million (ppm)
  • Chlorine should measure between 1 and 3 parts per million

Once you know your levels, you can begin adding chemicals to get the correct balance.

There you have it! There are some of our top tips for anyone wondering how to properly maintain and lengthen the lift of their swimming pool. Sounds out of your depth? Get in touch with our team to find out more about our pool maintenance services here.