How to keep pool water clean when you’re a new, or a long-time swimming pool owner is a question that our customers ask us regularly. The swimming pool service contractors from A Clear Choice Pool Service in Menifee, California explain that pool service is a matter of regularity as well as having an understanding of the nuances of pool care.
Keeping the pool water clean and clear is crucial for the long term health of the pool, the water and the pool equipment as well as for the health and well-being of those using the pool. Bacteria-filled water can lead to illness for those who use your swimming pool.
How to keep pool water clean
As a pool owner it’s important that you keep the pool water as clean as possible — that is the reason many pool owners work with experienced swimming pool service contractors — they just don’t have the time or knowledge to care for the pool properly on their own. Many times, pool owners attempt to undertake the pool cleaning and maintenance on their own and find they spend more money doing it themselves than they would if they worked with a pool contractor. Also, if you’re cleaning your own pool, you need to find a safe storage area for all of the pool chemicals.
Keeping the water crystal clear and sparkling clean involves this cleaning schedule — at a minimum:
- Add algaecide
- Brush the pool walls and floor
- Clean skimmer basket
- Shock (this may not need to happen weekly, ask a pool contractor for advice)
Twice a week (or more)
- Skim off any dirt or debris — this is likely a daily job
- Use a pool water test kit and test the chemical levels in the water
- Empty the filter baskets
- Clean the tiles when needed
- Winter closing
- Summer opening
- Shocking the pool
- Backwashing the filters
- Inspecting the pool structure and equipment
- Emergency repairs
- Remodeling project
If you’re a do it yourselfer, you can still call upon our expertise if you need assistance with a one time cleaning or an inspection or a remodeling and repair project.
Don’t run the risk of your pool water chemistry being out of balance — especially if you’re planning a pool party! You can call a pool contractor for a deep cleaning before or after you host a party to assure the water chemistry hasn’t been thrown out of kilter because you had more people using the pool than you usually do. It may be simple to keep your pool water chemistry in balance when you know the number of people who will be using it and how frequently, a larger than usual swimmer load, though can wreak havoc with water chemistry — it can also mean more water will be splashed out and adding more water will also change the chemistry levels. If you’re determined to take care of your own pool, we applaud you! But know you can call us if you run into problems or if you simply need a lesson in pool chemistry and pool cleaning.