A swimming pool should be regularly cleaned. Fungi and dead insects can accumulate and cause various infections. In order to avoid this, you should make a plan for cleaning your swimming pool (once or twice in a week, depending on the situation). Cleaning your pool manually is not that complicated as most people think. You just need the right equipment and a right cleaning plan you should stick to. If you get used to doing this on a regular basis, without even feeling it, you will get to have your own homemade spa treatment. These following tips on how to maintain your swimming pool will help you do it very easily. After going through all the steps, you get to relax completely and just enjoy!
Begin with cleaning the area around the pool
If you perhaps have some plants growing near the pool (which is not recommended, to begin with) start with cleaning those dead leaves. But if there’s not too many of them, we warmly recommend that you remove them, because when the wind gets strong, all those tiny leaves can make a huge mess in your pool, and the chemicals for cleaning are not free. Conclusion – Always try to prevent the mess, before it’s made.
Empty the filters and hair traps in the pump regularly
The Filter Cleaner is a product very helpful for cleaning your pool filters. Just follow the instructions on the bottle carefully and remove all the sediment collected in them.
Vacuum your pool
Depending on the environment, some pools have to be vacuumed once a day (if there are a lot of plants and trees around), and others have to be vacuumed once a month. Vacuuming is very important because it removes both dirt and algae. People who clean their pools manually find this step the most complicated. But the truth is – if you know how to do it right, it’s a piece of cake. Basically, it’s just like vacuuming your carpet. You should just move the vacuum cleaner slowly and your moves should be long and deep.
Wash your pool with acid
This step contains a few smaller steps. They’re not that complicated as well. First, drain the whole pool. Once it’s completely cleared, you can begin with the acid-cleaning. Secondly, get the right equipment for yourself (clothing, mask, gloves, boots, and goggles). Then, mix the acid with water. The measures are – 3.8 liters of acid and 3.8 liters of water. Make sure you add the acid to the water, not the other way round. Wet the walls with a hose (the water should be constantly running) and then pour the acid mixture from top to bottom. The acid mixture should stay on the walls no longer than 30 seconds and while it’s on, you should be rubbing it with a brush. After that, wash the acid with water completely and make sure no acid is left on the walls because it can eat the tiles. When that is done, neutralize the walls.
Additionally you need to check on;
Well-balanced pool water is important to create a healthy pool and prolong the life of pool equipment. Keep sticks or tablets of chlorine in the reservoir of chlorine every time, clean it on regular basis, and add balancing chemicals when appropriate. It is essential that you check your pool chemical balance at least twice a week (or more if the pool is heavily used) using a quality chemical testing kit such as OTO or others.
They are minute organisms that cannot be seen plainly by the eye, and, without the proper maintenance will grow and cause cloudy pool water. Always visually inspect the pool at least twice a week and ensure that you have sufficient chlorine to suppress algae growth. If algae begin to form use a quality algaecide immediately to control it. If you let it grow out of control, it becomes much more harmful to your filtering system
Proper pH and TA
Pool water can be unsafe if the pH is too low or too high. Test this twice a week as well (more if the pool is heavily used) Proper ph will affect both water clarity and swim ability as improper PH can cause skin irritation
For fiberglass or other fixed liner type pools, calcium ensures the pool’s liner adaptable. Low calcium amounts can prompt a fragile liner, so it is important to balance calcium levels.
Things to do daily
Get a long-handled net. With a long-handled net, you can easily remove the insects that ended up in your pool and all the dead leaves that wind brought.
And another useful tip
All this cleaning goes much easier if you have the right tiles. We strongly recommend glass mosaic tiles. They are very decorative and transparent, and the color of glass does not fade, so your pool will look new all the time. The second advantage of glass tiles is that they are very easy to clean and they don’t scratch. Get your glass swimming pool tiles today! Be creative and get your lovely looking and easy to clean tiles as soon as possible.
To sum up, cleaning the pool is very important for both aesthetic and health reasons. Great enjoyment comes with great responsibility. Those responsibilities don’t have to be hard as you can see. Just get well organized and follow the given steps carefully. After going through all of them, you will feel like you’re on holiday at all times!
There is no doubt there are many advantages to owning a swimming pool. It can be a source of relaxation, socialization, and exercise. It is a beautiful addition to any backyard sanctuary. But most importantly, when it gets to be a really hot day, a swimming pool can be a real lifesaver. There is nothing more refreshing or more relaxing on a super hot day, than a cool dip in a clean refreshing swimming pool. However, a mismanaged pool can be devastating.