Another New Year is upon us here in the Antelope Valley, where there are more than 280 Sunny days out of the year. With all the warm sun that we get throughout the year, we put together a new year’s resolution list of five pool maintenance tips for a healthier, happier, and cleaner swimming pool that’ll always be ready to enjoy.
Five Swimming Pool Maintenance Tips for 2020
There’s nothing better than having a sparkling clean and clear swimming pool ready use at your desire. Let’s be honest; it does take work to keep a swimming pool maintained. And if left neglected for only a short amount of time, conditions can deteriorate rapidly, making water unsafe for swimmers. Here are five of the best tips for safe swim conditions and beautiful clear water ready to enjoy any time you want.
Pool Water Chemistry
At the very minimum, the pool water chemistry should be tracked at least once or twice weekly during summer and every other week in the Wintertime. The proper pH Levels should be between 7.2 and 7.8. Always know that when the ph level gets lower, there’s less chlorine that your pool will need to use. When the ph level rises, the chlorine in your pool starts to get less active.
Empty Skimmer Basket Often
It’s best to keep your pool skimmer cleaned at all times. A skimmer’s job is to skim the surface of the water and catch debris before falling to the bottom.
Keep an Eye on Water Levels
For best results always have your water level at the center level of the skimmer or the middle of the pool tile for optimum results. If the water level is too high, your skimmers’ door will not work as it should. The door makes sure all the debris stays in the skimmer basket. When water levels are too low, it can ruin your pump by making it dry with the result of burning up the motor.
Pool Filter Cleaning
Homeowners should always clean their pools filter regularly or when needed. Also, check your filters after heavy storms and clean if required. On average, with normal weather conditions, cleaning filters every 4 to 6 months is sufficient.
Chlorine Generator (Salt System)
For swimming pool owners that utilize a salt system or what other folks call a no chlorine pool to remember this. The only thing a chlorine generator does is make chlorine for you. The convenience of this is that there’s no need to buy it or keep it stored at your home. The downside is it does have some potential rests. Cells must be clean, and the chemistry of your swimming pool will get more vital for it also to regulate correctly. Always remember when adding too much salt, your pool will get over salted. If you can taste the salt, your swimming pool probably has too much.
We hope these five tips help you keep your New Year’s resolution of maintaining your swimming pool and having it ready to enjoy at all times of the year. If you find yourself in the position that you need assistance with keeping your pool clean and equipment maintained, we are here to help and lend a hand. We provide professional pool services for residential homes and commercial pools throughout the Antelope Valley. For homeowners and business owners in Palmdale, Lancaster, and Quartz Hill, we have affordable weekly cleaning and maintenance specials.