Pool maintenance is important for many reasons. Not only does it save you from spending a fortune on bigger issues down the track, it also helps keep the pool safe for you and your family.
As a pool owner, keeping your pool swim-ready is something you can easily do yourself, as long as you’re equipped with the tools, the time and the know-how. Luckily, the experts at Poolwerx have complied a list of everything you need to know about DIY pool maintenance.
Why filtration is the foundation of your pool maintenance
Before we dive into our tips, it’s important to understand why proper pool filtration is vital for your pool’s health. Filtration keeps all the good chemicals circulating through the water while it removes any harmful bacteria that may be forming, making it an important part of pool maintenance.
Regardless of the time of year leaves, dirt and debris are going to end up in your pool. To stop contaminants building up in your pool’s filtration system, you’ll need to remove this debris from the water. The filtration system can’t work properly if it hasn’t been properly maintained, which is going to lead to problems with your pool water.
From there, you can look at your regular pool maintenance plan, as below.
Our top 3 pool maintenance tips
Along with keeping your filtration up to scratch, there are three key things you should do when it comes to caring for your pool. These are:
1. Regular pool water testing
Regular water testing is important because it provides an accurate picture of what chemicals the pool needs in order to sanitise and balance the water.
If you’re wondering how often you should test your pool water, the answer varies depending on the season and bather load. In the cooler months, every two weeks will do the trick, but at the height of summer twice a week is ideal for keeping your pool healthy.
Not sure how to get your pool water tested? Poolwerx can do it for free when you pay us a visit.
2. Using the right chemicals
Swimming pools are prone to a build-up of bacteria in the water. Adding the correct chemicals in the correct quantities to your pool is important for not only sanitising the water, but also to make sure your overall pool health is kept in check.
Combined with the proper water testing procedure, like Poolwerx’ free water testing instore, you can keep the chemical balance in your water perfect, meaning a clean, healthy, and swim-ready pool.
If you need help identifying which pool chemicals are best, our pool experts can lend a hand.
3. Regular cleaning
It’s important to clean your pool regularly because it ensures that leaves and debris are removed from the pool and the pool equipment. While filtration equipment and chemicals do a great job in making sure pool water is sanitised and free of debris, without targeted pool cleaning, it’s hard to know if every part of the pool is being cleaned and all the debris is being removed.
For thorough and effective pool cleaning, we recommend a combination of vacuuming and brushing. Alternatively, if you’re looking for an easier way check out our robotic pool cleaners. These are a great investment if you want to save time. Find out which robotic cleaner is best for you by talking to the Poolwerx team. Otherwise check out the products we have available.
Need help? Talk to the experts
There are many variables when maintaining a pool, so don’t be afraid to ask for help. If your pool is looking cloudy or green, there’s always a solution. If you’re worried about the state of your pool, or want to know how much maintenance a pool requires, contact your local Poolwerx. We’d be happy to help.