Getting A New Pool This Year? 2 Tips To Maintain It So You Can Have Fun All Summer
If you are getting a new pool this summer, you know this is a big investment. For this reason, you want to keep your pool in good shape. Fortunately, you can do this if you maintain it properly. You can then enjoy your pool all summer without any problems. Below are two maintenance tips to help you get started.
Maintain the Water Level
If you have a large pool party with adults and kids jumping in the pool and playing, you will lose water. Evaporation can also lower the water level. If you have a lot of rain, your pool will gain too much water. It is important that you maintain the level because you will have problems with the skimmer if you do not. The skimmer is what attracts debris from the surface water, such as leaves, grass, etc., that may have fallen into your pool.
If the water level is too low, instead of sucking in debris, the skimmer sucks in air, which can burn up the pump motor. If the water level is too high, the skimmer cannot suck debris that passes by it. This will keep the debris in your pool, which makes it harder for you to keep clean.
Contact a pool company to determine the correct water level for your pool. If it is not correct, they can come to your home and either remove or add water. They can show you how they do this so next time you can do this on your own.
Balance the Pool
Keeping the pool water balanced is one of the most important things you can do. It can be confusing, however, especially if you are a new pool owner. Keeping the pool balanced keeps the water safe, corrosion, free, and comfortable for swimmers.
If you are using a chlorine swimming pool, you need to test the pH and alkalinity levels to ensure they are correct. If the levels are not correct, the sanitizer cannot kill bacteria and germs. The water could also affect eyes and skin as the water may be too acidic. Corrosion can happen to the hand rail, ladders, and liner, as well as equipment like the pump.
You should contact your pool company if you are having problems balancing your pool. They can do this for you, and explain to you how to do it so you can keep the pool balanced at all times.Talk with a swimming pool repair company if you have more questions.