Having a swimming pool has many benefits – it could be an investment, it gives you easy access to cool down during summer, and it could be the perfect spot to strengthen family bonds through simple but fun swimming activities.
However, having a pool is also a responsibility because keeping it clean is something that you have to do regularly as the pool owner. And keeping it clean doesn’t just mean that it looks clean – it needs to be free from harmful bacteria.
The good news is, you don’t always have to call your local pool cleaning company to clean and maintain your pool for you. You can do the maintenance and clean yourself.
- First and foremost, you, of course, have to remove debris from the pool – fallen leaves, branches, or any other junks that make your pool look dirty.
- Vacuuming your pool as well as the pool surface itself is also necessary every now and then to make sure they are free from any stubborn dirt.
- Chlorine is imperative to be added into the pool water to ensure that your swimming pool will be free from any unwanted bacteria. The ideal measure of chlorine for a swimming pool is 1.0 and 3.0 parts per million (ppm). Be extra careful in adding chlorine to the pool since too much chlorine can result in skin or eye irritation.
- Test the pH levels of your pool. Buy a pool pH testing kit from a convenience store and dip a tester into the water. The ideal pH levels should be in between 7.2 and 7.6.
- Clean or backwash the pool filters.
You should perform a pool clean up and maintenance at least once a week to make sure that your pool is always in a clean, healthy condition. Swimming in a dirty pool can lead to infection.