6 Tips For Maintaining a Healthy Swimming Pool

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A swimming pool can prove to be a great source of fun with friends and family. However, it is important to maintain the cleanliness and the hygiene of the pool to ensure that it is healthy to dip into it.

Here are some ways you can ensure that your pool is a healthy one:

1. Maintain The Skimmers

Skimmers are one of the most important components of a swimming pool and play a major role in ensuring that the pool is clean and healthy. In underground pools, skimmers are installed on the side of the pool. They are rectangular-shaped openings.

In above-ground pools, skimmers are hung from the sides of the pool but instead of being openings on the sides, they float on the surface. A skimmer acts almost like a filter and pulls in the water from the surface as it has the most amount of dust and pollutants.

It collects these things and ensures that the surface is not dirty. The pollutants are collected in the skimmer baskets. Make sure that you empty out the baskets on a weekly basis and throw away the particles it has collected. If the basket is not emptied, the skimmers will become ineffective.

2. Rake and Vacuum

If your pool is near plants or has a number of trees in its vicinity, there will be a lot of dried-up leaves and branches that fall into the water. This becomes a bigger problem during the months when trees tend to shed their leaves.

Raking and vacuuming, therefore, becomes an important activity to maintain the cleanliness of the pool. On a weekly basis (or more frequently, depending on the debris that falls in), you must use a rake or a sturdy net to collect things like leaves, branches, and twigs that fall into the pool.

You should get a scoop that has a long and sturdy stick to make it easier for you to clean the pool. You should also get a pool vacuum for a more thorough cleaning so that you can collect even the small debris that can fall through the net in case of a rake.

3. Clean the Filter

The filter plays an essential role in keeping your pool clean. When water from the pool passes the filter, tiny particles of pollutants cling to the filter and the water becomes clean and healthy. However, over time, these particles accumulate and clog the filter.

If you don’t clean the filter for a long period of time, it will become ineffective and even if the water passes through it, it won’t be fully clean. You should clean the filter on a weekly basis to avoid any unhealthy development of pollutants in the pool.

Keep in mind that there are different filters with different requirements for cleaning. Read the instructions from the manufacturer carefully.

4. Brushing

Brushing the walls of your pools on a monthly or a weekly basis (depending on how frequently you use the pool), will make the pool appear clean and will allow you to get rid of any particles that stick to the porous walls and don’t get removed from skimmers and vacuum and rakes.

Doing this will also allow you to maintain the pool walls properly and keep them looking clean for a long time.

5. Maintain Water Level

The water level in your swimming pool should not fall below the level of the skimmer intake tubes if it is an underground pool.

If you don’t use the pool for some time, this can happen as it loses water through evaporation. It can damage the pump and make it difficult for you to maintain the health of the pool. Make sure that you refill the pool on a routine basis.

6. Shocking The Pool

A lot of organic things inside the pool can be a bit difficult to be removed using your traditional techniques. To ensure that your Clark rubber pool is fully clean and has no pollutants inside, you need to shock the pool.

It will also kill off any algae and ensure that the water is clear. The process involves adding a lot of chlorine to the water so make sure you follow the procedures mentioned by the manufacturer carefully.

Follow these tricks and you will be able to keep your pool healthy and enjoy swimming in it without the fear of it being unhygienic. 

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